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The Holy Spear of Destiny, Echmiadzin Lance. In 1655, the French traveler Jean-Baptiste Tavernier was the 1st Westerner to see this relic in Armenia. In 1805, the Russians captured the monastery and the relic was moved to Tchitchanov Geghard, Tbilisi, Georgia. It was later returned to Armenia at Echmiadzin, where it is always visible and enshrined in a 17th century reliquary Rather, it is the point of a sigillum, perhaps Byzantine, with a diamond-shaped iron openwork Greek cross.


Geghard - Armenia

This is Armenia

Armenia. Khachkars.

Khatchkars (Stone Crosses) in Noravank Church, Armenia

Armenian relic cross

Cross, XVIII c.Echmiadzin.

Beautiful photo of a cross, relic from Armenian church in Dobrich.

SILVER ALTAR CROSS DATED 1692 22.5 x 8.5 cm. The inscription in Armenian reads, "The Holy Cross is in memory of the sisters from Kars to the monastery in Van and the Holy Church of Mother and God and the illuminator in the Armenian era 1141(1692)".

Armenian cross, khachkar

Miter for a Priest Object Name: Miter for a priest Date: 17th century Geography: Armenia Medium: Velvet, silver, and gold Dimensions: H. 9 in. (22.86 cm) Classification: Textiles Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1916

Relics at Echmiadzin

CROSS with relics 1746. Abode LIM VASPURAKAN. Silver, colored stones, carnelian, coral. Gilding, enamel, filigree, inlay, beading, engraving, casting,

The Cross - San Galano Abbey, Tuscany | Igor Menaker

SILVER CROSS DATED 1765 Silver Altar/Processional Cross with large center stone (Van, 1765). 26.5 x 12 cm, mounted red stone in the center, with symbols of the Four Evangelists cast and fixed. The inscription says,"The Holy Cross is in memory of by the intercession of hajji (Arabic for pilgrim)Minas and his wife Hrip'sime son of Abraham 1765. Holy Mother of God in Van." This beautiful cross was made by the famous silversmiths from Van, which had eight churches with one called the Mother of G...

Khatchkar Armenian Cross, c. 1290.

Armenian cross


Inglesia Santa Hripsime Echmiadzin Armenia "Castle Church"

Armenia Noravank Monastery