The Zorats Monastery’s Saint Stepanos Church Will be Rebuilt.

  • by Western Armenia, June 13, 2024 in Society

The works of fixing, repairing and beautifying the area of ​​Saint Stepanos Church, vestibule, fence walls and attached dwellings of Zorats Monastery of Vayots Dzor have started.

Zorats church is located in Yeghegis village, Vayots Dzor region.

And Yeghegis was one of the famous medieval settlements of Syunyats world.

From the first decades of the 9th century to the middle of the 17th century, it was the political center of Vayots Dzor, while playing an important role in the political, socio-economic and cultural life of the Syunyac world.

Zorats Church is one of the unique monuments of medieval Armenian architecture.

The building has a unique architectural design that is not typical of traditional Armenian churches.

The structure is special in that the tabernacle is built higher than usual.

The reason is that it served for the army going to war, so that the warriors could receive a blessing from the church before leaving.