Monday, July 4, 2022

Christianity

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.

Tehran nights in run up to New Year

With the New Year fast approaching, some of the neighborhoods of the Iranian capital Tehran are bustling with Christian citizens who are shopping for the festive season.

New Year celebrations in Isfahan’s Julfa neighborhood, Vank Cathedral

Members of the Armenian community in the Julfa neighborhood of the Iranian city of Isfahan are celebrating the festive season ahead of the New Year.

Iran Judiciary grants furloughs to Christian inmates ahead of New Year

Iran’s Judiciary has granted 10-day furloughs to Christian convicts serving prison terms in the country on the occasion of Christmas and ahead of the Gregorian New Year.

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.

Iran Wishes ‘Much Better Days’ for All Human Beings in 2021

Iranian Government Spokesman Ali Rabiei has offered congratulations on the arrival of the New Christian Year, wishing “much better days” for all human beings around the world in 2021.

Ayatollah Khamenei Congratulates Christians, Muslims on Christmas

Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has offered congratulations to all Christians and Muslims across the world on the occasion of Jesus Christ’s birth anniversary.

All Religions in Iran Equally Respected: Official

Iran’s government spokesman says followers of all divine faiths in the country are equally respected while they live side by side in peace and harmony.

In Pictures: Christmas and New Year Shopping in Tehran

Shopping gains huge popularity among Iranian people from all religions and walks of life on Christmas and ahead of the new Christian Year.

Iran’s Rouhani Congratulates Pontiff on Christmas, New Year

The Iranian president has, in a message to Head of the Catholic Church Pope Francis, congratulated him on the birthday of Jesus Christ and the arrival of the Christian New Year.

Iran Congratulates Christians on Jesus Christ’s Birthday

The Iranian government spokesman has expressed congratulations on the birthday anniversary of Jesus Christ.

Is Saint Thaddeus Monastery Oldest Christian Church in World?

The Monastery of Saint Thaddeus in north-western Iran is considered by some experts to be the oldest church of the Christian world.

Assyrian Christians Indebted to Qassem Soleimani: MP

The representative of Iranian Assyrians and Chaldean Catholics at the Iranian Parliament says Assyrians are beholden to General Qassem Soleimani, because thanks to his efforts over 30,000 of the Assyrians living in Iraq survived ISIS invasion.

Iran’s Architecture in Photos: Church of Sohreqeh

The church of Sohreqeh in the northwestern Iranian province of East Azarbaijan is a historical building belonging to the Catholic Armenians.

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.

Education Minister Makes Surprise Visit to Christian School in Tehran

The Islamic Republic of Iran’s Minister of Education Mohsen Haji-Mirzaei has paid a surprise visit to a girls’ school for Christian students in Tehran.

Iranian Officials Congratulate Christians on Christmas

Several Iranian officials have offered congratulations to Iranian Christians on the birthday anniversary of Jesus Christ.

Iranian Christians Out for Christmas Shopping

Christian citizens of Tehran along with other Iranian people from all religions and walks of life have poured into streets in Christian neighbourhoods of the city as Christmas and New Christian Year shopping gains growing popularity in the country.

Iran’s Christian Architecture: Vank Cathedral

This legendary Vank Church in the Iranian city of Isfahan is also known as “Holy Saviour Cathedral and Church of the Saintly Sisters”.

World’s Smallest Prayer Book Held in Iranian Cathedral

The Vank Cathedral of Isfahan- a unique structure in the Christian world for its Persian architecture- is home to the world's smallest prayer book.

Easter Sunday Celebrated at Tehran’s Saint Gregory Church

The Saint Gregory the Illuminator (Surp Grigor Lusavoritch) Church in Tehran hosted hundreds of Iranian Christians on Sunday for the Easter celebrations.

Italian Catholic Paper Runs Ad for Religious Tour of Iran

Avvenire, an Italian newspaper affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church, has run an advertisement of cultural and religious tours of Iran.

Cemetery in Tehran Burial Site of Hundreds of Poles

Catholic cemetery of the Poles in southern Tehran is located in district of Doulab, close to the Armenian cemetery.

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.

Tourism Official Invites World to Spend Christmas in Iran

A tourism official invited people from across the world to choose Iran as the destination for their Christmas vacation, in a bid to lure tourists who worth a lot to the country’s economy amid the tightening of US sanctions.

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