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 Octave of Easter
  New Sunday- April 12
, 2015 

Lections:    The Acts of the Apostles 5:34-6:7  Pages 112-113

Lections:   The Letter of James 3:1-12             Page 207

Lections:  The Holy Gospel According to John 1:1-17 Page 83 

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 are pleased to welcome with joy all who have come to join us worship the Lord.  In the afterglow of Easter, our happiness continues from celebrating the resurrection of our Lord Jesus.  Krisdos Haryav ee Merrelotz!   Christ is Risen from the Dead!  Orhnyal eh Harootiunn Krisdosee!  Blessed is the Resurrection of Christ!  

Fellowship Hour - Following church services you are invited to Fellowship hour hosted by Paula Clare 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:

Diramayr Aurora Jebejian David Chan Benjamin Manoyan Alyce Schaffer
Yn. Shoushan Hazarian 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
 Georgia Calistro

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 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.

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 will be in New York for a Diocesan Council meeting and can be reached on his cell phone at 773-457-4122.  

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                 

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

Sunday April 19th-              Joint Divine Liturgy at Armenian All Saints Church, Glenview, IL. 10:00am.  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.

Thursday, May 7th -         The National Cathedral - Ecumenical service  beginning at 7:00pm.  

Friday, May 8th -              The Music Center at Strathmore beginning at 8:00pm.

Saturday, May 9th-           National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception beginning at 10:00am.

Saturday, May 9th            The Marriott Marquis Hotel reception and banquet beginning a 6:00pm.







April 5th - Church Attendance -165   


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