Armenians in Iran
The latest news and views about the Armenians in Iran
Iranian VP: Religious minorities made great sacrifices during war
The Iranian vice president for parliamentary affairs has praised the country’s Armenian minority for their role in defending Iran during Iraq’s imposed war.
Exquisite book in Tehran’s Armenian Museum
An old manuscript restorer says there is an exquisite book in the Armenian Museum in Tehran of which there are only seven similar copies in the world.
Armenians’ Music Museum in Central Iran: A Unique Attraction for Visitors
A museum known as the Treasure Trove of the Armenians of New Jolfa in the central Iranian city of Isfahan showcases the history of music and an assortment of musical items belonging to Armenians living in the city.
Iran Hosting Gathering on Followers of Divine Faiths
A gathering of followers of divine faiths has kicked off at the Iranian Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance.
Iranian High-Tech Firms Due in Armenia to Discuss Further Cooperation
As many as 20 Iranian knowledge-based companies are to travel to Yerevan next month to enhance trade and technological relations with their Armenian counterparts.
Iran in Photos: Armenian Cemeteries of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari
The Armenian cemeteries in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province, southwestern Iran, are among the region's most interesting tourist attractions.
A Look at Jolfa History: An Exhibition of Iranian-Armenian Lifestyle
“A Look at the History of Jolfa” is the title of an exhibition on the traditional jobs, arts and clothing of Armenians in Iran’s Isfahan.
Tehran Cathedral Hosts ‘Cross-Crescent Rendezvous’ Ceremony
The Saint Sarkis Cathedral of Tehran on Sunday hosted a ceremony called “Cross and Crescent Rendezvous” with the aim of further proximity between followers of various faiths including Islam and Christianity.
Iran, Armenia Should Expand Ties in Defiance of US: Leader
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says Iran and Armenia should deepen their friendly relations in defiance of the United States, which seeks war and division across the world.
Iranian Armenians Celebrate New Year with Persian Customs
New Year celebrations for Christians in Iran are different from those of Christians in other parts of the world. In Iran, the Christian culture has been mixed with the Iranian culture.
Armenians in Iran Mark Surp Minas Day
Armenians in Iran recently marked the Surp Minas Day in the Surp Minas Church of the capital Tehran, in a ceremony attended by Sepuh Sargsyan, the Archbishop of the Armenians of Tehran.
Renowned Iranian-Armenian Composer Talks of His Life in Iran
Iranian-Armenian composer and conductor Loris Tjeknavorian, who has just celebrated his 81st birthday anniversary, says he is relatively satisfied with his long history as a musician, and is determined to compose new pieces with God’s help.
Iranian-Armenian Painter Combines Western Art, Eastern Mysticism
Combining western arts with eastern mysticism is one of the leading features of the paintings of Iranian-Armenian artist Sonia Balassanian.
Christians in Iran Commemorate Saint George
A ceremony was recently held in Tehran’s St. Georg church in commemoration of St. George, during which the Eucharist rite was also performed.
“Iran Ideal Place for Coexistence of Monotheistic Religions”
Bishop Krikor Chiftjian, the Prelate of the Diocese of Iran’s East and West Azarbaijan provinces, has referred to Iran as a great model for peaceful coexistence among monotheistic religions in the world.
Iran Preparing for Armenians’ Largest Annual Gathering
Intense preparations are underway by related Iranian organizations for holding the 64th annual religious ceremony of Armenians in Qara Kelisa or St. Thaddeus Complex in Chaldoran, northwest of Iran.
Armenians in Iran Mark Anniversary of Armenian Genocide
Hundreds of Armenians gathered in Isfahan’s Vank Cathedral on Tuesday to mark the 103rd anniversary of what they refer to as the “Armenian Genocide”.
Vank Cathedral to Be Registered as Iranian World Heritage
After registering three churches in the World Heritage List, Iran is trying to add other Armenian cathedrals like Isfahan's "Vank" to this list.
Armenians in Iran Mark Christian New Year
Iranian Armenians living in Tehran have celebrated the advent of Christian New Year at an iconic church in the capital city.
Christians in Tehran Celebrate Exaltation of Holy Cross
The Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross was celebrated in Tehran’s Holy Cross Chapel on Sunday, September 17.
49th Armenian Olympics Kicks Off in Tehran
The 49th edition of the Armenian Olympics was inaugurated in Tehran on Tuesday night.
Armenians in Iran Hold Protest Rally to Mark 1915 Genocide
Hundreds of Iranian-Armenians marked the Armenian Genocide of 1915 by the Ottoman Empire at Saint Sarkis Cathedral and then the Turkish embassy in Tehran.
Armenians Proud of Living in Islamic Republic of Iran: Syrian MP
Nora Airisian, who represents Armenians in the Syrian parliament, says the Armenian community living in Iran are proud of their peaceful coexistence with Iranians.
Iranian Charity Helping Poor Christians during Christmas
While Christians are celebrating Christmas and the New Year throughout the world, an Iranian charity has been raising funds to provide aid packages for poor Armenians living in Iran.