Melik Village


After the re-consecration of St. Hovhannes Church the daily routine of Melik village changed. A Church choir was established and despite the severe winter, children congregate here every week. During our shooting, they were traveling in the village by groups and giving the Good Tiding from house to house.
 

Gosh


Children from Gosh village welcomed our film crew and accompanied them to their favorite place, Goshavank.
 

Ohanavan


Children of Ohanavan Village were in the yard of the St. Hovhannavank church. It was the village feast day, and the day began with a liturgy...
 

Movses Village


The daily routine of the borderland village Movses changed after the reconstruction of the Church. “The Church of our village is mighty”, - say the children of the village. They tell our crew enthusiastically about their Movses, the Church, and of course, about the soldier that guards the border.

Mastara


The children of Mastara village accompany the tourists first to St. John the Baptist Church, and afterwards to the chapel of St. Stepanos Protomartyr. They accompanied our crew too and told stories endlessly… 
 

Azatan


Azatan is the largest village of Shirak. The village Church is St. Stepanos Church. St. Stepanos Church is always full of children. They participate in all ceremonies, Sunday classes. Then they clean the Church and its outskirts. All their games, talks and spare time is held in the Church yard. “What we feel inside the Church walls, we don’t feel it any other place. Wherever we go, the Church is the best”,- say the children of Azatan. 
 

Yeghipatrush


They know all sacred places of the village, the story of all destroyed Churches, the legends they hide. They take the visitors of the village first to the Church and ceaselessly tell and tell… They are the children of Yeghipatrush village.