The Republic of Armenia
October 18, 2012
New York, New York
cc: Armenian Friends and Friends around the World
Thank you for encouraging me to visit Echmiadzin (Descent of the Only Begotten Son of G-d). Here in 340, Christianity was adopted by the Armenian nation. Echmiadzin is known as the ”Vatican of Armenian Apostolic Church.”
The main cathedral, Mayr Tachar, is an impressive structure. The dome gleams into the sanctuary. The bell tower has rich carvings that date from the Seventeen Century.