Arkazi Surb Khach monastery

Arkazi Surb Khach monastery

Arkazi’s St.Khach monastery is located 7km to the east from the Vernashen village of the Vayots Dzor district. Its existence has been known since the 8th century. The current church of the monastery was nearly completely reconstructed in 1870-1871. To the south-east side-chapel of the church a piece of cross belonging to Jesus is buried, that is the reason it is known as «Surb Khach» - «Holy Cross».

 

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