Mt.Ararat and the monastery

Mt.Ararat and the monastery

[ Autumn, 2005 ] I realise now that I was very lucky to see the Mt.Ararat so clearly.

I read some travel blogs of various people and apparently the mountain is often hidden behind clouds.

The building there is Khor Virap monastery.

Armenia is the first country in the world which made Christianity as the state religion in 301.

St.Gregory worked hard for this, but before that he was imprisoned here in the underground prison for 13 years.

They did not give him foods, but he survived because a woman believer dropped some foods every day from a hole.

Mt.Ararat is a symbolic mountain for Armenian people, like Mt.Fuji for Japanese.

But at the moment it is in Turkey.

I feel sorry for Armenians…

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