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Celebrating 50 Years
 Guest Celebrant His Eminence Archbishop Khajag Barsamian  
October 19th
, 2014

Lections: The Holy Gospel According to Luke 4:14 -23 Pages 55-56

Lections:  The Letter of Paul to the Galatians 4:3-18 Pages 172-173

Epistle:  Charles Babikian   Gospel: Harutyun Johns
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 celebrate our 50th Anniversary.

Requiem Service (Hokehankisd) Page 56 of the Divine Liturgy Book.  Requiem Service will be offered today for the repose of the souls of all deceased Pastors and all deceased Parishioners of St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Church.

Altar Flowers - The flowers adorning the altar today are presented to the glory of God by Mr & Mrs. Artsrun Ohanyan in honor of the Acolyte Ordination. 

Following Divine Liturgy, Please join us under the tent for a Free Celebratory Reception as we come together to celebrate Our 50th Anniversary.   

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 home 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.   Our thanks to Sam Abezetian for taking the responsibility of Keeping "The Light of St. Gregory illuminated at the stained glass window for the month of October in memory of his brother Marty Abezetian.  

The Candles and Incense were donatated by the Parish Council today to honor our newly ordained Acolytes and to congratulate the St. Gregory community on the 50th Anniversary at 6700 West Diversey and all those who contributed to its success.

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  

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 - 3:00.


2014 Calendar of Events

 Tuesday, October 28th - 100th Genocide Committee Meeting   

 Wednesday, October 29th - Picnic Wrap Up Meeting 8:00pm.

 Monday, November 3rd - Bible Study 8:00-9:30pm.






Church Attendance,  October 12,  2014 - 56


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