March 27, 2016
Morning Service at 10:00 am - Divine Liturgy at 10:30 an
Acts of the Apostles 1:15-26 (OT page 108) Mark 16:2-8 (NT page 50)
Celebrant - Archbishop Vicken Aykazian
Readers - Michelle Babikian and Arnold Koresian
Greeters - Robert Kaprelian
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.
The flowers adorning the Altar today are presented to the glory of God from Arnold & Dorothy Koresian in memory of Kitty Hagopian
Prayers for the Sick
During the singing of “Der Voghormya”, page 45 of the Divine Liturgy Book, we pray for peace and for the sick. Let us remember in particular the parishioners who are ill at home, hospital or nursing home:
Kindly notify the Church Office with any updates on the above mentioned names.
Lily Plants, Candles, Flowers For Easter, Tomb of Christ and Good Friday
The Parish Council gratefully acknowledges all who so generously donated Lily Plants, Candles and Flowers for our Easter Sunday celebration.
Light of St. Gregory
Thank you to the Karian Family for donating the cost of keeping the “Light of St. Gregory” illuminated for the month of March.
Special Choir Plate Collection Today
Today, the first collection plate which will be passed during the Diptyches (Arakelots p. 36) will go towards the Nairi Choir Scholarship Fund of our church.
Colored Easter Eggs
The Parish Council and Women's Guild wish to thank all who donated Easter Eggs for the Havgutakhagh. They are beautifully colored and are for sale. Of all the symbols associated with Easter, the egg is the symbol of fertility and new life.
Requests for Prayers and Requiem Service
Kindly notify the Church Office by Thursday in order to include a loved one in the prayer list or for a Requiem request for the following Sunday. Requiems may be requested for any Sunday of the year except on the five Tabernacle Feast Days.
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 approaching the priest to receive Holy Communion, make the sing of the cross and say, “Megha Asdoodzo” or “I have sinned against God.” Ladies must have a head covering when approaching the Holy Altar.
Calendar of Events
Sunday, April 3 Guest Celebrant Fr. Karekin Kasparian
Saturday, April 16 Martyrs For Christ Yesterday & Today Ecumenical Prayer Service - Assumption Greek Orthodox Church 601 S. Central Ave. Chgo.
Service & Musical Program 3:00pm. Reception to Follow
Violet Koresian is at Central Baptist Village, Room 2211, 4747 North Canfield Ave., Norridge, IL 60706. Tel. 708-583-8211.
March 20, 2016 - Church Attendance -110
St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Church