Armenian Church, Bucharest

The Armenian Church (Romanian: Biserica Armenească) is an Armenian Apostolic church located at 43 Carol I Boulevard in Bucharest, Romania. It is dedicated to the Archangels Michael and Gabriel.

The Armenian Church
Biserica Armeneasca, Bd. Carol I, 43, Bucuresti sect. 2, (detaliu 2).JPG
The church in 2013
AddressBd. Carol I, nr. 43, Sector 2
CountryRomania
Language(s)Classical Armenian, Armenian
DenominationArmenian Apostolic Church
TraditionOriental Orthodox
History
StatusParish church
Architecture
Architect(s)Grigore Mithridate Buiucliu [ro]
Dimitrie Maimarolu
Grigore Cerchez [ro]
StyleArmenian architecture
Groundbreaking1911
Completed1915

The cornerstone was laid in July 1911, and building proceeded according to the plans of architects Dimitrie Maimarolu and Grigore Cerchez [ro], who was of Armenian origin. The design resembles Etchmiadzin Cathedral. Work was completed in September 1915. In the yard, the surrounding complex includes a bishop's residence, a library and diocesan museum, a cultural center, a kindergarten, and the Union of Armenians of Romania headquarters.[1]

The church is listed as a historic monument by Romania's Ministry of Culture and Religious Affairs, as are the library and the statue of Andranik.[2]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Neculai Ionescu-Ghinea and Lucia Stoica, Enciclopedia lăcașurilor de cult din București, vol. I, pp. 98-9. Bucharest: Editura Universalia, 2005, ISBN 978-973-772-212-6
  2. ^ (in Romanian) Lista Monumentelor Istorice 2010: Municipiul București Archived 2018-09-10 at the Wayback Machine

Coordinates: 44°26′15″N 26°06′39″E / 44.43744°N 26.11082°E / 44.43744; 26.11082