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 Sunday of the Advent
 - March 22
, 2015 

Lections:   The Prophet Isaiah 66:1-24  Pages 741-741

Lections:   The Letter of Paul to the Colossians 2:8:3 :17 Page-182

Lections:  The Holy Gospel According to Matthew 22-34-23 :39 Pages-23 & 24 

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, 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 worship the Lord on this Sixth Sunday of Lent.  We are now halfway to the glorious feast of the Resurrection.  We hope that by denying ourselves much of anything, the Lenten effort does not seem to be a hard one.  As designated by the Church the whole period of Lent including Holy Week, is intended to be one of self-discipline, a time of reflection, spiritual discipline and self-examination all in preparation for the glorious and joyful Resurrection of our Lord.     

Hokehankist - Requiem Service  For the soul of Rev. Fr. Haik Donikian requested by the Paklaian Family.  Also for Simon Mihranian (3 year anniversary) requested by the Kalamkarian Family.

Fellowship Hour - Following church services you are invited to Fellowship hour hosted byShoushan Paklaian and the Paklaian Family on behalf of the Women's Guild.                                                                                                 

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 Michael Levitzje
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.

Care, Maintenance and Cost of the “Light of St. Gregory” - Our thanks to the Babikian Family for taking the responsibility of the cost of Keeping "The Light of St. Gregory" illuminated for the month of March.  Our thanks to Fr. Aren Jebejian for taking the responsibility of Keeping "The Light of St. Gregory" illuminated at the stained glass window for the month of March  in Honor of his Uncle Ara Basherian's 80th Birthday. 

Centennial Event - Please join us today, following Fellowship Hour, the documentary "The Armenian Case" will be shown in our large hall.  It is a brief 43 minutes, narrated by Mike Connors.  

Forget me not Centennial Pins - St. Gregory has commemorative pins in the shape of the Forget Me Not Flower.  The cost is $5.00 each.

ACYOA Palm Sunday Luncheon - Please join family and friends for a kebab, pilaf and salad luncheon.  $18.00  ages 13 - adult, $10.00 - children 6-12 and free for children 5 and under. Please RSVP to the church office by Thursday, March 26, by calling 773-637-1711.

College Scholarships 2015 -  The application and reference forms must be submitted electronically by going to www.armenianchurch-ed.net/programming/scholarships/.   All applications must be accompanied by a recommendation from 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.

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 Wednesday from 10:00 - 3:00pm.  

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.


2015 Calendar of Events

Saturday, March 28th -           Talin Kids Dance Party - AGBU Center 3:30pm.  Admission $25.00 call 847-965-4537 or 847-630-5515.

Sunday, March 29th -              Palm Sunday ACYOA Luncheon

                                               Morning Service 10:00 am.

                                               Divine Liturgy 10:30 am. , Luncheon 12:30pm.    Opening of the Doors Service 2.30pm. 

Holy Tuesday, March 31st-    Remembrance of the Ten Maidens  7:00pm.

Maundy Thursay, April 2nd -  Divine Liturgy - 10:00 am.,  Washing of the Feet Service 7:00pm.   Service of Darkness 8:30pm.

Good Friday, April 3rd -        The Church will be open from 12 Noon - 3:00pm. for Prayer and Contemplation, Commemoration of Christ's Crucifixion       


Holy Saturday, April 4th -    Traditional Armenian Easter Eve Scripture Readings 6:00pm, Easter Divine Liturgy 6:30pm.

Easter Sunday, April 5th -    Morning Service 10:00 am. Divine Liturgy 10:30 am. Festive Home Blessing in our church Hall

Monday, April 6th -              Remembrance of the Dead "Merelotz"  11:00am.

Sunday April 19th-              Joint Divine Liturgy at Armenian All Saints Church, Glenview, IL.  This will be the last time we have Hokehankist for the Martyrs of the Genocide.







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