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Saint Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral description and photos - Armenia: Yerevan. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Saint Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral.
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The Cathedral of St. Gregory the Illuminator is the largest temple located on the territory of Yerevan. Along with the Sameba Cathedral in Tbilisi, it is considered the largest in the Caucasus.
The Cathedral of St. Gregory the Illuminator was erected in honor of the 1700th anniversary of the adoption of Christianity by Armenia. This temple is a place for storing relics that are associated with Gregory the Illuminator. They were brought here from the city of Naples.
The construction of the cathedral began in 1997. Garegin I became the initiator of its construction. The architect of the temple was S. Kyurkchyan. In September 2001, the cathedral was consecrated.
The cathedral complex consists of three temples - the Church of St. Tiridates, the Church of the Holy Queen Ashkhen and the cathedral itself. The main temple of the complex was built with donations from the family of Alek Manukyan. The construction of the other two churches was financed by the Gevorgyan and Nazaryan families. The construction of the bell tower was financed by Eduardo Eurnekian. The total area of the complex is approximately 3822 sq. m, the height of the cathedral from the ground to the very top of the cross is 54 m.
Geometric shapes, strict contours and restrained colors typical of the cathedral make the building unique. Inside, the cathedral is very light and spacious, there are no wall paintings, there are very few icons, there are arches and niches on the walls and ceiling. Slightly oblong and narrow windows are decorated with beautiful stained-glass windows.The construction of the bell tower was financed by Eduardo Eurnekian. The total area of the complex is approximately 3822 sq. m, the height of the cathedral from the ground to the very top of the cross is 54 m.
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