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Cathedral of Arapgir

Cathedral of the Holy Mother of God
Սուրբ Աստվածածին վանք
Cathedral of the Holy Mother of God
Cathedral of Arapgir is located in Turkey
Cathedral of Arapgir
Shown within Turkey
Basic information
Location Bağci district,[1] Arapgir, Malatya Province, Turkey
Geographic coordinates
Affiliation Armenian Apostolic Church
Ecclesiastical or organizational status destroyed in 1957
Architectural description
Architectural style Armenian
Completed 1249[1]

Cathedral of the Holy Mother of God (Armenian: Սուրբ Աստվածածին վանք or Արաբկիրի մայր եկեղեցի; Turkish: Arapkir Ana Kilisesi) was a 13th-century Armenian Apostolic cathedral in Arapgir, Turkey.

The Cathedral of Arapgir named Holy Mother of God was built in the 13th century. It was one of the biggest churches in Western Armenia. It was able to house 3,000 people. The cathedral was attacked and looted and burnt in 1915 during the Armenian Genocide. After the Armenian Genocide the cathedral was repaired and was used as a school. In 1950 the Municipality of Arapgir decided to demolish the cathedral. On September 18, 1957 the cathedral was blown up with dynamite. And later, the land where the cathedral stood was sold to a peasant named Hüseyin for 28,005 lira.[2] Today, in place of the cathedral are ruins.

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References

  1. ^ a b The Losses of the Armenian Church During the Genocide
  2. ^ Antarnik L. Pladian, 1969, New York – Arapkir Union, p. 931
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