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Feast Of The Transfiguration Of Our Lord July 12th , 2015 

Lections:    The Book of Zechariah 14:16-21 Page 929 

Lections:    The Letter of Paul to the John 1:1-7 Page 83 

Lections:  The Holy Gospel According to Matthew 16:13-17:13 Page 16

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 - On this summer morning, we welcome you to worship.  In the spirit of love and friendship, it is our hope that you will be with us on Sundays of worship services during the summer months.

Altar Flowers - The flowers adorning the altar today are presented to the glory of God by the Abezetian Family in memory of Zabelle Abezetian.   

Fellowship Hour - Following church services you are invited to Fellowship hour hosted by Diane Abezetian on behalf of the Women's Guild.

Summer Hours - Beginning Sunday, June 28th through and including Sunday, September 6th, Morning Service will begin at 9:30 am. followed by Divine Liturgy at 10:00 am.

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    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 Dr. Jeff Wittmus & Family for taking the responsibility of the cost of Keeping "The Light of St. Gregory" illuminated for the month of July in Memory of Gladys Simonian.  Our thanks to the Abezetian Family for taking the responsibility of Keeping "The Light of St. Gregory" illuminated at the stained glass window for the month of July  in Memory of Zabelle Abezetian.

Special Choir Plate Collection - Today, being one of the five major feast days, the first plate passed during the Diptychs ("Arakelots")..Page 36) will be for the Nairi Choir.

Women's Guild - Following church services there will be a Women's Guild Meeting. 

Condolences - Our condolences to the Kalenian family on the death of Robert Kalenian, visitation will be held on Sunday, July 12th at Ahlgrim Funeral Home located at 567 S. Spring Rd. Elmhurst, IL from 2:00pm.- 8:00pm. with wake services at 7:30 pm.  Funeral Services will be held at here at St. Gregory Armenian Church on Monday, July 13th at 10:30am. In lieu of flowers, memorials will be appreciated.  May his soul rest in eternal peace.

Alice Bridger Poulsen passed away Wednesday afternoon, July 8th; wife of Robert (Bobby) Poulsen and mother of Tessa and Sabrina; daughter-in-law of the late Robert and Mary Najarian Poulsen (sister of Rose Tootooian.) Services will be held Thursday, July 16, 2015 at N. H. Scott & Hanekamp Funeral Home, 1240 Waukegan Road, Glenview, IL  (847) 998-1020 starting at 4:00 p.m. with services at 7:30 p.m.  We offer our condolences to the Tootooian Family.  May her soul rest in eternal peace.

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 and Wednesday Fr. Aren will be traveling to see his parents. 

2015 Calendar of Events   

Sunday, July 19th -            Nairi Choir meeting following church services

Wednesday, July 22nd -    Long Term Goals Standing Committee Meeting 7:30pm.

Thursday, July 23rd -        Picnic Meeting 7:30pm.

Thursday & Friday 

            July 23rd-25th  -    Hye Camp Staff Training

July 26th - August 8th -    Hye Camp

Saturday & Sunday

           August 8th & 9th - Summer Fest


July 5th Church Attendance - 37


















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