April 24. A day of sorrow, or a day of rejoice?

“Who today, after all, speaks of the annihilation of the Armenians?” Hitler is reported to have said in 1939 before sending his troops to invade Poland.

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This April, for the first time since 1915, the 24th falls on Easter Sunday on the Armenian Church calendar.

And so, on this sacred day, for the first time since the Armenian Genocide, Armenians will join together as Christians to celebrate the ascension of Christ after his earthly death upon the cross, and also, as Armenians – heirs of an ancient people that arose nearly a century ago from the ashes of genocide – to mark our own rebirth as a nation.

We will recall with pride our resurrection as a people from the fires of hatred that nearly consumed us in 1915... resource: Asbarez.com

1 comment:

Haleh said...

As hard as it is to go back to history and be reminded of its ugly and painful realities, I think it's important to do so. Personally, I think the answer to... the question the writer poses about why genocide happen is because as humans we don't get the simple but profound truth that we are all one, created by the same Source, the same loving Creator...we are all God's children and therefore all brothers and sisters. Until we learn the fact that humankind is one and that we should love each other despite our differences and diversity, we'll continue to have hate, injustice, cruelties and war.