Urmia (IP) - The smallest historical church in Iran is located in Janveslu village near Urmia, the capital of West Azarbaijan Province.

Iran Press/Iran News: The village of Janveslu now has a population of about 500, most of whom are Muslims, but less than 100 years ago, all the village inhabitants were Armenians and Assyrians.

The priest of the eastern Assyrian Church of Urmia believes that the church belongs to the seventh century AD and has a special sanctity among the Assyrian and Armenian Iran communities.

Sixteen Christian families living near the church always come and go to visit and pray.

This square stone eastern Assyrian church has a wall with a length and width of 4 meters, the eastern side of which faces the main road and on which there is a large protruding stone cross.

Inside the church, there are paintings and portraits of Saint Mary and Jesus Christ (PBUH), and on the northeast wall inside the church, there is a platform toward which Christians pray.

Outside the church, five stone or metal crosses can be seen on the walls, the roof, the place where the candles are lit, and on the entrance door.


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