THE SUNDAY MESSENGER
November 19, 2017
Barekendan of the Fast of Advent
Sts. Andrew & Phillip, Apostles
Before becoming Christ’s disciple Apostle Andrew had been the disciple of St. John the Baptist. He was the brother of the Apostle Peter and was a fisherman. After the Ascension of the Lord and the Descend of the Holy Spirit Apostle Andrew preached in Northern Greece and in Scythe.
Apostle Phillip was from the town Bethsaida. Perhaps he also had been the disciple of St. John the Baptist. He preached in Asia Minor. Apostle Philip was martyred and crucified in the town Heliople.
TODAY’S BIBLE READINGS:
Philippians 1: 1-11 (page 178) New Testament
Luke 9: 44-50 (page 64) New Testament – (Please follow the Armenian Reading in your Bible)
Isaiah 25: 9-26:7 (page 702) Old Testament
REQUIEM SERVICES: Hokehankist today will be for:
– Patrick Killiian (1st Anniversary of His eternal life) requested by Joyce Killian, Alen, Stacey, Alexis & Dylan Cakiryan.
– Janice Boyajian Pinkerton (1st Anniversary of Her eternal life) requested by Florence Boyajian and Family.
– Verkin & Garabed Parnagian, Peter Parnagian, Dikran and Bayzar Parnagian, Charlie Parnagian Sarkis and Dorothy Baldadian, Martin Parnagian & Edward and Elsie Parnagian requested by Baldadian, Hoyle, Melian, Parnagian, Preske, Reynolds and Silk Families.
“Pray constantly” wrote St. Paul in 1 Thessalonians. Among us, pray for Pearl Jamgochian, Annabelle Alexanian & Albert Santerian. Pray for the families of the more than two dozen who were killed and many others who were injured during the horrific attack in the holiest of places – a house of worship in a small Texas town. May they feel the strong presence of God at their sides. Please continue your prayers for those affected by nature’s great storms as many remain without homes, comfort or well-being. Pray for leaders all over so that peace in our countries will prevail.
FELLOWSHIP HOUR: Is sponsored today by the Baldadian, Hoyle, Melian, Parnagian, Preske, Reynolds and Silk Families in loving memory of Verkin & Avedis Parnagian, Peter Parnagian, Dikran and Bayzar Parnagian, Charlie Parnagian Sarkis and Dorothy Baldadian, Martin Parnagian & Edward and Elsie Parnagian. All are welcome.
ALTAR FLOWERS AND CANDLES: are donated today by Joyce Killian, Alen, Stacey, Alexis & Dylan Cakiryan in loving memory of Patrick Killiian (1st Anniversary of His eternal life).
ALTAR FLOWERS AND CANDLES: are also donated today by the Baldadian, Hoyle, Melian, Parnagian, Preske, Reynolds and Silk Families in loving memory of Verkin & Avedis Parnagian, Peter Parnagian, Dikran and Bayzar Parnagian, Charlie Parnagian Sarkis and Dorothy Baldadian, Martin Parnagian & Edward and Elsie Parnagian.
SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY EVENT – Reservations are rapidly being filled for the celebration of Der Hakob’s 10th anniversary of Ordination being held on December 10. The deadline of November 20 is fast approaching. Reservations will not be taken after we are filled to capacity. Sponsorships are still available. Don’t miss out on this special celebration. For more information, contact the church office or Jeanette Der Hagopian at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-206-0440
REMINDER: According to the Diocesan Bylaws, membership dues are to be paid no later than December 31st each year in order to be a member in “good standing” and to be eligible to vote at the annual assembly. Any monies received after that date will be applied to the new year. For any questions regarding your status, please call the church office.
FAR UPDATE: Arayik Melkonyan started his career as a GTech instructor more than a year ago. Previously, Melkonyan spent years as an IT programmer before becoming a lecturer at the National Polytechnic University of Armenia and Microsoft Innovation Center in Gyumri. He finds it rewarding to work with GTech students, as he sees promise in them. “I think that GTech is a hub that can develop great IT specialists,” he said. FAR’s GTech provides advanced training so motivated Armenians can compete for the most prestigious jobs in Armenia’s IT sector. To read more, go to FAR’s blog http://farusa.org/2017/10/23/gtech-gtech-professor-a-true-role-model-in-it/. To support programs like GTech, go to https://secure.qgiv.com/for/armenianrelief/
CHURCH CALENDAR (please mark your calendars)
Nov 17 Shish Kebab Dinner & Hye Hold’em Tournament
Dec 3 Stewardship Sunday
Dec 10 Honoring Our Pastor
Dec 17 Lunch with Santa
Dec 31 Pomegranate Sunday
Jan 5 Theophany Eve: Divine Liturgy
Jan 6 Feast of Theophany: Divine Liturgy
Jan 7 Blessing of Water Service
Jan 14 Day of Remembrance
Jan 27-28 ACYOA Lock-In
A GENTLE REMINDER – We wish to remind our parishioners that, by order of the Fire Department, no parking is allowed in the Fire Lane, which is the area next to the lawn and the building in the parking lot. In addition, we have noticed cars who have no handicapped placard or identifying license plate parked in the handicapped spaces, especially behind the building, We ask for your courtesy in respecting the rules and leaving the handicapped spaces for those who truly need them.
THE NICENE CREED/ HAVADAMK – This is the Profession of our Faith which is recited every Sunday moments after the Gospel is read from the altar. Sometimes it is sung, but more often it is recited by the Deacons and/or the Choir. We invite you to affirm your own “Profession of Faith” by reciting along with us. God longs for all of us to express our faith and devotion to Him.
THE KISS OF PEACE: After the gifts of the Eucharist are brought to the Altar Table, the deacon proclaims, “Greet one another with a holy kiss.” The person giving the greetings says, Kristos ee mech mer Haydnetsav – Christ is revealed amongst us. The recipient would respond, Orhnial eh Haydnootiunun Kristosee – Blessed is the revelation of Christ.
Anyone who wishes to request any Requiem Services MUST inform the office by 1:30pm Wednesday the week before. If you also want to sponsor the Fellowship Hour you MUST call Merle Santerian at 215-947-3777.
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WE ASK THAT EVERYONE KINDLY TURN OFF ALL CELL PHONES and all other such electronic devices prior to entering the sanctuary out of respect for the sanctity of our services.