These photographs are examples of symbols and motifs that beautifully reflect both faith and tradition.
Christ’s Loving Sacrifice
A complex of classic nature motifs from the Armenian Church, symbolically rendering Christâ€™s loving sacrifice, the Holy Spirit and Gospel message, and the life-giving power of the Holy Cross. From a carving above the door of the Diocesan Center in New York.
The Holy Spirit
A dove carving from the doorway of the Diocesan Center in New York, conveying the presence of the Holy Spirit.
Classical Armenian Cross
A carved cross from the face of St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral, featuring classical Armenian motifs from nature, as well as the intricate weave that represents eternity.
The Holy Gospel
A cluster of grapes and a shock of wheat, enclosed in a never-ending tendril of vineâ€”images that resonate deeply throughout the Holy Gospel, and also represent the elements used in the sacrament of Holy Communion.Â A carving from the doorway of the Diocesan Center in New York.
The Pious Queen
St. Ashkhen, Armeniaâ€™s pious queen who encouraged her husband, King Drtad III, to convert to Christianity and to proclaim Armenia as the worldâ€™s first Christian nation, in A.D. 301. A bronze relief from the entry portal to St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral, in New York.