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

January 15-21, 2017
SUNDAY, January 15, 2017
First Sunday after the Octave of the Theophany

Ա Կիրակի զկնի Ծննդեան Ութօրեքին
Psalms: 8:30 AM
Morning Service: 9:00 AM     
Divine Liturgy: 10:00 AM
Scripture Readings: Isaiah 54:1-13;
1 Timothy 1:1-11; John 2:1-11
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ՀՈԳԵՀԱՆԳԻՍՏ – HOKEHANKISD - REQUIEM SERVICE
For the souls of:
Hrant Dink (10 Years)
Martin Luther King Jr.

COMMEMORATION OF PATRIARCHS ST. ATHANASIUS AND ST. CYRIL OF ALEXANDRIA

Patriarchs St. Athanasius and St. Cyril are among the most prominent figures of the Universal Church who devoted their lives to the promulgation of the orthodoxy of Christianity and the struggle against false conceptions and erroneous teachings.

St. Athanasius (295-373 A.D.) was born in Alexandria to a Greek Christian family. He received his higher education in the famous Theological School of Alexandria. He was ordained to the diaconate by Patriarch Alexander of Alexandria and participated in the Ecumenical Council of Nicea in 325 as the Patriarch’s personal secretary.

During the Council, St. Athanasius articulated and established the duality of Christ—that Christ was both human and divine—decisively defeating Arius and his followers who denied the Divinity of Christ. Athanasius stated that God became incarnate, “So that sons of mortal men should become sons of God.” Thus, salvation is only possible by accepting Christ’s dual nature and is nothing more than theosis—being adopted by God.

In 328, St. Athanasius became Bishop of Alexandria. He continued to struggle against Arianism (Arius’ assertion that the Son of God was a subordinate entity to God the Father) and forcefully defended the Nicene Creed. Having been subjected to repeated persecutions, he spent 15 of his 47-year episcopal service in exile. His heroic efforts bore fruit, and eight years following his death his teachings were adopted by the Ecumenical Council of Constantinople in 381. St. Athanasius also made very significant contributions to the development of monastic life.

Patriarch St. Cyril of Alexandria is one of the most brilliant representatives of the Alexandrian Theological School. He was born in 380 the nephew of Patriarch Theophilus, whom he succeeded in 412. He struggled against Nestorius, the Patriarch of Constantinople, to preserve orthodox teaching. It was for this purpose that Emperor Theodoros II convened the Third Ecumenical Council in Ephesus in 431. During the Council, Nestorius and his teachings were criticized and condemned, leading to the formulation and adoption of the doctrine of Theotokos (Mary being the “birth giver of God”). St. Cyril also succinctly articulated his vision of Christ as, “The one incarnate nature of God the Word,” a statement that has become the cornerstone of the Armenian Church’s view of Christ’s Divinity.

  
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.

January 18, 2017

     
SATURDAY VESPERS
KIRAKAMTITS

   

  
Every first Saturday of the month
at 5:00 pm


Conducted in English.
With full participation of the faithful

February 4, 2017
VALET PARKING

For the convenience of our parishioners, valet service will be available on Sundays through February.  Beginning at 9:30 a.m. professional drivers will be available in front of St. James to park your car at no charge.  Drivers will also be available until 1:30 p.m. to retrieve your car. We hope this service will help make your trip to St. James easier during the cold and snow.
JANUARY 15, 2017

WELCOME BACK,
SARGEANT ARSEN SARKISIAN

 


Please join us in welcoming back home Sergeant Arsen Sarkisian who recently completed servicein the US Marine Corps.

Blessing service at the end of the Divine Liturgy and birthday cake in the hall.
JANUARY 22, 2017

WALKTHROUGH ST. JAMES' WEBSITE
& NEW MOBILE APP




Want to find daily readings? Find info about church etiquette and the sacraments? Access spiritual literature? Ask our pastor questions? Get updates on upcoming events? Pay dues and make donations online? Come learn about the features of our website and newly launched parish mobile app, Deseelk.
 
PART-TIME POSITION AVAILABLE
 
The St. James Parish Council is seeking a Youth Director/Administrative Assistant for a part-time (20 hours per week) paid position beginning immediately.

The responsibilities of the Youth Director include overseeing, managing and developing Christian youth programs including our parish’s local chapters of the Diocese’s Armenian Church Youth Organization of America (ACYOA) for both Juniors (ages12 to 17) and Seniors (ages 18 to 30).  The responsibilities of the Administrative Assistant would include various office duties at the direction of the pastor.

The candidate should possess good communication and interpersonal skills and be proficient in basic computer applications.  Knowledge of the Armenian language would be helpful, but not required. 

A full job description is available upon request. If you would like to be considered for this position, please contact the church office at (847) 864-6263
or office@stjamesevanston.org.
2017 ANNUAL PARISH ASSEMBLY

The annual Parish Assembly of St. James Armenian Church will be held on Sunday    January 29, 2017 beginning at 12:30 noon in the Nishan Hall.  Church services will begin at 10:00 AM.  Registration of voting members will begin in the Church Hall immediately following the Divine Liturgy.

St. James kindly requests that you make every conscious effort to attend the morning Badarak and the Assembly meeting that follows immediately after services.
13TH ANNUAL POON PAREGENTAN DINNER AND DANCE!
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25th, 2017


 
at Avalon Banquet Hall
1905 E Higgins Road, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
6:30 pm– cocktails * 7:30 pm – dinner * 9:00 pm – dance

Kef the night away with the Karoon Band.
Take home timeless memories with our photobooth.
 
Adult Dinner (w/open bar) - $45 | Children (ages 4-12) - $20
Teens (ages 13-20) - $30 | Children 3 & under – free
Dance Only (w/open bar) - $35
 
Discount Tickets available until February 5th.
Price will then increase $10 for adults & $5 for teens and children.
Deadline for dinner tickets is February 12th.
No dinner tickets will be sold after the deadline or at the door.
 
For additional information and tickets contact:
Christina Markarian 847-826-6275 christina1@lmkinc.com

Click here to see the flyer.
HOME BLESSING
 
Holiday season is the time when homes are blessed by the Pastor. All parishioners who wish to have their homes blessed on the occasion of the Feast of the Theophany and Nativity of Christ 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.

Click here to read more about home blessing.
YOUGHAKIN AND CHRISTMAS DONATIONS
 
We gratefully acknowledge all contributions made in the spirit of New Year and Theophany. We thank our parishioners who remember the church on such joyous occasions.
 

Click here to see the list.

FEASTS AND FASTS

Monday, January 16   
Commemoration of the Patriarch St. Peter, Bishop St. Vlas and Deacon Abisolom

Tuesday, January 17    
Commemoration of the Hermits Sts. Anton, Triphon, Parsam and Vonoprios

Wednesday, January 18    
Fast

Thursday, January 19    
Commemoration of King St. Theodos and Children of Ephesus

Friday, January 20    
Fast

Saturday, January 21    
Commemoration of Patriarchs St. Athanasius and St. Cyril of Alexandria
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: Peter, Bedros, Vlas, Abisolom, Anton, Parsam, Theo, Athanas, Cyril, Kyuregh.

SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR THIS WEEK

Monday
Wisdom 5:1-8; Baruch 3:31-4:4;
Romans 8:28-39; John 10: 11-16

Tuesday
Proverbs 21:15-24; Isaiah 19:19-21;
Hebrews 11:32-40; John 9:39- 10:10

Wednesday
1 Timothy 2:8-3:13; John 2:12-22



Thursday
Wisdom 6:2-10; Isaiah 45:1-2;
1 Timothy 2:1-7; Luke 7:1-10

Friday
1 Timothy 4:1-12; John 2:23-3:12

Saturday
Proverbs 11:2-11; Isaiah 61:3-7;
Hebrews 13:7-9; John 16:33-17:8

CALENDAR OF EVENTS AND SERVICES

Sunday, January 15
Choir meeting and rehearsal

Wednesday, January 18
Intercessory prayer service at St. James

Friday, January 20
Family Dinner Night at AGBU/Chicago (flyer)

Sunday, January 22
Walkthrough the website and St. James’ new mobile app

Thursday, January 26
Service of Prayer for Christian Unity

Sunday, January 29
Children's Sunday

Sunday, January 29
Annual Parish Assembly
Saturday, February 4
Vespers- Kirakamtits

Sunday, February 5
Monthly catechism meeting

Sunday, February 12
Celebrating the Feast of St. Sarkis

Sunday, February 12
Armenian Dance Company of Chicago bake sale 

Saturday, February 25
Poon Paregentan Dance (flyer)

Sunday, February 26
Poon Paregentan Sunday

Monday, February 27
Great Lent begins
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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.

If you wish to be added to the mailing, emailing or Calling Post list of any of these services, please provide our office with your current contact information.
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St. James Armenian Apostolic Church
Rev. Fr. Hovhan Khoja-Eynatyan, Pastor
816 Clark Street, Evanston, IL 60201

www.stjamesevanston.org
office@stjamesevanston.org

 






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