The Iraqi Armenian Community commemorates the Armenian Genocide victims.
By Ara Ashjian
The Iraqi Armenian community observed April 24th memorial day on Saturday, April 21st in Baghdad.
The Primate of the Iraqi Armenian Diocese, H.E. Archbishop Avak Asadourian celebrated the divine literagy during which the faithful were asked to observe a minute of silence in commemoration of the Armenian Genocide victims in 1915.
A special program followed the literagy, made up of poems and songs related to the occasion, performed by students of the Armenian Primary School, Church Youth Group and Zvartnots Choir.
At the conclusion of the program Archbishop Asadourian addressed the faithful on the occasion.
Soon afterwards the public headed to the memorial monument dedicated to the Armenian martyrs, in the courtyard of the diocesean complex.
Archbishop Asadourian inaugurated an exhibition of oil paintings, dedicated to the Armenian Genocide in the Gulbenkian Hall, in the Armenian Primary School . The exhibition will last for three days.
Source: Blog of Ara Ashjian
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