Coordinates: 33°53′35″N 35°30′27″E / 33.89294°N 35.50758°E
St. Gregory the Illuminator – St. Elie Church
, Debbas Square, downtown Beirut
The Cathedral of St Elie and St Gregory the Illuminator (Armenian Սուրբ Գրիգոր Լուսաւորիչ – Սուրբ Եղիա աթոռանիստ եկեղեցւոյ) is a cathedral church of the Armenian Catholic Church in Beirut, Lebanon. It is the cathedra of the Armenian Catholic Patriarchate of Cilicia. The order in which the two eponymous saints - Saint Elias and Saint Gregory the Illuminator - are presented in the cathedral's name, is not fixed.
The architecture of the cathedral reflects some changes from traditional Armenian architecture, drawing artistic inspiration from Rome. Construction was funded in 1928 by Pope Pius XI.
- ^ Soorp Kreekor yev Soorp Eghia - St. Elie-St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Patriarchal Cathedral, GCatholic.org
- ^ Rouben Paul Adalian, Historical Dictionary of Armenia, 2nd ed, Scarecrow Press, 2010, ISBN 0-8108-6096-1, p. 103.
- ^ Nicola Migliorino, (Re)constructing Armenia in Lebanon and Syria: Ethno-cultural diversity and the state in the aftermath of a refugee crisis, Berghahn Books, 2008, ISBN 1-84545-352-2, p. 51.