Those familiar with Armenian Churches might have come across a mysterious sign on top of the main altar on numerous occasions.  This curious sign “Է” as seen in the picture is the 7th letter of the Armenian alphabet and has a very interesting history.

The Armenian name of the Lord

Those familiar with Armenian Churches might have come across a mysterious sign on top of the main altar on numerous occasions. This curious sign “Է” as seen in the picture is the 7th letter of the Armenian alphabet and has a very interesting history.

Armenian girls in traditional dress prepare for religious ceremony at the Tatev Monastery in Armenia

Armenian girls in traditional dress prepare for religious ceremony at the Tatev Monastery in Armenia

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Armenian Names: From Ara to Zabelle – Baby Name Blog - Nameberry

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Akhtamar (Based on Armenian Legend)     Princess Tamar waiting for her love    The origin and meaning of the island's name is based on an old Armenian legend. According to the tale, an Armenian princess named Tamar lived on the island and was in love with a commoner. This boy would swim from the mainland to the island each night, guided by a light she lit for him. Her father learned of the boy's visits.

Akhtamar (Based on Armenian Legend) Princess Tamar waiting for her love The origin and meaning of the island's name is based on an old Armenian legend. According to the tale, an Armenian princess named Tamar lived on the island and was in love with a commoner. This boy would swim from the mainland to the island each night, guided by a light she lit for him. Her father learned of the boy's visits.

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