St Thaddeus Monastery annual ceremony & pilgrimage
St Thaddeus Monastery, also known as Kara Kilise, will be holding its 64th religious ceremony in Chaldoran, in Iran’s West Azerbaijan Province, from Thursday 12 July 2018.
Performing Iranian and Armenian Music in Tehran
Iran’s Artists Forum will be hosting the Ghanoun string quartet in its Ostad Shahnaz Salon in the first part of a two-part performance, the second half of which will be a fusion of Iranian and Armenian music.
“Paris Cultural Week” in Isfahan
Following the “Isfahan Cultural Week” in Paris which was held with eight exhibitions of the arts, architecture, and handicrafts of Iran and a speech given by the mayor of Isfahan at the Assemblée nationale, the mayor has now announced the imminent opening of a “Paris Cultural Week” in Isfahan.
Levon Haftvan remembered in Canada
A commemoration ceremony will be held for the late Levon Haftvan by screening his movie “Kupal” at the Phoenix Cultural Center of Toronto. The Phoenix Cultural Center is managed by Amir Ganjavi. The late Levon Haftvan will be remembered at the Center on 18 March with the screening of “Kupal” at the Regent Theater Toronto. The film is directed by Kazem Molayi, starring Levon Haftvan.
Thaddeus Monastery Unesco Registration
Director of the Unesco World Heritage Center for the churches of Iran announced: “We intend to register the religious ceremony of the Thaddeus Monastery in Azerbaijan, northeastern Iran, as a Unesco Intabgible Cultural Heritage (ICH).
Iran-Armenia sign four cooperation documents
The Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Armenia signed four cooperation documents, including a document for a joint economic commission, two documents on customs cooperation, and a sports document, at the closing ceremony of the fifteenth session of the Iran-Armenia Joint Cooperation Commission.
Vank Cathedral awaiting globalization
Iran has already registered three of its historic churches as Unesco World Heritage sites. It is now planning to place the Vank Cathedral in Isfahan on the list of registrations.
Iran ready for gas exports to Georgia
Deputy to Iran’s Petroleum Minister, Hamidreza Araghi, has said: “Iran’s gas exports to Georgia are still on the agenda and if agreements are finalized, the private sector will begin exports of Iranian gas from Armenian soil to Georgia.
Rouhani New Year message
In a New Year’s message for 2018 to Armenian Iranians, President Rouhani underlined: “We are proud of an Iran that is home to Muslims, Christians, Jews, and Zoroastrians. We respect all divine religions as taught to us by Islam.”
Spanish paper on Yalda and Christmas in Iran
The winter solstice “Yalda” and Christmas are celebrated around the same time in Iran every year. This year, the Spanish paper “La Vanguardia” writes: “Iranian Christians begin Christmas on the longest night of the year.”
Christians celebrate Christmas in Iran
Christmas is around the corner and Christians in Iran are getting ready to celebrate the New Year like everywhere else. A Christian lady in Tehran says happily: “For us, Christmas, Easter, Yalda winter solstice, or the Iranian Nowruz New Year are no different from one another, because they are all causes for celebration.”
Persian Language Training Center in Armenia
The Persian Language Training Center in Armenia was opened by Iranian Ambassador to Armenia, Seyed Kazem Sajjadi, at the 110 School in Yerevan.
At the opening ceremony, the Iranian Ambassador said: “Expanding ties between Iran and Armenia, increased travel to Armenian by Iranians, and the use of the Persian language for business in Armenia has increased the importance of learning Persian by twofold.”