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Barekendan of the Fast of Exaltation 
  September 6 , 2015 

Lections:    The Book of Isaiah 13:1-11  Pages 692-693

Lections:    The Second Letter of Paul to the Corinthians 7:4-16 Page 166 

Lections:  The Holy Gospel According to Mark 7:31-37  Page 39

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! We rejoice in the presence of all who have come to worship today.  In the spirit of love and friendship, we welcome you and trust that you will be with us 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 

Summer Hours - Today is the last day of summer hours.  Next Sunday, September 13th, Morning Service will begin at 10:00 am. and Divine Liturgy will begin at 10:30 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 Agnes Eghoian Mark Nahabedian Agnes Vartabedian
  Mary Hagopian 

Joshua Najarian

Jaime Perez

Ted Woosley

Baby Jack Fleege Fransuhi Karachorlu Judy Pierce  
Baby Tiffany Marie Violet Koresian Ramon Prats  
Edith Bata Alla Krivens Alyce Schaffer

Georgia Calistro 

David Chan

Helen Kuefner

Michael Levitzje

Lisa Schaffer

Demetra Svolos

Armen DerMesropian

Stoch Majchrowski

Benjamin Manoyan




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.

Mary Hagopian is at  Norwood Crossing convalescing located at 6016 N. Nina Ave. Chgo, IL  60631

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 Mary Kazarian for taking the responsibility of the cost of Keeping "The Light of St. Gregory" illuminated for the month of September in Memory of Manoog, Sirphouie, Arakel & Siranoush Kazarian.  Our thanks to the Johns Family for taking the responsibility of Keeping "The Light of St. Gregory" illuminated at the stained glass window for the month of September  in Memory of Marguerite & Wahan Johns.

Khachveradz and Sunday School - Next Sunday is the Tabernacle Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.  We are looking for donors to donate sweet basit (rehan) to adorn the Holy Cross for next Sunday's Antastan Service.  In addition, it is the opening day for Sunday School.

St. Gregory Anniversary - Today, following services there will be a meeting to discuss the St. Gregory 51st Anniversary Luncheon on Sunday, October 4th.  All are invited to participate.

Our New Saints - On Thursday, September 17th, our monthly Catechism will focus on the diocesan video A Cloud of Witnesses.  Fr. Aren will lead a discussion on the new saints of the Armenian Church.

hen 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.   

Fr. Aren will be in the church office on  Wednesday from 10:00am. - 3:00pm.  

2015 Calendar of Events   

Monday, September 7th -         Labor Day office closed

Friday, September 11th -         AGBU Armenian Dance 7:30pm. at the AGBU Center

Saturday, September 12th -    Acolyte Training 2:00-4:00pm.

                                                     From Ararat to America:  100 years of Traditional Armenian Music at North Park                                                            University.  7:30 pm. at Anderson Chapel    

Sunday, September 13th -       Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

                                                     Opening Day of Sunday School

Monday, September 14th -     Bible Study 8:00-9:30pm.

Tuesday, September 15th      Parish Council Meeting 7:30pm.

Thursday, September 17th -  Catechism 8:00 - 9:30pm.

Sunday, September 20th -     Town Hall meeting folloing church service.

Monday, September 28th -    Bible Study 8:00-9:30pm.

Thursday, October 8th -        FAR Midwest Presentation - Save the date 








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