ETCHMIADZIN (Noyan Tapan)–An exhibition entitled "The Treasures of the Armenian Church"–dedicated to the 1700th anniversary of the proclamation of Christianity as a state religion in Armenia and the 290th anniversary of the Armenian Church of St. Catherine–was inaugurated in the Alexandrov Hall of the Winter Palace inside the Hermitage in St. Petersburg on June 22.
The Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin again presented the sacramen’s dear to the Armenian Apostolic Church–as well as to the whole Christian world–and other objects having liturgical-worship significance that are being used in the Armenian Church. Among them being masterpieces of the Armenian art of silver works’ making and embroidery. Earlier–similar displays were held in the Kremlin of Moscow–in Athens (Greece)–Helsinki (Finland) and the Vatican.
Beside the seventy exhibits presented by the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin–other relics kept in the Hermitage and related to the Armenian Church–will be demonstrated during the exhibition–among them a reliquary from Scevra and two stone memorials.
The exhibition will last till August 27–2000.