Portland Maine: Mass, procession will mark Armenian genocide

Portland Press Herald (Maine)
April 24, 2004 Saturday, FINAL Edition

Mass, procession will mark Armenian genocide

The Anglican Cathedral of St. Paul in Portland will commemorate the
Armenian holocaust at a High Mass at 10 a.m. Sunday.

After the Mass at the cathedral at 279 Congress St., a procession
will go to the Armenian Community Memorial on Cumberland Avenue.

A reception will be held in St. Paul’s Parish Hall after the
procession. All are welcome.

More than 1.5 million Armenians died during the genocide by the
Ottoman Empire between 1915 and 1923. A memorial was dedicated last
year to the Armenian community in Portland, which dates back to the
late 19th century.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS