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Cathedral of the Holy Mother of God (Seven Wounds)

The church is officially named Cathedral of the Holy Mother of God or Saint Astsvatsatsin, but locally known as “Yot Verk”, honouring the Virgin Mary painting transferred from Saint Nshan Church. Crafted by Ghukas Avetaranich, the icon is a revered piece. Erected in the 19th century, this church graces the north side of Vardanants Square. Serving as the presbytery of Shirak Diocese, it underwent reconstruction after the 1988 earthquake. Two domes, damaged in the quake, were replaced with a new one. The bowed domes, once replaced, found a resting place in the churchyard.

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