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 Barekendan of the Fast of Exaltation 

September 4, 2016

Morning Service at 9:30 am.  -  Divine Liturgy at 10:00 am.


Isaiah 13:1-11 (p.692-693) 2 Corinthians 7:4-16 (p. 166) Mark 7:31-37 ( p. 39 )

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.



Fellowship Hour

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:

Alan Batman

Arusyak Bagamian

Edith Beta

Georgia Calistro

Levon Demerdjian

Armen DerMesropian 

Baby Jack Fleege

Mary Hagopian

Gany Joy

Sara Isiktel

Fransuhi Karachorlu

Dorothy Koresian



Violet Koresian

Alla Krivens

Greg Kurkjian

Lueddy Kurkjian

Michale Levitzje

Benjamin Manoyan

Baby Tiffany Marie

Sandy Mohr

Harry Paloian




 Julia Morgan

Mark Nahabedian

Joshua Najarian

Jamie Perez

Judy Perez

Alyce Schaffer

Lisa Schaffer

Helen Silas

Demetra Svoloc

Agnes Vartabedian

Ted Woosley  

Tiffany Marie 




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.


Women's Guild

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
6700 W. Diversey Ave. Chicago Il 60707
Church Office: 773-637-1711

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