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The Armenian Church from Roman – Neamt County

24 September 2009 No Comment

biserica-armeneasca-romanAddress: Str. Veronica Micle nr. 13, Roman, Neamt County

Built: 1609 by Agopsa

Short description

The Armenian Church from Roman was built on the place of an old church that was bought from the Sasi in 1335. The architecture is elegant and simple. In the XIX century, near the church was built the bell-tower and some ornaments. The church is in the shape of a cross, with 19 windows and two towers with stone sculpted ornaments.

Between 1830 and 1831 the church and its inner wall that separates the altar from the rest of the church was restored. A full repair of this building took placed between 1863 and 1868 under the supervision of architect Brandel de Daggendorf from Bavaria. In that time it is also built the bell-tower with the mechanical clock.

The icons and the inner walls were probably painted in the same period of time and the entire work reflects the influence of the Armenian art. The oldest icon that we also know when was made is from 1797 – there are also other icons that are probably much older but their origin is unknown.

During the communist period the Armenian left, the church was closed and after the earthquake from 1977 the entire complex started to degraded rapidly. Following the treaty between the Roman Episcopy and the Armenian Represents from Bucharest the church will be restored between 1981 and 1985. Starting with the year 1990 the church will be used by the Theological Seminary St. Gheorghe. Finally and from 1999 the church becomes a parish that numbers, these days, 1,200 families. The architecture of the church made this building a place not only interesting for pilgrims but also for tourists.
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