Armenian Catholic Cathedral
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The Armenian Cathedral is a place that enchants travellers of all confessions. Relatively small in stature, it was modelled on the Cathedral at Ani, capital of the conquered Armenian lands. Armenians had settled in Lviv since the fourteenth century, and the cathedal was founded in 1363. Amongst the most extraordinary features are the cupola mosaics (1908) of Jozef Mehoffer, a Polish member of Austria's Secession fraternity. The influence of Klimt beams out here. Although the Armenians were largely assimilated into the Polish community, the Cathedral maintained its congregation until 1939. The building was blocked up by the Soviets, and only finally reopened in 1992 in tandem with the visit of Pope John Paul II. Now back in the hands of the Armenian Catholic Church, the Cathedral is a true treasure.
Editor & Lviv Local
It is very much of interest to me because my fathers family were from very near Lviv known as Lwow when was Poland before the 2nd world war. My father being Armenian. I was about to book a trip to go the place where my father and family once lived but war was announced. There is a very rich history of Armenians and Jews who lived along side each other and Poland was kind to those who came to live in their country. People today do not know the history and lands far away and life as it once was all taken away from those who were land owners and wealthy Jewish people. War is never a good thing and is only evil. To walk in the places where my family once lived would of been something memorable for me as I know the terrible things that happened there at the hands of the Russians and Germans
Church buffs will enjoy this one.
Orhnyal e Asztvadz!