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Fourth Sunday After the Exaltation of the Holy Cross
 October 5th
, 2014

Lections: The Holy Gospel According to Mark 11 : 27-33 Page 44

Lections:  The Second Letter of Paul to the Corinthians 13:5-13 Page 170

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 having you with us today worshipping the Lord as we continue with the liturgical season of the Cross, let us commit ourselves by attending Badarak regularly.

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 Denise Black 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 Carl Paloian Ted  Woosley
Betty Alberts Isabel Grace Khalil Heghna (Helen) Paloian Agnes Vartabedian
Edith Bata Violet Koresian  Ramon Prats Marge Sarkesian
Georgia Calistro  Alla Krivens  Jillian Marie Pogue  DC Morris

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.

Heghna (Helen) Paloian who is now at Avanti Nursing Home located at 6840 W. Touhy, Niles IL Room 127.

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 Kazarian  for taking the responsibility of the cost of Keeping "The Light of St. Gregory" illuminated for the month of October in memory of Manoog & Sirphouie Kazarian and Siranoush Arakelian.    

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.   

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 Fr. Aren can be reached on his cell phone at 773-457-4122.

2014 Calendar of Events

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

Friday, October 10th-           Choir Rehearsal 7-10pm.  

Saturday, October 11th -     Choir Rehearsal 10:30 - 1:00pm 

Saturday, October 11th -     Acolyte Training 1:00-4:00pm.

Sunday, October 12th -        Mandatory Dress Rehearsal for Choir and Altar Servers following Divine Liturgy 

Wednesday, October 16th -  Catechism - Consecration of a Church 8:00-9:30pm.

Friday, October 17th -          Service of the laying of hands - Presided by His Eminence Khajag Barsamian 8:00 pm.

Saturday, October 18th        Nairi Choir Rehearsal 9:30-12 noon.

Sunday, October 19th -        Guest Celebrant - His Eminence Archbishop Khajag Barsamian


                                             Formal Banquet presided by His Eminence 2:30 pm. 













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