Qara Kelisa (Kara Kilise or "Black Church"), also known as the St. Thaddeus Church (Saint Thaddeus Cathedral), is one of the oldest and most notable surviving Christian monuments of ... MORE
The Monastery of Saint Thaddeus (named in honor of Apostle Thaddeus, in Armenian, Tadevos) near Maku and Chaldoran is extremely isolated in every sense of the word. It is located in the extreme northeastern corner of Iran close to the borders of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Turkey. The setting is as Biblical as one can be imagine. Rolling hills, dotted with tents and sheep, surround the place.