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 Barekendan of the Fast of Catechumens
 January 25
, 2015 

Lections:   The Prophet Isaiah 61:10-62:9 Pages 737-738  

Lections:   The Second Letter of Paul to Timothy 2:15-26 Pages 192-193

Lections:  The Holy Gospel According to John 6:15-21 Page 89

Epistle:  Michelle Babikian   Gospel: Arnold Koresian
Greeter:  Robert Kaprelian 

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!  With open hearts we welcome all who have come to worship the Lord, in spirit of love and friendship, we welcome you and trust that you will be with us each and every Sunday.    

Requiem Service (Hokehankisd) Page 56 of the Divine Liturgy Book.  Requiem Service will be offered today for the repose of the souls of :

              Hrant Dink - Editor-in-Chief of the Bilingual Turkish Armenian Newspaper, Agos.  He was assassinated on January 19, 2007.

                                                           Also, for Mary Byloz (Bylozian) 

Fellowship Hour - Following church services you are invited to Fellowship hour hosted by Nancy Berberian on behalf of the Women's Guild.   If anyone wishes to host a coffee hour, please see Fr. Aren.                                                                                                   

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:

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 Ted Woosley
Baby Tiffany Marie Fransuhi Karachorlu Judy Pierce Agnes Vartabedian
Edith Bata Alla Krivens Ramon Prats
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.    

Mary Byloz Endowment Fund - In accordance with the terms of the Mary Byloz Endowment Fund of St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Church, the Trustees of the Fund are pleased to report that they distributed $13,249.71 for Educational purposes and $5,060.00 for Needy purposes for a total approved distribution in 2014 of $18,309.71

 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.

Lost Phone Charger - If anyone happens to see a white phone charger that was left in the kitchen on Saturday, January 10th, please let Diane Abezetian know. 

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 frm 10:00 - 3:00pm.


2015 Calendar of Events


Monday, February 2nd -    Bible Study 8:00-9:30pm.

Saturday, February 14th   Poon Paregentian Dinner Dance

Sunday, February 15th -   Poon Paregetian

                                           Centennial Commemoration showing of I hate Dogs

Monday, February 16th -   Bible Study 8:00 - 9:30pm.

Monday, February 16th -   First Day of Lent

Saturday, February 21st -Women's Guild Annual Lenten Retreat

Sunday, February 22nd -  Parish Assembly

Sunday, March 1st -          Deacon's Services

Monday, March 9th -         Bible Study 8:00-9:30pm.





Church Attendance,  January 25, 2015 -82


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