St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral, New York City

#88 of 118 in Historic Sites in New York City
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St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral (Armenian: Սուրբ Վարդան Մայր Տաճար) in New York City is the first cathedral of the Armenian Apostolic Church to be constructed in North America. It is located in New York City on the corner of Second Avenue and Thirty-fourth street and was built to resemble the Saint Hripsime Church in Etchmiadzin (Vagharshapat). St. Vartan's was consecrated on April 28, 1968 by Vazgen I, Catholicos of Armenia and of All Armenians.
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  • This magnificent church is located on 2nd Avenue and 34th Street, in an area that used to be called Little Armenia, due to its large population of Armenians. The Cathedral of Surp Vartan is huge...  more »
  • We love this experience on each visit to New York. A beautiful, spiritual experience,with talented musicians!!  more »
  • Beautiful church inside and out. The exterior has a dome-like roof and the interior has stained glass windows and a big chandelier. Service is mostly held in Armenian with perhaps 2 things translated into English.
  • Home of the Armenian Church Eastern Diocese. Beautiful sanctuary and choir. Lovely large hall and kitchen are available to rent for large NYC functions.

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