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Second Sunday After the Octave of Theophany

January 26, 2014


Lections: The Letter of Paul to Timothy 4:12-5:10           Page 190    
Lections: The Holy Gospel According to John 3:13-21     Page   86 
Epistle: Arnold Koresian Gospel: Michelle Babikian
Greeters: Gregory Tootooian and Robert Kaprelian

Please be advised that according to the tradition of the Armenian Church, members of the congregation are strongly reminded to refrain from walking in and out of the Sanctuary while services are in progress. You are especially reminded not to do so during Reading of Lections until the Creed is recited, The Chalice Procession,The Hymn “Der Voghormia,” Singing of Hayr Mer – Lord’s Prayer, During Confession and Communion and During the Sermon. Please, wait in the vestibule until such time when it is proper to enter the Sanctuary.

Welcome to Parishioners and Friends - We happily welcome all who have come to worship the Lord today.  During this week churches across the world will be praying for Christian unity.  Let us also pray for union with our brothers and sisters in Christ filled with joy and love in our hearts.

Hokehankisd - Page 56 of the Divine Liturgy Book - Requiem Service will be offered this morning for the reporse of the soul of:  Mary Byloz (Bylozian)   

Fellowship Hour - Following church services you are invited to Fellowship hour hosted by Nancy Berberian on behalf of the Women's Guild.

Prayers for the Sick (Der Voghormia) – Page 45 of Divine Liturgy Book.  

Let us remember and ask God’s Blessings for our parishioners, who are ill at home, in a hospital or nursing home. Let us continue with our prayers for:

Yn. Marianee Donikian Fransuhi Karachorlu Baby Tiffany Marie Manooshak Salvador
Yn. Shoushan Hazarian Grace Klujian Benjamin Manoyan Alyce Schaffer
Marty Abezetian Haig Koloyan Genevieve Movesian Lisa Schaffer
Betty Alberts Alla Krivens Joshua Najarian Sam Sommese
David Chan Violet Koresian Mark Nahabedian Mary Tarazoff
Marge Demerdjian Georgia Calistro  Heghna (Helen) Paloian Agnes Vartabedian
Agnes Eghoian  Steve Tootooian  Ramon Prats Nancy Weiss 

We ask that we be notified when a name should be removed. Thank you for your cooperation.

Prayer Requests - For those who request Hokehankisd (Requiem Service) or to enter a loved one's name on the prayer list, please call the church by Thursday of that week for printing in the Sunday bulletin. Requiem Service may take place during the entire year (including Lent) except for the 5 Tabernacle Feast Days.

Violet Koresian is at Central Baptist Village located at 4747 N. Canfield Ave. Norridge, IL 60756-Room 2211 and phone 708-583-8211.

Claire Manoogian is at The Grove located at 2732 N. Hampden Ct, Chicago IL  60614 - 773-248-6000.

Nicene Creed: Together, we shall recite the Nicene Creed (The Profession of Our Faith) on Pages 18-19 of the Divine Liturgy Book found in the pews. 

Kiss of Peace (Pages 26-27 of the Divine Liturgy Book) The person giving the greeting says:  Krisdos ee mech mer haydnetzav (Christ is revealed among us) The person receiving the greeting responds:  Ohrnyal eh haydnootiunn Krisdosee (Blessed is the revelation of Christ)

Confession and Communion - For those who wish to receive Holy Communion are asked to remain in their pews and together read the "Confession and Absolution" on Page 48 of the Divine Liturgy Book.  When taking Communion, make the sign of the cross and say:  I have sinned against God - Megha Asdoozo.  Ladies must have a head covering when approaching the Holy altar. 

Care, Maintenance and Cost of the “Light of St. Gregory” - Our thanks to Her Loving Husband Philip, Daughters Sharon & Vatche Khachadourian, Marianne & Jim Schneeberger, and loving grandchildren, Jereme, Luc, Dana, Ani, Ara & Lena for taking the responsibility of the cost of Keeping "The Light of St. Gregory" illuminated for the month of January in memory of Mary Battle.  Our thanks to Agnes Vartabedian for taking the responsibility of the cost of Keeping "The Light of St. Gregory at the stained glass window" illuminated for the Month of January. 

Mary Byloz Endowment Fund -  In accordance with the terms of the Mary Byloz Endowment of St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Church, the Trustees of the Funds are pleased to report that they distributed $9,049.08 for Educational purposes and $12,000.00 for Needy purposes for a total approved distribution in 2013 of $21,049.08.

Home Blessing "Doon-orhnek"  - Every Armenian family is encouraged to have their home blessed.  In the Armenian Church, it is customary to have the pastor make home visitations during the 40 days after Christmas and Easter.  If you wish to have your home blessed during Eastertide or at a late date, please call Fr. Aren to make arrangements

When the Need Arises – Get in Touch With the Church Office - Before making any preparations, in choosing date and time for Weddings and Baptisms, please be sure to contact our pastor, Fr. Aren Jebejian. All Sacraments must be arranged at least three months ahead. Other church related matters, such as hospital and home visitations and counseling, should also be made first with Fr. Aren. In order to invite clergy from other churches, arrangements must be made through the church office. 

Fr. Aren will be in New York on Monday for the Diocesan Council meeting and will be in the office on Wednesday from 10:00 - 3:00pm. and can be reached on his cell at 773-457-4122.

2014 Calendar of Events

**50th Anniversary Weekend October 17-19th**

Sunday, February 2nd -        Diocesan Summer Camp Sunday

Monday, February 3rd -        Bible Study 8:00 - 9:30 pm. 

Sunday, February 9th -         Annual Parish Assembly

Monday, February 24th -      Bible Study 8:00 - 9:30 pm.

Saturday, March 1st -           Poon Paregentan Dinner Dance

Monday, March 3rd -            First Day of Lent

Saturday, March 8th -          Parish Retreat - "How to Build a Church"

Monday, March 10th -          Bible Study 8:00 - 9:30 pm.

Saturday, March 15th -       Saintly Women's Day

Wednesday, March 26th -    Meecheenk


Church Attendance, January 19 - 14





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