Eternal Alphabet: L (liwn) - Լ (լիւն)

The numerical value of lyun is 30. In the acrostic written by Mashtots, it stands for the word Լույս ([luys] – light). Light is the traditional symbol of divinity and sacredness, which originates in the Bible, where “God is light” (John, 11:5).

09/01/2016, 14:21

Eternal Alphabet: Zh (žē) - Ժ (ժէ)

The numerical value of Ժ is 10. It is noteworthy that Ժ denotes the beginning of a decimal line, i.e. the values of the next nine letters successively increase by ten. In the alphabetic acrostic written by Mashtots, letter Ժ stands for the word Ժամանակ ([zhamanak] – time).

09/01/2016, 13:29

Eternal Alphabet: Th (t‘o) - Թ (թo)

The numerical value of Թ is 9. Number nine, which is the triple repetition of three, similarly represents the idea of the Holy Trinity. That is why, in the alphabetic acrostic written by Mashtots, letter Թ stands for a word that is the metaphor of the God – Թագաւոր (Таgаvоr – the king).

08/01/2016, 17:06

Eternal Alphabet: Ə (ət‘) - Ը (ըթ)

The numerical value of Ը is 8. In Christianity, this number implies renewal, revival, beginning of a new life.

08/01/2016, 16:48

Eternal Alphabet: E (eč‘) - Ե (եչ)

Letter Ե symbolized the fifth day of creation of the world, when the God “created the great fish of the sea and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind.

08/01/2016, 15:45

Eternal Alphabet: DA - Դ (դա)

The numerical value of letter Դ is 4. With the Greeks, Δ (“delta”), besides four, also meant ten, since this is the first letter in the Greek word Δεκα [deka].

08/01/2016, 15:34

Eternal Alphabet: AYB - Ա (այբ)

Letter Ա, being the symbol of the beginning, was correlated with the first day of creation of the world, the day when the God created the light and separated it from the darkness.

22/12/2015, 12:21

Reflective Landscapes: Yerevan Battlegrounds, City Parks

Parks were a major source of pride in Yerevan. But what used to be Oval Park, a green belt that runs around the small city center, is covered now with a parade of café’s.

05/10/2015, 01:30

What and Where in Yerevan: Ornamental Art

Being one of the oldest cities, Yerevan has much to offer in terms of typical ornamental art. It stands out with its uniqueness and symbolism. Let’s have a virtual tour and wander the streets of Yerevan to discover the buildings decorated with floral, geometric or animal ornaments that have become an essential part of the city’s look.

05/08/2015, 16:08

Help Arevik to continue studies in Vienna

Let us help the very talented violinist Arevik Ivanyan to continue her studies in Vienna.

25/05/2015, 11:42