April 17, 2016
Morning Service at 10:00 am - Divine Liturgy at 10:30 an
Acts of the Apostles 13:16-43 (OT pp. 120-121) 1-Peter 5:1-14 (p. 211) John 5:19-30 (NT p. 88)
Celebrant - Fr. Simeon Odabashian
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.
Archbishop Tavit Sahagian on his 40th day of his death and for
Yara Selaimen requested by the Selaimen and Demirjian Families.
Following church services you are invited to join us for Fellowship Hour hosted by Nancy Berberian 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:
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.
Special Plate Collection
April 17 and 24 we will be taking a special plate collection for Artsakh relief
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 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.
Violet Koresian is at Central Baptist Village, Room 3252B, 4747 North Canfield Ave., Norridge, IL 60706. Tel. 708-583-8211.
April 10, 2016 - Church Attendance -46
St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Church