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 Easter Sunday
 - April 5
, 2015 

Lections:   The Acts of the Apostles 1:15-26     Page 107-108

Lections:  The Holy Gospel According to Mark 16:2-8 Page 50 

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 - On this triumphant Easter morning, we are glad you are here to celebrate Christ's victory over sin and death.  Today is the most important Christian feast of the year - Easter celebrates the return to life of Jesus Christ.  After His Crucificion, Jesus' return to life is called the Resurrection.  We ask that you share this joy with one another today and always.     

Fellowship Hour - Women's Guild is sponsoring a Easter egg and Choreg sale as well as a Coffee Ann Table.

Colored Easter Eggs - Fr. Aren and the Women's Guild wish to thank all who donated Easter Eggs for the Havgutakhagh.  They are beautifully colored and are for sale.  Of all the symbols associated with Easter, the egg is the symbol of fertility and new life is the most identifiable.  


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
Helen Kuefner  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 Leona Mirza for taking the responsibility of the cost of Keeping "The Light of St. Gregory" illuminated for the month of April in memory of Max & Opal Lousin.  Our thanks to the Demirjian Family for taking the responsibility of Keeping "The Light of St. Gregory" illuminated at the stained glass window for the month of April.

Special Choir Plate Collection - today, the first collection plate which will be passed during the Diptyches ("Arakelots"...Page 36) will go towards the Nairi Choir Scholarship Fund of our church. 

Holy Week Donations - Fr. Aren and the Parish council gratefully acknowledge and thank all the faithful parishioners and friends of St. Gregory Armenian Church for their Easter Yughakin, Palms for Palm Sunday, Plants and Flowers for the Tomb of Jesus, Easter Lilies and Candles enhancing the altar and sanctuary.  All those wo made donations for Lily Plants may take them home after services.  It's still not too late to make your Easter donation.

Memorial Day of Easter - Merelotz - Request for Requiem Service for loved ones will be fulfilled on Monday, April 6th at 11:00 am.  the day for the remembrance of the dead.  A donation of $5 per family will be appreciated.

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.

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                 

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

Tuesday, April 14th -           New Standing Committee Meeting 7:30pm.

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.

Tuesday, April 21st -          Parish council Meeting 7:30pm.

Friday, April 24th -             Armenian Genocide Commemorative Program 11:00 am. Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington St.

                                           7:30pm. St. Gregory Ecumenical Service of Prayer and Intercession of the Holy Martyrs of the Genocide.

                                            Homilist The Rev. Dr. Robert E. Reynolds.







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