In the morning on 24 April, 2013 a crowded procession of the Armenian community in Georgia moved from Avlabari Surb Etchmiadzin Church in Tbilisi to the Tbilisi Pantheon of the Armenian Writers and Public Figures "Khojivank”. The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Armenia to Georgia Hovhannes Manoukian, Head of the Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Holy Church in Georgia, His Grace Bishop Vazgen Mirzakanyan, Advisor to the President of Georgia Van Baiburtian, First Deputy Chairman of the Parliament's Committee on Human Rights and Civil Integrity Gedevan Popkhadze, Deputy Chairman of the Committee Ruslan Pogosyan, representatives of the sister Churches in Georgia the Head of Roman Catholic Church in the Caucasus Bishop Giuseppe Pasotto, the representative of the Baptist Church in Georgia Bishop Ilia Osepashvili, Pastor of the Lutheran Church Viktor Miroshnichenko - bowed to the memory of victims of the Armenian Genocide.
They laid wreathes at khachkar, then a prayer service for the souls of the victims of the Armenian Genocide was conducted.
On the same day at Surb Etchmiadzin Church under the leadership of the Head of the Diocese of Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Holy Church in Georgia, His Grace Bishop Vazgen Mirzakhanyan Divine Liturgy was conducted. Diplomatic staff of RA Embassy to Georgia, spiritual fathers of the sister Churches, the representatives of the diplomatic missions accredited in Georgia attended the service. The sacrista ... »»»