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May 15, 2016 

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


 Acts of the Apostles 2:1-21 (OT pp. 108-109)  John 14:25-31 (NT p. 100)

Celebrant - Fr. Arshen Ayvazian

Readers - Michelle Babikian and Arnold Koresian 

Greeters - Robert Kaprelian & Harry Paloian 


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.

Altar Flowers

The flowers adorning the altar are presented to the glory of God by Margie & Joe in memory of Parse Tarpinian and Takouhie Kazarian  



Requiem Service (Hokehankisd) Page 56 of the Divine Liturgy Book.  Requiem Service will be held today for the repose of the souls of:

Mary Demirjian requested by the Demirjian Family 

For beloved Father Parse Tarpinian on his 40th day requested by his children Leon, Susan & Stacy  

For beloved Mother Takouhie Kazarian requested by Margie & Joe  

For Our Uncle Carl Paloian on his 40th day requested by Sylvia & Robert Raubolt & Harry & Shirley Paloian

  Fellowship Hour

Following church services you are invited to join us for Fellowship Hour hosted by Margie & Joe in memory of Parse Tarpinian & Takouhie Kazarian.

 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




Mark Nahabedian

Joshua Najarian

Jamie Perez

Judy Perez

Alyce Schaffer

Lisa Schaffer

Demetra Svoloc

Agnes Vartabedian

Ted Woosley 

Delores Wilhelm

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

 Light of St. Gregory

Thank you to Sami & Madlen Dulkadir for donating the cost of keeping both “Lights of St. Gregory” illuminated for the month of May In memory of the souls of the Dulkadir, Tapucu, Moripek, Derkaprielian, Donikoglu & Kilich families who are at rest.  

Graduates Wanted

If you know of any graduates, please send a short bio (student's and parent's names, school, special achievements and honors, future plans, etc) to the church office by June 5th. This will be a good way for our entire church family to share their accomplishment.

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

 May 14th Sts. Joachim & Anne Armenian Church - ACYOA Jr's Dance American Style ages12-18, Free Admission, Free Pizza, Snacks & Beverages, Casual Attire 7-11pm.  

May 22, Women's Guild Meeting


 General Announcements

Violet Koresian is at Central Baptist Village, Room 3252B,  4747 North Canfield Ave., Norridge, IL 60706. Tel. 708-583-8211.

May 8, 2016- Church Attendance - 46


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


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