Saturday, 11 April 2015

By the orders of His Grace Bishop Vahan Hovhanessian, Primate of the Dioceses of France and the UK and Ireland, all the parishes of the two dioceses as well as the Armenian churches within the jurisdiction of His Grace as the Pontifical Legate to Western Europe, have been encouraged to make all the arrangements necessary to broadcast the ceremony of the canonisation of the martyrs of the 1915 Genocide which will take place in Holy Etchmiadzin on Saturday, 23 April, live in our parishes. The live broadcast in Etchmiadzin will be followed by the ringing of the local parish churches 100 times to coincide with the ringing of the bells of the Mother Cathedral in Etchmiadzin as well as the Great House of Cilicia in Antileas. The ringing of the bell is scheduled to start in Holy Etchmiadzin at 19:15 hr, which symbolically refers to the date of the Genocide. For further details please contact your local Pastor or Parish Council. 

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