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THE E-BULLETIN OF ST. JAMES ARMENIAN CHURCH (EVANSTON, IL)

 

May 11 - 17, 2014
SUNDAY, May 11, 2014

Red Sunday                                                     

Morning Service: 9:15 AM                     

Divine Liturgy: 10:00 AM

Bible Readings: Acts 13:16-43; 1 Peter 5:1-14; John 5:19-30

  

HOKEHANKISD- Requiem Service

For the souls of their Grandmothers:

Shinorik Taftikyan, Sofik Aynali, Diruhi Sakaloglu, Elmon Simonoglu,

Bayzar Bardak and Matilt Akyemeniciyan.

and their Aunts:

Bercuhi Zurikyan, Siranuhi Tokatliyan, Arshaluys Bardak, Nazli Bardak,

Arshaluys Camusoglu, Zabel Haviters, Anastasia Simonoglu, Marisa Katranci

and Osanna Balikciyan.

Requested by: Alain and Katya Bardak


Red Sunday 

The ascription "Red" traditionally is thought to reflect the brilliance of red flowers, which burst forth in bloom at this time of year symbolizing the new life given through the blood sacrifice of Christ. This Sunday's Gospel of John 5:19-30, emphasizes the life-giving word of Jesus. Like Green Sunday, it has become accustom on this Sunday to be decorated in red.

The name "Red Sunday" seems to have no ecclesiastical origin or significance by may have been, like Green Sunday, a popular designation related to a spring festival and the new season, since at that time of the year the fields were adorned with red and green.
 
(From Domar: the calendrical and liturgical cycle of the 
Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church, 2003 A.D. 
Published by Armenian Orthodox Theological Research Institute.)

Prayer of the Week

I confess with faith and adore You, 
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, 
uncreated and immortal essence, 
creator of angels, of humans, and of all that exists. 
Have mercy upon Your Creatures and upon me, a great sinner.
 
The Topic of the Upcoming Sunday Sermon


The topic of the upcoming Sunday sermon (May 11. 2014)
Mary Mother-of-God- the Model of Motherhood

His Holiness Karekin II Meets with Pope Francis


Pope Francis
His Holiness Karekin II, the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, met with Pope Francis at the Vatican earlier today. The two leaders met at the Apostolic Palace, the official residence of the Pope in Vatican City, and later prayed at the Mother of the Redeemer Chapel.  

Pope Francis recalled Pope St. John Paul II's visit to Armenia in 2001, and the visits made by His Holiness Karekin II in recent years. "The mystery of the Cross, so dear to the memory of your people, represented in the splendid stone crosses that adorn every corner of your land, has been lived by countless of your children as a direct participation in the chalice of the Passion," Pope Francis said. "Their testimony, at once high and tragic, must not be forgotten."

His Holiness Karekin II said that the Armenian Genocide remains an open wound for the Armenian people. He invited Pope Francis to visit Armenia next year to take part in the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the events of 1915. "In the deserts of Der Zor, Syria, thousands of Armenians perished. They were martyrs of the first crime committed against humanity in the 20th century," His Holiness said. "And it's truly tragic when the world does not learn lessons from the past and allows history to repeat."

Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Diocesan Primate, was among the Catholicos' delegation. The Catholicos is in Rome on a three-day visit from May 7 to 9. Click on the following links to view a video and photos of the visit.

Let's Learn Armenian
Did You Know That...
 
The Badarak, not counting the priest's prayers, is about 4,700 words long, but has only 1,400 different roots, of which 200 constitute approximately 80% of the text. Եւ Yev and is the most common word; it occurs 438 times and constitutes nearly 10% of the text. This means that if you knew only the word եւ , you'd already understand 1 out of every 10 words of the Mass. Moreover, if you knew only 200 words and their variants you would understand 8 out of every 10 words in the Mass.

Here you can learn two of the 50 most commonly used words in the Badarak every week.

 

 

Armenian

Phonetic

English

եւ

yev

and

սուրբ

soorp

holy


Items Used on the Altar Table

 

CANDLES (MOHM)

 

The candles on the Altar Table represent the saints who uphold Christ's light. There can be twelve, fourteen or sixteen candles on the main altar. Twelve represent the twelve apostles; the two extra may serve as guardians of the Gospelsbook or chalice and in the case if sixteen the extra four may represent the four evangelists - Mathew, Mark, Luke and John. Two can also be set on the lowest tier representing the archangels, guardians of the gates of heaven.

 

 

CANDLESTICK (ASHDANAG)

 

 

These are the usual candlesticks found on the various altars and holy places within the church. They commonly represent the saints and apostles who spread Christ's light throughout the world. The candles are placed in these candlesticks and have been explained above.

  

Adopted from 

Very Rev. Haigazioun Vartabed Melkonian, M.A., ED.


Video of the Week

Happy Mothers' Day! 
Happy Mothers' Day!

Photo of the Week
 
Ghazanchetsots Cathedral (Shushi, Artsakh)

2014 Membership Dues

 

 

StJames Sketch If you are not already a 2014 dues-paid member, please consider becoming one. New members must pay dues by JUNE 30 in order to be eligible to vote during the Parish Assembly on January 2015.

 

Do you know that now you can pay your dues with your credit card? Ask Vahan Janjigian or Debbie DerAsadourian.

 

Forms are available in the church office or here.


Altar Guild's Wish List

1.  Two jajanch radiances (ostensorium). $300-600 each . Pledged.

2.  Painting of St. James of Nisibis. $1000. Not pledged.

3.  Painting of St. Stephen the Protodeacon. $1000. Not pledged.

4.  Priest's 'half-vestments'. $500. Not pledged.

5.  Censer stand- $400. Pledged

 

  

Sunday School's Wish List

1.   Cabinet for storage of books and supplies. Not pledged.

2.   Room furniture for students and teachers. Not pledged.

 

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10th ANNIVERSARY OF PASSING OF 

VERY REVEREND FATHER VAROUJAN KABARAJIAN 

(1928 - 2004)

 

Saturday, May 10, 2014

 

4:15 PM - Prayer at the graveside

5:00 PM - Vespers and Memorial Service (Hokehankisd) at St. James

Followed by Memorial Dinner in the Nishan Hall.

 

Click here for more details.

ST. JAMES PARISH 
TOWN HALL MEETING

This SUNDAY, May 11, 2014
after Divine Liturgy

Parish's delegates will share information about the recent Diocesan Assembly.
THE ST. JAMES CHAPTER OF ACYOA

invites you to a special presentation 

 

 

     

by Tatevik Khoja-Eynatyan

 on Fund for Armenia Relief (FAR's) Ayo! 

Stewardship Training Program

 
Sunday, May 18, 2014
after Divine Liturgy.
WOMEN'S GUILD DAY
 
  
Sunday, June 22, 2014
 
Join us in honoring the members 
of St. James Women's Guild 

CLASS OF 2014 GRADUATES

 

If you have a graduate in your family or know of someone who is graduating, please send us their information.

 

 If you are a graduate, please submit the school you are graduating from , the school you will be attending (if applicable), course of study (if applicable), degree earned and future plans.

 

We are planning to host a reception to honor our graduates on June 22.   

Call or e-mail the Church office  before June 18.


AGBU/CHICAGO PRESENTS

an illustrated presentation 
by JUDITH SARYAN 
 

FRIDAY, MAY 16 AT 7:30  PM
AGBU/CHICAGO CENTER 
7248 N. Harlem Avenue 

 

Zabel Yessayan was a renowned Armenian author and intellectual and a courageous champion for peace, social justice and women's rights.

On June 1st members of the  AGBU Chicago Young Professionals organization are again running a 3-mile race to raise money for scholarships to send deserving kids to Hye Camp.

If you prefer to donate by check, please contact Chicago YP at
 for details on how to do so. 

 

 The YP group would appreciate your support and any donation you are able to give to this great cause!

EASTER HOME BLESSING

 

 

Easter  season is the time when homes are blessed by the Pastor. All parishioners who wish to have their homes blessed on the occasion of Easter should call Der Hovhan (847) 644-7389 to make arrangements.

 

Have a piece of bread, dish of salt and glass of water available for the blessing.

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Calendar of worship services and events

May 10
May 11
May 18
June 7
June 22
June 28
July 26
August 16
August 24
September 13
Saturday Evening Service- Kirakamtits (5:00 pm)    
St. James Parish Town Hall Meeting
FAR's "Ayo" presentation
Saturday Evening Service- Kirakamtits (5:00  pm)  
Women's Guild Day
"Armenian Church in the United States"
Saturday Evening Service- Kirakamtits (5:00 pm)  
Saturday Evening Service- Kirakamtits (5:00 pm)     
"Taste of Armenia" Street Fair 
Saturday Evening Service- Kirakamtits (5:00 pm)  

ST. JAMES ARMENIAN APOSTOLIC CHURCH
Rev. Fr. Hovhan Khoja-Eynatyan, Pastor
816 Clark Street, Evanston, IL 60201