Lections: The Holy Gospel According to John 3 : 13-21 Page 86
Lections: The Letter of Paul to the Galatians 6:14-18 Page 174
Epistle: Arnold Koresian Gospel: Michelle Babikian
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! With joy, we welcome all who have come to worship the Lord as we celebrate the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. This is the last major feast of the calendar year and the greatest of the four celebrations of the Holy Cross. Today, we join Armenian Christians throughout the world to worship and receive Holy Communion - Christ's Flesh and Blood. May the warmth of Christ's love be in all of us.
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 Paula Clare and all that helped 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:
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 - Michael Brown from the Rory Group presents a gift to St. Gregory for the good health for Ted Woosley.
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 Harry & Shirley Paloian for taking the responsibility of the cost of Keeping "The Light of St. Gregory" illuminated for the month of September in Honor of Noah's First Birthday and Papa's 80th Birthday. Our thanks to Armen and Linda Zakarian for taking the responsibility of keeping "The Light of St. Gregory illuminated at the stained glass window for the month of September in memory of Armenak Zakarian & Edward & Beatrice Asadorian.
We would like to thank the Sunday School Students for planting and providing the sweet basil along with Leona Mirza who also provided the sweet basil for today.
ON SALE NOW - To Purchase your 50th Anniversary Cookbook call the church office at 773-637-1711 or pick one up during Felowship hour. The cost per book is $25.00
Armenian Cross Stained Glass Window Raffle In commemoration of St. Gregory's 50th Anniversary. The drawing will be held on October 17, 2014 the evening of the Acolyte Ordination and will be blessed by Archbishop Khajag Barsamian. To purchase your raffle ticket see Michael Tootooian during Fellowship hour, $50.00 donation per ticket, or call the church office at 773-637-1711 to have one mailed to you.
St. Gregory's Community Dance Hosted By The ACYOA Seniors - Enjoy a night of Mezza and Music featuring the Hye Vibes of Chicago. Saturday September 27th, 2014 from 7pm-midnight - 21& over: $30.00 and under 21 $15.00, Mezza, Beer & Wine included cash bar for mixed drinks. Proceeds to Benefit St. Gregory the Illuminator's 50th Anniversary. For any questions please call the church office at 773-637-1711.
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 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 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*
Wednesday, September 17th - Choir Rehearsal
Thursday, September 18th - Catechism 8:00-9:30pm.
Sunday, September 21st - Acolyte Training - following Divine Liturgy
Monday, September 22nd - Bible Study 8:00-9:30pm.
Tuesday, September 23rd - Parish Council Meeting 7:30pm.
Saturday, September 27th- St. Gregory's Community Dance
Wednesday, October 1st - 50th Anniversary Meeting 8:00pm.
Saturday, October 4th - Acolyte Training 1:00-4:00pm.
Saturday, October 11th - Acolyte Training 1:00-4:00pm.