ISNA / According to the latest news, the embossed icon at the entrance of Echmiadzin belongs to two Iranians.
Morteza Rezvanfar, a member of the faculty of the Cultural Heritage and Tourism Research Institute, said at the meeting on the study of the joint heritage of Iran and Armenia: Introduced as a satrapy or province of Iran.
This linguist called Armenia the first country in the world to accept Christianity as an official religion by the Third Parthian dynasty in 301 AD, and said that 13 years later, ancient Rome recognized Christianity.
He added: “According to Armenian documents, the acceptance of Christianity is related to the serious illness of Tirdad and his healing by Gregor Roshangar (the first Armenian religious leader and a descendant of Sorena Sardar, Iran), so the image of these two Iranians at the entrance of Echmiadzin Church is the most important The Armenian Church is the world, closed. According to Rezvanfar, the religious city of Achmiadzin was called “Valash Abad” until 1945 and was built by Valash Shah (117-140 AD) from the Parthian dynasty of Iran.
A member of the faculty of the Cultural Heritage and Tourism Research Institute added: The Achmiadzin Cathedral, which is named after the three churches in Iranian documents, is the seat of the Armenian Jathliq (comprehensive leader).
Echmiadzin is the residence of the supreme Catholic authorities of all Armenians and the center of the Armenian Apostolic Church. Every seven years, Christmas prayers are held in this church, and thousands of pilgrims and followers from all over the world come to Echmiadzin for this ceremony. In addition to its religious status, this church has exquisite architectural values.