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Iranian Christians Celebrate New Year

Saturday, January 2, 2016

 

Iranian Christians took part in the New Year's mass on December 31, 2015, at various churches across the country including the Saint Sarkis Church of Armenians in Tehran, and Vank Cathedral in Isfahan. According to SCI statistics, over 117,000 Christians reside in Iran, most of whom are Armenians who are followers of the Oriental Orthodox branch of Christianity. The Vank Cathedral is one of the first churches that was established in Isfahan by Armenian immigrants settled by Shah Abbas I after the Ottoman War of 1603-05. Vank means "monastery" or "convent" in the Armenian language.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Photo Credit: Far News, Mehr News, ISNA

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