We couldn’t resist but to show these fabulous images from Mass at the Armenian Church of the Holy Cross.

Based on Akdamar Island, Lake Van, and led by Patriarch Aram Ateşyan, seeing this kind of act of faith and togetherness is something that we’re very proud of. 

Akdamar Island is the second largest of four islands within Lake Van, it is home to the 10th Century Armenian Holy Cross Cathedral, whose walls are adorned with carvings of biblical scenes. If nothing else, this Church presents beautiful views from inside and out, and is filled with history and culture that can’t be found anywhere else.

We offer a four day tour which covers not only this beautiful church, but also other Armenian Churches of the south and east of Lake Van. If you’d like to see more, then please do take a look