Divine Mass held in Baghdad in commemoration of Armenian martyrs of Artsakh

BAGHDAD – In the presence of Head of the Armenian Orthodox Church in Iraq and the Kurdish Region of Iraq (KRI) Archbishop Avak Asadourian, a Divine Mass was held for the souls of the martyrs of Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh), who were martyred in the 44-day war that Azerbaijan launched against the Armenian Republic of Artsakh.

The Mass was led by Father Kevork Arshakian in the Church of Sourp Krikor Loussavoritch (Saint Gregory the Illuminator) in Baghdad, with the participation of church deacons and choir.

The Mass was also attended by the Chargé d’Affaires of Armenian Embassy in Iraq Alik Gharibian, members of the Central Administrative Committee in Baghdad and members of the sub-committees, in addition to a large gathering of believers, reports IshtarTV.

After the Mass, a wreath of roses was laid on the genocide martyrs’ monument located in the churchyard. Then, the Armenian Issue Committee in Iraq held a cultural evening in the Gulbenkian Hall of the Armenian School. The evening included speeches, poems, national anthems and a review of the Armenian people’s history.