Holy Cross Church, Rostov-on-Don

Surp Khach Church (Armenian: Սուրբ Խաչ Եկեղեցի [suɾpʰ χɑtʃʰ], Russian: Церковь Святого Креста, Holy Cross Church) is an 18th-century Armenian church in Nor Nakhichevan. It is the oldest surviving monument in the borders of Rostov-on-Don.[1]

Holy Cross Church
Սուրբ Խաչ Եկեղեցի
Армянская Апостольская церковь Сурб Хач (Святой Крест) (1792г.) в городе Ростове-на-Дону.jpg
Holy Cross Church, New Nakhichevan
Religion
AffiliationArmenian Apostolic Church
RiteArmenian
Location
LocationNor Nakhichevan, Rostov
Russia Russia
Holy Cross Church, Rostov-on-Don is located in Russia
Holy Cross Church, Rostov-on-Don
Shown within Russia
Geographic coordinates47°17′26″N 39°43′20″E / 47.29056804°N 39.72209662°E / 47.29056804; 39.72209662Coordinates: 47°17′26″N 39°43′20″E / 47.29056804°N 39.72209662°E / 47.29056804; 39.72209662
Architecture
Groundbreaking1786
Completed1792

HistoryEdit

The church was built in 1786–1792. In 1972, it was turned into a museum of Russian-Armenian friendship, but was reopened as an Armenian Apostolic Church in 2000.[1][2]

The church is situated in the modern-day Voroshilovsky (North) rayon, on a high hill near the river. Several famous Armenian people like Harutyun Alamdaryan, Raphael Patkanian and Mikael Nalbandian are buried near the church.

See alsoEdit

 
Patkanyan's (left) and Nalbandyan's graves

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Монастырь Сурб-Хач в Ростове-на-Дону возвращён Армянской Церкви" (in Russian). Патриархия.ru. 26 March 2007. Retrieved 2009-07-16.
  2. ^ Музей русско-армянской дружбы (20 August 2002). "Музей русско-армянской дружбы" (in Russian). Российская сеть культурного наследия. Archived from the original on 4 February 2012. Retrieved 2009-07-16.