Jump to content


Virtual Matenadaran

  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 gamavor


    -= Nobility =-

  • Nobility
  • 4,972 posts
  • Location:Houston, TX

Posted 28 June 2005 - 09:16 PM

a bit faster and updated! smile.gif


#2 Zartonk



  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,764 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Մարդկության ու ճշմարտության միջև

Posted 30 June 2005 - 04:13 PM

Aznavour just added his addition to the collection.

Edited by Zartonk, 02 July 2005 - 04:21 PM.

#3 gamavor


    -= Nobility =-

  • Nobility
  • 4,972 posts
  • Location:Houston, TX

Posted 16 October 2006 - 12:24 PM

Virtual Matenadaran seems not to work, but I found an excelent video on Matenadaran.


ENJOY! Breathe some CULTURE! smile.gif

#4 Armenak



  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 816 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Los Angeles

Posted 03 November 2006 - 08:32 PM

Why is the website down? Does anyone know when it will be up again?

#5 Yervant1


    The True North!

  • Super Moderator
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 15,404 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 04 August 2017 - 10:18 AM


Aug 3 2017
15th Century ‘Miraculous’ Gospel Donated to Matenadaran

The Gospel, said to contain miracles, is being presented by Raffi Dadaian to the Matenadaran

YEREVAN—A 15th century manuscript, said to have healing prayers, that journeyed from Western Armenia to Yerevan, to France and then the United States—Iowa and California—has found its way back in Armenia, when the Dadaian family, which was entrusted with its safe keeping a century ago, donated the rare artifact to the Matenadaran.

During a special ceremony on July 18, Hriyr Dadaian and his sister Hrepsima (Helen) Dadaian-Parnagian were joined by Hriyr’s grandson, Raffi, to present the Gospel to Matenadaran officials.

IMG_8915.jpegThe Gospel, whose silver cover was added in 1753


The story of the manuscript is traced to the Godarich village in the Charsanjan district of Western Armenia, which was home to the St. Kevork Church, a pilgrimage site for the local Armenians and Kurds alike.

The book was commissioned by Khjan Alexan, who dedicated it to his brother, Gabriel. The current version of the book is adorned with an ornate silver cover, which was added in 1753.

The Dadaian family resided in the village of Lusadaritch in Charsanjak Province. During the years of the Genocide, the men of the family were dispersed around the world. Some were in the US, while others were fighting alongside General Antranig or had been killed during the Genocide or had perished.

Hrepsima (Helen) Dadaian-Parnagian during the presentation at Matenadaran

Yeghsa Dadaian, the wife of Sarkis, who was the eldest of the six Dadaian brothers, became the matriarch of the family. She fearlessly gathered the five women and six children of the Dadaian clan and led them out of Lusadarich village in 1915, travelling east for three years, until they reached Yerevan in 1918 on the eve of Armenia’s Independence.

While in Yerevan, Yeghsa met a man from the Godarich village who was extremely ill and asked her to care for her. During that time, he presented Yeghsa with the gospel and asked her to keep it safe until his recovery. Unfortunately, the man did not survive and Yeghsa was left with the manuscript.

Two years later, three teenage Dadaian boys, one of them Yeghsa’s son John, left for America to join an uncle who had settled in Davenport, Iowa. Soon after, Yeghsa and her daughters went to France, and she took the Gospel, wrapped in silk and hand embroidered cloth, with her. In 1934 she took the precious book with her when she crossed the Atlantic to reach America to be with her son in Iowa.

Yeghsa passed away in Iowa. Her son John inherited the manuscript and upon his death, his wife Araksi moved to California, fervently guarding the book. Araksi passed away in 1990 and the book was inherited by her children, Hriyr and Hrepsima (Helen). They decided it should go back to Yerevan where the Dadaian family originally came into possession of the ancient manuscript.


  • MosJan and onjig like this

#6 onjig



  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,368 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Ranch in Sierra Nevada Mountains, California, Ranch in Nevada
  • Interests:Family, Armenia, Armenians,skiing, crop, too much to list.

Posted 30 August 2017 - 05:40 PM

This site is working~http://www.matenadaran.am/en/ 

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users