From the Archives Vault: Vartan and the Battle of Avarayr

With the Feast of St. Vartan being celebrated this week (on February 20), the Eastern Diocese has dusted off a video treasure from its archives: a vintage episode of the “Lamp Unto My Feet” television series, retelling the dramatic story of Vartan and the Battle of Avarayr.

Broadcast by the CBS network to a nationwide audience in the 1960s, it stands up as a remarkably faithful adaptation of a story central to Armenian history—and is well worth a half-hour of your viewing time. Fans of TV from that era may even recognize some familiar faces among the cast.

Watch it by clicking here.

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