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Ceremony of the Armenian Apostolic Church at Odzun.


Church at Odzun.


Odzun is actually a village at a cleft plateau atop the Debed gorge, which is just located right above the Alaverdi. Odzun, Armenia is home to several monasteries and historical edifices. The historical landmarks, monuments, a number of monasteries and churches of this city date back to 8th century.

There is also a basilica, which is one of the supreme attractions in Armenia, dates back to almost 6th century. Southern part of the church is superb and attractive. The first church came out here in the 6th century is really mind blowing. Later in the 8th century, this church was refurbished by St. John III, who was the Philosopher in between 717 and 728. The roof of the church is barrel domed. There are four columns holding the spine vaulted frame and there are two more articles at the west region of the church. At the eastern portico above the central window, you can see a statue of Christ with the creed of St. John and two angels beneath it. At the southern fascia, you can see the statue of two angels tracing another figure of Jesus Christ. Later in the 19th century, two other small bell towers were contributed.


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Taken in September 2008