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LITURGY IN MEMORY OF ARMENIAN GENOCIDE VICTIMS CHANTED IN WRACLAW

Pan Armenian 31.10.2005 21:24 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ A liturgy was chanted in memory of the Armenian Genocide victims in the Polish town of Wraclaw yesterday. As PanARMENIAN.Net reporter in Poland informed, Archbishop Marian Golibiewski asked the flock to pray for the peace of the souls of the Genocide victims. In his speech the Archbishop reminded that the liturgy was dedicated to three dates, these being the 90th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, 60th anniversary of the arrival of Armenians in Selesia and 1600th anniversary of the creation of Armenian letters. After the liturgy a plate with an inscription saying "To the memory of 1.5 million Armenians slaughtered in Turkey in 1915, to Armenians who helped form Rzecz-Pospolita, to Armenians who were killed in the World War II for faith to Poland and Church." To note, Armenian Ambassador to Poland Ashot Hovakimian also attended the mass.


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ARMENIAN KHACHKAR IN POLAND

The Polish Republic tries to prove by action that they want not cooperation but friendship with Armenia. After the recognition of the Armenian Genocide by the Seym on April 15 Poland made the next step.

Some days ago in the town of Elblong in the Gdansk region an Armenian 2-meter high khachkar was opened with the image of the Bible on it and with the inscription in Armenian and Polish, `Devoted to the memory of the victims of the Genocide and the Armenian-Polish friendship'. The khachkar was put in the yard of the Saint Yerzhi Church. By the way, during the ceremony, it was wrapped by the Armenian and Polish flags.

A delegation of four people from Armenia participated in the ceremony. Member of the delegation Aghasi Arshakyan claimed that the ceremony was a unique democratic initiative as everything was done free of charge, on charity basis. Only the NA spent money to pay for the visit to Poland.

It is noteworthy that the author of the khachkar, sculptor Robert Hovsepyan too did not take money for his work.


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KHACHKAR TO MEMORY OF ARMENIAN GENOCIDE VICTIMS IN ELBLONG By Nana Petrosian

AZG Armenian Daily #202 08/11/2005

An Armenian khachkar was erected in the Polish town of Elblong to the memory of the Armenian Genocide victims and as a token of the Armenian-Polish friendship, member of National Unity faction and the Armenian-Polish parliamentary friendship group Aghasy Arshakyan told journalists. The unveiling ceremony took place on October 30 with the participation of Armenians from different Polish regions and towns, Vice Mayor of Elblong and Armenian Consul in Poland. A liturgy in memory of Genocide victims was carried out before the unveiling ceremony. The message of Armenian Parliament Speaker Artur Baghdasarian was read during the ceremony. A.

Arshakyan also informed that it was proposed to make the Goris and Abovyan twin cities with Elblong.

Sculptor Robert Hovsepian from Yerevan settled on cutting the khachkar as soon as he heard about this intention on TV. Aghasy Arshakyan helped in finding the stone for the monument whereas the Armenian lawmakers supported in transporting the khachkar weighing 1.5 tones to Poland.


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