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Motherland mother church

  1. 1. Armenian Devotion to MOTHERLAND MOTHER CHURCH
  2. 2. Motherland “I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” William Saroyan
  3. 3. “If I were to be asked where on the planet Earth one can see the most incredible wonders, I would first of all say – Armenia…”, Rockwell Kent “There is no other land in the world so full of wonders as the land of Armenians... But whatever may have been their destiny, and it has been bitter, whatever it may be in future, their country must ever be one of the most interesting in the world“. George Gordon Byron
  4. 4. MY MEJISTY MY MOTHER Any kind of virtue is compared with Mother for Armenians. Mother is the supporting column in the family, Mother bears the soldiers of the Motherland, Mother is the source of purity, honesty, love and respect. The poem by famous poet Hovhannes Shiraz speaks for itself. He speaks for all Armenians. My mother is our aspirations indeed, She is our home chapel indeed. My mother is our cradle Our family backbone is my mother. My mother is like a father as well as a mother, She is our sole mistress. My mother is the homeless of our home Our eagle nest is our mother. Our family maid is my mother, As well as the queen of our family. My mother is insoluble, Yet she is our remedy and the solution. My mother is our family spring And also our thirsty sister. My mother is our home sleepless person, And yet she is our sweet sleep indeed. My mother is our bread Our family Goddess is my mother indeed.
  5. 5. MAYRASAR ( A MOUNTIAN FOR MOTHERS) A hole place which is called MAYRASAR got its birth of a toast around traditional Armenian table. A toast for mothers by Edward Khlghatyan was not just something said and forgotten. The idea of rename the highest peak in Vanadzor by Mayrasar had to become a reality. And that reality was born in 2008. The mountain which is 2707 meters high from above the sea level is now and then a holy place for millions of Armenians. Mother’s Statue which is a collective figure prays for her children all over the world and her holy soul hovers high in the sky close to GOD. Even if there is the second flood the Mother’s Statue will be saved and will stay as proud as it stays.
  6. 6. ARMENIAN CHURCH The Armenian Apostolic Church (Armenian: Հայ Առաքելական Սուրբ Եկեղեցի, Hay Aṙak̕elakan Surb Ekeġec̕i) is the world's oldest national church. It is part of Oriental Orthodoxy and is one of the most ancient Christian communities Armenia was the first country to adopt Christianity as its official religion in AD 301, in establishing this church. The Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church claims to trace its origins to the missions of Apostles Bartholomew and Thaddeus in the 1st century and is an early center of Christianity.
  7. 7. KHACHQAR ( CROSS STONE) A khachkar, also known as Armenian cross-stones (Armenian: խաչքար, pronounced [χɑtʃʰˈkʰɑɾ], խաչ xačʿ "cross" + քար kʿar stone") is a " carved, memorial stele bearing a cross, and often with additional motifs such as rosettes, interlaces, and botanical motifs. Khachkars are characteristic of Medieval Christian Armenian art. Since 2010, khachkars, their symbolism and craftsmanship are inscribed in the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage. The most common khachkar feature is a cross surmounting a rosette or a solar disc. The remainder of the stone face is typically filled with elaborate patterns of leaves, grapes, pomegranates, and bands of interlace. Occasionally a khachkar is surmounted by a cornice sometimes containing biblical or saintly figures.
  8. 8. This is my land. You will like Armenia with its unsurpassable beauties, cultural monuments sunny colors, with Armenian people creative work.