Lections: The Prophet Isaiah 63:18-64:12 Page 739
Lections: The First Letter of Paul to Timothy 1:1-11 Page-188
Lections: The Holy Gospel According to John 7:37-52 Page-92
Epistle: Michelle Babikian Gospel: Arnold Koresian
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 on the Fourth Sunday after the Octave of Theophany, 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 soul of Marjorie Demerdjian requested by the Demerdjian Family.
Altar Flowers - The flowers adorning the altar today are presented to the glory of God by Armen & Linda Zakarian in celebration of Craig Koresian's 50th Birthday.
Fellowship Hour - Following church services you are invited to Fellowship hour hosted by the Demerdjian Family in memory of Marjorie Demerdjian.
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:
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 Dulkadir Family for taking the responsibility of the cost of Keeping "The Light of St. Gregory" illuminated for the month of February in memory of Hayrabed Dulkadir and the Moripek Family. Our thanks to Anonymous for taking the responsibility of Keeping "The Light of St. Gregory" illuminated at the stained glass window for the month of February for the Glory of God.
On the Occasion of Craig Koresian's 50th Birthday, Mr & Mrs. Arnold Fish from Florida presented a gift to St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Church.
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.
Condolences - We offer our condolences to the Salvador/Caliskian Family on the death of Manooshak Salvador who entered eternal rest on February 3rd. Funeral Services were held at St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Church by the Very Rev. Fr. Aren Jebejian. In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to St. Gregory Armenian Church. May her soul rest in eternal peace.
When the Need Arises - Get in Touch With the Church Office - Before 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.
Fr. Aren will be attending the annual CCT (Christian Churches Together) meeting and can be reached on his mobile phone at 773-457-4122.
2015 Calendar of Events
Saturday, February 14th - Poon Paregentian Dinner Dance
Sunday, February 15th - Poon Paregetian
Monday, February 16th - Bible Study 8:00 - 9:30pm.
Monday, February 16th - First Day of Lent
Tuesday, February 17th - Parish Council Meeting
Thursday, February 19th -Centennial Commemoration showing of the Genocide Documentary "I Hate Dogs"
Saturday, February 21st - Women's Guild Annual Lenten Retreat entitled "Women of the Genocide"
Sunday, February 22nd - Parish Assembly
Sunday, March 1st - Deacon's Services
Monday, March 9th - Bible Study 8:00-9:30pm.
March 16 - 18th - Midwest Clergy Retreat
March 20-22 - ACYOA Jrs. Retreat
Sunday, March 29th - Palm Sunday