Today is the 95th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, beginning in present day Istanbul. This Great Crime lasted until 1923. This genocide is widely recognized as the first of the 20th century genocides from which humanity learned little from. No surprise that the Turkish government denies the genocide. It is estimated that about 1.5 million people were killed at the time of the First World War.

May our Lord, Who promised to wipe away every tear, console His Armenian children: her Vehapar, hierarchy, clergy, monastics, seminarians and faithful as they sing with Jeremiah: ‘How lonely sits the desolate city!’ and ‘Great as the sea is my sadness!’

Saint Vartan’s Cathedral, 630 Second Avenue, NYC, has a list of events to remember the failure of man.

Various Armenian Churches have organized events, see the list here.

May the memories of the Armenians victims be eternal.