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St. Sarkis Cathedral, Tehran, Iran

















St. Thaddeus Cathedral, Maku, Iran







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Virgin Mary Church, Oromieh:



Serkis Church, Oromieh:





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St Mary church, Tehran:



Old church near Tabriz:



Virgin Mary church, Mazandaran:

 

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Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, Tehran, Iran







Church of Saint Stephanos, Jolfa, Iran



The church of Saint Stephanos has been built inside a large castle with seven high towers for protecting it, the church'architectural style is a mixture of Urartian, Persian, Greek and Roman styles.







 

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Wow...... Which of the churches is Roman Catholic????
 

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Yes! Actually the reason why it looks like a Mosque.

In the beginning of the 17th century Shah Abbas brought over 150 000 Armenians to Isfahan. He knew that they were a valuable asset to Persia, the Armenian were well known as a highly industrious people and he wanted to treat them well and ensure that they settled into Persia well.

The treatment the Christian Armenians received brought about resentment from the non-christian population, and so Shah Abbas decreed that any Churches that were to be built should be built as Mosques on the outside and Churches on the inside so as not to inflame local opinions which could have led to a potentially damaging backlash.
 

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Ferneynism said:
Wow...... Which of the churches is Roman Catholic????
I don't think any of these are Roman Catholic exept possibly the ones in Orumieh, but I'm not sure. There aren't many Catholics in Iran. The Christians there are mostly Orthodox and Protestant. :)
 

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Virgin Mary church is serrounded by the most beautiful scenary ever..
 

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Gilgamesh said:
I don't think any of these are Roman Catholic exept possibly the ones in Orumieh, but I'm not sure. There aren't many Catholics in Iran. The Christians there are mostly Orthodox and Protestant. :)

^ That sucks that there is not too many choices in religion........ Great pix by the way!
 

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Wow...... Which of the churches is Roman Catholic????
St. Mary's church in Tehran is Roman Catholic church.
All the rest of the churches are either Eastern Orthodox churches or Armenian Orthodox churches.
By the way, Eastern Orthodox church outdates the first catholic church, which is the first non-eastern church in the world by almost 150 years. The first Eastern Orthodox church was founded on 70 A.D. while the fist catholic church was established in 320 A.D.
So, even Christianity was first accepted in near east and middle east before it was accepted by the Europeans after Constantine established the first catholic church.
 

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St. Mary's church in Tehran is Roman Catholic church.
All the rest of the churches are either Eastern Orthodox churches or Armenian Orthodox churches.
By the way, Eastern Orthodox church outdates the first catholic church, which is the first non-eastern church in the world by almost 150 years. The first Eastern Orthodox church was founded on 70 A.D. while the fist catholic church was established in 320 A.D.
So, even Christianity was first accepted in near east and middle east before it was accepted by the Europeans after Constantine established the first catholic church.
Well, there were no Orthodox/Catholic divisions at the time! The split came in 1054, although Rome and Constantinople had started drifting apart since around 800 AD. Constantine was based in Constantinople but was the head of the whole Roman Empire - not only the churches but not even the Roman State had split during his time.
 

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Well, there were no Orthodox/Catholic divisions at the time! The split came in 1054, although Rome and Constantinople had started drifting apart since around 800 AD. Constantine was based in Constantinople but was the head of the whole Roman Empire - not only the churches but not even the Roman State had split during his time.
Eastern Orthodox Church has never been part of the Roman Catholic Church. So, the split you are talking about is irrelevant.
 

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St. Mary's church in Tehran is Roman Catholic church.
All the rest of the churches are either Eastern Orthodox churches or Armenian Orthodox churches.
By the way, Eastern Orthodox church outdates the first catholic church, which is the first non-eastern church in the world by almost 150 years. The first Eastern Orthodox church was founded on 70 A.D. while the fist catholic church was established in 320 A.D.
So, even Christianity was first accepted in near east and middle east before it was accepted by the Europeans after Constantine established the first catholic church.
Of course ME was the first place to practice Christianity. Didn't you here the story that the Iranian Magis went to visit the new born Jesus and came back to Persia and made the first church in Iran? This is only a story though.
 
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