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 Fifth Sunday of Advent -
 December 21st
, 2014 

Lections:   The Book of Isaiah 40:18-31 Page 716 

Lections:   The Letter to the Hebrews 4:16-5:10 Page 198

Lections:  The Holy Gospel According to Luke 18:9-14 Page 74

Epistle:  Michelle Babikian   Gospel: Arnold Koresian
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 on this Fifth Sunday of Advent which is within the 50 day period when many Christians are preparing for Christ's coming, or Christmas.  It is a time for reflection and self-examination as well as fasting, prayers, Scripture reading and most of all church attendance.      

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 The Nairi Choir, all proceeds will go to the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

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:

Alla Krivens Manooshak Salvador
Yn. Shoushan Hazarian David Chan Benjamin Manoyan Alyce Schaffer
Georgia Calistro Violet Koresian  Mark Nahabedian Lisa Schaffer
Baby Jack Fleege Agnes Eghoian Joshua Najarian Sam Sommese
Baby Tiffany Marie Fransuhi Karachorlu Judy Pierce Ted  Woosley
Tara Bassi Isabel Grace Khalil Ramon Prats Agnes Vartabedian
Edith Bata Luke Michaels Steve Tootooian

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.

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 Sam Abezetian for taking the responsibility of the cost of Keeping "The Light of St. Gregory" illuminated for the month of December in memory of his brother Marty Abezetian.  Our thanks to Edie, Claudia & Harutyun Johns  for taking the responsibility of Keeping "The Light of St. Gregory illuminated at the stained glass window for the month of December in memory of Marguerite & Wahan Johns.  

Our Condolences to the Demerdjian Family on the death of Marjorie Demerdjian who entered eternal rest on Sunday, December 14, 2014.  Funeral Services were held here at St. Gregory the lluminator Armenian Church on Thursday, December 18th officiated by The Very Rev. Fr. Aren Jebejian.  The Family has requested in Lieu of Flower Donations be made to St. Gregory Armenian Church.   May her soul rest in eternal peace.

We are looking for a Godfather of the Cross for the Christmas Blessing of the water service.  If any young man is interested please see Fr. Aren. 

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. They are one great stocking stuffer.  

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.   


2014 Calendar of Events

 Wednesday, December 24th - Church office closed for Christmas Eve

 Thursday, December 25th -    Church office closed for Christmas

 Sunday, December 28th -      Winterfest meeting following church services

 Monday & Tuesday

  January 5th & 6th -               Armenian Christmas (Schedule to follow)

Sunday, January 11th -          Women's Guild Christmas Luncheon

Sunday, January 18th -          Women's Guild Meeting

Tuesday, January 20th -        Parish Council Meeting

Saturday, January 24th -       Genocide Centennial Kickoff 

Saturday, January 31st -       Winterfest

Saturday, February 14th -     Poon Paregentian Dinner Dance

Sunday, February 15th -      Poon Paregetian

Monday, February 16th -     First Day of Lent






Church Attendance,  December 14th,  2014 - 51


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