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Choral Evensong Commemorating the Armenian 1915 Genocide

27 April 17:00 - 18:00

Overhead shot of the Christ Church Cathedral Choir

Choral Evensong is essentially a service of reflection—of leaving ourselves open that God may speak to us through the psalms, readings and canticles, which are the core of the service. We welcome you to share with us in worship that has been offered here for nearly a thousand years. Cathedrals with a great choral tradition draw upon a rich inheritance of music, much of it sung by the choir alone. In the Anglican tradition this music finds its natural setting in the office of Evensong, a combination of the medieval offices of Vespers and Compline. Here beauty in language and music can speak to us of God in a rich and diverse way. Within this hallowed space you may forget the ceaseless activity of daily life and be still.

There are no announcements during services. Please join strongly in all spoken parts and in the singing of hymns (where these are appointed). To aid reflection you are invited to sit during the psalmody and canticles.

The Armenian Genocide unofficially began with the arrest of 250 Armenian intellectuals by Turkish officials on April 24, 1915. Over the next several years a series of systematic deportations and mass executions along with intentional starvation would cause the deaths of more than one million Armenians in Ottoman Turkey. The aftermath left the remaining Armenian population scattered, resulting in one of the greatest diasporas in the twentieth century…

Armenian Community in Ireland Իռլանդիայի հայկական համայնք

You can access the Service Sheet, and this month’s Music List here: Service Sheet and Music List

There is no charge to attend services. All are welcome!

You can watch the service online here: Watch Online


27 April
17:00 - 18:00
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