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First Sunday of Advent

November 27, 2016

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


Isaiah 36:1-9 (p.711-712) 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 (p. 184) Luke 12:13-31-56 ( p.68)

Celebrant - Fr. Karekin Kasparian

Readers - Michelle Babikian and Arnold Koresian 

Greeters - Robert Kaprelian & Matt 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. 



Fellowship Hour

Following church services you are invited to fellowship hour hosted by Edie Johns 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

Cathy George

Mary Hagopian

Gany Joy

Fransuhi Karachorlu

Dorothy Koresian





Alla Krivens

Lueddy Kurkjian

Michale Levitzje

Benjamin Manoyan

Baby Tiffany Marie

Sandy Mohr

Julia Morgan

Mark Nahabedian

Joshua Najarian

Harry Paloian

Haig Pedian

Jamie Perez





Judy Perez

Sylvia Raubolt

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.



Levon Demerdjian is now at home.


 Light of St. Gregory

Thank you to the Karachorlu Family for taking the responsibility of both costs of Keeping "The Lights of St. Gregory" illuminated for the month of November. 



 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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