St. Minas Church

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Saint Minas Church of New Julfa
Religion
AffiliationArmenian Apostolic Church
RiteArmenian
StatusFunctioning
Location
LocationNew Julfa, Isfahan, Iran
St. Minas Church is located in Iran
St. Minas Church
Shown within Iran
Geographic coordinates32°37′51″N 51°38′47″E / 32.63090006°N 51.64642543°E / 32.63090006; 51.64642543Coordinates: 32°37′51″N 51°38′47″E / 32.63090006°N 51.64642543°E / 32.63090006; 51.64642543
Architecture
StyleIsfahani
Completed1659

Saint Minas Church of New Julfa, (Armenian: Նոր Ջուղայի Սուրբ Մինաս Եկեղեցի, Persian: کلیسای میناس مقدس), is an Armenian Apostolic church in New Julfa, Iran. It is located in Davrezh neighbourhood of New Julfa.

History[edit]

Saint Minas Church was built in 1659, 4 years after relocation of Tabriz Armenians from Shamsabad, another neighbourhood of Isfahan. [1] They had built a St. Mary Church there and after relocating to New Julfa, the built this church named originally St. Mary. After devotion of relic of St. Minas to this church, it was renamed to St. Minas Church. There are some tombstones in the courtyard, two Georgians and a deputy British consul in Isfahan. A chapel was built in the church in 1713. The church was renovated in 1909. [2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "کلیسای میناس مقدس، اصفهان". irandeserts.com.
  2. ^ "Ս. ՄԻՆԱՍ ԵԿԵՂԵՑԻ". خلیفه گری ارامنه اصفهان و جنوب ایران.