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Pentecost - May 24th
, 2015 

Lections:    The Acts of the Apostles 2:1-21  Pages 108-109

Lections:  The Holy Gospel According to John 14:25-31 Page 100 

Epistle:  Michelle Babikian   Gospel: Arnold Koresian
Greeter:  Robert Kaprelian and Harry Paloian

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 welcome all who have come to worship the Lord.  We are pleased to have you with us and look forward to seeing you each and every Sunday.  

Fellowship Hour - Following church services you are invited to Fellowship Hour hosted by Vicki Kaprelian 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 the Kaprelian Family for taking the responsibility of the cost of Keeping "The Light of St. Gregory" illuminated for the month of May.  Our thanks to the Tapucu Family for taking the responsibility of Keeping "The Light of St. Gregory" illuminated at the stained glass window for the month of May in Memory of Derkaprielian and Manaselian Families.

Baptism - We offer our congratulations to the Khalill Family.  On May 17th, 2015 Isabelle Grace Khalill was baptized here at St. Gregory Armenian Church by the Very Rev. Fr. Aren Jebejian.  We congratulate her parents Michael & Arlette Khalill.   

May 28th - 8:00 - 9:30pm.  Please join us here at St. Gregory  as Talin Hitik speaks about  A Path Forward:  The Armenian Genocide on Trial. 

May 30th - In our commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, the Women's Guild of St. Gregory is organizing a group event and invites you to a theatrical performance of "Beast on the Moon" on May 30th at 7:30pm.  The touching play is about the struggles of an Armenian Genocide survivor trying to start a new family in the 1920's in Milwaukee.  The performance is at the Raven Theater located at 6157 N. Clark St.  Please RSVP to the church office at 773-637-1711 by Tuesday, May 26th.  The cost per ticket is $22.00 per person.

Tune in on Just 1st to Support WTTW11 in Celebration of Two Armenian Heritage Specials:  The Armenians:  A story of Survival at 7:30pm. and The Armenian Genocide at 9:00pm.  Special Guest Viken Attarian live in the studio.

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.

Graduates Wanted - If you know of any graduates, please send a short bio (student's and parent's names, school, special achievements and honors, future plants, etc) to the church office.  This will be a good way for our entire church family to share their accomplishments. 

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.   

Monday is a National Holiday and the office will be closed.  On Wednesday Fr. Aren will be in the church office 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, May 25th -       Memorial Day Office Closed

Thursday, May 28th -     A Path Forward:  The Armenian Genocide On Trial  8:00 - 9:30pm.

Thursday, June 4th -      Standing Committee Meeting

Sunday, June 7th -         ACYOA Jrs. Meeting after church

Sunday, June 14th -       Women's Guild Meeting following church services

                                     Father's Day Luncheon provided by the Women's Guild

Tuesday, June 16th -     Parish Council Meeting 





May 17th,  Church Attendance - 63










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