Although the Armenian country is very small, it is the first country in the world to adopt Christianity as the state religion. There are many churches throughout the country. Echmiadzin is the most important and concentrated area of the church. You can quietly feel the power of faith.
Echmiadzin, near the capital of Armenia, Yerevan, is a small town full of history and culture, with a strong local flavor. The church here is also very distinctive and worth visiting.
The Emiqiazin Cathedral is under repair, but the exterior still clearly shows a gorgeous sense of history. Founded in the Gregory era at the end of the Roman Empire in the fourth century AD, it was the first Catholic church in Armenia. Very simple and magnificent.
This is not so much a church, it is actually a perfect complex composed of churches, monasteries, museums, the private residence of the Pope of Armenia and gardens. Because the outside of the church was being repaired, I couldn't get in. But we came to the museum next to the Pope. The holy spear pierced into Jesus in the Bible was photographed. This is the national treasure of Armenia! The relics of generations of popes...can't help but praise. As the museum belongs to the private place of the Pope, photography is prohibited in the mansion and garden inside. The museum must report to the group to make an appointment, there is no ticket window.
Echmiadzin Cathedral, a world cultural heritage, is the first cathedral in Armenia. It is very old and was first built in the third century AD. There are many legendary and mythological treasures in the museum inside the cathedral, including the fragments of Noah's Ark and the crucifix of Jesus with rivets. If you watch it carefully, you can't finish it all day. The lighting of the exhibits is perfect, and the gold and jewels inlaid on it look shining. The treasures made by various gem tools are very exquisite and dizzying.
Echmiadzin Cathedral, a world cultural heritage, is the first cathedral in Armenia. It was built in the third century AD. It is still under continuous expansion, but most importantly, the legendary Nuo The fragments of Asia's Ark are kept here, which is the true essence of her reputation. The church is richly decorated, and its position in history is no less than that of the Vatican. The complex wall sculpture of the entire building is simply a huge work of art, full of finely crafted beauty. The museum in the cathedral is enshrined in many legendary and mythological treasures, including the fragment of Noah's Ark and the fragment of the cross of Jesus rivets. The weight is so heavy that it is staggering. Although I am not a Christian, it does not prevent me from stopping to admire, lingering among the treasures, as if really wandering in the vast river of history, listening to time telling about the wonderful historical legends.