Barekendan of the Fast of Exaltation
September 4, 2016
Morning Service at 9:30 am. - Divine Liturgy at 10:00 am.
Celebrant - Fr. Arshen Aivazian
Readers - Michelle Babikian and Arnold Koresian
Greeter - 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.
Following church services you are invited to join us for fellowship hour hosted by Cathy George 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.
Violet Koresian is at Central Baptist Village, Room 3252B, 4747 North Canfield Ave., Norridge, IL 60706. Tel. 708-583-8211.
Levon Demerdjian is at Aperion Care Forest Park Rehab - W. Roosevelt Rd., Forest Park, IL
Light of St. Gregory
Thank you to Mary Kazarian for taking the responsibility of the cost of Keeping "The Light of St. Gregory" illuminated for the month of September in memory of The Kazarian and Arakelian Families and to The Hitik Family for taking the responsibility of the cost of Leeping "The Light of St. Gregory" illuminated at the stained glass window illuminated for the month of September.
Special Plate Collection
Today, we will be having a special plate collection for the Parishioners of St. Garabed Armenian Church in Baton Rouge for the relief efforts from the flooding.
Sunday, September 11, following fellowship hour there will be a Women's Guild meeting.
St. Gregory's 90th Anniversary
We will celebrate St. Gregory's Anniversary with a luncheon on Sunday, October 16th, following Church Services. This year marks the 90th year of the establishment of St. Gregory Armenian Church in Chicago. Plesae see a parish Council member to volunteer to help.
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.
St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Church