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VAN, TurkeyThe annual pilgrimage and Mass at the Holy Cross Armenian Church on Vans Akhtamar Islandoriginally scheduled for Sept. 3has been postponed indefinitely, due to security concerns, reported Agos.

The Holy Cross Armenian Church on Vans Akhtamar Island

The Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople saidin a statement that the pilgrimage, which began in 2010, will not take place this year. Considering the rise of terrorist attacks and deaths in the region in recent daysthe Patriarchate has decided to postpone the pilgrimage to a later date, read the statement.

The Holy Cross Church underwent a controversial restoration between May 2005 and October 2006, with a stated budget of 2 million Turkish lira (approx. 1.4 million USD), financed by Turkeys Ministry of Culture. The church officially reopened as a museum in March 2007 in a ceremony attended by the Turkish Minister of Culture, government officials, Patriarch Mesrob II, a delegation from Armenia, and a group of journalists from news organizations around the world.

Several Armenian religious leaders who were invited to the opening ceremony decided to boycott the event, protesting the fact thatit was being reopened as a secular museum rather than a church.

The Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) Eastern U.S. Central Committee and the Armenian Democratic Liberal Party Eastern District USA issued a joint statement calling the reopening an occasion not for celebration, but for consternation and welcomethe decision to boycott the travesty. There was also controversy over the Turkish government’s decision not toplace across atop the church; there hasn’t been a cross on the Holy Cross Armenian Church since1915.

The first Mass at the church was allowed to be held on Sept. 19, 2010. Despite the lack of official numbers from that day, Turkish newspapers estimated the presence of up to5,000 people. Thousands of pilgrims from Armenia and the Armenian Diaspora were expected to attend the ceremony this year, asit is the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide.

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VAN, TurkeyThe annual pilgrimage and Mass at the Holy Cross Armenian Church on Vans Akhtamar Islandoriginally scheduled for Sept. 3has been postponed indefinitely, due to security concerns, reported Agos. The Holy Cross Armenian Church on Vans Akhtamar Island The Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople saidin a statement that the pilgrimage, which began in 2010, will not take place this year. Considering the rise of terrorist attacks and deaths in the region in recent daysthe Patriarchate has decided to postpone the pilgrimage to a later date, read the statement. The Holy Cross Church underwent a controversial restoration between May 2005 and October 2006, with a stated budget of 2 million Turkish lira (approx. 1.4 million USD), financed by Turkeys Ministry of Culture. The church officially reopened as a museum in March 2007 in a ceremony attended by the Turkish Minister of Culture, government officials, Patriarch Mesrob II, a delegation from Armenia, and a group of journalists from news organizations around the world. Several Armenian religious leaders who were invited to the opening ceremony decided to boycott the event, protesting the fact thatit was being reopened as a secular museum rather than a church. The Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) Eastern U.S. Central Committee [...]

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VAN, TurkeyThe annual pilgrimage and Mass at the Holy Cross Armenian Church on Vans Akhtamar Islandoriginally scheduled for Sept. 3has been postponed indefinitely, due to security concerns, reported Agos. The Holy Cross Armenian Church on Vans Akhtamar Island The Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople saidin a statement that the pilgrimage, which began in 2010, will not take place this year. Considering the rise of terrorist attacks and deaths in the region in recent daysthe Patriarchate has decided to postpone the pilgrimage to a later date, read the statement. The Holy Cross Church underwent a controversial restoration between May 2005 and October 2006, with a stated budget of 2 million Turkish lira (approx. 1.4 million USD), financed by Turkeys Ministry of Culture. The church officially reopened as a museum in March 2007 in a ceremony attended by the Turkish Minister of Culture, government officials, Patriarch Mesrob II, a delegation from Armenia, and a group of journalists from news organizations around the world. Several Armenian religious leaders who were invited to the opening ceremony decided to boycott the event, protesting the fact thatit was being reopened as a secular museum rather than a church. The Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) Eastern U.S. Central Committee [...]

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