Commemoration of the Holy Apostles Thaddeus and Bartholomew, the first educators, Christianity brought into the territory of Armenia.
St. Thaddeus — one of the 12 disciples of Jesus Christ. Having received his teaching was nicknamed Levveem, meaning "heart", and Thaddaeus, meaning "praising" for glorifying Christ and proclaimed the gospel to many nations. Preached in Palestine, Arabia, Syria, and Mesopotamia, and Armenia.
Icon of St. VarfolomeyaV Armenia was tortured , nailed to the cross and pierced with arrows. After three centuries, the burial place of the Apostle was built monastery Tadei. The relics of Saint Thaddeus stored in the Echmiadzin Cathedral.
St. Bartholomew — the narrative in the New Testament and in Christian legends known as one of the twelve apostles. Bartholomew preached in Syria and Asia Minor, and then went to Armenia, which has brought the face of God and man-made built a church in her honor. In '68 he was captured and executed. Along with him were executed by the Christians in 2000.