Archbishop Ardavazdt Surmeyan stands before the altar of the Forty Martyr’s Armenian Apostolic Church in Judayda, Aleppo. According to historian Hagop Cholakian, the archbishop who had collaborated with Jeppe in rescuing and rehabilitating Armenians draped a Danish flag on the church’s altar at the time of Karen Jeppe’s death (Source: The Karen Jeppe Archives, Gylling, Denmark. Courtesy of Mihran Minassian).

Aleppo - Religion

Under this general heading you will find the presentation of the Armenian religious establishments, churches and places of pilgrimage, and festivals that occur as well as its birth, baptism, marriage and burial customs of the place you have selected.