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First Sunday after the Octave of Theophany January 17, 2016
Morning Service at 10:00am - Divine Liturgy at 10:30am

 Isaiah 61:10-62:9 (Pages OT 737-738) Timothy 2:15-26 (Page 192) John 6:15-21 (Page 89 NT 51-52)

Celebrant: Fr. Yeprem Kelegian 

Readers:  Michelle Babikian and Arnold Koresian

Greeters:  Robert Kaprelian and Harry Paloian



We warmly welcome all who have come to worship the Lord today, we are in hopes that you will be with us each and every Sunday.   


Requiem Service

Requiem Service (Hokehankisd) Page 56 of the Divine Liturgy Book.  Requiem Service will be held today for the repose of the souls of:  Alice "Goldie" & Valentine George and Nazareth & Mary Mouradian requested by the George Family.

Altar Flowers

The flowers adorning the altar today are presented to the glory of God by the George Family in memory of Alice "Goldie" & Valentine George and Nazareth & Mary Mouradian.

Fellowship Hour

Following church services you are invited to Fellowship Hour hosted by the George family in memory of Alice "Goldie" & Valentine George and Nazareth & Mary Mouradian.

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 Susan (Tootooian) Volkman for donating the cost of keeping the  "Light of St. Gregory"  illuminated for the month of January in memory of her parents, Mesak and Vartar Tootooian.  


We offer our condolences to the Martin and Kaprelian Family on the death of Mary Martin.  Wake Services will be held on Monday, January 18 at Cumberland Chapels located at 8300 W. Lawrence Ave. in Norridge from 3:00 - 9:00pm. with wake services at 7:30pm.  Funeral Services will be held here at St. Gregory on Tuesday, January 19 at 10:30am.  The family has requested in lieu of flower donations be made to St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Church or AGBU.  May her soul rest in eternal peace.


                                                                                              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


January 23, 7th Annual Winterfest  



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.

   January 10, 2015 - Church Attendance - 108


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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