Vank Cathedral – an Armenian Church in Iran

Vank Cathedral – an Armenian Church in Iran. Astrology, architecture, art and astrogeography: the wonderful frescoes of the Holy Saviour Cathedral in astrogeography.

Holy Savior Cathedral located in Leo with Virgo.     photo: Rasool abbasi17

Vank or Holy Savior Cathedral in Isfahan, Iran commonly referred to as the Vank which means “monastery” in Armenian language. was established in 1606, dedicated to the hundreds of thousands of Armenian  deportees that were resettled by Shah Abbas I during the Ottoman War of 1603-1618.

Astrogeographical position of Vank Cathedral for morphogenetic field level 4 which describes the atmosphere and energetical topics of the church itself: one coordinate lies in highly magnetic, royal fire sign Leo sign of the sun, light, strong colours, self-esteem, gold and the most plausible indicator for the glamour of the shining gilded frescoes. The second coordinate is located in self-protective, cautious earth sign Virgo sign monks, monasteries, self-cleaning, healing, reason, celibacy,

Leo at its best:  the wonderfully, rich frescoes in Vank Cathedral Diego Delso, delso.photo, License CC-BY-SA

The interior is covered with fine frescos and gilded. The delicately blue and gold painted central dome depicts the Biblical story of the creation of the world and man’s expulsion from Eden.

Frescoes in Vank Cathedral, Ph: Diego Delso, delso.photo, License CC-BY-SA

Pendentives throughout the church are painted with a distinctly Armenian motif of a cherub’s head surrounded by folded wings.Two sections, or bands, of murals run around the interior walls: the top section depicts events from the life of Jesus, while the bottom section depicts tortures inflicted upon Armenian martyrs by the Ottoman Empire.

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