Cathedral of St Elias and St Gregory the Illuminator, Beirut

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The Cathedral of St Elias and St Gregory the Illuminator is a cathedral of the Armenian Catholic Church in Debbas Square in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. Construction was funded in 1928 by Pope Pius XI. It is the cathedra of the Armenian Catholic Patriarchate of Cilicia. The order in which the two eponymous saints are presented in the cathedral's name, Saint Elias and Saint Gregory the Illuminator, is not fixed.
The architecture of the cathedral reflects some changes from traditional Armenian architecture, drawing artistic inspiration from Rome.
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  • 29/31 December 2018we have seen this cathedral on our trip to Beirut.
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  • Saint Ellie cathedral is located close to downtown Beirut and is an Armenian Church. The facade is white and the architecture us authentic. It is a small church and is very unique in its structure.  more »
  • A medium-sized and elegant church near the center of the city, from unusual architecture and building materials, with a small piece of land around it, where you see flowers, bushes and a statue to Pope John Paul II of Romania. It is rather unfortunate that entering the church is not so easy, that it is the doors that have been opened by choice, so try to know the hours of work in advance. Indoors there was a simple but impressive design.
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