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 Seventh Sunday of Advent -
 January 4
, 2015 

Lections:   The Book of Isaiah 51:15-52:3 Pages 728 - 729 

Lections:   The Letter to the Hebrews 13:18-25 Page 205

Lections:  The Holy Gospel According to Luke 22:24-30 Page 79

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 Seventh Sunday of Advent.  As we near the end of Advent, let us all prepare for the joyous celebration of the coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  

Fellowship Hour:  Following church services you are invited to a spaghetti luncheon sponsored by the Knights and Daughter's of Vartan to benefit their Benevolent programs as well as our St. Gregory Sunday School.

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

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 the Hitik Family for taking the responsibility of the cost of Keeping "The Light of St. Gregory" illuminated for the month of January.    

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.   

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

Sunday, January 4th -          Spaghetti Luncheon sponsored by the Knights and Daughters of Vartan

                                              Acolyte Training following Divine Liturgy

Monday, January 5th -         Eve of the Feast of the Nativity & Theophany of our Lord Jesus Christ 

                                             Traditional Armenian Christmas Readings  7:00pm.

                                             Jrakalouyts - Christmas Eve Divine Liturgy 7:30pm.

Tuesday, January 6th -       Armenian Christmas - Divine Liturgy 10:00am. followed by Blessing of the Water 

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

Monday, January 12th -     Merelotz  10:00am.

                                            Bible Study 8:00pm.

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

Sunday, February 22nd -   Parish Assembly






Church Attendance,  December 28th,  2014 - 65


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