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August 17th, 2014

Lections: The Holy Gospel According to Luke 1:26-38  Page 51

Lections:  The First Letter of Paul to the Galatians 3:29-4:7 Page 172
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! We rejoice in the presence of all who have come to worship as we celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of the Holy-Mother-of-God and Blessing of Grapes. 

Altar Flowers - The flowers adorning the altar today are presented to the glory of God by the Nairi Choir. 

Fellowship Hour - Following church services you are invited to Fellowship Hour hosted by Helen & Michelle Babikian 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 David Chan Harry Kent Manooshak Salvador
Yn. Shoushan Hazarian Marge Demerdjian Benjamin Manoyan Alyce Schaffer
Sharon Ackerman Debbie Demondo Mark Nahabedian Lisa Schaffer
Baby Jack Fleege Agnes Eghoian Joshua Najarian Sam Sommese
Baby Tiffany Marie Fransuhi Karachorlu Carol Paloian Mary Kalashian
Betty Alberts Isabel Grace Khalil Heghna (Helen) Paloian Agnes Vartabedian
Edith Bata Violet Koresian  Ramon Prats Luke Michaels 
Georgia Calistro  Alla Krivens  Jillian Marie Pogue  Ted Woosely 

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 - 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.  

Special Choir Plate Collection Today -Today, the first collection plate which will be passed during the Diptyches ("Arakelots"....Page36) will go towards the Nairi Choir Scholarship Fund of our church.

Condolences -  Our condolences to the Abezetian Family on the death of Marty Abezetian on August 10th, 2014. A life time member of St. Gregory Armenian Church.  Funeral Services were held here at St. Gregory Armenian Church by the Very Rev. Fr. Aren Jebejian.  May his soul rest in eternal peace.   

Congratulations - to Brooke & John Murray who had a baby girl Skylar Irene Murray on August 12, 2014.  9lbs 5oz 20 inches long. 

Sunday School Opening Day will be on September 14th, 2014.

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. and on Wednesday from 10:00 - 3:00pm.

2014 Calendar of Events

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


Sunday, August 17th -              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)

Sunday, September 14th,       Exaltaton of the Holy Cross and opening day of Sunday School 








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