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February 9th, 2014


Lections: The Second Letter of Paul to Timothy 2:15-26     Page 192 & 193   
Lections: The Holy Gospel According to John 6:15-21         Page 89 
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 on this Fourth Sunday after the Octave of Theophany

Fellowship Hour -  Due to the Parish Assembly there will not be fellowship hour.

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 Tara Bassi 
Wally Bassi

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 Helen Kuefner for taking the responsibility of the cost of Keeping "The Light of St. Gregory" illuminated for the month of February in memory of May Nahabedian.  Our thanks to Anonymous for taking the responsibility of the cost of Keeping "The Light of St. Gregory at the stained glass window" illuminated for the Month of February. 

The Smyrna Catastrophe, 1922 - An Illustrated Lecture by Prof. Richard Hovannisian hosted by the Chicago Armenian General Benevolent Union, Friday, February 21, 2014.  Refreshments at 7:00pm. Lecture at 7:30pm. AGBU Onnig Norehad Center - 7248 N. Harlem Ave. Chicago, IL.  This event if free and a book signing of Armenian Smyrna/Izmir will immediately follow the lecture.  For more information about the Feb. 21 program contact AGBU at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   or Leona Mirza at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or 773-588-2844.

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.

Catechism - Will be on February 20th from 8:00 - 9:30pm. Please join Fr. Aren as he talks about Theology of Angels:  "Do we serve them or do they serve us".  

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. 

Next week Fr. Aren will be visiting parishioners in Florida and can be reached on his cell phone at 773-457-4122.

2014 Calendar of Events

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

Sunday, February 9th -        Annual Parish Assembly

Sunday, February 16th -      Guest Celebrant Fr. Sahag Kaishian

Thursday, February 20th -   Catechism 8:00 - 9:30pm.

Sunday, February 23rd -      50th Anniversary Meeting following Church Services

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

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 - 9:30pm.

Saturday, March 15th -       Saintly Women's Day

Wednesday, March 26th -   Meecheenk


Church Attendance, February 2, 2014 - 36





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