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#1 MosJan

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Posted 25 March 2007 - 01:18 AM

St. Tadevos temple in Iran introduced for including in UNESCO’s world heritage
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/PanARMENIAN.Net/ Workers of Iranian Cultural Issues Service and Tourism Organization prepared a packet of documents for including St. Tadevos temple (also known as “Kara-Kilisa”-Black Church) in the UNESCO world heritage. They also prepared documents for 4 other churches-St. Stepanos, Soursur, Chupan and the Church of the Blessed Virgin. Soon the list will be passed to the corresponding bodies of the United Nations, Iranian “Parsekh” monthly reports.

According to Mohamed Hassan Hademzadeh, leading expert of the organization in case if the program is approved a group of workers from UNESCO International Council on Monuments and Historical Places will arrive in Iran to examine the situation in churches.

The Church of St. Tadevos is one of the most ancient churches in the world, its construction began more than 1700 years ago. Historians say that apostle Tadevos is buried just here. He used to attend some regions of Armenia and Persia to preach Christianity. The church is situated in Dar-e-Sham village, 16 km West from Djulfa and 3 km South from Arax River.

Soursur is situated in Barun village; it was built in 1314-15 thanks to efforts of archbishop Zakarius. Aiming at preservation of this historical monument during construction of Barun reservoir the government assigned a large territory on the mountainside for the church, which was situated 110 meters high. Currently there are 500 churches in Iran, 44 of that are included in the list of national monuments

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Posted 25 March 2007 - 11:19 AM

Iranian magazine "Parseh" has an article on St Stephanos.

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Posted 25 March 2007 - 01:06 PM

Ancient Iranian church?

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Posted 25 March 2007 - 01:44 PM

QUOTE(Stormig @ Mar 25 2007, 08:06 PM) View Post

Ancient Iranian church?

Hmmm, the churches are not explicitely identified as being Armenian. huh.gif

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Posted 25 March 2007 - 01:50 PM

Another article. Same magazine.

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Posted 25 March 2007 - 02:51 PM

Hey, we all know Iranians love to worship Jesus and what better place than an Iranian Church to do just that. biggrin.gif

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Posted 25 March 2007 - 06:36 PM

Iranian Christian temple of St.Tadevos in Azerbaigan?

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Posted 25 March 2007 - 09:44 PM

St. Tadevos and Surb Thadeh are the same ? yes ?

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 12:34 AM

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 05:30 AM

QUOTE(MosJan @ Mar 26 2007, 03:44 AM) View Post

St. Tadevos and Surb Thadeh are the same ? yes ?

I think Arab Christians call Thaddeus by the name of Taddai... So that must be it.

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 06:29 AM

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Yes they are. Even Armenians call the church by both names.

Edited by Zartonk, 14 April 2007 - 06:23 PM.


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Posted 14 April 2007 - 11:57 AM

UNESCO APPROVED THE CLAIM ABOUT ST. THADDEUS

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" Heritage Information" of Iran reports that the Armenian church of Srub Tadevos (St. Thaddeus) was included in the UNESCO List of World Heritage upon the request of the Government of Iran. The church, also known as Karakilisa ("the Black Church" in Turkish), is situated in the Western Azerbaijan province of the Islamic Republic of Iran and was constructed about 1700 years ago, being one of the oldest Christian shrines. According to the legend, verified by certain historians, Apostle Thaddeus, who preached Christianity in several regions of Armenia and Iran, is buried there. At present the church belongs to the Armenian community of Iran and each year a holy service and a feast is held there.

Expectedly soon a UNESCO expert group is to arrive there so as to get acquainted with the church and nearby historical buildings.
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Posted 14 April 2007 - 06:35 PM

The annual pilgrimage on St.Taddeus' day is a cultural sight to behold. It is an exact parallel to the pilgrimage feasts mentioned in the Historic Romances of Raffi. The pilgrims camp nearby the monastery for 3 days and sing and dance alongside local Armenians. I don't know this tradition survives anywhere else today.

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Posted 17 April 2007 - 12:45 PM

QUOTE(Zartonk @ Apr 15 2007, 01:35 AM) View Post

The annual pilgrimage on St.Taddeus' day is a cultural sight to behold. It is an exact parallel to the pilgrimage feasts mentioned in the Historic Romances of Raffi. The pilgrims camp nearby the monastery for 3 days and sing and dance alongside local Armenians. I don't know this tradition survives anywhere else today.

It happens in April, doesn't it?

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Posted 17 April 2007 - 12:58 PM

QUOTE(MosJan @ Apr 14 2007, 06:57 PM) View Post


Expectedly soon a UNESCO expert group is to arrive there so as to get acquainted with the church and nearby historical buildings.



It would, of course, be too much to expect them to make a short detour to Jolfa and view the former site of the Jugha graveyard. In fact, they probably have been given explicit instructions to stay as far away as possible from it!

Edited by neko, 17 April 2007 - 12:59 PM.





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