Photos by Ra'ouf Mohseni, Mehr News Agency
Tehran - Mar Narsai Benjamin was ordained as a bishop in
Tehran by Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East Mar Khanania
Dinkha IV. The ordination was conducted in Iran after 48 years.Ordination
ceremony for bishop held in Tehran.
Related Articles:A Look At Iran's Christian Minority Iran is officially designated the "Islamic Republic," yet among its more than 66 million people is a small but important Christian minority. Most of Iran's Christians are Armenians and Assyrians, who remain relatively free to follow their faith. The numbers of Protestants and evangelical Christians are said to be growing. For these people, life is often much more difficult.
A Christian Christmas in Snowy Iran Yep. That's Iran. Tehran, Iran. The Hub of Human Evil. According to American hate radio, anyway. Snowy Tehran on a peaceful winter day. Makes you think of Boulder, don't it? Surrounded by snow-covered mountains? Those are the Alborz Mountains. And they arehigher than the Rockies. They are the highest peaks in Asia west of the Himalayas, in fact -- with skiing on the upper slopes all year round.
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