Halal dating saiid rajha
It has always been a minority religion, with the majority state religions — Zoroastrianism before the Islamic conquest, Sunni Islam in the Middle Ages and Shia Islam in modern times — though it had a much larger representation in the past than it does today.Christians of Iran have played a significant part in the history of Christian mission.In 1329, the church was reconstructed after an earthquake destroyed the structure in 1319.According to Acts 2:9 in the Acts of the Apostles there were Persians, Parthians and Medes among the very first new Christian converts at Pentecost.Political pressure within Persia and cultural differences with western Christianity were mostly to blame for the Nestorian schism, in which the Church of the East was labelled heretical.The bishop of the capital of the Sassanid Empire, Ctesiphon, acquired the title first of catholicos, and then patriarch completely independent of any Roman/Byzantine hierarchy.The main Christian churches are: The International Religious Freedom Report 2004 by the U. State Department quotes a somewhat higher total number of 300,000 Christians in Iran, and states the majority of whom are ethnic Armenians followed by ethnic Assyrians. Believed by some to have been first built in 66 AD by Saint Jude.Local Armenians believe that he and Simon were both buried here.
During the apostolic age, Christianity began to establish itself throughout the Mediterranean.In his tent he was attended by a Christian bishop, probably Mar Aba I, and to this bishop he confessed his sincere repentance for having taken up arms against his father, an act which, he was convinced, could never win the approval of Heaven.Having professed himself a Christian he died, and the rebellion was quickly put down.The action of his son was deeply distressing to Khosrau; it was necessary to take prompt measures, and the commander, Ram Berzin, was sent against the rebels.In the battle which followed Nushizad was mortally wounded and carried off the field.
Christians were feared as a subversive and possibly disloyal minority.