Lections: The First Letter of John 5:13-21 Page - 217
Lections: The Holy Gospel According to John 12:12-23 Pages - 97-98
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! We welcome all who have come to worship the Lord. We are pleased to have you with us and look forward to seeing you each and every Sunday.
Requiem Service (Hokehankisd) Page 56 of the Divine Liturgy Book. Requiem Service will be offered today for the repose of the souls of Beatrice Asadorian - 40 day - requested by the Zakarian Family. Also for Deacon Magar & Vartouhi Rose Nahabedian requested by the Nahabedian Family.
Altar Flowers - The flowers adorning the altar are presented to the glory of God by John and Georgette Mrofcza in celebration of the Marriage of Greg and Pamala Mrofcza.
Fellowship Hour - Following church services you are invited to fellowship hour hosted by the Zakarian Family in memory of Beatrice Asadorian.
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:
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 Victoria & Robert Kaprelian for taking the responsibility of the cost of Keeping "The Light of St. Gregory" illuminated for the month of June. Our thanks to Paula Aznavoorian Clare and family for taking the responsibility of keeping "The Light of St. Gregory" illuminated at the stained glass window for the month of June in memory of Veronica Aznavoorian.
Congratulations - We offer our congratulations to Greg Mrofcza and Pamala Vilches who were crowned in Holy Matrimony on May 30, 2014 here at St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Church by The Very Rev. Fr. Aren Jebejian. We wish them all of God's Blessings.
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 Fr. Aren will be in the church office from 2:00 - 5:00pm and on Wednesday From 10:00 - 3:00pm.
2014 Calendar of Events
**50th Anniversary Weekend October 17-19th**
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)
Thursday, June 5th - Picnic Meeting 7:30pm.
Saturday, June 7th - Women's Guild Meeting and Planning For The Future 10:00am - 2:00pm.
Sunday, June 8th - Pentecost
50th Anniversary Marriage Renewal Service
Monday, June 9th - Hye Camp Board Meeting
Tuesday, June 10th Parish Council Meeting 7:30pm.
Wednesday, June 11th - 50th Anniversary Meeting 8:00pm.
Sunday, June 15th - Father's Day
Sunday, June 22nd - Deacon Services 10:30am.