President Serzh Sargsyan participated in the ceremony to commemorate the newly-canonized martyrs of the 1915 Armenian Genocide that took place at Westminster Abbey. The ecumenical service was led by Bishop of London Richard Chartres and His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians. The ceremony was also attended by His Royal Highness Prince Charles of Wales.
In the year of the Armenian Genocide Centennial, the ecumenical prayer for the memory and immortal souls of the canonized Armenian Genocide victims also urged all people of good will, nations and peoples to join the prayer for justice and to speak out against the gravest crime against humanity, as well as to pray for the promotion and maintenance of peace in the world.
During the service, the sacred songs were performed by the choir of London’s St Yeghiche Armenian Church.