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Armenian youth visited the Jewish Synagogue and the Muslim Mosque in Tbilisi PDF Print E-mail


On 14 June, 2013 the “Hayartun” Cultural Center of the Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church in Georgia organized the visit of young representatives of the Armenian community in Georgia to the Synagogue and the Mosque in Tbilisi. The aim of the visit was tofamiliarizeyoung Armeniansof Georgiawith the history andtraditionsofthe monotheisticreligions likeJudaism andIslam.

The spiritual principal of the “Hayartun” Cultural Center Deacon Gevorg Antonyan, the Adviser to the Head of the DioceseLevon Isakhanyan and the Headof the "Hayartun" Cultural CenterTechnicalDepartment Valera Badalyan accompanied the youth.

The Rabbi of Georgian Jewish Community Avimelekh Rosenblatt welcomed the Armenian youth at the Synagogue; he presented the Synagogue architecture and interior design, which was followed by a conversation about the religion, traditions and customs of the Jewish people.

After a visit to the Synagogue young people visited the Armenian Church Norashen, which is located near the Synagogue. It should be noted that preparation for the reconstruction works at this Armenian Church, which is in poor condition, has already begun.

In the afternoon the young representatives of the Armenian community visited the Mosque, where they met Sheikh of All Georgia Vagif Akperov. Sheikh Vagif presented the history and traditions of the Shia Muslims, the history of the Islamic community in Tbilisi, as well as architecture and interior of the Mosque.

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