Armenian Church of Atlanta buys more property

Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern)
630 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10016
Contact: Jake Goshert, Coordinator of Information Services
Tel: (212) 686-0710 Ext. 60; Fax: (212) 779-3558
E-mail: [email protected]

April 1, 2004


The mission parish of Atlanta, GA, announced this week that it has purchased
a two-acre lot next to the property it already owned. The parish now has
four acres of land for the site of its future church building.

The plot purchased also comes with an existing 3,000 square foot house,
which will be used as a temporary community center and place of worship
until the church is constructed.

“This is a great moment in the development of the Armenian community of
Atlanta,” said Armen Karapetian, chairman of the parish council. “The dream
of having our own place was shared by many of us for a long time. Finally
it has become a reality.”

The parish has about $50,000 in work it wants to do to its new house
building before using it for services. However with community help in the
construction work, the final renovation cost could be less.

The house will become a community center for activities by the parish and
it’s chapter of the Armenian Church Youth Organization of America (ACYOA).
Parish leaders also hope to use the building for community functions, such
as music nights or dinners.

“This building will be used for various organized activities aimed at
bringing our youth closer together and preserving our Armenian heritage,”
Karapetian said.

— 4/01/04

E-mail photos available on request. Photos also viewable on the Eastern
Diocese’s website,

PHOTO CAPTION (1): Members of the Armenian Church of Atlanta, GA, gather at
a house on two acres of property bought as part of the site for its future
church building.

PHOTO CAPTION (2): The land recently bought by the Armenian Church of
Atlanta, GA, includes this building, which will be used as a worship space
and community center until a permanent facility is built.

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