THE MOTHER CHURCH
Written by Gevork Nazaryan
Catholicos Gregory began to establish new churches throughout Western Armenia, the very ancient Sun Worshiping center of Aštišat was destroyed. The Grand Temple of the Holy City of Aštišat was converted into a Christian church. In 303, the construction of the Mother Church of the Apostolic Church, on the very spot of destroyed heathen Atrušan -- Eternal Fire -- Temple, in the capital city of Vałaršapat. According to the tradition the location was chosen after St. Gregory had a vision in which Christ came down to the heavens and pointed to the stop where the new seat of the Church would be built -- Ech-Mia-Dzin or the Descent of the Only Begotten Son. The newly built Cathedral became the spiritual center, most of the people still remembered in their collective consciousness the sacred Atrušan . Most of the people were baptized in the sacred rivers of Armenia Aratsani [upper Euphrates] and Erasx [Arax].
THE SEVEN RAYED GOD OF LIGHT
GENERAL PLAN OF THE CHURCH OF ST. STEPHAN IN ŠAHAT. 306-353.
OCTAGON HARMONIOUS GNOMON PATTERN OF A R M E N GNOSTIC OGDOAD
[888...ETERNITY] SANCTUM FOR RAISING SPIRITUAL CHRIST CONSCIOUSNESS...
AGELESS WISDOM OF SACRED A R M A N ARCHITECTURE.
GMBET‛AVOR. AN EARLY CHRISTIAN MEDITATION AND PRAYER
CHAPEL IN VOŁJABERD. AXONOMETRIC VIEW BY NIKOLAI TOKARSKI.
A R M A N SOLAR CROSS. FOUR EQUAL ARMS
LEAD [4+1] TO THE QUINTESSENTIAL CENTER SOURCE.
FEMININE BLOSSOMED ROSE UNITES + WITH MASCULINE CROSS
[FOUR VULVA POINTS] = 8 [ETERNITY] = 5.
SURROUNDED BY RINGS THAT CONTAIN
UPWARD AND DOWNWARD -- IN AND OUT -- POINTING
SACRED TRIANGLE RAYS. ALL IN MOTION AND
STILLNESS... WITHIN TWO PARALLEL LINES.
A CHAPEL WAS BUILT OVER THE ENTRY TO THE KHOR VIRAP
DUNGEON AS WELL AS AN ADJOINING MONASTERY COMPLEX
WITH A BREATHTAKING VIEW OVER THE ARARAT VALLEY --
UNTO THE TWIN PEAK COSMIC MOUNTAIN.
FLOOR PLAN OF THE CHAPEL IN THE FORM OF THE OCTAGON
ONE OF THE DOWNSIDES OF THE SPREAD OF CHRISTIANITY WAS
THE FACT THAT MANY TEMPLES AND HOLY SHRINES WERE ATTACKED.
THE BEAUTIFUL STATUES OF ANAHIT -- THE GREAT MOTHER WERE DESECRATED AND
DESTROYED THROUGHOUT GREATER ARMENIA IN THE INITIAL STAGES OF
THE ESTABLISHMENT OF CHRISTIANITY...THE ETERNAL DIVINE FEMININE
PRINCIPLE WOULD ONLY SURVIVE IN THE FORM OF
VIRGIN MARY [MAR LIT. VISHAP-DRAGON] THE HOLY MOTHER BIRTH GIVER OF
THE SON/SUN FROM THE PRIMORDIAL OCEAN OF LIFE.
THE TRADITIONAL BEAUTIFUL ANCIENT ARMENIAN CROSS BY THE
MULTITALENTED ARTIST AND MATHEMATICIAN KAREKIN DICKRAN WITH
THE MARKED DIVINE ESSENCE REP. WITH THE SACRED SEVENTH LETTER
AS THE FIXED POINT/CIRCLE/ZERO ZONE/MONAD/PURE CONSCIOUSNESS]
OF THE COSMIC CRUX. THE TIP POINTS OF THE WINGS OF THE
GRACEFUL ARMENIAN CROSS ARE IN THE FORM OF THE 'FLEUR DE LYS' [ANCIENT
ARMAN-MITANNI-ARARATIAN SYMBOL CARRIED OVER TO EUROPE AND BEYOND...]
Many of the pre-Christian, traditional Indo-European, festivals and celebrations such as Tearndarach
[or Trndez -- Fire worship ritual -- male principle] and Vardevar [or Vadarvar --
also vard is rose in Armenian -- Water worship ritual -- female
principle], that dated back to time immemorial were preserved and continued in
the form of Christian celebrations. St. Gregory also wanted to spread Christianity throughout the world, which was in many ways
successfully undertaken [starting with the conversion of neighboring
T H E M O T H E R C A T H E D R A L O F T H E H O L Y S E E. 3 0 3.
COMPLETED THE SAME YEAR AS SAINT GEORGE [HORUS/SIEGFRIED/SIGURD ON AND
ON] WAS SAID TO BE MARTYRED AS CHRIST REACHED APOTHEOSIS AT 33.
F L O O R P L A N O F T H E M O T H E R C A T H E D R A L.
JULIANO ZASSO (1833-1889). SHEPHERDS FIND THE BODY OF ST. GREGORY INSIDE
THE TRUNK OF A TREE. ACCORDING TO THE TRADITIONAL ACCOUNT ST. GREGORY
SPENT HIS LAST DAYS AS A HERMIT IN THE CAVES NEAR MANEA. WHEN HIS BODY
WAS FOUND THE SHEPHERDS WERE AMAZED THAT IT HAD REMAINED IN
TACT AND BURIED HIM NEARBY.
Iberia and Albania] in the many centuries by the zealot Armenian Christian missionaries who by the Middle Ages had reached places like Iceland and converted those nations to Christianity.