On December 20, 2020, at the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy, a Requiem Service was offered for the peace of souls of the heroes who martyred during the Artsakh war. The Service was offered in the Armenian churches under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians.
The psalm ‘’Ter Voghormea’’ (Rosary) spread at the Cathedral of Saint George (Surb Gevork) and candles were lit in memory of our heroes. Requiem Service was offered under the presidency of the Vicar of the Armenian Diocese in Georgia, Rev. Father Archimandrite Kirakos Davtyan and with the participation of clergy and deacons.
At the conclusion, Rev. Father Archimandrite Kirakos Davtyan expressed gratitude to the memory of the thousands of soldiers, officers, commanders who consciously died in unequal battles for the defense of the Homeland. Rev. Father highly appreciated the role of the Armenians worldwide during these difficult and severe days for the Homeland, their consolidation and united support provided to Artsakh and Armenia.
Rev. Father urged the Armenians of Georgia to continue their support and to have their contribution with their modest donations and monthly payments in the activities of the foundation of long-term insurance for soldiers, supporting those families which have lost their sons, husbands, fathers, as well as those injured and disabled soldiers who now need long-term treatment and healing.
The Diocesan Primate concluded his speech by wishing peace to the world and health to the peoples.
Requiem Service was offered in the churches of the Armenian Diocese in Georgia in memory of the martyred soldiers who deceased protecting the borders of our homeland in Artsakh and Motherland.
The educational process continues in Armenian language teaching one-day schools of the Department of Education, Armenian Diocese in Georgia. In the situation of spread of epidemic and state of emergency in the country, from the very first day when the working process was stopped, on the initiative of Director of Department of Education Eugenia Markosyan and with the blessing of Vicar of the Armenian Diocese in Georgia, Rev. Father Archimandrite Kirakos Davtyan, the classes are held in a remote format in St. Gregory of Narek Saturday School and St. Elias the Prophet Sunday School. Teachers Tamara Gaboyan, Roza Zohrabyan and Revik Karapetyan recruited pupils from the first and second grades of the two schools and continue teaching according to the program.
The online classes with using modern methods are interesting for pupils, they learn Mashtots' alphabet, grammar of Armenian language, get acquainted with the treasury of Armenian literature and dive into the pages of Armenian history. And the most recent history lesson, dedicated to the 105th anniversary of Armenian Genocide, became a unique paying tribute to the memory of the 1.5 million canonized Holy Martyrs.
The remote classes of Armenian will continue until the end of the academic year.
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