Cathedral of St Elie and St 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
Location Debbas Square
Beirut
Country Lebanon
Denomination Armenian Catholic Church
History
Dedication Saint Elias
Gregory the Illuminator
Administration
Diocese Armenian Catholic Patriarchate of Cilicia

The Cathedral of St Elias and St 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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