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February 23rd, 2014

Lections: The First Letter of Paul to Timothy 1:1-11 Page 188
Lections: The Holy Gospel According to John 7:37-52 Page 92
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 Sixth Sunday after the Octave of Theophany.

Requiem Service (Hokehankisd) - Page 56 of the Divine Liturgy Book - Requiem Service will be offered this morning forthe souls of: Magar & Armenouhi Kaprelian, Pana Khouri and for the newly departed soul of Helen Khouri requested by Robert & Victoria Kaprelian.

Altar Flowers - The flowers adorning the altar today are presented to the glory of God by Robert & Victoria Kaprelian in memory of Magar & Armenouhi Kaprelian, Pana Khouri and Helen Khouri.

Fellowship Hour - Following church services you are invited to Fellowship Hour hosted by Robert & Victoria Kaprelian in memory of Magar & Armenouhi Kaprelian, Pana Khouri and Helen Khouri.

Prayers for the Sick (Der Voghormia) - Page 45 of the 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-Room2211 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. Whentaking 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 toHelen Kuefnerfor 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 toAnonymousfor taking the responsibility of the cost of Keeping "The Light of St. Gregory at the stained glass window" illuminated for the Month of February.

10th Annual Poon Paregentan Dinner & Dancewill be held on March 1, 2014 at Ashton Place 341 75th St. Willowbrook, IL. Music by Karoon Band & Entertainment for children. To purchase tickets, please call: Nora Dulkadir at 847-883-9181 Adult Dinner & Dance $60.00, Children Dinner & Dance 12 and under $35.00. TODAY IS THE LAST DAY DINNER TICKETS WILL BE SOLD. Dance only 21 and over $35.00 pay at the door under 21 $25.00 pay at the door. For credit card payments go to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or make checks payable to "Poon Paregentan".

Parish Retreat - On March 8th, St. Gregory will be having a Parish-Wide retreat on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary. This is the first of a number of 50th Anniversary events which will take place to help us celebrate 50 years here at Diversey. The Theme of the retreat is "How to Build a Church", which will be focusing on what it takes to build and maintain a church. This is for everyone? Young and Old alike. Please RSVP by March 6th so that we will have enough food for lunch. There is no charge for participating, a free will offering will be requested. Lent is a time for self-reflection, what better way than to participate with fellow parishioners during this 50th anniversary.

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.

On Monday Fr. Aren will be in the church office from 2:00 - 5:00pm. and on Wednesday Fr. Aren will be at the Diocesan Council meeting and can be reached on his cell phone at 773-457-4122.

2014 Calendar of Events

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

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
Sunday, March 2nd - Poon Paregentan Pot Luck Luncheon
Monday, March 3rd - First Day of Lent
Friday, March 7th - Lenten Vigil Service - 7:30pm.
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 hosted by St. John, Greenfield, WI
Wednesday, March 26th - Meecheenk
Church Attendance, February 16, 2014 - 40

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