ARMENIAN YOUTH VISITED THE JEWISH SYNAGOGUE AND THE MUSLIM MOSQUE IN TBILISI

Diocese of Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Holy Church in Georgia

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 to
familiarize young Armenians of Georgia with the history and traditions
of the monotheistic religions like Judaism and Islam. The spiritual
principal of the "Hayartun" Cultural Center Deacon Gevorg Antonyan,
the Adviser to the Head of the Diocese Levon Isakhanyan and the Head
of the "Hayartun" Cultural Center Technical Department 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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