Saint George Church of Tehran

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Saint George Church of Tehran
Saint George church (Tehran).jpg
Saint George Church of Tehran
Religion
AffiliationArmenian Apostolic Church
RiteArmenian
StatusFunctioning
Location
LocationDarkhungah (fa), Tehran, Iran
Saint George Church of Tehran is located in Iran
Saint George Church of Tehran
Shown within Iran
Geographic coordinates35°40′26″N 51°24′44″E / 35.67378346°N 51.41211838°E / 35.67378346; 51.41211838Coordinates: 35°40′26″N 51°24′44″E / 35.67378346°N 51.41211838°E / 35.67378346; 51.41211838
Architecture
StyleArmenian
Completed1795, rebuilt 1882

Saint George Church of Tehran, (Armenian: Սուրբ Գևորգ եկեղեցի, Persian: کلیسای گئورگ مقدس), is an Armenian Apostolic church in Tehran, Iran. It is the second oldest church in Tehran after the Church of Saints Thaddeus and Bartholomew.

Location[edit]

It is located in Darkhungah Alley کوچه درخونگاه, Shahpour Avenue (fa), in the old Sangelaj (fa) neighbourhood of Tehran.

History[edit]

During the reign of Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar, Armenians were relocated from Tbilisi and Artsakh to western parts of Tehran after his campaigns in Georgia. This church was established by two of these Armenians, Hovsepain and Stepanian, in 1795 as a small chapel. [1] In 1871, an Armenian school was established beside the church and the current building of the church is from 1882. [2]

Interior of the church

Notable burials[edit]

Grave of Martiros Khan Davidkhanian
  • Soleiman Khan Enagolopian Saham od-Dowleh (fa) (d. 1853) – Iranian-Armenian statesman
  • Hakob Hovnatanian (1809–1881) – artist
  • Martiros Khan Davidkhanian (fa) (1843–1905) – Iranian-Armenian general

Bibliography[edit]

  • مارقوسیان، آرمینه؛ کریمیان، حسن (۱۳۸۶). «نخستین فضاهای زیستی و عبادی ارمنیان در تهران قدیم». فصلنامه فرهنگی پیمان. سال یازدهم - زمستان (۴۲)
  • ژانت د. لازاریان (۱۳۸۲)، «روحانیون»، دانشنامه ایرانیان ارمنی، تهران: انتشارات هیرمند، ص. ۶۴، شابک ۹۶۴-۶۹۷۴-۵۰-۳
  • هوویان، آندرانیک (۱۳۸۰). «کلیساهای ارمنیان در ایران». ارمنیان ایران. تهران: مرکز بین‌المللی گفتگوی فرنگ‌ها با همکاری انتشارات هرمس. ص. ۱۴۹–۱۴۸. شابک ۹۶۴-۳۶۳-۰۰۷-۲

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "کلیسای گئورگ مقدس تهران". tehranprelacy.com.
  2. ^ "کلیسای سورپ گئورگ". digitaliran.com.