The Reverend Nusratullah Sharfian, who has been priest of the Church of Iran in Isfahan since the 1960s, was installed as a Canon of the Diocese of Iran on August 10. The ceremony took place in Saint Luke’s Church, Isfahan where Canon Sharfian has resumed duties after a break of some years.

Reverend Nusratullah Sharfian (on l.)
Reverend Nusratullah Sharfian (on l.)

The Bishop of Iran, the Rt Rev Azad Marshall, said “This was a great occasion to honour a priest who has given faithful service over many decades. This is the first time that a parish priest has been made a canon in our diocese.”

Services are held at St Luke’s Isfahan every Sunday evening at 5 p.m.