Local Observances Honor Victims of Armenian Genocide

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WATERTOWN — On April 24, the global Armenian community will unite to commemorate the 98th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. The following is a list of church services and coordinated events in the local Massachusetts community. For full event details and more events in your area, check the Calendar section on page 12.

•Boston, April 19 — 10:30 a.m., Armenian Genocide Commemoration at the State House, House of Representatives Chamber, Massachusetts State House. Buses provided by the Knights of Vartan leave St. James and St. Stephen’s Churches in Watertown at 9 a.m.

•Lowell, April 20 — 10 a.m., Genocide commemoration and flag-raising, Lowell City Hall, sponsored by the Armenian National Committee of Merrimack Valley. Please convene at 9:30 a.m. for a march downtown.

•Cambridge, April 21 — 10 a.m-12 p.m., Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church will hold the 98th Anniversary Commemoration of Armenian Genocide, church Sanctuary and Armenian Martyrs’ Monument; 145 Brattle St.

•Worcester, April 21, 12 p.m. Armenian Church of Our Savior will host a special Hokehankisd honoring those lost in the Armenian Genocide; program, question and answer, blessing of the Madagh. Honored guest Vahe Tachjian, historian.

•Worcester, April 23 — 7 p.m., City Hall, 3rd floor council chambers, City proclamation, Armenian youth to address the council.

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•Watertown, April 24 — 6 p.m., St. James Armenian Apostolic Church and St. Stephen’s Armenian Apostolic Church together with the Armenian Cultural and Education Center (ACEC) will host a commemoration of the Armenian Genocide. The event will begin at St. James for a requiem service, followed by the laying of the wreath at the Khatchkar. A procession will march to St. Stephen’s where another wreath will be laid before continuing to the ACEC for a commemorative program with featured speaker Armenia’s Ambassador to the United Nations Garen Nazarian. St. James is located at 465 Mt. Auburn St., St. Stephen’s at 38 Elton Ave. and the ACEC at 47 Nichols Ave.

•Chelmsford, April 24 — Sts. Vartanantz Armenian Church will hold a requiem service at Martyrs’ Memorial, followed by a viewing of a short video, “The Hidden Armenians.” For official start time, contact the church office; 80 Old Westford Road.