Etchmiadzin Cathedral

“Etchmiadzin Cathedral” Etchmiadzin, Armenia

Etchmiadzin cathedral holds the distinction of being the oldest church in the world that was originally built by a state. Located in Armenia (the world’s first Christian country) and still in operation, it is the headquarters of the Armenian Apostolic Church. It was built by Saint Gregory the Illuminator between 301 and 303 AD in

Sacred Places, Crater Lake

The Sacred Places of Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park is this month’s “Sacred Places” to add to your bucket list. Since the eruption of Mount Mazama over 7,ooo years ago (around 4680 BC), this natural beauty has remained the same for thousands of years.  The lake is a spectacular mountain lake in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon. Widely renowned for

Abu Simbel Temples, Egypt

The Sacred Places of Abu Simbel Temples, Egypt

Abu Simbel Temples, Egypt Built by the famous Pharaoh Ramesses II over 3,000 years ago, the Abu Simbel Temples are more famous than ever. The two temples of Ramses II and Nefertari were carved directly into the rock.  Their interiors feature gargantuan columns lined with hieroglyphics. Abu Simbel is a Temple complex.  Originally cut into

Transfiguration of Jesus

The Sacred Places of Mount Sinai

Throughout our history, civilizations all over the world have attached spiritual or religious importance to sacred places and natural wonders. These places have played a key-role in many cultures. Some are still used today for age-old rituals, ensuring that those traditions are passed on, while others have been lost to time. Sacred Places is dedicated