MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR THE VICTIMS OF THE PONTIANS’ GENOCIDE
His Eminence Archbishop Aristovoulos of Madaba, who comes from Paslah town of the Archdiocese of Kologne, continuing his long-term tradition, asked and received the blessing by H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos and after midnight on Monday, 5th/18th to Tuesday 6th/19th May, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Holy Sepulchre, with a memorial service for the repose and the salvation of the souls of the hundreds of thousands of victims of the genocide of the Greeks of Pontus by Turkey. The years range starts from the time of Komninos’ Dynasty up to the present, and especially during the years 1916-1922. May the Lord give rest to their souls in the land of the living.
Ever lasting their remembrance.