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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 4 - 10, 2013
SUNDAY, August 4, 2013

Fourth Sunday After Transfiguration  

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

Scripture readings:
Isaiah 62:1-11; 2Timothy 2:15-19; John 6:39-47
Commemoration Day of 200 Pontiffs Participating in the Ecumenical Council of Ephesus
Council of Ephesus in 431, in the Basilica of Fourvi�re, Lyon

The Ecumenical Council of Ephesus was convened in 431 A. D., during the reign of the King Theodosius II. 200 Pontiffs participated in the Council with the goal to criticize the false teaching of Nestorius, Patriarch of Constantinople. According to his teaching there were two independent - divine and human natures in Christ, contrasting each other. Nestorius preached that Christ was born as a simple man and only later Divinity was settled in His Person, and therefore, the Holy Virgin Mary was not Godmother, but the mother of a simple man.  

 

The Ecumenical Council of Ephesus condemns the teaching of Nestorius and adopts the teaching of St. Cyril of Alexandria as an orthodox teaching, according to which the divine and human natures of Christ do not exist separately, but are united unmixed, without confusion - one Lord, one Jesus, one face and one united divine and human nature. St. Mary is not the mother of a simple man, but she is Godmother as she gave birth to the Son of God. So, the formulation of St. Cyril of Alexandria: "One is the nature of the Incarnate Word of God" was adopted.


The Armenian Church has not participated in that Ecumenical Council but has adopted its resolutions and ecumenical authority together with the previous Ecumenical Councils.


New Website Launched!

We are very excited to have finally launched our new website after almost a full year in development! 

 

As you will see it is a completely new look, design & feel. We hope that you will find it much easier to navigate and get the information that you want to know about our church.
 
Thanks to Karoon Panosian for the great design, her dedication and talent!
 
As always, if you have any questions, some thoughts and comments or need help you can contact us at office@stjamesevanston.org
 

Special Blessing for College Students

Following Badarak on Sunday, August 11th, we invite all college students who will be leaving their family homes and St. James, their spiritual home, to participate in a short Blessing of College Students.  This short ceremony will give each of us an opportunity to wish our students all the best in their educational endeavors.

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

 

 

                                                           

                                                                                          

 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.

 

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 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. 
 

Renovated website for learning Ancient Armenian online 
 
Tsirani nongovernmental organization has present the renovated  www.grabar.am  website for learning Ancient Armenian language online.
 
"Our organization started functioning six years ago, and we have a three-year experience of teaching Ancient Armenian to Armenians leaving here and Armenians living abroad," said Fr. Garegin Hambardzumyan, chairman of the organization's board. "Interest in Ancient Armenian has grown a great deal in the recent time. The aim of our website is to make the language available to all who want to learn it."

In his words, the website was developed yet one year ago, but now it is filled with necessary information and videos.

"The website contains ten videos with information about Ancient Armenian and some materials which facilitate the learning process," Fr. Garegin said. "Ancient Armenian proverbs, vocabularies and the lyrics of Armenian canticles in karaoke mode."

He said the website developers are now preparing an English version to attract foreigners and those representatives of Armenian communities worldwide who don't know Armenian language.

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�e 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 5 - Commemoration of Martyrs Sts. Eugenios, Makarios, Valerios, Canditos and Akyoughas

August 6 - Commemoration of Sts. Captain Andre and his army, Martyrs Kalinikos and Dometios

August 8 - Commemoration of Sts. Adrianos and his wife - Anatolia, Martyrs Theodoros and Elevturos

August 10 - 200 Fathers of The Holy Council of Ephesus (AD 431)

 

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
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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 8

Preparation of boreg, paklavah 

and khadayif.

 

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.
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.

E-Bulletin archive is now available

Missed or accidentally deleted any of the previous E-Bulletins? 
You can read all our previous issues in the archive here.

SUNDAY BULLETIN
(pdf)


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 18

August 25

September 15

September 21

Blessing of College Students

Evanston Farmers' Market

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

"Taste of Armenia" Festival 

FEAST OF THE EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS

Church Annual Picnic


MIDWEST ARMENIAN PICNICS 

  

August 4

August 10-11

August 17-18

August 18

August 25

September 8

St. Mesrob Armenian Church, Racine, WI

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)