As of 1914, 140,455 Armenians lived in the Mush of Bagesh province of Western Armenia. There were 299 churches, 94 monasteries, and 53 places of pilgrimage. There were 5,669 students in 135 schools. Mush was one of the religious centers of Armenian Christianity. In Mush there was a Klagavank and the Monastery of St. Karapet, which was founded by Gregory the Illuminator. What happened to so many people? What happened to the students of these schools, the congregations of these churches and monasteries? Are there ruins of these structures today?

 Names of Armenian villages, churches, and shrines of Mush․

1. Small Mush – Aplpukhar, Apelfar village-St. Gevorg monastery

2. The village of Soghom – the Holy Church of Sahak, 921BC

3. The village of Aliznan-St. Kirakos Church, 490

4. Berdak village – St. Karapet monastery, ruins (Sasun, p. 290)

5. The village of Berdak-St. Kirakos Monastery-ruins

6. Berdak village – St. Sarkis Church, 921BC

7. The village of Berdak-St. Astvatsatsin, 731 BC

8. The village of arag-Sv. The Church of Kirakos, 831

9. Village of Aragh-St. Astvatsatsin

10. Village of Ereshtr-St. Church of Thomas

11. Marnik village-Karmir Monastery or Karmru (Kizil Monastery)

12. Mokunk village-Gaspari Monastery

13. Derkevank village – St. Toros Church, 531BC

14. Arinzuvank village – St. Sarkis Church, 631BC

15. The village of Zapna-the church of St. Gevorg, 731Bc

16. Zapna village or Tsapna – Holy Church of Tukh Manuk

17. Hashkey village – Holy Trinity Church, 1307

18. Hashkey village – St. Stephen’s Church, antiquity

19. Hashkey village – St. Talileos Church, antiquity

20. The village of Irishder-St. Church of Thomas, antiquity

21. Ali-Nelpon village – Holy Church of Tukh Manuk, 1127

22. Shimlak village – St. Sarkis Church, antiquity

23. The village of Shimlak – the church of St. Karapet, antiquity

24. The village of Shimlak – the sanctuary of St. Karapet (Masis, 1903, p. 424)

25. The village of Fener-the church of St. Gevorg, antiquity

26. The village of Kolvik-the Church of St. Hakob, antiquity

27. Megrak village – Surb Sarkis church, antiquity

28. The village of Arvarikh – the Church of St. Hakob, 1161

29. The village of Tioni – St. Simeon Church, 585

30. Til Village – St. Aristakes Monastery, ruins

31. Til Village – St. Nerses Monastery

32. The village of Til – Surb Astvatsatsin, 756

33. The village of Hasik – the Church of St. Hakob, 750 g.

34. The village of Hasik – the Church of St. Esrop, 750 g.

35. Hasik Village – Monastery of Saint Esrop

36. The village of irizak – Surb Astvatsatsin, antiquity

37. Village of Abil-Nijar – Holy Mother of God, 578

38. Village of GOMK and Mshgeg – Matin Arakelots Monastery, St. Peter’s Cathedral

39. Village of Urug – Red Monastery

40. Petar village – Surb Karapet Monastery

41. aplpukhar village – St. Gevorg Monastery

42. Upper district-Daghvnik village-Daghon Monastery

43. Upper quarter – village of Shenik – the monastery of St. Karapet

44. Upper quarter – village of Shenik-Red Monastery

45. The village of Shtakh- Geghashen village-St. Antanyan Monastery

46. ​​Sasun-Khotsvank village – St. Mariam Arstvatsatsin Monastey

47. Sasun-Hots village –  St. Thomas Monastery

48. Sasun-Hunut-St. Gevorg Monastery

49. Susan-Psank-St. Maratuk

50. Sasun-Gomk village – Matin Arakelots Monastery

51.  Sasun-Artsvik village-St. Daniel Monastery

52. Sasun-Khatni village – St. Karapet Monastery

53. Manazkert village Avan-Akner village – Hangari monastery

54. Manazkert Avan-Postan Hay village-monastery of St. Gevorg

55. Manazkert -village Tyuknyuk – monastery of St. Sarkis

56. Manazkert village-Tondrak village-St. Hovhannes Monastery

57. Manaskert village-Gotanl village – Monastery of St. Karapet

58. Manazkert-St. Nerses Monastery

59. The village of Manazkert-the village of Noratin – the monastery of Hovan Odnezi

60. Bulankh village-Khachlu village – St. Karapet Monastery

61. The village of Bulankh-the village of Kop-St. Daniel Monastery

62. Varto-Guntemir settlement – Karmro Monastery (Kyzyl).

63. Varto village – Totan village – St. Hakob monastery

64. Sirunik village-St. Sarkis Church, 546BC

65. The village of Sirunik – the Church of St. Hakob, 546BC

66. Hovnan village – St. Thomas Church, antiquity

67. The village of Horghenas – The Holy Church of the Three Altars, antiquity

68. The village of Holdam – the Church of St. Toros, antiquity

69. Arak village-St. Sarkis Church, 1093BC

70. Arkavank village – Arkavank Monastery

71. The village of Arkavank-St. Thomas the Apostolic Church, antiquity

72. The Church of Shek,  the village of Arkavank, antiquity

73. Vardakhach village-Vard Khach Monastery

74. The village of Zighak-St. Stephen’s Church, antiquity

75. Vardakhach village – Armenian church, antiquity

76. Ziaki village – Holy Tukhmanuk Church, antiquity

77. Khinit village – Holy Astvatsatsin, antiquity

78. The village of Avzut – St. Astvatsatsin

79. The village of Avzut – church of St. Sarkis, antiquity

80. The village of Avzut-St. Simeon Church, antiquity

81. The village of Avzut-St. The Church of Sion

82. The village of Artonq – St. Astvatsatsin, antiquity

83. The village of Khars – St. Astvatsatsin, 1207

84. Khars village – St. Astvatsatsin Church, antiquity

85. Khars village-St. Barsegh Church, antiquity

86. The village of Avazakhpyur-St. Astvatsatsin, antiquity

87. The village of Arnist-the Church of St. Hovhannes, antiquity

88. St. Gevorg Church of Tirmed village, antiquity

89. Vardeni village-St. Astvatsatsin, antiquity

90. Vardeni village – St. Hakob Church, antiquity

91. Khartret village – St. Sarkis Church, 1395

92. The village of Halidjan – St. Astvatsatsin 1201

93. Avran village-St. Sarkis Church

94 .The village of agjan-St. Astvatsatsin, 1231

95. Sheikh Yusuf village – St. Astvatsatsin Church, antiquity

96. Village of Piklik-Church of St. Gevorg, 531

97. Herkert village-St. Sarkis Church, 431

98. St. Karapet Monastery Church, antiquity

99. St. Karapet Monastery, St. Karapet Stephen’s Church, antiquity

100. St. Karapet Monastery St. Gevorg Church, antiquity

101. Monastery of St. Karapet, St. Astvatsatsin, antiquity

102. St. Karapet Monastery, Surb Harutyun Church, antiquity.

103. St. Karapet Monastery, St. Karapet Hotacharakats Church, antiquity

104. Salijan village – St. Astvatsatsin, 1276

105. Village of Meghtiv – Holy Masunq Church, 1043

106. Village of Hibyan-St. Masunq Church, 1165

107. Village Dum-St. Church of Simeon, 1222

108. Village of Komis – St. Astvatsatsin, 1289

109.  St. Poghos Church, St. Karapet, 1168

110. Village of Zighak-St. Stepanos Monastery

111. Ziyaret village – Church of the Holy Virgin Mariam in 1268

112. Mount Karkey-Church of St. Karapet

113. Anchut, Gzl Agach, village of Gomer-Church of St. Hovhannes (akhpyur Teodik)

114. The village of Homer-St. Church of the Forty Children (akhpyur Teodik)

115. The village of kardzor – St. Astvatsatsin (akhpyur Teodik)

116. The village of Hopper – the Church of St. Hakob (akhpyur Teodik)

117. The village of Kurav – the Church of St. Hakob (akhpyur Teodik)

118. Village of Chrik – St. Astvatsatsin

119. Arinj village – Arinjavank-St. Sarkis Church 

120. The village of Tsronk – the Church of St. Hakob 

121. The village of Tsronk – St. Astvatsatsin 

122. Hasan-Ova village – St. Gevorg church (there are 2 more churches) 1291

123. Paghlu or Parekh village-St. Gevorg church

124. The village of Paghlu-St. Monastery of the Hreshtakapetanc, 1271BC

125. Village of Paghlu-St. Astvatsatsin, 329

126. The village of Pazo – St. Astvatsatsin, 1278

127. The village of Sortar – St. Astvatsatsin, 1300

128. The village of Surdan – St. Astvatsatsin, 1294

129. The village of Kivris – St.Astvatsatsin, 1300

130. Khardos village – St. Sarkis Church, 1151

131. Martine district-St. Marine church, antiquity

132. Martine quarter-St. Gevorg Church, 1246

133. Chigerash district-The Church of Kirakos, antiquity

134. Upper quarter – St. Harutyun Church, antiquity

135. Soro quarter – St. Astvatsatsin Church, antiquity

136. St. Sarkis Church, 531

137. Village of Yoghunk (Catholic) – Church of St. Sarkis 

138. Village of Norshen – Surb Astvatsatsin 

139. The village of Norshen –  Church of Sofia 

140. The village of Ushtam or Yushtam – St. Astvatsatsin

141. Msho Arakelots – Targmanchats Monastery