On the 89th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide–Armenia’s all over the world will commemorate the tragic events–and will attend church services to exalt the sacred memory of our martyrs.
On this occasion–a special requiem service will be held on Saturday–April 24–at St. Mary’s Apostolic Church in Glendale with the participation of the spiritual leadership of the three Armenian religious denominations in the Western United States.
The ceremony will be held under the auspices of the Prelate His Eminence Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian. Very Rev. Vrouyr Demirjian–the Pastor of Forty Martyrs Church will conduct the Holy Mass. Very Rev. Rafael Minassian–the spiritual leader of the Armenian Catholic Community in California–and Rev. Apraham Chaparian of the Armenian Evangelical Church will participate in the ceremony. Also present will be the spiritual leaders of sister Churches who will deliver their word of blessing.
After the 9:30 AM Holy Mass–a requiem service will be held in the churchyard–in front of the monument dedicated to the 1.5 million victims of the Genocide. His Eminence the Prelate will deliver his message during the ceremony.