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Barekendan of the Fast of The Holy Cross of Varak  
  September 20 , 2015 

Lections:    The Book of Isaiah 14:3-17  Pages 693-694

Lections:    The Second Letter of Paul to the Corinthians 10:18-11:10 Page 168 

Lections:  The Holy Gospel According to Mark 10:1-12  Page 42

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. 

Order of Thanksgiving Prayer of the Republic of Armenia - Right before Hayr Mer (Lord's Prayer), Fr. Aren will conduct the Service of Thanksgiving for the 23rd Anniversary of the Republic of Armenia.

Requiem Service (Hokehankisd) - Page 56 of the Divine Liturgy Book - Requiem Prayers will be offered today for the soul of Naomi "May" Nahabedian requested by the Nahabedian Family. 

Altar Flowers - The flowers adorning the altar today are presented to the glory of God by Sadie & John Marcantonio in memory of Naomi "May" Nahabedian. 

Fellowship Hour - Following church services you are invited to Fellowship Hour hosted by the Nahabedian Family in memory of Naomi "May" Nahabedian. 

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  Tuti
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.

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.

Town Hall Meeting - Following church services there will be a Town Hall Meeting.  

Our New Saints - On Thursday, September 24, 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.


Fr. Aren will be in the church office on Monday from 2:00-5:00pm. On Wednesday Fr. Aren will be in New York for the Diocesan Council Meeting.  

2015 Calendar of Events   

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

Wednesday, September 30th -  Picnic Wrap Up Meeting 7:30pm.

Sunday, October 4th -               St. Gregory 51st Anniversary Dinner following Divine Liturgy

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

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

Wednesday, October 14th -    Standing Committee Meeting

Tuesday, October 20th           Parish Council Meeting 7:30pm.

Saturday, October 24th -       Farewell Gathering for Fr. Aren. Save the date.

Sunday, October 25th -         Fr. Aren's last Divine Liturgy









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