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The Armenian Anglican Church in Tehran was ordered to end Friday services in Farsi, Farsi Christian News Network reports.

3/12/2012 Iran (FCNN) – Farsi Christian News Network reports from Tehran; as of 24th Feb.2012, “Armenian Anglican Church” in Tehran has been ordered to cease its Persian Language Service on Fridays.

The church in Nader Shah Avenue (Ghaem Magham) is one of the few established churches in Iran which was still allowed to have Persian Language services for Persian speaking Christians.

Serving the notice, officers of the Islamic Court informed the Church officials that they are being ordered to cease Persian language services, and threatened that if this order is ignored and they continue to have Christian services on Fridays which is a sacred day for Muslims, church building will be bombed “as happens in Iraq every day”.

Last month two other churches in Tehran had also been served the same order, and threat.”St. Immanuel” and “St. Peter” churches, both with Persian language services, were thus forced to cease their Friday prayer meetings.

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