On the occasion of the 40th Day after Death, the Hamazkayin Central Committee of Lebanon organized an event dedicated to the memory of Sarkis Giragossian. The event took place on Sunday, August 30th, immediately following his requiem service in the “Giligia” museum of the Catholicosate of Anthelias.
Among those present were his family, relatives, friends, members of the community, as well as representatives of different organizations.
Irma Dedeyan gave the opening speech for the event. She stated that this memorial gathering coincides with Sarkis Giragossian’s 40th Day after Death, and it assembles those who respected him, his ideas and his legacy. She continued by saying that with the passing of Sarkis Giragossian, the Lebanese Armenian community lost a great poet, a literary master, a cultivator of literature and culture, an editor and a keeper of the Armenian language, which he upheld with much conviction and devotion.
Sarkis Giragossian passed away too soon, leaving behind a great deal of projects and unfinished work. We are left with only his memory. Irma Dedeyan affirmed that the Lebanese Armenian community will continue to embrace his legacy and memory with gratitude and respect.
After the opening remarks, Fr. Vahrij Gharakhanian recited poems from Sarkis Giragossian’s vast poetry collection. The event continued with a performance of the song “Yerp Alegodz” interpreted by Avedis Akrabian, accompanied by Haroutioun Mgrditchian on the piano.
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