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Sunday Of The Prodigal Son

March 16th, 2014


Lections: The Second Letter of Paul to the Corinthians 6:1-7:1       Page 165
Lections: The Holy Gospel According to Luke 15:1-32                     Page    71
Epistle: Arnold Koresian Gospel: Michelle Babikian
Greeters:Gregory Tootooian, Robert Kaprelian and Harry Paloian

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 - With joy we welcome your presence as we join together to worship the Lord during this period of Great Lent.  We are in hopes that you are continuing your journey through this holy and spiritual period with reflection, almsgiving, prayer and fasting.  Let us joyfully prepare ourselves for the Resurrection of our Lord on Easter.

Altar Curtains Closed - During Lent, the church changes its outward appearance.  As we enter the church, the most noticeable change is that the curtains are closed. 

Lenten Sundays - In the Armenian Church all Sundays of Lent (seven weeks) have meaningful names, which reminds us of the various basic Christian truths to meditate upon during that Sunday and the whole week following.  Today is the third Sunday of Lent and is called the Sunday of the Prodigal Son.  This parable teaches us how to regain the paradise we lost and instructs us that no matter how much we stray from the good life, there is always hope to be one with God.  His love is unending and unconditional. Please refelct on Luke 15:1-32 .

Fellowship Hour - Following church services you are invited to Fellowship Hour hosted by the ACYOA.

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 home.

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.

Care, Maintenance and Cost of the “Light of St. Gregory” - Our thanks to Margie Kazarian for taking the responsibility of the cost of Keeping "The Light of St. Gregory" illuminated for the month of March in memory of Takouhie Kazarians birth month. Also, to Paula Aznavoorian Clare & Laura Aznavoorian in memory of Archie Aznavoorian. Our thanks to the Adami Family for taking the responsibility of the cost of Keeping "The Light of St. Gregory at the stained glass window" illuminated for the Month of March.

On Monday and Wednesday Fr. Aren will be attending the Midwest Clergy Retreat.  Fr. Aren can be reached on his cell phone at 773-457-4122.

2014 Calendar of Events

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


Sunday, March 23rd -        Afternoon of Memories I

              March 23rd -        50th Anniversary Meeting

Monday, March 24th -       Bible Study 8:00-9:30 pm.
Wednesday, March 26th - Meecheenk

Saturday, March 29th -     ACYOA Senior Retreat - Sts. Joachim & Anne Armenian Church 10:00 am. - 5:00pm.  

Sunday, March 30th -       Chicago Broadcast Ministries Presents Sanctuary - ABC Channel 7 at 11:00 am.

Sunday, March 30th -       Women's Guild Photograph - All current Guild Members are encouraged to be present on this date.

Monday, March 31st -       Bible Study 8:00 - 9:30pm.

Fri-Sun, April 4th-6th -    ACYOA Jrs.Lenten Retreat

Monday, April 7th -          Bible Study 8:00-9:30pm.

Sunday, April 13th -        Palm Sunday Luncheon sponsored by the ACYOA. 


Church Attendance, March 9th, 2014 - 57


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