Armenian girl Ani ordained a deacon, tradition restored in Tehran

Primate of the Armenian Diocese of Tehran, His Grace, Fr. Archbishop Sepouh Sarkisian has ordained 24-year-old Ani Kristi Manvelian a deacon. The girl has been doing small deeds at the church since she was 6 or 7 years old.

The Armenian Apostolic Church has had female deacons in the past.

For details, watch the video of Armenian Public Television.

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