This khachkar cross-stone in Jerusalem's Old City recalls the Armenian genocide, a
painful and complex chapter of history still waiting for wider recognition.
Yesterday, after prayer, eighteen Jerusalem churches rang their bells one hundred times to mark the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the genocide.
Today, after a memorial Mass at St. James, wreaths were laid at the monastery in the Armenian Quarter.
At noon there were demonstrations at the Turkish consulate in Jerusalem and at the Turkish embassy in Tel Aviv.
In the afternoon all the Patriarchs of Jerusalem gathered at the Holy Sepulchre for a memorial Mass.
In Armenia one and a half million victims were yesterday canonized.
There is also a video of today's ceremony at the monument in Yerevan, Armenia, to which Israel sent an official delegation of several Knesset members.
For more about Armenian Christians in Jerusalem see my earlier posts.
May justice be done, as we remember this tragedy.
To learn more:
Video of "Face the Shadow," Armenia's 2015 song for the Eurovision contest.