Iran Churches - Qazvin , Kermanshah & Ahvaz

Iran Churches - Qazvin , Kermanshah & Ahvaz

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Qazvin


Cantor ( Kantur) Church
This church, known as the Bell tower church, is a Russian Orthodox church which was made during the occupation of Iran by Russians in WWII. Although it is not a big church, it has two domes. There is one entrance and on two sides of it Russians crosses can be seen. The word kantur in Russian language means center or headquarter. After the exodus of Russians from Iran this church was abandoned and as there is no settled Orthodox in Iran, Cantor has been considered as a historic monument and there are some showcases for selling the handmade jewelries.


Armenian church
This church was made in the first Pahlavi era in a place which has been an educational and religious spot for the Armenians Qazvin. Different types of services and the special ritual which is named The Blessing of Grapes/Khaghogh Orhnek, the most interesting ceremonies in the Armenian Traditional Feasts, are held in this church.

Kermanshah


Sacred Heart of Jesus Church
This church which is located in Kermanshah and is made by the order of Bishop Johannanyan in 1914 has been taken as one of the historical monuments in this city in the western part of Iran. The main facade of the church is decorated with a Glockenspiel which is noticeably embedded in the middle of a cross-shaped skylight, its roof is in the form of gable and its ceiling is made by wood.

Ahvaz


Christians Catholic Church
This Catholic church has the most religious services in Ahvaz and the priests in Isfahan take part in the services of this church once a month.


Saint Mesrop Church
This church is located in almost central part of Ahvaz and it was designed and built by Tirdad Davidian, who used to work at National Iranian Oil Company. This place was recorded as one of the National monuments in Iran because of its architecture.

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