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Sunday Of The Judge

March 30th, 2014


Lections: The Letter of Paul to the Philippianss 3:1-4:9   Pages 180-181

Lections: The Holy Gospel According to Luke 17:20-18:14   Pages 73 - 74
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 - We welcome all who have come to worship the Lord on this Fifth Sunday of Lent. We are now halfwy to the glorious feast of the Resurrection.  We hope that by denying ourselves much of anything, the Lenten effort doesn't seem to be a hard one.  As designated by the Church the whole period of Lent including Holy Week, is intended to be one of self-discipline, a time of reflection, spiritual discipline and self-examination all in preparation for the glorious and joyful Resurrection of our Lord.  The theme for Bible Study will be Living the Gospel:  Jesus Appears to Mary.

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 fifth Sunday of Lent and is called the Sunday of the Judge.  This parable teaches us the importance of persistence and the need to be in constant communication with God as revealed through an unjust and unrighteous judge who is the center of this day's message." Please refelct on Luke 18:1-8 .     

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 Haig Koloyan Benjamin Manoyan Alyce Schaffer
Marty Abezetian Alla Krivens Genevieve Movesian Lisa Schaffer
Betty Alberts Violet Koresian Joshua Najarian Sam Sommese
David Chan George Calistro Mark Nahabedian Mary Tarazoff
Marge Demerdjian Steve Tootooian Heghna (Helen) Paloian Agnes Vartabedian
Agnes Eghoian Edward Gaus 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.

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.

99th Armenian Martyr's Day Commemoration April 24th, 7:30 pm. - Vigil Service.  The Service will take place at Saints Joachim and Anne Armenian Apostolic Churh 12600 S. Ridgeland Ave., Palos Heights, Il.  Reception to follow, there will also be a display of select historic items from the Armenian Genocide.   

March 30th, April 6th and April 13 there will be a special collection on behalf of the Syrian relief.  Proceeds will be sent to the Diocese by Friday, April 18th.  Online contributions may also be made on the Diocesan website, please select the "Syrian Relief" item in the drop down menu. 

On Monday Fr. Aren will be in the Church office from 2:00 - 5:00pm. and on Wednesday from 10:00 - 2:00pm.  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 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.

Tuesday, April 1st -         Parish Council meeting 7:30pm.

Saturday, April 5th -       Regional Women's Guild Retreat, Racine, WI

Sunday, April 6th -         Last day to turn in receipes for the Women's Guild Cookbook

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. 

Thursday, April 24th -   99th Armenian Martyr's Day Commemoration - 7:30 pm.


Church Attendance, March 23rd, 2014 - 55


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