VP Ebtekar visits St. Mary Church, Armenians anthropology museum

January 13, 2018

TEHRAN — Masoumeh Ebtekar, vice president for women’s and family affairs, paid a visit to Saint Mary Church as well as Arch Bishop Ardak Manoukian museum in Tehran on Thursday.

Saint Mary Church is an Armenian Apostolic church in Tehran, Iran completed in 1945.

From 1945 to 1960, the church was the main office and residence of the Archbishop of the Armenians, which was later transferred to the new Saint Sarkis Cathedral completed in 1970. On February 13, 2002, the church was registered by the Cultural Heritage, Handcrafts and Tourism Organization of Iran as a national monument.

Arch Bishop Ardak Manoukian museum also known as Armenians anthropology museum houses collection of ritual objects used in rituals, ceremonies, and practices in the conduct of Christianity. 

The museum also features pictures and paintings as well as information about ancient Armenian churches, Armenian women costumes in various historical periods, etc. 

MQ/MG

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