Istanbul’s Oldest Armenian Church Reopens


ISTANBUL (Hetq) — Istanbul’s Saint Gregory the Enlightener Armenian Apostolic Church was reopened after a six-month restoration on Sunday.
Surp Krikor Lusavorich Armenian Church, said to be the oldest Armenian Church in Istanbul, was restored by the Sisli Municipality. It has a specific place among the other Armenian churches with its conical dome. Inner illumination is provided by the few narrow windows suitable to Armenian church design. The belfry next to the entrance is also in line with classical Armenian church architecture.

A mass was held at the church, which is located in the city’s Karakoy neighborhood.

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