Date :Saturday, November 30th, 2019 | Time : 17:02 |ID: 125004 | Print

Photos: A religious ceremony held in the most ancient church of Tehran

SHAFAQNA – IRNA: The first church built by Iranian Armenians in Tehran is Saint Thaddeus and Bartholomeus Church 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 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.

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