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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

 

September 8 - 14,  2013
SUNDAY, September 8, 2013

Feast of the Nativity of the Holy Mother-of-God

Eve (Paregentan) of the Fast of the Holy Cross   

 

Morning Service - 9:15 AM

Divine Liturgy- 10:00 AM

Scripture readings:
Proverbs 31:29-31
Isaiah 61:9
Galatians 3:24-29
Matthew 1:1-17 
Feast of the Nativity of the Holy Mother-of-God

This Sunday, September 8, is the Feast of the Nativity of the Holy Mother of God. The birth of Mary is not recorded in the Bible. The account of this event comes to us from other writings that are not part of the New Testament. According to tradition, Joachim and Anna were faithful and pious, waiting for the promised Messiah. They were elderly and childless. They prayed to God for a child and were blessed with a daughter they named Mary, who would become the Mother of the Messiah.

Eve of the Fast of Exaltation of the Holy  Cross

This Sunday is the Eve (Paregentan) of the fast leading to the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (Khachveratz), which is next Sunday, September 15. Because the Exaltation is a Tabernacle Feast, it is preceded by a week (Monday to Friday) of fasting.

ST. JAMES ARMENIAN CHURCH SUNDAY SCHOOL

Academic Year 2013-2014

 

SUNDAY, September 8, 2013

 

OPEN HOUSE. FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

 

Visit classrooms and meet the teaching team

Sunday School registration

Home Blessing

Refreshments

 

Classes offered for children from Pre-K to 8th grade.

 

Click here to see the flyer.

Click here for the registration form.


Living the Gospel of Christ: Who Do You Say I Am?
A Six-Session Bible Study
 
Bibile 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: September 25, October 9, October 23, November 6, November 20, December 4 at 8 pm.
 
You need to download an application on your computer to be able to participate  online. 


Questions? Need help with Mac? Click here.


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.

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.
September 28, 2013, October 12, 2013, 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
 
Relic of St. Vartan to Arrive in Eastern Diocese

The ornate cross containing a relic of St. Vartan the Brave, set into the square "eye" at the center of the reliquary.
This week, as Diocesan Primate Archbishop Khajag Barsamian travels to the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, he will receive a unique piece of Armenia's history: a relic of St. Vartan the Brave.
       
The 1,500-year-old relic-a piece of stone encrusted with the blood of Armenia's 5th-century warrior saint, and encased in a beautiful silver cross-is the gracious gift of His Holiness Karekin II, the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians. His Holiness is giving the relic to the Eastern Diocese in honor of the 45th anniversary of New York's St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral.
 
The reliquary containing the relic of St. Vartan will be brought to the U.S. escorted by two special couriers, and will be unveiled to the public on Sunday, September 15, as part of the official celebration of the 45th anniversary of St. Vartan Cathedral. The day will include services as well as a luncheon and program-to which the public is cordially invited. (See the item below under Events for information.)
 
The relic will subsequently make its permanent home in New York City. But in the coming months the Primate will be bringing the relic of St. Vartan with him on his parish visits, so that all the parishioners of the Eastern Diocese can view it in person.
 
Click here to view a gallery of photos showing the consecration of the reliquary. 

From the ashes
Armenian culture in Turkey
 

A DAINTY silver slipper, a hand-engraved copper bowl. Silva Ozyerli, an ethnic Armenian, runs a loving finger over these and other family treasures strewn across her dinner table in Istanbul. They are due to go on display at a new museum of Armenian culture in Ms Ozyerli's native city of Diyarbakir at the end of 2013.

 

The Armenian museum, the first of its kind in Anatolia, will be part of the newly restored Surp Giragos church complex (pictured). Its aim is to chronicle Armenian life in Diyarbakir, in Turkey's mainly Kurdish south-east, before 1915. That was the year when Ottoman troops and their Kurdish accomplices began slaughtering over 1 million Armenians and other Christians across the country during what many historians say was the first genocide of the 20th century.

 

To read the article click here.


Video of the Week
 
 Ani, City of 1001 Churches
Ani, City of 1001 Churches

Photo of the Week
 
 
Formal Opening of Nishan Hall
February 10, 1957

St James steeple
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FEASTS

September 8- Feast of the Nativity of the Holy Mother-of-God

September 8 - Eve of the Fast of Exaltation of the Holy Cross 

 

September 14Eve of the Feast of Exaltation of the Holy Cross

 

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 (Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 2, Dec. 7) and
Midday Service every third Thursday of the month (Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 21, Dec. 20). Midday Service will be followed by the " Lunchtime at St. James" program.
ST. JAMES ARMENIAN CHURCH ANNUAL PICNIC  

 


Saturday, September 21, 2013

 

Click her to see the 

flyer.

DEACON TRAINING AND ACOLYTE CLASSES


Deacon Training
(For ordained acolytes and Altar servers) 
September 7th 4-5 pm
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
COLLEGE STUDENTS WELCOME SUNDAY

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Divine Liturgy
Luncheon
Fellowship

Come and make new friends 
at St. James!
SAVE THE DATE!!!

ACYOA JR. GATHERING 
AND LOCK-IN

Saturday, October 26- Sunday,October 27

ACYOA Logo
Jennifer Morris (Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries of the Diocese) will join us for a weekend of prayer, learning and fun.
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!

ONNIK DINKJIAN LIVE IN CHICAGO!
 

Saturday, October 19, 2013

7:30pm

 

Assyrian Community Center

9131 Niles Center Road, Skokie, IL

 

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


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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


September 8

September 15

September 16

September 19

September 21 

September 28

September 28

September 29

October 5

October 12

October 17

October 19

October 26-27

November 2

November 2

November 10

November 21

November 28

December 7

December 7

December 14

December 20

Sunday School Open House. Registration

FEAST OF THE EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS

Remembrance of the dead (Merelotz) 

Midday Hour at (12:00 Noon)

Church Annual Picnic at Harms Woods 

School of Cooking

Saturday Educational Program for Teenagers

College Students Welcome Sunday 

Saturday Evening Service- Kirakamtits (5:00 pm)

School of Cooking

Midday Hour at (12:00 Noon)

Saturday Educational Program for Teenagers

ACYOA Jr.  "Lock-In"

School of Cooking

Saturday Evening Service- Kirakamtits (5:00 pm)

Instructed Liturgy

Midday Hour at (12:00 Noon)

Thanksgiving gathering at 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)

MIDWEST ARMENIAN PICNICS 

  

September 8

Knights of Vartan (Proesel Park in Lincolnwood, IL)



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.