Sunday Messenger

October 6, 2019


Commemoration of Christ’s seventy-two Disciples

Besides the 12 Apostles, Jesus also had 72 disciples, whom he sent to “preach the Good News to all nations”. Unfortunately, those disciples’ names are not mentioned in the Gospels. In the New Testament the word “disciple” is used of the followers of the Jesus Christ. Christ sent out his apostles and disciples “like lambs among wolves” two by two, to go ahead of him to every town and place where he himself was about to go, saying them: “Whoever listens to you listens to me; whoever rejects you rejects me; and whoever rejects me rejects the one who sent me…” (The Gospel according to Luke 10:16). There are hardly any differences between the 12 apostles and the 72 disciples, they have the same power and authority and the same mission (The Gospel according to Luke 10:9; 9:1). However, the names of all 72 disciples, like the names of the 40 innocent children martyred in Bethlehem, are known to God only and are written in the sacred book of the Heavenly Kingdom.


2Corinthians 13:5-13 (page 170) New Testament
Mark 11:27-33 (page 44) New Testament – (Please follow the Armenian Reading in your Bible)
Isaiah 17: 7-14 (page 696) Old Testament

REQUIEM SERVICES: Karasoonk (40th Day memorial Service) today will be for:

– YURIK ALOIAN on the 40th Day of His eternal life requested by the Aloian Family.
– ALYOSHA TADEVOSYAN on the 40th Day of His eternal life requested by the Tadevosyan Family.

“I love the LORD because he hears my voice and my prayer for mercy. Because he bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath!” (Psalm 116:1-2 NLT). Please pray for Robert Barone, Merle Santerian, Steve Hovnanian, Alice Charles, Armen Mirakian and Pearl Jamgochian for a return to improved health and to feel the presence of God in their lives. Please also keep in your prayers the leaders and well-being of both the United States and Armenia.

ALTAR FLOWERS: are donated today by the Tadevosyan Family in loving memory of ALYOSHA TADEVOSYAN on the 40th Day of His eternal life.

ALTAR FLOWERS: are also donated today With Thanks to all who helped make Fall Into Philly KEF a great success! From the office to the kitchen to the music, bar and décor. And to all attendees! Thank you!

COFFEE HOUR: today will be sponsored by the Tadevosyan Family in loving memory of ALYOSHA TADEVOSYAN on the 40th Day of His eternal life.

NEW COMMUNION PROCEDURE – Before gathering for confession, please allow time for the Choir Members to come down and join us before we begin.
REMINDER that today the Armenian Inter-Communal Committee of Philadelphia will hold its Cultural Month program at Armenian Martyrs Congregational Church in Havertown @ 3 pm. The program will present a poetic and musical journey of Armenia through the ages, featuring David Bakamjian (cello) and Nora Armani (actor). The works presented will include folk songs, sacred chants from the Middle Ages and the music of Alan Hovhaness. This is a program not to miss! (see separate flyer)

SPECIAL RECEPTION: No Coffee Hour next Sunday, October 13, as we look forward to a visit from our Primate, His Grace Bishop Daniel Findikyan in conjunction with the Primate’s Annual Appeal. At the same time, we anticipate hearing the goals and plans that he wishes to implement at the Diocese, which positively affect all of our individual parishes. Anyone wishing to participate in this fund-raising effort on behalf of our church is cordially invited to attend the 2 p.m. reception being hosted by Garo & Cece Garibian. RSVPs are required by calling the church office (215-663-1600) by October 6.

Did you know that when we participate in Soorp Badarak (Divine Liturgy), we are also being invited to a meal (communion) offered by our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. As such, we should dress in a manner worthy of that invitation. We ask our faithful to dress appropriately for worship. Please, no very short dresses, shorts or bare shoulders. Thank you.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD – it’s not too soon to start shopping for great fillers for your shoeboxes. You’ve done it before and you know how it works! More details will be forthcoming. So….On your mark, get ready, start shopping!!!

It’s Bake Shoppe time again! For this years’ Bazaar we are looking for donations of HOMEMADE items. Chocolate chips are our favorites! Any questions please contact Berj Murray at 856-912-2417.

GIFT AUCTION: We are in need of donations for the Harvest Bazaar Gift Auction and are asking for your help. We will again feature our Raffle ticket items valued at over $100 and our silent auction for special items. Our goal is to obtain new gifts each in value of $100 or more but we are happy to accept gifts of various values that we can combine in our baskets. Gifts can be geared toward younger children like Star Wars, Spiderman, Pokemon, or other trending items for kids. For teenagers (movie theater basket) or adults (golf, tennis, restaurants, massage/beauty or home). Gift baskets and gift certificates are most appreciated. We also will have letters you can take to various businesses to see if they would provide a $20 to $30 gift certificate for free. If you own a business and are willing to donate, please let us know. Wine or liquor are popular items that we can combine with other items. For the special items we would look for large value items (over $200), liquor, jewelry, oriental rugs for home and vacation houses. In addition, if anyone could lend us their beach house for a weekend or week, that would help to generate funds. Cash will also be appreciated to purchase desirable items. Please call or email Cece Garibian at 215-884-9292 or OR Tanya Paretchan at 215-947-4394 or, for more details. Thank you in advance for all your generosity and support.
Mens Club News: We have one ticket remaining for the upcoming season. Anyone interested in purchasing the ticket, please contact the church office. If you are a current ticket holder, please make sure you are paid in full. First drawing is November 3rd.

Country Store – Today is the last day that food can be purchased from the Country Store until the Harvest Bazaar.

2019 Attendance: Plate/Candle Collection:

25 – 48 people $ 289.00

1 – 37 people $234.00
8 – 82 people $490.00
15- 82 people $488.00
22 – 71 people $285.00
Weekly Expenses: $6,000.00

CHURCH CALENDAR (please mark your calendars)

Sunday October 6th – Church School Communion and Commitment Service
Sunday October 6th – Armenian Inter-Communal Cultural Program Armenian Martyrs Church @ 3 pm
Sunday October 13th – Reception with our Primate, His Grace, Bishop Daniel Findikyan – 2 pm (See flyer – RSVP required)
October 25, 26 & 27: Harvest Bazaar

NEW IN BOOKSTORE: With pride, we are pleased to announce “Acoustic Armenia,” a CD by a devoted member of the Holy Trinity family, Karinné Andonian. The music of this album is meant to revere the spirit of Armenian music. The Armenian heart has always sung, and here it sings simply and organically, intending to bring a sense of togetherness and home just as it was when it was created generations ago. Available in Bookstore $12.

Using the Pew Book: In order to enrich understanding of the Divine Liturgy, we encourage our faithful to follow along in the large two-part Pew Book. Part One includes the classical Armenian used in the Liturgy; the facing page is the translation in modern Western Armenian. Part Two contains the transliteration of the classical Armenian; the right-hand page has the English translation. This Pew Book includes the prayers of the celebrant usually offered inaudibly. The prayers offered aloud are indicated in boldface type.

THE NICENE CREED/ HAVADAMK – This is the Profession of our Faith which is often sung after the Gospel is read from the altar. Occasionally, it will be 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 Jeanette Der Hagopian at 215-672-4188.

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