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May 25th, 2014


Lections: The First Letter of John 3:2-6       Page - 215

Lections: The Holy Gospel According to John 9:39-10:10  Pages - 94-95
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! This is the Sixth Sunday of Eastertide and we extend a hearty welcome to each worshipper here today.  

Krisdos Haryav ee Merrelotz!  Christ is Risen from the dead!  Orhnyal eh Harootiunn Krisdosee!  Blessed is the Resurrection of Christ!

Fellowship Hour - Following church services you are invited to fellowship hour hosted by Paula Clare on behalf of the Women's Guild. 

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 Caraline Dzubin 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 Heghna (Helen) Paloian Agnes Vartabedian
Agnes Eghoian 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 Margie & Joe for taking the responsibility of the cost of Keeping "The Light of St. Gregory" illuminated for the month of May in Loving memory of Takouhie Kazarian.   Our thanks to the Karachorlu Family for taking the responsibility of Keeping "The Light of St. Gregory" illuminated at the stained glass window for the month of  May.

We would like to thank Mark & Helen Nahabedian for donating the large candles on the Altar in memory of Deacon Magar & Vartouhi Rose Nahabedian.  

Susan Cholakian, Maryann Mugerian and Samantha Simonian from the AGBU Young Professionals will be here today to take a special collection for the Hye Camp 5K race. 

The last day for Sunday School is June 1st, 2014.  We hope to see all the children that day. 

Graduates Wanted - If you know of any graduates, please send a short bio (student's and parent's names, school, special achievements and honors, future plans, etc.) to the church office by June 5th. This will be a good way for our entire church family to share their accomplishment.  

Home Blessing "Doon-orhnek" - The Easter season is a traditional time during which homes may be blessed.  If you would like to have your home blessed, please call Fr. Aren at 773-637-1711 to arrange a day and time.

When the Need Arises - Get in Touch With the Church Office - Before making any preparations, in choosing date and time for Weddings and Baptisms, please be sure to contact Fr. Aren Jebejian. All Sacraments must be arranged at least three months ahead.  Other church related matters, such as hospital and home visitations and counseling, should also be made first with Fr. Aren.  In order to invite clergy from other churches, arrangements must be made through the church office.  


On Monday the church office will be closed for Memorial Day and on Wednesday  Fr. Aren can be reached on his cell phone at 773-457-4122.

2014 Calendar of Events

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


Monday, May 26th -       Office Closed - Memorial Day

Sunday, June 1st -        Ecumenical Sunday - 4pm. Opening Reception and 5pm. Prayer Service Located at First United Methodist Church at the Chicago Temple

                                      77 W. Washington St. Sponsored by the Ecumenism Metro Chicago (EMC)                       

Saturday, June 7th -     Women's Guild Meeting and Planning For The Future 10:00am - 2:00pm.

Sunday, June 8th -        Pentecost 

                                      Marriage Renewal Service


Monday, June 9th -       Hye Camp Board Meeting 

Thursday, June 11th -  Armenian Fest Meeting 7:30pm.

Sunday, June 15th -   Father's Day



Church Attendance,  May 18th, 2014 - 55


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