Mausoleum of Saint John of Odzun – Ardvi

Ardvi have its great notoriety to the presence on the land of the mausoleum of Saint John of Odzun. Famous person, respected and admired, John from Odzun was born in 650 and was elected Catholicos of the Armenian Church in 717.

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This small monastery of the 8th century is a secluded hermitage where a visit can not leave anyone indifferent as the charism of the holy man is still noticeable. He did much for his country while under Arab domination including stopping forced conversions, exemption for church tax and free right to practice his religion.