Dzınunt Surp Asdvadzadzni Armenian Orthodox Church

Dzınunt Surp Asdvadzadzni was built in 1831 in Sakızağacı, . It was built at the request and need of labourers who worked at the gunpowder factory in Bakırköy and the iron factory in Zeytinburnu. They made a request to Hovahannes , the Armenian manager of the gunpowder factory, who bought land and proceeded to build a wooden by courtesy of Sultan Selim III. The was built with wood in 1831 and was dedicated to Saint Sarkis. However, this wooden collapsed within a few years, and was then rebuilt with stone and opened to service on the 7th April 1844. The current church was renovated in 1999 and opened to service by Archbishop Mesrob II Mutafyan of Constantinople. Some members of family, who had a monopoly on the empire’s gunpowder industry for more than a century, were buried in the churchyard.



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