ETCHMIADZIN (Noyan Tapan)–A Memorial Mass was held on Sunday August 8 at the St. Echmiadzin Church on the 40th day of the passing of Karekin I–Catholicos of All Armenia’s. Archbishop Arsen Berberian conducted the mass.
Catholicossal Locum Tenens Archbishop Bishop Nerses Pozapalian–in his sermon– praised the life and religious accomplishmen’s of the late Catholicos. After his remarks the Archbishop performed a special ceremony in front of the Catholicos’ grave. Hundreds of followers–clergymen–and government officials were present at the ceremony.
All the churches of the Holy See of Cilicia also held Memorial Mass on Sunday August 8 in memory of the late Catholicos.
Aram I–Catholicos of the Holy See of Cilicia conducted the Mass at the Antilias Church. He remembered Karekin I’s dedication to the Church of the Holy See of Cilicia and announced that the church has established the "Karekin I–Catholicos of All Armenia’s Memorial Fund" that will help publish religious books. Aram I called out to all Armenia’s to contribute to the fund that will aid a cause in which Karekin I believed.