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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

 

October 6 - 12,  2013
SUNDAY, October 6, 2013
Forth Sunday After The Exaltaion Of The Holy Cross

Morning Service - 9:15 AM

Divine Liturgy- 10:00 AM

Scripture readings:
Isaiah 17:7-14
2 Corinthians 13:5-13
Mark 11:27-33
 

Requiem Service: 

For the soul of Archbishop Shahan Svajian

 

 

His Eminence Archbishop Shahan Svajian entered into his eternal rest on September 23at the Sourp Prgich Hospital in Istanbul. He was 87. 
 
At the time of his passing Archbishop Shahan had been serving as the Vicar General of the Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople, where he had served in various capacities for over 50 years. Born in Istanbul in 1926, he studied at the Patriarchate of Jerusalem, and was ordained a deacon in 1951 by the hand of Bishop Zareh Payaslian. In 1954 Patriarch Yeghishe Derderian ordained him into the priesthood. After several years of service to the Jerusalem Patriarchate, Fr. Shahan returned to Istanbul at the invitation of Patriarch Karekin Khachatourian. He was subsequently raised to the rank of bishop and later archbishop by His Holiness Vasken I, the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians.  

Feast of the Holy Translators
Sts. Mesrob, Yeghishe, Moses of Khoronk, philosopher Davit Anhaght, Gregory of Nareg and Nersess the Gracious (Nersess of Kla) 

 

For the Armenian people the Feast of the Holy Translators is one of the most favorite and beloved national-ecclesiastical feasts. Nearly two hundred disciples of St. Mesrop Mashtots and St. Sahag are known by the general group name "Holy Translators". The disciples of the above mentioned group of Holy Translators are known as "Junior Translators". Celebrating this feast, the Armenian Apostolic Church pays tribute of respect to the bright memory of St. Mesrop Mashtots, Yeghishe, Moses of Khoronk, philosoppher Davit Anhaght, whose sacred work and mission later has been continued on by St. Gregory of Nareg and St. Nersess the Gracious. The word "Translator" means "Interpreter". Comprehending and precisely understanding the demands of that period, the Holy Translators initiated the sacred work of creating the Armenian alphabet and literature. By the strength of their faith they dispersed the darkness and warmed the human souls. Thanks to the Holy Translators the Holy Bible was translated into Armenian and the Armenian peoples obtained the possibility to read the Holy Book in the native language. By means of their activity the Holy Translators contributed to the spiritual-cultural awakening of Armenia. After the translation of the Holy Bible, many books of Church Father were translated into Armenian, and thanks to this fact many translations, the original copies of which haven't been preserved, presently exist only in the translated variant and thus the translations have obtained the value of the original.



Living the Gospel of Christ: Who Do You Say I Am?
A Six-Session Bible Study
 
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This year's Diocesan theme is Living the Gospel of Christ . The ultimate goal of this series of six Bible studies lies in knowing, understanding and doing as Christ prescribed through his actions and teaching as depicted in the Gospels. This series will also   help us to understand both who Christ is and His Message. 

As always you can either join Der Hayr at St. James or participate online on the following Wednesdays: 
October 9, October 23, November 6, November 20, December 4 at 8 pm.
 
Click here to join the meeting on Wednesdays. 
 
You need to download an application on your computer to be able to participate online. 


Questions? Need help with Mac? Click here.


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St. James School of Cooking
 
Do you have a favorite Armenian dish that reminds you of Grandma or your mother? Do you wish you could make them? Well stop wishing and come join our classes and learn how to make them yourself and treat your family to your favorite dishes. It is your turn to make memories! Come join us!
 
When: Classes will meet on Saturday once a month.
October 12, November 2, 2013
December 7, 2013, January 4, 2014, February 2, 2014

Time: 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Where: St. James Armenian Church (816 Clark Street, Evanston, IL)

For more information call Kary Valenziano 847-687-2526
 


Video of the Week

Gomidas: Life in photos
Gomidas: Life in photos

Photo of the Week 

Independence Square in Yerevan
   
St James steeple
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FEASTS

October 7 - Commemoration of Pontiff St. Pokas and St. Yeranos

October 8  - Commemoration of the Virgins St. Tekegh, St Varvara and St. Peghigea

October 10 - Commemoration of Sts. Pandaleon the Physician,             Yermoghayos the Priest and the Virgin Eupraxia

October 12 - Holy translators Mesrob, Yeghishe, Moses the Poet, David the Philosopher, Gregory of Narek and Nerses the Graceful
WORSHIP SERVICES 
AT ST. JAMES
 
In addition to Sunday Morning Service and Divine Liturgy there will be
Saturday Evening (Kirakamtits) Service every first Saturday of the month at 5 pm (This Saturday 
Oct. 5, Nov. 2, Dec. 7) and
Midday Service every third Thursday of the month (Oct. 17, Nov. 21, Dec. 20). Midday Service will be followed by the " Lunchtime at St. James" program.
DEACON TRAINING AND ACOLYTE CLASSES


Deacon Training
(For ordained acolytes and Altar servers) 
This Saturday
October 5th 4-5 pm
November 2nd 4-5 pm
December 7th 4-5 pm
******* 
 Acolyte Training
(For first time Altar servers, 9-13)

 

Dates will be announced as soon as the group is formed. 

If you have a son who would like to begin serving at the Altar 
please contact Der Hovhan at 847-644-7389 or derhovhan@gmail.com
FRIDAY NIGHT @ ST. JAMES

Starting October 2013 we will be offering movies, news from Armenia and an opportunity to socialize every Friday  night  at 7 pm in Nishian Hall.  On 
Friday October 4, 
we will show the documentary movie "My Armenia" (in English) preceded by news from Armenia in English and Armenian.   
All are welcomed.

ARMENIAN TRADITIONAL MADAGH

 

StJames Sketch

 

 Sunday, October 27th, 2013

Nishan Hall

after Divine Liturgy

 

The Parish Council of St James invites all parishioners to come and celebrate
the completion of the building repairs.
ARMENIAN CHURCH, SURVIVOR OF THE AGES, FACES MODERN HURDLES


"We, the bishops and archbishops living today, are descendants of Armenian genocide," Archbishop Shirvanian said.

 

"All of us are survivors. That's the driving spirit behind this meeting."

 

Whatever the agenda, Echmiadzin, which is also called by its original name, Vagharshapat, remains at the center of Armenian spiritual life.


Click here to read the article.

PAREV MONTHLY'S 18th ANNIVERSARY
 

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

Saturday, October 19, 2013 @ 7:30 pm
Assyrian Community Center
9131 Niles Center Rd
Skokie, IL

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

For tickets call: 847 965 4537 
The new Chicago Affiliate of 
the Armenian International Women's Association (AIWA)

cordially invites you to its 
FIRST ANNUAL COCKTAIL PARTY!

ARMENIAN WOMEN IN ACTION: CONNECTING CHICAGO WITH THE WORLD

Keynote Speaker: 
Award Winning Chef 
CARRIE NAHABEDIAN

 Click here 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!

SUNDAY BULLETIN
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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.

CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS AT ST. JAMES


October 4

October 5

October 6

October 9

October 11

October 12

October 17

October 18

October 19

October 23

October 25

October 26-27 

October 27

November 1

November 2

November 2

November 6

November 8

November 10

November 15

November 20

November 21

November 22

November 28

December 4

December 6

December 7

December 7

December 14

December 20

Friday Night @ St. James 

Saturday Evening Service- Kirakamtits (5:00 pm)

Celebration of Armenian Cultural Month- presentation by Knarik Meneshian

Bible Study

Friday Night @ St. James 

School of Cooking

Midday Hour at (12:00 Noon) "Lunchtime at St. James"

Friday Night @ St. James

Saturday Educational Program for Teenagers

Bible Study

Friday Night @ St. James 

ACYOA Jr Retreat 

Madagh to celebrate the completion of the building reapairs

Friday Night @ St. James 

School of Cooking

Saturday Evening Service- Kirakamtits (5:00 pm)

Bible Study

Friday Night @ St. James 

Instructed Liturgy

Friday Night @ St. James  

Bible Study

Midday Hour at (12:00 Noon) "Lunchtime at St. James"

Friday Night @ St. James  

Thanksgiving gathering at St. James

Bible Study

Friday Night @ St. James  

School of Cooking

Saturday Evening Service- Kirakamtits (5:00 pm)

Divine Liturgy- Feast of St. James of Nisibis (Saturday)

Midday Hour at (12:00 Noon) "Lunchtime at St. James"

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.