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Feast of The Holy Cross of Varak  
  September 27, 2015 

Lections:    The Book of Proverbs 3:18-26  Page 576

Lections:    The Book of Isaiah  65:22-25 Page 740 

Lections:  The Holy Gospel According to Matthew 24:30-36  Page 25

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. 

Altar Flowers - The flowers adorning the altar today are presented to the glory of God by Leona Mirza and Ann Lousin. 

Fellowship Hour - Following church services you are invited to Fellowship Hour hosted by Silva Karachorlu 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  Agnes Eghoian Mark Nahabedian  Agnes Vartabedian
Baby Jack Fleege Mary Hagopian Joshua Najarian Ted Woosley

Baby Tiffany Marie

Edith Bata

Fransuhi Karachorlu

Violet Koresian

Judy Pierce

Jaime Perez

Ramon Prats


Georgia Calistro Alla Krivens Alyce Schaffer  Lisa Schaffer
David Chan Helen Kuefner Demetra Svolos  Benjamin Manoyan
Armen DerMesropian Michael Levitzje Stoch Majchrowski

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.

Baptism - We offer our congratulations to Bill and Jill Mitchell and their daughter Adisyn Nicole Mitchell & Lexie Brooke Mitchell who will be baptized today by the Very Rev. Fr. Aren Jebejian.    

Condolences - Claire Manoogian passed away on Sunday, September 20th, which was her 94th Birthday.  Wake services were held on Thursday, September 24th at Belmont Funeral Home with funeral services on Friday, September 25th at St. Gregory Armenian Church.  Claire requested in lieu of flower donations be made to St. Gregory Armenian Church.  May her soul rest in eternal peace.

When the Need Arises - Get in Touch With the Church Office - Before 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 at the CCT meeting here in Chicago representing Archbishop Vicken Aykazian and on Wednesday will be in the church office from 10:00-3:00pm.   

2015 Calendar of Events   

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

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

Saturday, October 3rd -             Acolyte Training 2:00-4:00pm.

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

Sunday, November 1st -        Very Rev. Fr. Simeon Odabashian, Diocesan Vicar 









September 20, 2015 - Church Attendance - 76
















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