Armenian Community of Riga Marked 1700th Anniversary

RIGA (Armenpress)–Events–devoted to the 1700th anniversary of Armenia’s adoption of Christianity–were organized on Sunday at the initiative of the Armenian Apostolic Church of Riga and the Armenian Cultural Association of Latvia. The first event took place in Riga.

In 1990 a cross-stone (architect Samvel Muradian)–devoted to the victims of the Genocide and the earthquake of 1988–was set in Riga’s Basteyas Park. The cross-stone was restored and it became a unique monument. The author of the plan is an architect from Riga Inesse Grunduleh. Rafael Danielian–a sculptor from Tallinn–added a new inscription on the cross-stone devoted to the 1700th anniversary.

The second event took place where the new St. Gregory the Illuminator Church is being built. The representatives of the Armenian communities of Lithuania–Estonia and those of Latvia’s religious and cultural sectors were present at both events.

An exhibition of paintings–sculptures and ceramic works of Latvian artists–devoted to the 1700th anniversary of Armenia’s adoption of Christianity–will open October 4 at the initiative of the Armenian Cultural Association and the Riga community of the Armenian Apostolic Church.

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