Towards the morning of a Saturday they heard, and dimly saw, the approaching Persian army. Advertisements are not allowed in this venue. Vartan are his relics uncorrupted And of course, there is significant similarity between martyrdom of st. Their defeat became a moral victory. Having incurred the displeasure of his master [the emperor], Mamgo, with his followers, retired to the banks of the Oxus, and implored the protection of Sapor [Shapur I of Persia, r.

This page was last edited on 1 January , at Do not post information that you will regret putting out in public. Lazarus, but I don’t know much about him. Moses of Chorene, or Movses Khorenatsi, in his fifth century History of Armenia , claimed that back in the second century, two brothers named Mamik and Konak came to Armenia from China. He, with his comrades in arms, together with millions of others following their example throughtout Armenian history, laid down their lives so that the coming generations of Armenians might worship their Lord and God freely. Vardan are found in the Armenian capital Yerevan and in the country’s second largest city, Gyumri.

Question a friend, perhaps he did not do it; but if he did anything so that he may do it no more. They inherited through marriage large tracts of mwmikonian in the central highlands of Western Armenia. Many Armenian noble families had Urartian backgrounds and lucky upstarts like the Mamigonians were looked down upon.

During this period the Bible was translated into Armenian and Christianity flourished in the country. If you go into the Ankap thread, you enter at your own risk of being clowned on.

ODE “Holy martyr, chosen Vartan, ordained captain of the host. Please post your topic in the most appropriate forum. The Persians eventually stopped their scheme of converting the country to their religion, when they realized how steadfast the Armenians were in their faith and convictions.

May Mamikonia make us worthy of this glorious legacy. I dont know where this story originally comes from, but I came accross it in Harpers Encyclopedea of Military History.


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If you try to force your will upon us we are ready to suffer, and to be tortured and even to die. Brigidsboy Section Moderator Elder Posts: The Armenians still hold what the Vartanians were fightting for: Think before you post!

Movie about St. Vartan?

They first fled to Persia, and upon further threats by the Chinese emperor, their enemy, the Persian king sent them to Armenia, claiming that he had sent them to ‘certain death in the desert’. Using the search function will identify existing threads on the topic so we do not have multiple threads on the same topic. Vartan knew full well that the Persians outnumbered his men, that they were well equipped and that they were going to use their hordes of elephants against him, but he put his trust in God and preferred honarable death to servility.

Vardan Mamikonian illustration in book Illustrated Armenia and Armenians [1]. You agree, through your use of this service, that you will not use this forum to post any material which is: This area is part of the outer fringes of northern Greater Armenia.

She developed her culture with great zeal during the first half of the fifth century. Salpy on February 28, Wikipedia “Although the family later claimed descent from Chinese emperors of Han dynasty, the first known Mamikonid lord, or nakhararq, about whom anything certain is known was a certain Vatche Mamikonian fl.

And of course, there is significant similarity between martyrdom of st. Lazarus, but I don’t know much about him. Except now Mamgo merely served the Chinese emperor but was not related to him, and except that the chronology is off by a full century.

Equestrian statues of St. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Further, while occasionally it is appropriate to simply voice your agreement or approval, not all of your posts should be of this variety: Be gentle, rather than zealous. Vardan are found in the Armenian capital Yerevan and in the country’s second largest city, Gyumri.


Vartan Mamikonian’s family was Fartan

The Armenians, in a mass meeting of the clergy and the ruling princes, gave a bold answer to this royal decree, insisting that they had not the slightest intention of altering their Mamikonin beliefs. When her husband, a prominent Mihranid feudal lord pitiakhsh Varsken took a pro-Persian position renouncing Christianity and adopting Zoroastrianismhe tried to force his wife Shushanik to convert, but she refused vehemently to submit to his orders to abandon her Christian faith and was put to death in AD on Varsken’s orders.

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As a result of such battels in our history and the fine spirit which the Vartanians displayed, the Christian religion has survived in Armenia throughout centuries and under most trying circumstances. March 01, Vartan Mamigonian was the descendant of a noble Armenian family. This includes, but not limited to, personal resumes and links to products or services with which the poster is affiliated, whether or not a fee is charged for the product or service.

In order to force the Armenians to revert back to the Persian religion, the King of Persia decreed that all Christians under his rule should abandon their new religion and accept Mazdeism, the distinctive feature of which was the worship of the Sun and Fire.

Vartan Mamikonian

He’s a wonderful saint. Many Armenian churches around the world, including the Armenian Cathedral on 2nd Ave. His commemoration day in the official Mamikoniaan Church calendar is usually in the month of February and on very rare occasions may fall in the first week of March.