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  • The new Holy Vietnamese Martyrs, Norcross, is an impressive church that can be seen as one is driving along Interstate 85. The community “wanted to build an American church with a Vietnamese flair.” It was dedicated on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28. Photo By Michael Alexander
  • An altar server leads the offertory procession during the Mass of dedication at Holy Vietnamese Martyrs Church, Norcross. Photo Courtesy of Holy Vietnamese Martyrs Church
  • Joined around the altar by concelebrants within and outside the Archdiocese of Atlanta, Bishop Joel M. Konzen, SM, center, conducts the consecration during the Liturgy of the Eucharist at the Nov. 28 Mass of dedication. Photo Courtesy of Holy Vietnamese Martyrs Church
  • On the day of the dedication for Holy Vietnamese Martyrs Church, Norcross, a number of people who worked so diligently on the project were attendance. The front row attendees included (l-r) Sebastian Garcia, Sizemore Group junior architect, Mr. & Mrs. Vu Dinh Lam, Paris based artist, sculptor and liturgical art consultant, Lynette Howard, former District 2 Gwinnett County Commissioner, Father Francis Tuan Q. Tran, pastor, Bishop Joel M. Konzen, SM, Father Tuan-Anh N. Pham, parochial vicar, Mr. & Mrs. CC Nguyen, building committee members, Bill de St. Aubin, Sizemore Group lead architect, and Mr. & Mrs. Danh Nguyen, pastoral council chairman. Photo Courtesy of Holy Vietnamese Martyrs Church
  • The palm frond and mat border are prominent elements throughout the new Holy Vietnamese Martyrs Church. The palm frond represents martyrdom and the mat border represents the bamboo mat the thousands of Vietnamese were murdered upon as they stood up for their faith. Photo By Michael Alexander
  • Work is still ongoing inside the new Holy Vietnamese Martyrs, Norcross, even though the Mass of dedication took place Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28. The interior is filled with rich symbolism unique to the Vietnamese Catholic community. Photo By Michael Alexander
  • There are five circles like this one inside a bamboo mat border going down the center aisle. They represent five of the seven sacraments, beginning with the baptismal font in the narthex and ending with the altar in the sanctuary. The three circles within each other represent the Trinity. Drone Photo By Allen Kinzly

The new Holy Vietnamese Martyrs, Norcross, is an impressive church that can be seen as one is driving along Interstate 85. The community “wanted to build an American church with a Vietnamese flair.” It was dedicated on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28. Photo By Michael Alexander


Norcross

With church dedication, Holy Vietnamese Martyrs Church begins new chapter

On Nov. 28, an estimated 4,000 people witnessed the dedication of Holy Vietnamese Martyrs Church, a towering building with roofs of sweeping overhanging eaves.