Christians

  • Meeting of Isfahan Governor and Bishop of the Armenians of Isfahan

    Meeting of Isfahan Governor and Bishop of the Armenians of Isfahan

    Isfahan Governor Abbas Rezaei met with Bishop Sepian Kashchian, the Bishop (religious leader) of the Armenians of Isfahan and southern Iran, at Vank Cathedral in Isfahan on Tuesday to mark the beginning of the New Year. Isfahan, Iran, January 14, 2019. IRNA/Zahra Baghban.

  • Priest: Unlike Arab states, Iran sees Christians equal with Muslims

    Priest: Unlike Arab states, Iran sees Christians equal with Muslims

    Beirut, Jan 1, IRNA – A Lebanese priest Antoine Dhoey said on Wednesday Iran sees Christians equal with Muslims, but other countries think that Christians must be deprived of civil rights.

  • New Year's Eve in Tehran's Saint Sarkis Cathedral

    New Year's Eve in Tehran's Saint Sarkis Cathedral

    Iranian Christian Armenians observe the New Year's Eve (2020) in Tehran's Saint Sarkis Cathedral., Tehran, Iran, Jan 1, 2020. IRNA/Geina Abadian.

  • Culture minister congratulates Christians on New Year

    Culture minister congratulates Christians on New Year

    Tehran, Dec 30, IRNA – Iranian Culture and Islamic Guidance Minister in a message congratulated Christians on the New Year.

  • Rouhani congratulates Christmas to Pope

    Rouhani congratulates Christmas to Pope

    Tehran, Dec 25, IRNA – On the Christmas Eve, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani congratulated the birth of Prophet Jesus Christ (PBUH) and the new year in a message to Pope Francis on Wednesday.

  • Iran congratulates Christians on Christmas Eve

    Iran congratulates Christians on Christmas Eve

    Tehran, Dec 25, IRNA – Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi on Wednesday expressed congratulations over Christmas, saying that Iranians have sense of friendship with the Christians and that Iran has been safe haven for followers of Jesus Christ (Peace Be Upon Him).

  • Religious ceremony in most ancient church of Tehran

    Religious ceremony in most ancient church of Tehran

    Saint Thaddeus and Bartholomeus Church is the first church built by Iranian Armenians in Tehran and it was built by a dozen Armenian population of Iran. They came to Tehran from Isfahan with their families upon a call by Qajar King, Fath Ali Khan. He wanted the the Armenians, who were well-known craftsmen, to decorate his royal palaces at Golestan Palace Complex. This church is one of the most ancient churches of Tehran, constructed at the end of the 12th century. A few Armenian personalities, as well as foreigners, have been laid to rest at the courtyard of the church. Tehran, Iran, November 27, 2019.IRNA/Geina Abadian.