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ST. JAMES ARMENIAN Apostolic CHURCH
Rev. Fr. Hovhan Khoja-Eynatyan, Pastor
816 Clark Street, Evanston, IL 60201
Tel: 847-864-6263

 

August 11 - 17,  2013
SUNDAY, August 11, 2013

Eve (Paregentan) of the Fast of Assumption  

Morning Service - 9:15 AM
Divine Liturgy- 10:00 AM

Scripture readings:
Isaiah 7:1-9; 1 Corinthians 13:11-14:5; Mark 2:1-12 
HOKEHANKISD- Requiem Service
August 11, 2013

For the soul of Rev. Fr. Garen Gdanian (40 days)

For the soul of Yerchanig Janjigian (40 days)
Requested by Mr. Vahan Janjigian, Mr. and Mrs. Richard and Shoushig Dagdigian.
 
For the soul of Srapion Palyan (40 days)
Requested by Mr. and Mrs. Karen and Anzhela Kocharyan, and children Albert and Rubina
Special Blessing for College Students
 
All youth beginning or going back to college this fall are extended a special invitation to attend St. James Armenian Church this Sunday, August 11. Following the Divine Liturgy, a special prayer will be offered for students as they prepare to leave their family homes and St. James, their spiritual home,for the upcoming year.

Please help spread the word to family and friends who have college students beginning or going back to school this fall . 

Feast of the Apparition of Holy Etchmiadzin- SHOGHAGAT
 

The Feast of "Shoghagat" of Holy Etchmiadzin commemorates the inauguration of the Cathedral of the Mother See. The fifth century Greek historian Agathangelos tells us of St. Gregory the Enlightener's divine vision, wherein our Lord Jesus Christ descends from Heaven and strikes the ground with His golden hammer.  In view of biblical Mount Ararat, in the city of Vagharshabad, the place where the Only Begotten descended identified the site for the foundation of the new cathedral of the Christian Armenian Nation. The vision of Gregory became known as "Shoghagat", as the Saint saw a fiery column descending from the sky.

 

The foundation was laid in 301 A.D. and the Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin was consecrated in 303 A.D. on the day of the Feast of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God.  We learn from Archbishop Malachia Ormanian that as the Mother Cathedral of the Armenian Church and Nation is dedicated to St. Mary, the feast of her foundation and inauguration is celebrated in the Armenian Church on the Saturday preceding the Feast of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God.

 

For 1,700 years, the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin has been, and continues to be, the spiritual heart and center of the Armenian Church, and is her most sacred sanctuary. Her spiritual, national and historical significance has only increased through the centuries.  Through the vision of St. Gregory, God Incarnate descended upon the soil of Armenia and predetermined her future, making Armenia the first nation in the world to adopt Christianity as its official religion.


Feast of the Assumption of the Holy Mother-of-God

 

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17. 2013
Evening Service ( Kairakamtits) 6:00 pm
Vigil

                                                                                          

 SUNDAY, AUGUST 18, 2013

 Morning Service 9:15 AM

Divine Liturgy 10:00 AM

 

 Blessing of the Grapes Service

 

 

  

  

Donations toward the purchase of grapes would be appreciated.

 

New Website Launched!

We are very excited to have finally launched our new website (www.stjamesevanston.org) after almost a full year of development!


As you will see, it has a completely new design, look and feel. We hope that you will find it much easier to navigate when searching for information you need about our parish.

A big thank you to the team who helped with this project, especially Karoon Panosian for her great
design and her boundless talent and dedication!

 If you have any questions, comments or concerns, or if you just need help accessing information, you can always contact us at office@stjamesevanston.org. While most of the desired features  have already been included, we will continue to make updates and adjustments as necessary.  


Taste of Armenia offers business sponsorship opportunities

Street Logo This year we are offering businesses sponsorship opportunities at three levels with benefits to advertise and spotlight your enterprise to the nearly 2,000 residents and businesses in the area during 25th Annual St. James Taste of Armenia Street Fair which will take place on Sunday, August 25, 2013 from noon to 6:30 PM .
 

Proceeds from the event are not only used to maintain our church. St. James Armenian Church also contributes to orphanages in Armenia, donates to Family Promise in Evanston, and provides food to the homeless.

 

Click here for the letter for business owners.

Click here for the brochure and form with details about the various advertising opportunities.


New Educational Program for Teenagers at St. James

The St. James Christian Education Committee would like to invite teenage parishioners between the ages of 13-19 to participate in a pilot educational program this fall. The program is a two-session seminar on September 28  and October 19 from 9:30-1:30 on Morality and Moral Choice and Mercy and Forgiveness. The seminar will be led by Parish Council member Gevik Anbarchian, a high school English teacher, and Der Hovhan. The focus of the program is to fuse Christian teaching with academics, including Armenian writers and artists,  in an effort to help impressionable youth critically examine their lives at a time when they are most unsure about religious and philosophical matters. Look for a formal invitation in your home mailbox.

New stair lift makes St. James accessible 

New stair was installed at the side entrance of the church. It was made possible by a donation from George W. Jigamian, The Coloian and Groh Families and The Ipjian Family.  

 

If assistance is needed, please ask a member of the Parish Council. 
 

Altar Guild's wish list

1. Candle followers for two side altars- 4 ($15 each) 

2. Banners- 2 (pledged) 

3. Jajanch, Radiance (Ostensorium, monstrance) - 2 ($300 each)   

4. Painting for the main altar (pledged)
5. Painting for the left altar (of St. Gregory the Illuminator) (pledged)
6. Painting of St. James of Nisibis 
7. Curtains for the vestry and choir rooms (donated)
8. Priest's "half- vestments" ($500)
9. Set of a chalice veil and a Sudarium (linen-holder) for the Gospel book ($150)
10. Children's albs (Shabeegs) ($100 each)
11. Large Silver Hand-cross (donated)

Calendar of Armenian cultural events in Chicago area 

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 @ 6:00pm

 

Bennett Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival  

NAREK HAKHNAZARYAN, Cello
Noreen Polera, Piano

Program: Schumann, Grieg, Ligeti, Bronner, Rachmaninoff, Rostroponich

 

Reserved $10
No Lawn
Ticket & dining package $40 (Promo code DINING)

Click here for tickets and more information

 

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Thursday, August 15, 2013 @ 6:00pm

 

Bennett Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival  

Lincoln Trio

MARTA AZNAVOORIAN, piano

Desir´┐Że Ruhstrat, Violin

David Cunliffe, Cello

 

Reserved $10

No Lawn
Click here for tickets and more information

 

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Saturday, October 19, 2013 @ 7:30pm

 

Assyrian Community Center

9131 Niles Center Road, Skokie, IL

 

ONNIK DINKJIAN LIVE in Chicago!

Celebrate Parev Monthly's 18th year anniversary with Onnik Dinkjian, John Berberian, Ara Dinkjian, Mal Barsamian, and Jason Naroian LIVE in concert! 

General Admission: $35*
Age 6-15 Admission: $15*
*Admission tickets do not include dinner. Dinner sold separately. 

For tickets call: (847) 965- 4537 or email: parevmonthly@comcast.net


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FEASTS

 

August 11- Eve (Paregentan) of the Fast of Assumption  

 

August 17 - Feast of the Apparition of Holy Etchmiadzin- "Shoghakat"

St. James Armenian Church at the Evanston Farmers' Market
 
 
St. James Armenian Church will once again host a bake sale table at the Evanston FarmersMarket on Saturday, August 17 from 7:00 am to noon to promote the Taste of Armenia Festival the following weekend. 

 

Please help staff the table for even an hour or two, then enjoy the bounty of fresh produce, food products, flowers and other items available at this top-rated market.


AUGUST 25, 2013
Street Logo


Taste of Armenia Big Raffle Tickets are available.

 

$100.00 per ticket.

For more information click here

DEAR PARISHIONERS AND FRIENDS

Following are some dates to remember for food preparation for our upcoming Street Fair:

 

 

Thursday, August 22

Preparation of yalanchee sarma 

and vegetable cleaning.

 

Saturday, August 24

Sheeshing meat and chicken, 

making hamburgers, set up

 

Work begins at 9:00 a.m.each day and continues through clean-up. 

 

We will need 
AS MUCH HELP AS POSSIBLE on each of these days!!  Please do your part to make our Street Fair a huge success.     

 

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SCHEDULING INFORMATION

Men, women, teens - everyone is needed. There are many jobs to be done - tent set-up/take-down, table
set-up/take-down, general set-up/clean-up, food service, sweet table sales, cultural table, and games.  Please volunteer your time and talent by contacting Debbie DerAsadourian (847-259-6053) or
Wendy Farsakian (847-657-0027).


 Thank you for helping St. James!

 

ST. JAMES ARMENIAN CHURCH ANNUAL PICNIC  

 


Saturday, September 21, 2013

 

Click her 

for the flyer.

HAVE YOU SIGNED UP FOR eScrip?
 

 

That will cost you nothing. You do not need to spend extra money, yet you will make a contribution to your church.

Go to www.escrip.com to learn 

more and to sign up. 

It's FREE. 

 

CALL FOR PHOTOS
 
The Parish is looking for old photos for the website and archive.  
Anything historical having to do with the Parish, Church Building, Church organizations and events or Armenian community in Evanston. We are also looking for photos of our past pastors. If you can help contact office@stjamesevanston.org or 847-864-6263.


Your photos will be scanned and immediately returned.
Help us Celebrate the Parish 70 year anniversary!

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY IN PHILIPS LIGHTNING FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS
 

Click here or details.
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PARKING ON SUNDAYS

Parking is FREE on Saturdays and Sundays at the large condominium building at Clark & Benson (Quartet Copies). Enter the garage from Benson street.

PLEASE SIGN UP FOR A COFFEE HOUR
 

Coffee hour tables can be simple or complex.  Sometimes when people do a coffee hour table they put out coffee cakes and doughnuts; sometimes they put out some fruits. Others put out entire lunch. We encourage you to sign up for coffee hour a couple of times each year. It can be simple or an entire meal - either is fine. The sign-up sheet is in the church hall.

CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS AT ST. JAMES

August 11

August 17

August 17

August 18

August 25

September 8

September 14

September 15

September 21 

September 28

October 19

Blessing of College Students

Evanston Farmers' Market 

Saturday Evening Service (Kirakamtits) - Vigil

FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION OF THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD and Blessing of Grapes

"Taste of Armenia" Festival 

Sunday School Open House- Registration

Saturday Evening Service- Kirakamtits

FEAST OF THE EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS

Church Annual Picnic

Saturday Educational Program for Teenagers

Saturday Educational Program for Teenagers 


MIDWEST ARMENIAN PICNICS 

  

August 10-11

August 17-18

August 18

August 25

September 8

St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Church, Chicago

Armenian All Saints Apostolic Church, Glenview, IL

St George Armenian Church, Waukegan, IL

St. James Armenian Church, Evanston, IL

Knights of Vartan (Proesel Park in Lincolnwood, IL)