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ST. JAMES ARMENIAN APOSTOLIC CHURCH (EVANSTON, IL)

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March 5 - 11, 2017
SUNDAY, March 5, 2017
Sunday of Expulsion
Արտաքսման Կիրակի
Psalms: 8:30 AM
Morning Service: 9:00 AM     
Sunrise Service: 10:00 AM
Divine Liturgy: 10:30 AM
Scripture Readings: Isaiah 33:2-22;
Romans 12:1-13:10; Matthew 5:17-48

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SUNDAY OF EXPULSION

Our church Fathers have dedicated each of the Lenten Sundays to one of the mysteries that symbolize mankind's life—his birth, his sinning, his regret and his repentance. Each Sunday serves as an occasion for us to think of ways we can guide our human nature to do more good so that the period of Great Lent is more fruitful and productive.

The second Sunday of Great Lent is called the Sunday of Expulsion. The origins of this tradition, including its name, can be found in the Book of Genesis. Adam and Eve, having listened to the deceitful words of Satan, disobeyed the Divine Commandments and ate of the forbidden fruit. As reprimand, God deprived Adam and Eve of eternal life, saying unto them, “You were made from soil and you will become soil again" (Genesis 3:19). However, God did not immediately take Adam and Eve’s lives. Instead, He exiled them from the Garden of Eden and relegated them to a life of toil producing their own food: "So the Lord God sent him out of the Garden of Eden and made him cultivate the soil from which he had been formed" (Genesis 3:23). God also punished womankind with the pain of childbirth.

THE CLOSED ALTAR (PAGYAL KHORAN)

This Sunday is the first Sunday of Great Lent (Medz Bahk) in the Armenian Apostolic Church. Thus, the altar curtain was drawn last night during Saturday evening vespers and will remain closed for the forty days of Great Lent. It will not be reopened until Palm Sunday, which this year falls on March 20. In addition to the drawn altar curtain, Holy Communion will not be offered during Divine Liturgy until Palm Sunday. (Should anyone desire Holy Communion during Great Lent due to illness or some other emergency, please contact Father Hovhan for special dispensation.)
In addition to these two major changes, the following changes will also take place during the celebration of Divine Liturgy throughout the period of Great Lent:

  • There will be no Kiss of Peace.
  • The Holy Gospel Book will not be venerated after service.
  • The organ will not be played as congregants are departing from the sanctuary at the end of service.
  • Congregants will remain silent when exiting the sanctuary after worship to respect those who remain to offer devotional prayers.

Finally, weddings will not be celebrated during Great Lent.

SATURDAY VESPERS
KIRAKAMTITS

   

  
Every first Saturday of the month
at 5:00 pm


Conducted in English.
With full participation of the faithful

March 4, April 1, May 6, 
June 3

PRAYER OF INTERCESSION
TO THE HOLY MARTYRS




Every third Wednesday of the month
at 8:00 pm


 Multi-language. 
With full participation of the faithful.

March 15, April 19, May 17, June 21

VARTANANTZ COMMEMORATION 
Sponsored by the
KNIGHTS AND DAUGHTERS OF VARTAN
AND AGBU

“ARMENIA BEFORE CHRISTIANITY”
Guest Speaker
Varoujan Der Simonian
Armenian Museum of Fresno


March 5, 2017 at 3 pm
at AGBU Center

Free admission. Open to the Public

ST. JAMES ARMENIAN APOSTOLIC CHURCH  WOMEN’S GUILD
invites you to its
 
ANNUAL
MID-LENTEN LUNCHEON

 
March 19, 2017
following Divine Liturgy
  
Please join us for a variety of delicious Lenten foods and an afternoon of fellowship

Ժամանակացոյց 2017 Մեծ Պահքի Արարողութիւններու

Չորեքշաբթի
Մարտ 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 եւ Ապրիլ 5
Երեկոյեան 7:00-ին
Խաղաղական  եւ Հանգստեան Ժամ
Պահոց ընթրիք
Կիրակի
Գիշերային ժամ - առաւոտեան 9:00-ին
Արեւագալի ժամ - առաւոտեան 10:00-ին
Սուրբ Պատարագ - առաւոտեան 10:30-ին

Schedule of Worship Services
2017 Great Lent

Wednesdays
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and April 5
7:00 PM
PEACE AND REST SERVICES
LENTEN POTLUCK SUPPER
Sundays
Night Service – 9:00 AM
Sunrise Service - 10:00 AM
Divine Liturgy - 10:30 AM

FEASTS AND FASTS

March 5 - 11             First Week of Great Lent. Fast
March 11                  Commemoration of Saints Cyril of Jerusalem, Cyril the Bishop and Anna

NAME DAY CELEBRATIONS
 
Whenever you know a friend or loved one whose Name Day/Feast Day is soon to be celebrated, honor the person by presenting them with a lit candle saying, "Anoonovut abrees" or "Anoonovut dzeranas" ("May you grow old with your name"). Or you can simply say, “Happy Name Day!”

NAME DAY celebrated this week: Cyril and Anna (March 11)

SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR THIS WEEK


Monday
1 Samuel 1:1-23; Proverbs 1:1-33;
Jeremiah 1:1-10

Tuesday
1 Samuel 1:23-2:26; Proverbs 2:1-3:10; Jeremiah 1:11-2:3

Wednesday
Exodus 2:11-22; Joel 2:1-11; Micah 4:1-7



Thursday
1 Samuel 3:21-4:18; Proverbs 3:11-4:14; Jeremiah 2:31-3:16

Friday
Deuteronomy 7:11-8:1; Job 9:1-10:2;
Isaiah 40:9-18

Saturday
Proverbs 11:2-11; Isaiah 61:3-7;
2 Timothy 4:1-8; John 10:11-16

CALENDAR OF EVENTS AND SERVICES

Saturday, March 4
Acolytes training (4-5 pm)
Vespers- Kirakamtits (flyer)

Sunday, March 5
Choir rehearsal
Vartanantz Program at AGBU Center (flyer)

Wednesday, March 8
Lenten Vigil at 7 pm

Wednesday, March 15
Lenten Vigil at 7 pm
Prayer of Intercession to the Holy Martyrs (flyer)

Friday- Sunday, March 17-19
WI/IL ACYOA Jr Lenten Retreat

Friday, March 17
Family Dinner Night at AGBU

Saturday, March 18
Midwest Regional Saintly Women’s Day

Sunday, March 19
Mid-Lenten Luncheon (Meejeenk)
Armenia Fund presentation
Honorable guest – Ambassador of the RA to US H.E. Mr. Grigor Hovhannissian

Wednesday, March 22
Lenten Vigil at 7 pm

Saturday, March 25
Armenian Bar Association Scholarship Fundraiser (flyer)
Sunday, March 26
Choir rehearsal

Wednesday, March 29
Lenten Vigil at 7 pm

Saturday, April 1
Acolytes training (4-5 pm)
Vespers- Kirakamtits (flyer)
Film Screening at North Park
University (flyer)

Sunday, April 2
Monthly Catechism meeting

Wednesday, April 5
Lenten Vigil at 7 pm

April 9
Palm Sunday. Youth Day

Sunday, April 16
Easter

Wednesday, April 19
Prayer of Intercession to the Holy Martyrs (flyer)

Sunday, April 23
Joint Badarak at All Saints Armenian Church

Thursday, April 27                      
Sergei Babayan (piano) at NU

OUTREACH COMMITTEE SUGGESTION

Have you ever had a desire to make an impact on others, but weren’t sure how?  Have you ever thought about hosting a Sunday Fellowship Table following a hokehankisd, but didn’t want to do all the preparation? 

The St. James Outreach Committee would like to suggest that you make a $100 donation to FAR.  That $100 would be used to serve a madagh (sacrificial) meal at the soup kitchen for underprivileged Armenians in Armenia. 

If you have questions or need more information, please contact Der Hovhan or check out  www.farusa.org  or www.weareayo.org.

E-BULLETIN: YOUTH ISSUE

Click here to access our recent "E-bulletin: Youth Issue" featuring numerous programs (camps, retreats, training, scholarships, etc) made available to you by our parish, the Diocese, St. Nersess Armenian Seminary, and the AGBU.

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ST. JAMES CHURCH COMMUNICATIONS

Over the past few years we have developed different ways of communicating with our parishioners. In addition to regular mailings of announcements, flyers, and letters we email the electronic version of our Sunday bulletin, as well as send Calling Post messages via telephone.

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St. James Armenian Apostolic Church
Rev. Fr. Hovhan Khoja-Eynatyan, Pastor
816 Clark Street, Evanston, IL 60201

www.stjamesevanston.org
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