Last night at Etchmiadzin Cathedral we witnessed the canonization ceremony sanctifying ALL of the victims of the Armenian Genocide (Translation: victims of the Armenian Genocide were granted sainthood- an unprecedented move by the Armenian Church).
This evening we will participate in a candlelight march to the Armenian Genocide Memorial (Tsitsernakaberd) along with our fellow volunteers and thousands of Armenians to honor the victims and survivors of the Armenian Genocide.
For those of you who are interested in reading/seeing/learning more about the Armenian Genocide we have complied a few resources below.
A brief summary of the Armenian Genocide and current political issues surrounding the genocide:
The Armenia entry into the Eurovision song competition:
"Face the Shadows" by Genealogy (a group consisting of one Armenian and Diasporan Armenians from France, USA, Australia, Ethiopia, and Japan)
A opinion piece about the Armenian Genocide, Turkish denial, and the United States' role in the normalization of the denial worldwide:
Images from yesterday's event at Etchmiadzin Cathedral - Studio Sweers Photography (2015)