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Iran Hosts “Yalda, Christmas Festival” to Strengthen Inter-Cultural Ties

The first festival of “Yalda and Christmas” was held in the Iranian capital Tehran on the eve of the Yalda Night, the longest night of the year which has long been celebrated on the last night of autumn by Iranians since ancient times.

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.

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.

Christians Blast US’ Meddlesome Claims about Religious Freedom in Iran

Iran’s Assyro-Chaldean churches have censured US officials’ “interventionist” claims about the situation of religious minorities in the Islamic Republic, calling on Washington to be concerned about its own poor human rights record at home and abroad instead of shedding “crocodile tears” for others.

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.

Iran Condoles with Vatican, Christians on Cardinal Tauran’s Death

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has expressed condolences on the demise of Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, the president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue in the Roman Curia.

Ask Foreign Tourists about Security in Iran!

A Christian Iranian legislator says foreign tourists visiting Iran can let the whole world know that the country enjoys security and tranquility.
Vank Cathedral, Iran

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.

Muslims Join Christians in New Year Celebrations in Iran

Christians and Muslims get together in Christian New Year celebrations in Iran in a show of solidarity and rapport between followers of the two religions.

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