Friday, April 24, 2015

100 bell rings worldwide symbolize Armenian Genocide centennial

OCP Media — April 23, 2015

The ceremony of canonization of the Armenian Genocide martyrs at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin concluded at a symbolic hour, 19:15. Bells in all the Armenian churches (except for those in Turkey) rang for 100 times, symbolizing the centennial of the Armenian Genocide. A moment of silence was announced afterwards. Lord’s Prayer reading and performing the Armenian chant Surb-Surb in different corners of the world by various choirs concluded the ceremony.

It is noteworthy that many non-Armenian Christian churches across the globe joined the ceremony.