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st gregory banner Octave of Easter 

April 3, 2016 

Morning Service at 10:00 am  -  Divine Liturgy at 10:30 an


 Acts of the Apostles 5:34-6:7 (OT pp. 112-113) James 3:1-12 (p. 207) John 1:1-17 (NT page 50)

Celebrant - Fr. Karekin Kasparian

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.


Fellowship Hour

Following church services you are invited to join us for Fellowship Hour hosted by Vicki Kaprelian on behalf of the Women's Guild.


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:

Arusyak Bagamian

Edith Beta

Philip Beta

Georgia Calistro

David Chan

Armen DerMesropian

Agnes Eghoian

Baby Jack Fleege

Mary Hagopian

Sara Isiktel


Fransuhi Karachorlu

Violet Koresian

Alla Krivens

Greg Kurkjian

Lueddy Kurkjian

Michale Levitzje

Benjamin Manoyan

Baby Tiffany Marie

Sandy Mohr

Julia Morgan



Barbara Norsigian

Mark Nahabedian

Joshua Najarian

Jamie Perez

Judy Perez

Alyce Schaffer

Lisa Schaffer

Demetra Svoloc

Agnes Vartabedian

Ted Woosley 

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


 Light of St. Gregory

Thank you to Harry & Shirley Paloian for donating the cost of keeping the “Light of St. Gregory” illuminated for the month of April in honor of their 25th Anniversary.  Also to Charles & Suzanne Demirjian and Family. 



 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


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

Sunday, April 17th - Women's Guild Meeting following Divine Liturgy

Sunday, April 24th - Joint Divine Liturgy Armenian All Saints Apostolic Church 1701 Greenwood Rd. Glenview, IL  beginning at 10:00 am.


 General Announcements

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

March 27, 2016  - Church Attendance -141 

St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Church
6700 W. Diversy Ave. Chicago Il 60707
Chruch Office: 773-637-1711


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