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 Sixth Sunday of Advent
December 27, 2015
Morning Service at 10:00am - Divine Liturgy at 10:30am
 
 
 
 
Lections       

 Isaiah 41:4-14 (Page OT 685)  Hebrews 7:11-25 (Page 199) Luke 19:12-28 (Pages NT 75-76)

Celebrant:  Rev. Fr. Arshen Ayvazian

Readers:  Michelle Babikian and Arnold Koresian

Greeters:  Robert Kaprelian and Harry Paloian

 

Welcome 

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.   

Requiem Service

Requiem Service (Hokehankisd) Page 56 of the Divine Liturgy Book- Requiem Service will be offered today for the repose of the soul of Nishan Babikian requested by the Babikian Family. 

Altar Flowers

The flowers adorning the altar today are presented to the glory of God by the Babikian Family in memory of Nishan Babikian.

Fellowship Hour

Following church services your are invited to Fellowship Hour hosted by the Babikian Family in memory of Nishan Babikian.

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, January 3 - Celebrant: Rev. Fr. Arshen Ayvazian

Tuesday, January - 5 Eve of the Feast of the Nativity and Theophany of our Lord Jesus Christ 7:45 pm. Tradional Armenian Readings

8:00 pm. Jrakalouyts - Christmas Divine Liturgy - Rev. Fr. Tavit Boyajian, Celebrant

Sunday, January 10 - Feast of the Nativity and Theophany of our Lord Jesus Christ -  Asdvadsahaydnootiun ( Armenian Christmas)

10:00 am. Morning Service, 10:30 am. Divine Liturgy, Blessing of the Water Service (In remembrance of our Lord's Baptism)

Rev. Fr. Garabed Kochakian, Celebrant

Christmas Family Dinner will be hosted by the Women's Guild following Services

 

Announcements

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.

   December 20, 2015 - Church Attendance - 100

 

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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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