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Feast of the Exaltation Of The Holy Cross  
  September 13 , 2015 

Lections:    The Book of Isaiah 49:13-23  Page 726

Lections:    The Letter of Paul to the Galatians 6:14-18 Page 174 

Lections:  The Holy Gospel According to John 3:13-21  Page 86

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! With joy, we welcome all who have come to worship the Lord as we celebrate the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.  This is the last major feast of the calendar year and the greatest of the four celebrations of the Holy Cross.  Today, we join Armenian Christians throughout the world to worship and receive Holy Communion - Christ's Flesh and Blood.  May the warmth of Christ's love be in all of us.      

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

Fellowship Hour - Following church services you are invited to Fellowship Hour hosted by Edie Johns 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, Baby Jack Fleege, Baby Tiffany Marie, Edith Bata, Georgia Calistro, David Chan, Armen DerMesropian, Agnes Eghoian, Mary Hagopian, Fransuhi Karachorlu, Violet Koresian, Alla Krivens, Helen Kuefner, Michael Levitzje, Stoch Majchrowski, Benjamin Manoyan, Mark Nahabedian, Joshua Najarian, Jaime Perez, Judy Pierce, Ramon Prats, Alyce Schaffer, Lisa Schaffer, Demetra Svolos, Agnes Vartabedian, Ted Woosley. 

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. 

Our New Saints - On Thursday, September 17th, beginning at 8:00pm. 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.

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.   

Fr. Aren will be in the church office on Monday from 2:00-5:00pm. and on  Wednesday from 10:00am. - 3:00pm.  

2015 Calendar of Events   

 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 following church services.

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

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

Sunday, October 11th -         Women's Guild Meeting following church services.



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