Memorial Service and Unveiling of Genocide Monument at Ararat Home

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, a special event was held at Ararat Home in Mission Hills on Thursday, March 12, 2015, presided by leaders and clergy of the Armenian Apostolic, Catholic, and Evangelical Churches, and with the participation of residents.

The commemoration began with requiem service at the Sheen Chapel conducted by H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, H.E. Archbishop Hovnan Derderian, Primate, Very Rev. Fr. Armenag Bedrossian represented H.G. Bishop Mikayel Mouradian, and Rev. Joe Matossian. At the conclusion of the service, a moment of silence was observed for our martyrs and a prayer was offered near where the remains of Armenian Genocide victims rest.

The commemoration continued in the courtyard with the unveiling of the new Genocide memorial monument by the Nalbandian family and the blessing by clergy. Assisted Living Facility residents planted trees near the monument in a touching symbol of the rebirth of the Armenian nation.

A reception hosted by the board and administration followed, during which guests enjoyed a musical performance by Salpy and Sossy Kerkonian on the harp and flute.

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