The beautiful Saghmosavank monastery is located 35km from capital city Yerevan, in the province of Aragatsotn. Saghmosavank monastery was built at the edge of Kasakh River’s gorge and its excellent location provides additional beauty and comeliness to the monastery. According to the legend Gregory the Illuminator was the founder of the church. They say that once, Saint Gregory moved to the Mount Aragats and built two chapels. In one of them were classes of psalm-singing and that’s why it was called “Saghmosac” chapel. “Saghmos” is Armenian word which means “psalm” – a spiritual song or lyric poetry. But actually, Saghmosavank is mentioned in historical sources only at the end of the 12th century. Saghmosavank Monastery was famous for its manuscripts. There a number of miniatures-illustrations were created and copied.
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