St. Nicholas Church, New Julfa

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Saint Nicholas Church of New Julfa
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Saint Nicholas Church of New Julfa
Religion
AffiliationArmenian Apostolic Church
RiteArmenian
StatusFunctioning
Location
LocationNew Julfa, Isfahan, Iran
St. Nicholas Church, New Julfa is located in Iran
St. Nicholas Church, New Julfa
Shown within Iran
Geographic coordinates32°37′53″N 51°38′56″E / 32.63147832°N 51.64880723°E / 32.63147832; 51.64880723Coordinates: 32°37′53″N 51°38′56″E / 32.63147832°N 51.64880723°E / 32.63147832; 51.64880723
Architecture
StyleIsfahani
Completed1630

Saint Nicholas Church of New Julfa, (Armenian: Նոր Ջուղայի Սուրբ Նիկողայոս Հայրապետ Եկեղեցի, Persian: کلیسای نیکوغایوس مقدس), is an Armenian Apostolic church in New Julfa, Iran. It is located in Gharagel neighbourhood of New Julfa.

History[edit]

Saint Nicholas Church was built in 1630 and like St. John and St. Minas churches of New Julfa, was called St. Mary. It was renamed to St. Nicholas Church in 1779 when the right hand relic of St. Nicholas was brought here. In the courtyard, there is a chapel named after St. Stephen, built in 1774. There several tombstones in the courtyard, one of them belonging to Khoja Minas who was burnt alive by Nader Shah. The church has been renovated in 1916 and 1955. [1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ս. ՆԻԿՈՂԱՅՈՍ ԵԿԵՂԵՑԻ". خلیفه گری ارامنه اصفهان و جنوب ایران.