Church

  • Cleric: Seminaries ready to cooperate with Orthodox Church

    Cleric: Seminaries ready to cooperate with Orthodox Church

    Qom, April 19, IRNA - Director of Iran's seminaries Ayatollah Alireza Arafi in a letter to general secretary of the World Council of Churches expressed readiness for establishing cooperation and consultations with the Orthodox Church.

  • World Council of Churches calls for lifting of sanctions on Iran

    World Council of Churches calls for lifting of sanctions on Iran

    Tehran, Apr 12, IRNA – The World Council of Churches and the National Association of Churches of Christ (PBUH) expressed their deep concern over the US sanctions against the Iranian people following Ebrahim Abuzar Torkaman, chief of the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO) sent messages to the world's religious leaders.

  • 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.

  • Saint Thaddeus Church ; world’s first ever church

    Saint Thaddeus Church ; world’s first ever church

    Kara Kelisa, also known as the St. Thaddeus Church, in Chaldoran County, northwestern Iran is one of the oldest and most notable surviving Christian monuments of Iran that carries great significance for the country's Armenian Orthodox community. Armenians hold that Qara Kelisa is the world's first church and was constructed in 68 BC by one of the apostles of Jesus, Saint Thaddeus, who traveled to Armenia, then part of the Persian Empire, to preach the teachings of Christ. Urmia, Oct 13, 2019. IRNA/Mehdi Rahnavard.