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First Sunday of Advent
 
November 22th, 2015 
 
 
 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Lections:       The Book of Isaiah 36:1-9 Pages 711-12

Lections:       The Letter of Paul to the Thessalonians 1:1-10  Page 184

Lections:  The Holy Gospel According to Luke 12:13-31 Pages 69-70

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.  We would like to welcome Very Rev. Fr. Simeon Odabashian, Diocesan Vicar.   

Requiem Service (Hokehankisd) Page 56 of the Divine Liturgy Book.  Requiem Prayers will be offered today for the repose of the souls of all deceased members of the St. Gregory Women's Guild.  

Altar Flowers - The flowers adorning the altar today are presented to the glory of God by the St. Gregory Women's Guild in Memory of all the deceased members of the Women's Guild.

Fellowship Hour - Following church services you are invited to fellowship hour hosted by Charlotte Bader 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:

Richard Norsigian  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

Tuti

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 the Karachorlu Family for taking the responsibility of the cost of Keeping "The Light of St. Gregory" illuminated for the month of November. Our thanks to Karachorlu Family for taking the responsibility of Keeping "The Light of St. Gregory" illuminated at the stained glass window for the month of November.

We offer our condolences to the Martin Family on the death of Siva Martin, funeral services were held here at St. Gregory on Friday, November 20th at 10:30 am.  The family has requested in lieu of flowers, donations be made to St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Church or AGBU.  May his soul rest in eternal peace.  

St. Gregory & St. James Armenian Churches 2015 Christmas Party - Come celebrate the Holidays with fellow parishioners from both St. James and St. Gregory in our first joint, co-sponsored Christmas Party on Sunday, December 6 from 4:00 to 8:00pm at Parthenon Greek Family Style Restaurant located at 314 S. Halsted St. $35 for adults and $25 for kids under 12 for reservations before November 29th after November 29th $45 for adults and $30.00 for kids.  Both valet and street parking will be available.  Please come support what we hope will be an annual tradition for our two parishes. Please call the church office to make your reservation at 773-637-1711. 

Visiting Clergy - We are looking for Host Families to host lunch or dinner for our guest clergy on Saturday.  We will also need help in picking up and dropping off at O'hare.  If anyone is interested please call the church office.  

Holiday Bake Sale Sponsored by the Women's Guild - Following Divine Liturgy we will have our Holiday Bake Sale. Armenian Delicacies will be available to purchase- Paklava, Cheese Boreg, Choreg, Monte and more. 

Walk Thru The Bible: New Testament - Saturday, December 5, 2015 10:00am. - 4:pm.  St. Mesrob Armenian Church, Racine, WI.   

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 the church office. All Sacraments must be arranged at least three months ahead.  Also, contact the church office for other church related matters, such as hospital, home visitations and counseling

2015 Calendar of Events 

Sunday, November 29th -  Rev. Fr. Karekin Kasparian 

Sunday, December 6th -    Rev. Fr. Sahak Kaishian

                                               Christmas Party Parthenon Greek Family Style Restaurant 

Sunday, December 13th - Very Rev. Fr. Simeon Odabashian

Sunday, December 20th - Very Rev. Fr. Simeon Odabashian

Sunday, December 27th - Rev. Fr. Arshen Ayvazian 

 

 

 

 

 

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