It's really a no-win to argue against this canonization, but I can't help but continue to question it. Not just because we simply cannot tell how many of them were actually believers and how many of them actually died in circumstances that can be considered martyrdom (not to mention how many there actually were), but also because the political questions at play here are problematic at best. If the 100th anniversary of 1915 wasn't two years away, and if Turkey had actually recognized the Genocide by now, we wouldn't be talking about canonization in 2013. The Genocide martyrs are being used for their political utility, not for their actual sanctity. The Catholicoi holding a synod of bishops with Serzh Sargsyan front and center is pretty much all you need to know. Saints should be saints on their own accord and in their own time, not just because it's politically prudent to decide they should be saints in time for the centenary. Call me cynical, but I have, and will continue to have huge reservations about this.
Should they be saints? Yes, many, if not all should be if the circumstances warrant. But they should become so only in a way that honestly and transparently takes into account the accurate historical record, which may take more time than the church has to canonize them in time for April 24, 2015. Let's do this correctly and on its own timeline, not just what seems politically prudent for the Republic of Armenia and the respective Catholicosates at the present moment.
Also, calling the annual April 24th Hokehankisd "ridiculous" is ridiculous in itself. Especially when just about all of them are held with survivors and/or the children of survivors present.