ECHMIADZIN — On April 24, religious ceremonies were held both in Yerevan and Holy Echmiadzin.
Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, visited Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex along with President Serzh Sargsyan, Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan, Defense Minister Vigen Sargsyan and many members of the administration and foreign dignitaries.
A mass was performed at Echmiadzin by Bishop Mushegh Babayan.
Said Babayan, “Our nation lost everything, the values of the country and a large part of a generation that instilled it, along with thousands of manuscripts, towns and villages that were burnt, thousands of churches destroyed.”
The ceremony was attended by diocesan leaders, philanthropists, and many pilgrims and the faithful of the Holy See.