The Khor Virap is an Armenian Apostolic Church monastery
located in the Ararat plain in Armenia, near the border with Turkey, about 8
kilometres (5.0 mi) south of Artashat, Ararat Province. The monastery was
host to a theological seminary and was the residence of Armenian Catholicos.
Khor Virap's notability as a
monastery and pilgrimage site is attributed to the fact that Grigor Lusavorich,
who later became Saint Gregory the Illuminator, was initially imprisoned