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Fifth Sunday of Advent
December 20, 2015
Morning Service at 10:00am - Divine Liturgy at 10:30am

 Isaiah 40:18-31 (Page OT 716)  Hebrews 4:16-5:10 (Page 198) Luke 18:9-14 (Page NT 74)

Celebrant:  Rev. Fr. Arshen Ayvazian

Readers:  Michelle Babikian and Arnold Koresian

Greeters:  Robert Kaprelian and Harry Paloian



We warmly welcome all who have come to worship the Lord today and extend a sincere invitation for you to join us each and every Sunday.  Please attend the Fellowship Hour following the Divine Liturgy.   


Prayers for the Sick

During the singing of Der Voghormia - Page 45 of the Divine Liturgy Book, we pray for peace and for the sick. Let us remember and ask God’s Blessings for our parishioners, who are ill at home, hospital or nursing home. 

Arusyak Bagamian Mary Hagopian Mark Nahabedian Tutie

Edith Bata

Philip Battle

Fransuhi Karachorlu

Violet Koresian

Joshua Najarian

Jamie Perez

Agnes Vartabedian

Ted Woosley

Georgia Calistro

David Chan

Alla Krivens

Michael Levitzje

Judy Perez

Ramon Prats


Armen Der Mesropian Benjamin Manoyan Alyce Schaffer  
Agnes Eghoian Baby Tiffany Marie Lisa Schaffer  
Baby Jack Fleege Richard Norsigian Demetra Svolos  

Kindly notify the Church Office with any updates on the above mentioned names


Light of St. Gregory

Thank you to the Karian Family for donating the cost of keeping both "Lights of St. Gregory" (altar and stained glass) illuminated for the month of December.

                                                                                       Participation and Etiquette

Parishioners are encouraged to recite the Nicene Creed together on pages 18-19 of the Divine Liturgy Book, as well as the Confession on page 48 in preparation for receiving Holy Communion.

Please refrain from entering the sanctuary during the: Lections, Nicene Creed, Chalice Procession, singing of the Hayr Mer (Lord's Prayer), Der Voghormya (Lord have mercy), reading of Confession, Holy Communion and Sermon. Once you have entered the sanctuary, kindly remain until the conclusion of the service. When approching the priest to receive Holy Communion, make the sign of the cross and say, "Megha Asdoodzo" or "I have sinned against God." Ladies must have a head covering when approaching the Holy Altar.


Visiting Clergy

In the absence of a full time pastor, the Parish Council is coordinating through the Diocese weekend visiting clergy. If you would like to host the visiting clergy for a meal or request a pastoral visit, please contact the Church Office. Assistance is also needed for pick up and drop off at O'Hare for out of town clergy.

Calendar of Events

Sunday, December 27 - Celebrant: Rev. Fr. Arshen Ayvazian




Violet Koresian is at Central Baptist Village, Room 2211, 4747 North Canfield Ave., Norridge, IL 60706. Tel. 708-583-8211

Requiem Service and Prayer List requests should be made to the Church Office by Thursday for inclusion in the bulletin of the subsequent Sunday. Requiems may take place on any Sunday except on the five Tabernacle Feast Days.

Sacraments of Baptism and Matrimony must be scheduled at least 3 months before proposed date with the Church Office.

St. Gregory Christmas Tree Decorating and Pot Luck Luncheon - Please join us today immediately following Badarak for our Potluck Luncheon.   


December 13, 2015 - Church Attendance - 49


St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Church, 6700 West Diversey Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60707
Church Office: 773-637-1711; email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; website www.stgregorychicago.org
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