ECHMIADZIN — On November 9, a requiem service was held at St. Gayane Monastery presided over by Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, for the repose of the souls of the patriotic defenders killed in the 44-day Artsakh war.
Participating in the service were members of the Supreme Spiritual Council, members of the Mother See of Holy Echmiadzin were present at the ceremony.
Prior to the requiem service, Bishop Mushegh Babayan invited the clergy to pray for the peace of the souls of the martyred heroes.
At the end of the ceremony, on the occasion of November 9, Karekin II, Catholicos of All Armenians, addressed those present and the people.
“Dear pious people,
Last year, our patriotic life was shaken and shaken by the tragic events of the large-scale war waged by Azerbaijan against the Artsakh Republic with the support of Turkey and the involvement of terrorist groups. The martyrdom of many of our children, the loss of much of the homeland, and the grief and sorrow of new victims in the post-war period continue to grieve the hearts of our people.