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Fifth Sunday After the Exaltation of the Holy Cross October 12th
, 2014

Lections: The Holy Gospel According to Mark 12 : 35 -44 Page 45

Lections:  The Letter of Paul to the Galatians 2:1-10 Page 171

Epistle:     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 Kenarr Chiodo 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.

Special Prayers for Arnold Koresian who is at Lutheran General Hospital recuperating from an infection.

Heghna (Helen) Paloian is now back at Lutheran General Hospital.

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.    

Next Weekend is finally here after preparing for over a year. Listed are the events planned:  Friday 8:00pm. Bestowing of the Four Minor Orders of the Armenian Church presided by His Eminence Archbishop Khajag Barsamian.  Saturday 2:00-4:30pm. The primate and members of the Diocesan Council will meet with the church Leadership. Sunday 10:00am. Morning Services, 10:30am. Episcopal Diving Liturgy - His Eminence Archbishop Khajag Barsamian Guest Celebrant.

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.   

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 taking his day off and will be in the church office on Wednesday from 10:00 - 3:00.

2014 Calendar of Events

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

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

                                               FOLLOWING DIVINE LITURGY, A FREE CELEBRATORY RECEPTION OPEN TO ALL

                                              Formal Banquet presided by His Eminence 2:30 pm. 














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