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Palm Sundays

April 13th, 2014


Lections: The Letter of Paul to the Philippians 4:4-7             Pages - 180-181

Lections: The Holy Gospel According to Matthew 20:29-21:17  Page - 20
Epistle: Arnold Koresian Gospel: Michelle Babikian
Greeter:  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 - Today is Palm Sunday, which falls this year on April 13th, 2014 and marks the end of the Lenten period.  On this day the ACYOA will host a Homemade Spaghetti & meatball luncheon and celebration of yourth.  We hope that all of you came together as a family to share the joy of Christ's triumphant entry into Jerusalem and to encourage our youth by sharing in the luncheon they have prepared for our parish.

Blessing of the New Altar Curtains and Blessing of the Doors - This afternoon, following the ACYOA luncheon, the Opening of the Doors Service "Trunpatzek" will be preceded by the blessing of our New Altar Curtain.  Please make time to participate in the two VERY brief services.  The service of the Opening of the Doors will be conducted in English and commemorates our entrance into the sacredness of Holy Week.  Please be apprised of the schedule of Holy Week Service.

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 Georgia Calistro Mark Nahabedian Mary Tarazoff
Marge Demerdjian Edward Gaus Heghna (Helen) Paloian Agnes Vartabedian
Agnes Eghoian  Caraline Dzubin Ramon Prats Marilyn Reibel

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.

Confession and Communion - Those who will 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 Asdoodzo.  Ladies must have a head covering when approaching the Holy Altar. 

Care, Maintenance and Cost of the “Light of St. Gregory” - Our thanks to Leona Mirza for taking the responsibility of the cost of Keeping "The Light of St. Gregory" illuminated for the month of April in memory of Manoug Lousinian. Also, to Anonymous for taking the responsibility of the cost of Keeping "The Light of St. Gregory" illuminated for the month of April. Our thanks to the Babikian 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 April.

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.   

Today 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 - 3:00pm.  Fr. Aren can be reached on his cell phone at 773-457-4122.

2014 Calendar of Events

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

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

Tuesday, April 15th  -      Remembrance of the Ten Maidens - Vespers Service 7:00pm.

Thursday, April 17th -     Maundy Thursday Divine Liturgy (Remembrance of the Last Supper) 10:00am., Washing of the Feet Service "Vodunluva"  7:00pm., Service of Darkness                                                 8:30pm.

Friday, April 18th -           Good Friday The Church will be open from 12 noon to 3:00pm. for prayer and Contemplation, Commemoration of Christ's Crucifixion "Khachelootiun" and                                               Burial "Taghoom"  7:30pm.

Saturday, April 19th -    Holy Saturday (Easter Eve) "Jurakalouytz" Traditional Armenian Easter Eve Scripture Readings 6:00pm., Easter Eve Divine Liturgy "Jurakalouytz" 6:30pm.                                            Following Service, light refreshments will be served by the Women's Guild. Bring your lamps to take the light home 

Sunday, April 20th -       Easter Morning Service 10:00 am, Divine Liturgy 10:30am., Festive Home Blessing in our church hall.

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


Church Attendance,  April 6, 2014 - 51


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