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First Sunday After Pentecost - May 31st
, 2015 

Lections:    The Second Book of the Kings 2:1-15 Pages 320 & 321 

Lections:    The First Book of the Kings - 18:29-46 Pages 313 & 314

Lections:  The Holy Gospel According to James 5:16-20 Page 208

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.  

Altar Flowers - The flowers adorning the altar today are presented to the glory of God by The Very Rev. Fr. Aren Jebejian in Honor of Garen Megrdichian as he is being ordained a Sub-Deacon today at Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Church in Providence Rhode Island. 

Fellowship Hour - Following church services, please join the Sunday School students, staff, and parents, as they host Fellowship Hour for the final session of this school year.   

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.

Tune in on June 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 by Thursday, June 4th.  This will be a good way for our entire church family to share their accomplishments. 

Congratulations Graduates 

Claudia Ani Johns will graduate from the Latin School of Chicago on June 4th, 2015.  This summer she will be participating in the After School Matters Musical Theater Experience, working, and learning to drive. In the fall, Claudia will attend UCLA with the intention of double majoring in General Theater Studies and Creative Writing.  She's excited to be studying in the LA area near her Godparents Ivan and Kohar Kesian who live in Pasadena, California.

Nicole Karabas Graduate of New Trier High School - Honor Role Student, 4 year Varsity Letterman in 2 sports - Gymnastics Team (4 years), Gymnastics Team Captain 2014, 2015, Girls Track & Field (4 years), MVP Field Events 2014, 2015, All Conference Pole Vault, 2013,2014,2015, IHSA State Qualifier, 2013, IHSA State Finalist, 2014, 2015. Concert Orchestra - Violinist, Junior Board Member of Misericordia, Junior Board Member of the McKenna Foundation. Nicole will be attending Elon University in North Carolina in the Fall where she will pursue General Studies and compete as a Division I athlete on the Women's Track and Field team (Pole Vaulting).

Requiem for Cardinal George - On Sunday, June 7th following Divine Liturgy a special Requiem Service will be held in honor of Cardinal George's 40th day of his death.  On this occasion The Very Rev. Fr. Thomas Baima will deliver the day's homily. 

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.  On Wednesday from 10:00-3:00pm.      

2015 Calendar of Events   

Tuesday, June 2nd -      Hye Camp Committe Meeting 7:30pm. 

Thursday, June 4th -      Standing Committee Meeting

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

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

Tuesday,June 16th -      Parish Council Meeting

Saturday, June 20th -    Soar Chicago presents Zula 6:00-9:00pm. St. Gregory Armenian Church  RSVP by June 16th

                                           Arax Balian 216-702-8962 or Onnig Madanyan 708-829-9627

Sunday, June 21st -       Father's Day Luncheon provided by the Women's Guild






May 24th,  Church Attendance - 46










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