West Azarbayjan Tourism Attractions

Religious Places

Other Churches, West Azarbayjan

Saturday, 05 January 2008 17:42 administrator
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 Besides the above mentioned, other churches are present in this province such as Balolan, Mariyookhneh, Saint Jorj, Marqooya and Dareh-ye-Sham.

Zoorzoor (Barone) Church, Siyah Cheshmeh

Saturday, 05 January 2008 17:41 administrator
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This church is in the village of Barone in Zangar Valley, and in order to save it from damages, the church structure was hauled up on the mountain with the utmost care and concentration. This church dates back to the 10th century AD.

Sorop Serkis Church, Khoy

Saturday, 05 January 2008 17:40 administrator
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 The said church dates back to the 4th century AD. , and is on the Cultural Heritage Organization records.

Qarah Church (Tatavoos Church)

Saturday, 05 January 2008 17:39 administrator
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 This church is situated in the village of Qarah Kelisa, district of Siyah Cheshmeh, Maku. It is the tomb of the sacred Thaddeus. According to historical records of the Sassanian period, some of the Armenians were the followers of prophet Zoroaster, whereas some were sun worshipers. In the year 43 AD. two men by the name of Tatavoos and Batholemus preached on Christianity in the vicinity of Azarbayjan, thereby gaining number of followers (3500 people ) including the daughter of the monarch of the time.

Naneh Mariyam Church, Orumieh

Saturday, 05 January 2008 17:37 administrator
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 This church is also known as the East Assyrian church. This is a relic from the early centuries of the Christian calendar. 

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