Politics 10:47 05/04/2021 Armenia

Edgar Ghazaryan: Armenia’s ‘pathetic’ government decided to ‘punish’ Holy Church and the faithful

Edgar Ghazaryan, a former chief of staff of Armenia’s Constitutional Court, took to Facebook on Sunday to denounce the move to make the Remembrance Day of the Dead following Easter a working day in the country.

“The pathetic government of Armenia, which finances satanic futuristic performances, has decided to “punish” the Armenian Apostolic Holy Church demanding their resignation for treacherous and destructive steps and the faithful people,” Ghazaryan wrote. 

“As a result of their deadly and incompetent actions, relatives of more than 5,000 young servicemen and almost as many victims of COVID-19 were deprived of the opportunity to mark the Remembrance Day of the Dead (Merelots) of their relatives in line with the Christian tradition. Merelots, following the Feast of the Glorious Resurrection, has been established as a working day, preventing hundreds of thousands of people to visit the graves and be comforted by the sacrament of the Holy Resurrection.

“Instead, Citizen's Day remains on our distorted calendar – citizens who died due to the fault of these villains, who became helpless, poor and homeless. It only remains to hope that on Citizen's Day the surviving citizens will have the opportunity to visit the grave of the creator of their misfortunes,” he said.

The Armenian Apostolic Church celebrated the Feast of the Glorious Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ on April 4.



Source Panorama.am
Share |
Տեքստում սխալ կամ վրիպակ նկատելու դեպքում, ուղարկեք խմբագրին հաղորդագրություն` նշելով տվյալ սխալը, այնուհետև սեղմելով Ctrl-Enter:

Newsfeed

19:47
MP says 11% increase in Armenia’s military spending is low indicator in post-war period
An 11% increase in Armenia’s military spending is a rather low indicator in the post-war period for the restoration of the security system...
18:54
Biden sets new rules as air travel to the US reopens
The White House has outlined new rules for foreign travellers to the US, as flight restrictions lift for the first time since the pandemic began...
18:48
Armenia’s Artur Hovhannisyan wins opening bout at World Boxing Championships
Armenian boxer Artur Hovhannisyan (51 kg) won his opening bout at the 2021 AIBA World Boxing Championships being held in Belgrade, Serbia from...
18:23
Ameriabank and HSBC Armenia to provide their customers access to each other’s ATMs without additional fees
A new offer for cardholders from Ameriabank CJSC (Ameriabank) and HSBC Bank Armenia CJSC (HSBC Armenia). From this time forward, the cardholders...
18:18
Judge Anna Danibekyan denies motion to recuse herself
Judge Anna Danibekyan refused to recuse herself from the criminal case involving Armenia’s second President Robert Kocharyan and former...
17:58
Converse Bank paid coupons for AMD and USD bond
Converse Bank has made two coupon payments. On October 15, the coupon of AMD bonds (AMCOVSB28ER6) was redeemed in the amount of 49 million...
17:50
Ombudsman is the only senior official standing up for Armenia’s interests, says opposition MP
MP Artsvik Minasyan, the secretary of the opposition Armenia faction in the parliament, says even a pro-government deputy indirectly blames the...
16:53
Kanye West's 'Donda' hits 1 billion streams on Spotify
Kanye West‘s latest album DONDA has surpassed 1 billion streams on Spotify, HYPEBEAST reports. According to Chart Data, which...
16:37
‘Those who renounce Artsakh are traitors’: Opposition MPs voice support for Gegham Manukyan
Opposition lawmakers on Tuesday launched a campaign to voice their support for Gegham Manukyan, an MP from the opposition Armenia faction, after...
16:03
MP Artur Ghazinyan not elected deputy committee chair for 9th time
Lawmakers from the ruling Civil Contract faction again blocked the appointment of opposition MP Artur Ghazinyan as Deputy Chairman of the...
15:40
Substitute of Vatican’s Secretariat of State to visit Armenia
Substitute for General Affairs of the Vatican's Secretariat of State, Archbishop Edgar Peña Parra will pay an official visit to...
15:14
Lavrov: Russia-NATO relations cannot be called catastrophic because there are none
Russia-NATO relations cannot be called catastrophic because there are no such relations at all, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on...
14:59
Human rights attorney Siranush Sahakyan awarded with ANCA-ER's Freedom Award
Human rights attorney Siranush Sahakyan, the president of Yerevan’s International Comparative Law Center, has been awarded by the Armenian...
14:57
Turkish president arrives in Varanda
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has arrived at the Fizuli Airport (Varanda) in the occupied territories of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic....
14:22
Delta strain accounts for nearly 100% of COVID cases worldwide — sanitary watchdog
The Delta strain accounts for nearly 100% of coronavirus cases worldwide, Anna Popova, chief of Russia’s sanitary watchdog, said on...
14:07
Security officers forcibly removed Gegham Manukyan from National Assembly podium
Tensions went high in Armenia’s National Assembly on Tuesday after the Deputy Speaker of parliament Ruben Rubinyan ordered the security...
13:27
Statue of "the best Armenian athlete of the 20th century" Albert Azaryan to be erected in Yerevan
The council of elders of Yerevan, the self-government body of the capital city, approved on Tuesday a decision to erect a monument to the...
13:06
German attache in Moscow given a note over Germany’s nuclear deterrence statements
The German military attache in Moscow was summoned to Russia’s Defense Ministry where he was handed a note and told that statements by...
12:56
Turkey reverses threat to expel European ambassadors
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan backtracked on an earlier threat to expel 10 foreign ambassadors -- including seven from Europe -- after...
12:32
National Assembly to discuss delimitation issues at a closed sitting
The one-fifth of the total number of Armenian parliamentarian proposed to hold an urgent discussion concerning the situation on the contact line...
11:50
Armenia reports 59 Covid deaths on Oct. 26
Armenia has confirmed 1,517 new cases of coronavirus in 24 hours, bringing the national tally to 298,069  as of 11 a.m. Tuesday, October...
11:26
US envoy says Iran nuclear deal effort is in “critical phase”
Efforts to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal are at a “critical stage” and Tehran’s reasons for avoiding talks are running...
10:50
Deputies welcomed with applause the opposition lawmaker released from custody
Opposition lawmaker from Armenia bloc, former head of Sisian community Artur Sargsyan, who has  been recently released from custody on...
10:23
Snow reported in Sisian, Goris regions
Snow is observed Sisian, Goris regions and Sravan and Meghri mountain passes as of October 26 at 09.10, the Road Department Fund reported. All...
20:00
Another quake registered near Bavra village
On October 25, at 16։57 local time (at 12։57 GMT) the Seismological Network of the Territorial Seismic Protection Service of the MES of RA...
19:29
Greece reportedly declared Turkish-Armenian intellectual Sevan Nisanyan 'persona non grata'
The government of Greece on Monday declared Turkish-Armenian author and intellectual Sevan Nisanyan "persona non grata." Nisanyan was...
19:12
Georgia's Garibashvili ‘not to allow’ mandatory vaccination
Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili, the chair of Government’s Inter-Agency Coordination Council tasked with handling COVID-19 in...
18:18
Singer Mher Armenia marches from Shurnukh village to Yerevan demanding authorities to resign
Armenian singer nicknamed Mher Armenia, who is also the founder of "The Voice of the Nation" party has announced the launch of...
17:59
Snow observed on some roads in Armenia
Light snow is observed on October 25 at 17.00 on the roads of Ani, Artik, Ashotsk regions and on Talin-Mastara-Lanjik roadway, the...
17:36
Converse Bank: A success story - Under one roof
In 2018, A1 Group established a Business Center in Shengavit, joining under one roof companies operating in IT, marketing, accounting and other...

Follow us and get updates!

Most popular articles

{"core.blocks.header.spell_message1":"Selected mistake: ","core.blocks.header.spell_message2":"Send a message about the mistake?"}