By the order of Bishop Meghrig Parikian, Prelate, Prelacy churches across Canada will offer prayers and bless the tricolor flag on the occasion of the 96th anniversary of the first Armenian Republic and the 23rd anniversary of the current Republic of Armenia this Sunday, May 25. Requiem service will be offered for the souls of the fallen heroes of Sardarabad, Bashabaran, Gharakilise, and the new martyrs of the struggle for Artsakh.
The official definition of the colors, as stated in the Constitution of the Republic of Armenia, is: “The Red emblematizes the Armenian Highland, the Armenian people’s continued struggle for survival, maintenance of the Christian faith, Armenia’s independence and freedom. The Blue emblematizes the will of the people of Armenia to live beneath peaceful skies. The Orange emblematizes the creative talent and hard-working nature of the people of Armenia.”