Friday, 1 May 2015

Centenary of the Armenian Genocide 1915-2015 Ecumenical Service of Commemoration 2nd May 2015, 2pm St Mary’s South Woodford

Armenian Genocide Service at St Mary's order of service booklet - 2 May 2015

(The service will be video recorded with some photography throughout)

Processional song (Taize) – Jesus Remember Me
Jesus, remember me
when you come into your kingdom.   (repeated numerous times)

Welcome – Rev Canon Ian Tarrant, Rector of St Mary’s Church
Opening Remarks – Rev Santou Beurklian-Carter, Assistant Priest of St Mary’s Church
Talk – Mr. Raffi Sarkissian, Co-Chair of AGCCC
Solo:  Hor Djam (Remember The Departed) – ArisNadirian
English translation: When you enter the holy sanctuary, remember the departed.
Talk – Mr. Armen Liloyan - Deputy Ambassador of Armenia
Psalm 137:1-6 – chanted by St Mary’s choir
Talk – Fr Nicholas Henshall, Dean of Chelmsford Diocese
Talk – Fr Shnork Baghdassarian, Priest from St Sarkis Armenian Apostolic (Orthodox) Church
The Lord’s Prayer (spoken) – traditional version
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come, thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever.  Amen.
The Lord’s Prayer (sung)  Hayr Mer
Bible reading – Luke 10:25-37 (please stand)
Sermon – Rev Santou Beurklian-Carter
Spoken Intercessory Prayers – Fr Nicholas Henshall
Sung Intercessory Prayers according to the Rites of the Armenian Apostolic (Orthodox) church – Fr Aren Shahenian, Priest from St Yeghiche Church
English translation:
Lighting of candles during which will be sung:
Der Voghormia (Lord Have Mercy)
Come to us, God of our fathers.  You are the refuge of the afflicted.
Hasten to aid Your servants; be a helper to the Armenian nation.
At this occasion give us Your mercy.
Amen Hayr Soorp (Amen, Holy Father)
Holy Father.
Blessed be Father and Son and Holy Spirit,
Now and forever.  Amen
Hymn – We Cannot Measure How You Heal (remain seated)
                  See pages 6& 7
Closing Prayer – Fr Aren Shahenian

Guard us in peace, O Christ our God, under the shadow of Your Holy and venerable Cross.  Deliver us from the enemy visible and invisible.  Make us worthy to give You thanks and to glorify You together with the Father and the Holy Spirit, now and always and forever and ever. Amen.
Recessional hymn – God is Love, Let Heaven Adore Him
                  See pages 8 & 9
Hymn – We Cannot Measure How You Heal (remain seated)
Recessional hymn – God is Love, Let Heaven Adore Him

God is Love: let heav’n adore him;
God is Love: let earth rejoice;
Let creation sing before him,
And exalt him with one voice.
He who laid the earth’s foundation,
He who spread the heav’ns above,
He who breathes through all creation,
He is Love, eternal Love.
God is Love: and he enfoldeth
All the world in one embrace;
With unfailing grasp he holdeth
Every child of every race.
And when human hearts are breaking
Under sorrow’s iron rod,
Then they find that selfsame aching
Deep within the heart of God.
God is Love: and though with blindness
Sin afflicts the souls of men,
God’s eternal loving-kindness
Hold and guides them even then.
Sin and death and hell shall never
O’er us final triumph gain;
God is Love, so Love for ever
O’er the universe must reign.

Thank you to everyone who has come, and who have made this service possible:
Deputy Mayor of Redbridge
Deputy Ambassador of Armenia
members of the AGCC committee
invited clergy
Jaqueline Karanfilian (Armenian Church organist)
Aris Nadirian and the Armenian singers
Anita Datta (St Mary’s Director of Music)
members of the St Mary’s Commemoration Service committee
various church members of St Mary’s who helped in diverse ways

All are welcome to
Armenian refreshments upstairs

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