In all Armenian churches and chapels of Ukraine today passed mourning church services in memory of victims of a destructive Spitak earthquake of 1988. About it reports "News - Armenia" with reference to Analitika.at.ua.
Head of the Ukrainian Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church, archbishopGrigoris Buniatyantoday I carried out a public prayer in the cityNikolaev, near хачкара (a cross - a stone) at church of Surb Gevorg under construction - churches of a name of Saint George.
The destructive earthquake in Spitak happened in 1988, at 11 hours 41 minute local time and, practically, to the ground razed two cities in the north of Armenia - Spitak and Leninakan (present Gyumri), also were destroyed over hundred villages. Some more cities were suffered partially.
25 thousand people were lost, about 100 thousand people were wounded, many for the rest of life remained the disabled people, more than 500 thousand were homeless. The Spitak earthquake is among the largest accidents in the world.