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An Armenian woman sings a prayer-hymn called “Lord Have Mercy” in the remains of the Church of the Holy Cross on Akdamar Island, Turkey.

Damaged Interior Of The Saint George Church - Aleppo, Syria

The church was burnt down by western-Saudi backed terrorists 

Alter of the Saint Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Catheral - Tehran, Iran

Pope Francis and Catholicos Karekin II release doves at the Khor Virap monastery towards Mount Ararat in Armenia.

and on the seventeenth day of the seventh month the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat. - Genesis 8:11

So he waited yet another seven days; and again he sent out the dove from the ark. The dove came to him toward evening, and behold, in her beak was a freshly picked olive leaf. So Noah knew that the water was abated from the earth. Then he waited yet another seven days, and sent out the dove; but she did not return to him again. - Genesis 8:11

I wish a very merry Christmas to Orthodox & Eastern Catholic Christians :)

Saint Vartan Church - Bourj Hammoud, Lebanon

Bourj Hammoud is a mostly Armenian town on the edge of Beirut, it was founded by survivors of the Armenian genocide.

Saint Giragos Armenian Church - Amed, Kurdistan

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Photos of members of the Armenian Apostolic Church in Jerusalem.

First photograph is of five Armenian Priests in the courtyard of the Mediterranean Hotel, Jerusalem. Second photograph is of four seated Armenian Priests with three non Armenians standing behind them in the courtyard of the Mediterranean Hotel, Jerusalem. The third photograph is of the Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem, sitting next to a table, holding a sceptre.

The photographs are part of a cropped album print made from Phillips’ original negative. It was one of a series of mounted prints labelled and sold by the PEF. These specific print was given by Mr E Broughton, in Feb 1918, as part of a whole set of PEF photos.

Assyrian church in Hesice, Kurdistan/Assyria

Northern Altar at the Forty Martyrs Armenian Cathedral - Aleppo, Syria

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Armenian Church of the Holy Mother of God - Aleppo, Syria

Armenian Genocide Martyrs Memorial Church - Deir ez-Zor, Syria

The church was built in 1990 to commemorate the victims of the Armenian genocide.

It contained a small museum with books, publications, & documentary photographs to narrate the suffering of Armenians during the genocide.

The church along with the entire complex including the monuments & museum was blown up by ISIS in 2014.