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Fifth Sunday After the Exaltation of the Holy Cross  
  October 18th, 2015 

Lections:    The Book of Isaiah 20:2-21:6 Page 698

Lections:    The Letter of Paul to the Galatians 4:3-18  Pages 172-173

Lections:  The Holy Gospel According to Luke 4:14-23  Pages 55&56

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. We are in hopes that you will be with us each and every Sunday. Fr. Aren will be doing his final Children's Sermon today.

Requiem Service (Hokehankisd) Page 56 of the Divine Liturgy Book.  Requiem Prayers will be offered today for the repose of the souls of John & Rose Paklaian requested by Mrs. Cynthia Panthier & Family and Mr. & Mrs. John Paklaian, Shant & Kyle.

Altar Flowers - The flowers adorning the altar today are presented to the glory of God by Mrs. Cynthia Panthier & Family and Mr. & Mrs. John Paklaian, Shant & Kyle in memory of John & Rose Paklaian.

Fellowship Hour - Following church services you are invited to fellowship hour hosted by Mrs. Cynthia Panthier & Family and Mr. & Mrs. John Paklaian, Shant & Kyle in memory of John & Rose Paklaian. In observance of Breast Cancer Awareness month, the October Coffee And proceeds will go towards the American Armenian Women's Wellness Center in Yerevan.  Our goal is to raise $500.00.  Please make checks out to St. Gregory 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 Arusyak Bagamian 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 Rose, Michael and Gregory Tootooian for taking the responsibility of the cost of Keeping "The Light of St. Gregory" illuminated for the month of October in Memory of William "Bill" Tootooian on his 25th Anniversary of his passing .  Our thanks to Scott & Raelene Pullen for taking the responsibility of Keeping "The Light of St. Gregory" illuminated at the stained glass window for the month of October.

On Saturday, October 24th at 5:30pm. before the reception, His Eminence Archbishop Khajag Barsamian will dedicate our new organ in our sanctuary. 

On Sunday, November 1st we will have the consecration of the new icon.

2015 Diocesan Annual Appeal - November 8th from 4-6pm. Sayat Nova Armenian Restaurant 157 East Ohio Street, RSVP by October 30th to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Journey Into The PastAn illustrated presentation by Professor Richard Hovannisian - Monday, October 19, at 7:30pm. at the AGBU Center 7248 N. Harlem Ave. Chicago, IL  for information call Leona Mirza at 773-588-2844.  A reception and book signing will follow. 

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 in the church office from 2:00-5:00pm. and on Wednesday from 10:00 - 3:00pm.   

2015 Calendar of Events   

Monday, October 19th -          Journey Into the Past 7:30 pm. AGBU Center

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

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

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

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

Sunday, November 8th -       Very Rev. Fr. Simeon Odabashian

                                               Women's Guild Meeting

                                               Diocesan Annual Appeal 4-6pm. Sayat Nova Armenian Restaurant

                                                 157 E. Ohio St., Chicago, IL . 










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