Earthquake Commemoration Activities

Monday marks the 10th anniversary of the Dec. 7–1988 earthquake–which devastated northern Armenia. To mark the anniversary and commemorate the victims of the earthquake–the following events are scheduled.

*A memorial Mass and concert–officiated by His Grace Prelate Bishop Moushegh Mardirossian will take place Monday at the St. Garabed Church in Hollywood on Monday beginning at 7 p.m. The concert by the Church Choir will proceed under the direction of Prof. Ara Manash. All Prelacy and Diocese affiliated churches will hold special requiem services on Sunday.

*The Board of Regions of the Armenian Schools announced that on Monday all Prelacy-affiliated Armenian schools will remember the victims of the Armenian Earthquake with a moment of silence that will start at 11:41 a.m. Each Armenian School will organize an assembly in remembrance of the disaster during which the school’s principal–faculty– staff–and students will renew their dedication to their nation.

*The Gumri Compatriotic Union will present a memorial gathering at the Verdugo Hills Country Monday evening 6 p.m.

*The residents of Armenia and the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic will observe a moment of silence at exactly 11:41 a.m. Monday–in memory of the victims of the earthquake. Dec. 7 is a national holiday in Armenia and Karabakh.

*A special insert marking the 10th anniversary of the earthquake is featured in the Weekend edition of Asbarez.


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