Dadivank documentary film premiered in Stepanakert

The film tells about Dadivank medieval monastic complex.

Dadivank documentary film premiered in Stepanakert

Dadivank documentary film premiered in Stepanakert

STEPANAKERT, OCTOBER 20, ARTSAKHPRESS: In an interview with "Artsakhpress" the screenwriter Rita Sharoyan said that visiting Dadivank for the first time she was impressed very much and couldn't be indifferent to that miracle.

She is going to translate the film into English and make it available to the whole world.

Director of the film Avetis Petrosyan mentioned in his speech that before shooting the film, he got acquainted with the history of the monastery and every cross stone.

"Our task was to present Dadivank as a sacred place and a wealth of Armenian culture, which is important for preserving our national identity," he said.

Primate of the Artsakh Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church Archbishop Pargev Martirosyan stressed the importance of Dadivank as  a powerful sanctuary for the entire Christian world because there were relics of St. Dadi Apostle, around 800 years old frescoes and a monastic complex with 500 monks spreading Christianity.

Dadivank also Khutavank ( Monastery on the Hill) is an Armenian monastery in the Shahumian Region of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. It was built between the 9th and 13th century.

The monastery was founded by St. Dadi, a disciple of Thaddeus the Apostle who spread Christianity in Eastern Armenia during the first century AD. However, the monastery was first mentioned in the 9th century. In June, 2007, the grave of St. Dadi was discovered under the holy altar of the main church. The princes of Upper Khachen are also buried at Dadivank, under the church's gavit.