Armenian Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

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Église arménienne Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Paris) 1.jpg

The Armenian Apostolic Cathedral in Paris is located at 15 Rue Jean-Goujon in the 8th arrondissement of Paris and is dedicated to John the Baptist. Designed by Albert Guilbert, it was constructed between 5 October 1902 and 1904.[1]

The cathedral was first called for by an Armenian newspaper in Constantinople in 1902, and the call was heeded by the Baku-based oil magnate Alexandre Mantashyants, who acquired the land for 450,000 French francs. The entire project cost 1.54 million francs.[1]

A requiem in honor of Charles Aznavour was held at the cathedral on October 6, 2018.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Armenian Chapel of Paris". People of Ar. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  2. ^ "PM Pashinyan attends requiem ceremony offered for Charles Aznavour at St. John the Baptist Church in Paris". Armenpress. 6 October 2018.

Coordinates: 48°51′57″N 2°18′25″E / 48.8658°N 2.3070°E / 48.8658; 2.3070