December 23, 2019, marked the inauguration of the first Museum of the Armenian Holy Church of Nazareth. The museum was conceptualised and planned by Very. Rev. Fr. Movses Sargsyan, Pastor of the Indian-Armenian Spiritual Pastorate and Manager of Armenian College & Philanthropic Academy, with the support of the Church Committee.
The Museum has been established on the 1st floor of the vestry building within the Church premises. It is home to church artifacts, sacred vessels, patriarchal enclaves, antique books, manuscripts and photographs. This is a historic step towards the preservation of the history and culture of Armenian people in India.
The chief architect of the project is Very. Rev. Fr. Movses Sargsyan, who since 2016, has been collecting, restoring and organising the ancient artifacts with great care. The Museum provides a great opportunity for the Indian-Armenian community, the ACPA students and church visitors to get acquainted with the fascinating history of Armenians in India.
The inauguration ceremony was conducted by Most Rev. Fr. Zakaria Baghumyan, Director of Christian Education, Dept. of Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, and was attended by the Church Wardens, Susan Ruben, and Mr. Sunil Sobti, community members, teachers and the senior students of the Armenian College.