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January 10, 2018  15:02

Armenian Church of Iran has deaconess for first time in 100 years

A deaconess has been ordained for the first time in the last 100 years by the Armenian Church of Iran.

STEPANAKERT, JANUARY 10, ARTSAKHPRESS:Ani Kristi Manvelian has been serving at the Church for about 15 years, and she was ordained a deaconess in the fall of 2017, the Armenian Diocese of Tehran informed.

“The Church law permits a virgin girl to be ordained a deaconess,” said the diocese representative. “In the history of Iran, however, this is the first case in the last 100 years that we have a deaconess.”


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