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Easter Sunday

April 20th, 2014


Lections: The Acts of the Apostles 1:15-26       Page - 108

Lections: The Holy Gospel According to Mark 16:2-8  Page - 50
Epistle: Arnold Koresian Gospel: Michelle Babikian
Greeter:  Robert Kaprelian, Gregory Tootooian 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 - On this triumphant Easter morning, we're glad you are here to celebrate Christ's victory over sin and death.  Today is the most important Christian feast of the year - Easter celebrates the return to life of Jesus Christ.  After His Crucifixion, Jesus' return to life is called the Resurrection.  We ask that you share this joy with one another today and always.

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.


Special Choir Plate Collection Today - Today, the first collection plate which will be passed during the Diptyches ("Arakelots"..Page 36) will go towards the Nairi Choir Scholarship Fund of our church.

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.   

On Monday Fr. Aren will be in the Church office from 2:00 - 5:00pm. and on Wednesday Fr. Will be attending the Diocesan Council meeting.   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 20th -       Easter Morning Service 10:00 am, Divine Liturgy 10:30am., Festive Home Blessing in our church hall.

Monday, April 21st -      Remembrance of the Dead "Merelotz" Requiem Service - 11:00 am

Monday, April 21st -      Bible Study  8-9:30pm.

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

Sunday, April 27th -     Blessing of Madagh

                                      Godparents Sunday



Church Attendance,  April 13, 2014 - 151


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