In Iran, where the state religion is Islam, it was a wonderful feeling to visit a Christian church in an Armenian area. Stepping into the Vank Cathedral in the architectural style of this mosque, the interior is magnificent and the colorful murals of Bible stories instantly kill my shutter and capture my mind. It is so beautiful, looking up to admire these murals, it is sacred and beautiful. There is an Armenian Cultural Museum, where you can see ancient Armenian texts, costumes, books, etc., as well as a Koran the size of a thumb.
Pronounced as Keliseh Vank in Persian, Jolfa is actually a small town near the border between northwestern Iran and Armenia. When Abbas was in power, he moved tens of thousands of people from Jolfa who knew various skills to build the new capital of Isfahan. Armenians, and call the new relocation area Jolfa District. The Christian culture of the Apostolic Church in Armenia took root in Isfahan. They built many churches, the most beautiful of which is the main church of Fanke. The main church of Fanke is very interesting when viewed from the outside. A Christian church has an Islamic-style dome. This is the best example of the coexistence and co-prosperity of the two religions and cultures of the Safavid Dynasty. The interior of the church is also very beautiful, surrounded by various statues of Jesus, the Virgin and the story paintings of the Apostolic Church on Christian themes.
The larger local churches are basically only used for visits. There are too few Christians here. It is very difficult to find hidden in deep alleys. Fortunately, I met a local enthusiastic young man on the street who took me to visit these 2 The church, they are actually very close.
Many churches, many people marry here and make promises to each other
This church was recently renovated and the light inside the church is very beautiful.