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Barekendan of the Fast of Assumption
August 10th, 2014

Lections: The Holy Gospel According to Mark  2:1-12  Pages 32-33

Lections:  The First Letter of Paul to the Corinthians 13:11-14:5 Page 159
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! On this summer morning, we welcome you to worship.  In the spirit of love and friendship, it is our hope that you will be with us on Sundays of worship services during the summer months. 

Requiem Service (Hokehankisd) - Page 56 of Divine Liturgy Book.  Requiem Prayers will be offered for the souls of  John "Garo" Dadian. Requested by Mary Dadian and for Mary Battle on the Anniversary of her passing by her loving husband Philip, daughters Sharon & Vatche Khachadourian, Marianne & Jim Schneeberger and loving grandchildren Jereme, Luc, Dana, Ani, Ara & Lena.  

Altar Flowers - The flowers adorning the altar today are presented to the glory of God by Mary Dadian in memory of Garo Dadian and in loving memory of Mary Battle presented by her loving husband Philip, her daughters Marianne and Sharon and her 6 beloved grandchildren on the Anniversary of her passing. 

Fellowship Hour - Join in our celebration of the 40th Annual Armenian Fest and enjoy a day of good food and fun.  

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 Edith Bata Benjamin Manoyan Alyce Schaffer
Marty Abezetian Alla Krivens Jillian Marie Pogue Lisa Schaffer
Betty Alberts Violet Koresian Joshua Najarian Sam Sommese
David Chan Georgia Calistro Mark Nahabedian Mary Tarazoff
Marge Demerdjian Debbie Demondo Heghna (Helen) Paloian Agnes Vartabedian
Agnes Eghoian Isabel Grace Khalil  Ramon Prats Mary Kalashian
Sharon Ackermann   Carl Paloian Harry Kent  Ted Woosley 

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.

Special Prayers - We pray for Marty Abezetian who suffered a stroke and is recuperating at the Alden Rehabilitation Facilty in Des Plaines, Il. 

Special Prayers - for Heghna (Helen) Paloian who is recuperating at Presence Resurrection Nursing Rehab in Park Ridge, IL.

Violet Koresian is at Central Baptist Village located at 4747 N. Canfield Ave. Norridge, IL 60706-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 - For those who wish to 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 Asdoozo.  Ladies must have a head covering when approaching the Holy altar.

Care, Maintenance and Cost of the “Light of St. Gregory” - Our thanks to Mary Dadian for taking the responsibility of the cost of Keeping "The Light of St. Gregory" illuminated for the month of August in memory of Garo Dadian. Our thanks to Philip Battle and Family for taking the responsibility of the cost of Keeping "The Light of St. Gregory" illuminated for the month of August in loving memory of Mary Battle.  Our thanks to the Chiodo Family for taking the responsibility of keeping "The Light of St. Gregory" illuminated at the stained glass window for the month of August  in memory of Alex Petrosian.  

Acolyte Training -Acolyte training will take place this week on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:00 am. - 3:00 pm.

A Night at the Ballpark in Rosemont - Chicago Bandits v. Akron Racers - Saturday, August 16th 7:30pm. Reserved seating $5.00.  Please call the church office at 773-637-1711 to reserve your seat.   

Home Blessing "Doon-orhnek" - Every Armenian Family is encouraged to have their home blessed.  In the Armenian Church, it is customary to have the pastor make home visitations during the 40 days after Christmas and Easter.  If you wish 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 OfficeBefore 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 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. on Wednesday Fr. Aren will be attending the Diocesan meeting of the Clergy called by Archbishop Khajag Barsamian. Fr. Aren can be reached on his cell phone at 773-457-4122.

2014 Calendar of Events

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




Thursday, August 14th -      Choir Rehearsal at 8:00pm.

Sunday, August 17th -         Feast of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God and Blessing of Grapes

                                            St. George Armenian Church Picnic (Waukegan, IL)

Tuesday, August 19th -      Parish Council Meeting 7:30pm.

Wednesday, August 20th - 50th Anniversary Meeting 8:oo pm.

Sunday, August 24th -      St. James Armenian Church Picnic (Evanston, IL)







Church Attendance,  July 27th, 2014 - 44


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