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Vank Cathedral 350th Anniv.

Vank Cathedral 350th Anniv.
Vank Cathedral 350th Anniv.

The ceremony to celebrate the 350th anniversary of Vank Cathedral’s establishment will be held in Isfahan on October 21.

The prime minister of Armenia and researchers from the USA, Armenia, and Lebanon are among the guests who will attend the ceremony, according to Iran Daily.

Archbishop Babken Charian, the archbishop of Isfahan and southern parts of Iran, said: “This ceremony is one of the major events of Christian society. Therefore celebrated personalities such as Aram I Keshishian head of the Catholicosate of the Great House of Cilicia from Lebanon is attending”.

The Christians of Isfahan have always made tremendous effort to neutralize the western propaganda against Iran, he asserted.

He further added that the 4-day ritual is a continuum to that effort.

Holy Savior Cathedral or Amenapergichý, also known as Vank Cathedral and The Church of the Saintly Sisters, is a cathedral in Isfahan, Iran. Vank means “monastery” or “convent” in the Armenian language.

It is considered as a symbol of peaceful coexistence between monotheistic religions and a masterpiece of art and architecture in the Jolfa district in Isfahan.