On April 23, on the Open altar of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, the Canonization Service for the Martyrs of the Armenian Genocide was offered, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Catholicos of All Armenians; and His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia. State officials lead by Mr. Serzh Sargsyan, President of the Republic of Armenia; Diocesan Primates, clergy of the Armenian Church, as well as heads and delegations of the Sister Churches were in attendance for the service.