In 1995, with the cooperation of the Committee on Historic Preservation of Monuments, LCO adopted the village of Tatev, across from the Tatev Monastery. While Holy Etchmiadzin continued its renovation of the main monastery, LCO had undertaken the renovation of the Sourp Minas village church dating from the 17th century.
The famous 9th Century Tatev Monastery is located in the Syunik Province, and about 18 kilometers southwest of the town of Goris, on the right bank plateau of the Vorotan River. This region is remote but beautiful. Throughout the pre-independence period, on-going renovations of the various historical monuments were periodically undertaken in this region.
LCO volunteers restored the landscape, renovated the roof of the village church, and the interior and surrounding exterior of the church. In 1997, Sourp Minas was rededicated. In addition, volunteers also assisted in renovating the village’s medical clinic.