It is planned to build a church in honor of great Armenian Enlightener Gregory Illuminator in Grigoriopol, Transnistria.
Grigor Lusavorich (Gregory Illuminator) is the patron saint of Grigoriopol, which was founded in 1792 by Armenian immigrants from Ishmael. There are two versions of how the city was founded. According to the first version, Prince Gregory Potemkin called the new Armenian City ‘in honor of his angle’. According to the second version, Potemkin ‘commanded to make a city from the village of St. Gregory the Illuminator of all Armenians’.