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 Sunday of the Expulsion
 - February 22
, 2015 

Lections:   The Prophet Isaiah 33:2-22  Pages 709-710

Lections:   The First Letter of Paul to Romans 12:1-13:10 Page-147

Lections:  The Holy Gospel According to Mathew 5:17-48 Page-4 & 5 

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 to Parishioners and Friends - We happily welcome all who have come to worhship the Lord today.  As we enter the weeks of lent with special services, we will be entering one of the most exciting seasons of the liturgical years.  It is a period of forty days designated by the church as a time of reflection, spiritual discipline and self-examinations in preparation for Easter.  Fasting and prayers are the two most important elements.     

Requiem Service (Hokehankisd) Page 56 of the Divine Liturgy Book.  Requiem Service will be offered today for the repose of the souls of the 21 Coptic martyrs and for all the Middle East who have lost their lives.   

Fellowship Hour - Due to the Parish Assembly there will not be coffee hour.                                                                                             

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. 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  Claire Manoogian
Elizabeth Krikorian 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.

During Great Lent communion is not openly offered however, if anyone would like to receive Holy Communion, arrangements can be made with Fr. Aren.

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. 

Deacon's Services - March 1st, Morning Service will begin at 10:30am. and Divine Liturgy will begin at 11:00am. 

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.  

Centennial Commemoration - This year marks the centennial of the Armenian Genocide.  There are a number of National and local events.  Please consult the diocesan website www.armenianchurch.net for a list of events, or for local events, www.chicagogenocidecentennial.com.

 Next week Fr. Aren will be in Florida visiting parishioners and can be reached on his cell phone at 773-457-4122.

2015 Calendar of Events


Sunday, February 22nd -  Parish Assembly

Sunday, March 1st -          Deacon's Services

Saturday, March 14th -     Saintly Women's Day

                                          ACYOA Senior's Lenten Retreat. 

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

Sunday, March 15th -       Vartanantz/Genocide Commemoration The Armenian Genocide "The Story of My Family's Exile from Turkey" 3:00pm.

                                         AGBU Center 7248 N. Harlem Ave. 

March 16 - 18th -             Midwest Clergy Retreat

March 20-22 -                  ACYOA Jrs. Retreat

Sunday, March 29th -      Palm Sunday








February 15, 2015 Church Attendance - 55

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