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Father Parsegh (Basil) Sousanian with the Armenian Catholic Parish Community of Our Lady Of The Assumption (Sydney) and The Holiest Hearts of Jesus and Mary (Melbourne) welcome you to the 11:00am Sunday Mass (Surp Badarak). Participate in the Armenian Liturgy and afterwards for refreshments and church events. All are welcome. Please invite and bring along family and friends.

I Remember and Demand - Public Radio of Armenia dedicated news and articles section

Centenary Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide

The commemoration will be held on Friday 24th April at the Sydney Town Hall at 7.00 pm.

It is therefore the duty of every Armenian to make an effort and attend this most sacred event in the Armenian Calendar, as it marks the passing of 100 years of the terrible calamity that befell the Armenian nation, where 1.500.000 million of our people perished at the hands of the barbarous Ottoman government of 1915.  It is our sacred duty to attend.

Armenian liturgical mass at St Mary’s Cathedral

An Armenian liturgical Holy Mass will be jointly celebrated by all the Armenian Churches in Sydney at St. Mary’s Cathedral on 2nd May 2015 at 11.00am for the souls of the victims of the Armenian Genocide.

Once again we stress the importance of attending this Holy Mass to pray for the souls of our ancestors who perished, whilst being subjected to the most inhumane and atrocious methods of torture and humiliation, a heinous crime perpetrated by the Ottoman government of the day.

This Special Mass will be televised so that the general public and the world can see and realize and become aware of the calamity that was inflicted upon our forefathers in 1915.


Pope prays that Divine Mercy might help reconciliation over Armenian genocide

Pope Francis and Armenian Catholic Patriarch Nerses Bedros XIX Tarmouni

Pope Francis and His Holiness Karekin II

Pope prays that Divine Mercy might help reconciliation over Armenian genocide


The Armenian Genocide Education Website Australia


1915 - 2015 - The Armenian Genocide
The majority of Armenian Diaspora communities were formed by the Genocide survivors.

Tsitsernakaberd + Genocide Memorial + in Yerevan, capital of Armenia
+ Genocide Memorial +
in Yerevan, capital of Armenia

Armenia is a state that inspires hope:
Thorbjørn Jagland

Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland  speaking at the global forum “Against the Crime of Genocide” in Armenian capital Yerevan - 22/04/2015 (Public Radio of Armenia)

Speaking about the Armenian Genocide, Thorbjorn Jagland said “what was committed against the Armenian people hundred years ago was the loss of not only Armenians but also the entire world.”

“I am sad, I am thinking about those people who lost their lives during that tragedy. I am excited to be here. I am from Fridtjof Nansen’s country, and I am even more excited in this connection, the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland, stated at the International Social and Political Global Forum against the Crime of Genocide.

He noted that one hundred years ago the Armenians were brutally killed, and thousands of Armenians were driven to poverty. “This was not only the loss of the Armenians, but the loss of the world,” he said.

“To prevent new tragedies, we should sympathize with those who suffered and paid with their lives,” Jagland said.

In his words, politics hampers sympathy. “All states have the responsibility to prevent violations of rights against innocent people. First of all, it is the states that have the duty to prevent ethnic cleansings and the international organizations should support them.”

“Armenia is a state that inspires hope. You have been able to turn your suffering into strength, and the entire world can see it this week,” Mr. Jagland stressed.

Church of Christ has a mission to help prevent crimes against humanity: His Holiness Karekin II


“The Armenian Catholic Church is a welcoming missionary Catholic Community, nurturing its people in faith and service (Spiritual and Social), support the continued use of the Armenian language and cultural integration and seeking to reflect and share the compassion of Jesus Christ with our community and beyond.”

Fr Basil

Fr. Parsegh (Basil)



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I Remember and Demand - Public Radio of Armenia dedicated news and articles section
I Remember and Demand - Public Radio of Armenia - dedicated section for latest news and articles


Central Bank of Armenia issues coins on Armenian Genocide centennial  

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How Komitas preserved Armenian folk music
In the 1990s, the duduk found its way into movie soundtracks, radio playlists and record collections of the west. Yet as Cara Rosehope writes, the music of Armenia’s national instrument might never have survived the Armenian genocide were it not for Komitas—a priest, musician, composer and so much more.


"I have the strength for everything through him who empowers me."

Jesus I Trust In You.

Armenian Genocide 1915

1915 Armenian Genocide
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Make this your special year.
Discuss with me your intentions.
Let me answer your questions.
Call me anytime. Fr Basil.

Fr Basil


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