ARMENIAN COMMUNITY IN STRASBOURG HAS OWN CHURCH AND SUNDAY SCHOOL

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July 02, 2012 | 22:30

STRASBOURG. - Over 8,000 Armenians live in Strasbourg and Alsace
region in France, who has mainly migrated at early 1990s. They are
mainly employed in construction and trade.

The priest Ter Vache Hayrapetyan was appointed as a spiritual leader of
local Armenians and founded the Armenian Church of Strasbourg in 2010.

The first holy liturgy was served on January 6, 2010, celebrating the
Birth of Jesus. Since then, the day has become a Day of the church
foundation, while the All-Armenian Catholicos Karekin II sent his
blessings. A cultural center and a Sunday school function next to
the church as well since this year.

To note, the priest serves liturgies in other regions, including
Nantes and Metz as well.