Thousands of Iranian Christians convened at churches across the country in the early hours of Wednesday to celebrate the start of the New Year on the Gregorian calendar.
Education Minister Mohsen Haji Mirzayee went to a high school of Armenian students in Tehran on Sunday to participate in the ceremonies of New Year on the Gregorian calendar along with compatriot Christians.
Scores of Iranian Muslims went to churches across the country to celebrate the ceremony of "the Appointment of the Cross and the Crescent" with their compatriot Christians, handing bunches of flowers to Armenians and Assyrians.
Iran and Turkey have inked a cooperation agreement focusing on further expansion of religious relations.
The Iranian Foreign Minister extended his congratulations to his Christian counterparts and others on the birth anniversary of Jesus Christ (PBUH), wishing a “joyous, peaceful holiday season” for all Christians.
In a message released on Christmas Eve, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution called for adherence to the teachings of Jesus Christ (pbuh), which requires righteousness and abhorrence of anti-righteous powers.
In the wake of the unfortunate events in Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir, al-Mustafa International University has issued a statement.
Dean of al-Mustafa International University:
In the Presence of Ayatollah Nouri-Hamadani:
An opening ceremony marking the beginning of the new academic year has been held with presence of Ayatollah Nouri-Hamadani.