Cathedral of Saint Elias and Saint Gregory the Illuminator

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Coordinates: 33°53′35″N 35°30′27″E / 33.89294°N 35.50758°E / 33.89294; 35.50758

Cathedral of Saint Elias and Saint Gregory the Illuminator
Armenian: Սուրբ Եղիա – Սուրբ Գրիգոր Լուսաւորիչ եկեղեցի
St Elie - St Gregory Armenian Catholic Cathedral.jpg
LocationDebbas Square
Beirut
CountryLebanon
DenominationCatholic (Armenian Catholic Church)
TraditionArmenian Rite
History
DedicationSaint Elias
Gregory the Illuminator
Architecture
Architect(s)Pascal Paboudjian
Administration
DioceseArmenian Catholic Patriarchate of Cilicia

The Cathedral of Saint Elias and Saint Gregory the Illuminator (Armenian: Սուրբ Եղիա – Սուրբ Գրիգոր Լուսաւորիչ եկեղեցի) is a cathedral of the Armenian Catholic Church in Debbas Square in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. Construction was funded in 1928 by Pope Pius XI.[1] It is the cathedra of the Armenian Catholic Patriarchate of Cilicia.[2] The order in which the two eponymous saints are presented in the cathedral's name, Saint Elias and Saint Gregory the Illuminator, is not fixed.

The architecture of the cathedral reflects some changes from traditional Armenian architecture, drawing artistic inspiration from Rome.[3]

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  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Soorp Kreekor yev Soorp Eghia - St. Elie-St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Patriarchal Cathedral, GCatholic.org
  3. ^ Rouben Paul Adalian, Historical Dictionary of Armenia, 2nd ed, Scarecrow Press, 2010, ISBN 0-8108-6096-1, p. 103.