Calls For Recognition Of Armenian Genocide At Moving Remembrance Service

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Representatives at the Armenian Service

A poignant and dignified service of remembrance marking the 100th anniversary of the of the Armenian genocide took place in Taney Parish Church on Sunday afternoon (26 April). Members of the Armenian Apostolic Church in Ireland gathered to recall the 1.5 million Armenians who were killed by the Ottoman Turks, from 1915 to 1923.

Representatives of seven Christian denominations, including Archbishop Michael Jackson and Bishop Raymond Field (Auxiliary Bishop in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin) and representatives from the Greek Orthodox, Methodist, Salvation Army and Quakers as well as the Jewish community were in attendance at the service during which calls were made for the recognition of the genocide.

The congregation was welcomed by the Rector of Taney, Canon Robert Warren, who said it was a privilege to welcome members of the Dublin Parish of the Armenian Apostolic Church who use Taney for their regular place of worship.

During the service members of the Armenian parish read poems, sang songs and told stories of their relatives who were effected by the genocide. Dr Kristina Begoyan spoke of the life of her grandmother, who survived by fleeing Turkey, and said she was sure that every Armenian …read more

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