Catherine Ashton Visits Armenian Cathedral in New Julfa


ISFAHAN, Iran (Armenpress) — The European Union (EU) High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton visited Holy Savior Armenian Cathedral in New Julfa on March 10. The official website of the Prelacy of New Julfa, the dean of the Shahin Shahr community Archimandrite Anania Gujanian, along with the representatives of parliament, diocesan, religious and other bodies, welcomed the delegation led by Ashton and the Prelate of the Armenian Diocese of Isfahan Bishop Babgen Charian.

The members of the delegation first paid a visit to 350-year old St. Joseph of Arimathea Chapel of the Holy Savior Cathedral, which is famous for its spectacular frescos. In addition, the Komitas choir performed hymns conducted by Armen Amirkhanian. Ashton and the other members of the delegation listened to the hymns and looked at the frescos of the church, which tell the whole history of the Old and New Testaments, commandments, the passions of St. Gregory the Illuminator, as well as Paradise and Hell.