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Saint Sarkis Cathedral, Tehran

 

Saint Sarkis Cathedral, Tehran

Sarkis Cathedral in Tehran. One of Iran's Armenian Churches, 1970
St. Sarkis Church altar before

Saint Sarkis Cathedral is an Armenian Apostolic church in Tehran, Iran.

History

The construction of St. Sarkis Church in Tehran began from 1964 and was complete by 1970. The church was built by Sarkisian brothers in memory of their parents.

At beginning the Tehran prelacy was located at conjunction of St. Mother Mary Church in central Tehran. In the early 1960s it was decided to change the site of the prelacy offices into new location. So therefore the bishop and committee members of the time requested to an Armenian benefactor Markar Sarkissian to help them in this cause. So the committee bought the land located at end of Villa Street (now called Nejatollahi Street). In 2006 Mr. Hrair Hagopian renovated the baptism pool and the church in memory of his beloved wife Vartoohi Davidian.

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