Weekly News – November 3, 2019

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Weekly News – November 3, 2019



 

WEEKLY NEWS
November 3, 2019
All Saints Day

20th Anniversary of the Enthronement of Karekin II
Catholicos of All Armenians

Remember to Turn Your Clocks Back One Hour Before You Go to Bed Tomorrow Evening
If You Don’t You May Be In Church One Hour Early – God Forbid

SUNDAY SCHEDULE
Morning Prayer: 8:30AM
Divine Liturgy Family Worship: 9:30AM

JOIN US NEXT SATURDAY
NOVEMBER 9TH
5:00PM

ANNUAL PARISH THANKSGIVING POT LUCK DINNER
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2019
STARTING AT 5:00PM

$10 Donation per adult.
$5 Donation student or seniors

Bring You own Beverage

Please bring your food selection enough for 25 people and remember to label anything that contains nuts.  If you purchase a dessert, please leave the ingredients label next to the item.

Please email Karin Torrice with the number in your party attending the Thanksgiving Potluck at KarinCT@aol.com. 

Click the button below to choose food items to bring!

Please Click here to view the online sign up sheet.

Special Hokehankist for Veterans Day 

We will offer special “Hokehankist” prayers for all deceased Veterans on Sunday, November 10th. Please email your request to frkrikor@holytranslators.org or fill out a Requiem form at fellowship. Donations may be sent to the Church or brought with you and given to Laurie Bejoian.
Memo: Veteran’s Day Hokehankist.

BIBLE READINGS

Readings for this Sunday’s Badarak: Ephesians 1:1-14 and Luke 8:17-21 
Readings for next Sunday’s Badarak: Ephesians 5:15-33 and Luke 8:49-56. 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK
You don’t choose your thoughts or feelings
You choose your actions!

Find the Jesus within You!

MEMBERSHIP DUES/STEWARDSHIP

Please remember to renew your 2019 membership.
We ask that you also fulfill your stewardship obligations in a timely manner.
Our goal is to have 100% participation in stewardship this year.

PASTORAL VISITS
Please inform Der Krikor at 774-292-9116 or frkrikor@holytranslators.org 
of those who may be sick at home, hospitalized or may simply want to talk,
so he can arrange a visit.
 

Annual Thanksgiving Outreach
We are collecting money for turkey donations to distribute to needy families in the MetroWest area.
There is a sign-up sheet at Fellowship.  Please give money to Robin Palombo.

UNITED WAY’S PEARL STREET CUPBOARD

Volunteers are needed to help serve at the United Way’s Pearl Street Cupboard (next door to the Church) on the following dates:  Wednesday, November 20th and Wednesday, December 18th – 5:00PM-7:30PM  If you have interest in serving, please reach out to Jennifer Cote at the_cotes1@verizon.net

WEEKLY BULLETIN 
ALL SAINTS DAY 
Tomorrow, the Armenian Church celebrates the “Feast of all saints, old and new, known and unknown.”  This is the way it is written in the liturgical calendar and it is quite appropriate that it should be expressed in these terms.  The Armenian Church actually celebrates the memory of 325 saints, 104 of which are Armenian and the rest belong to other ancient traditions.  The phrase “old and new, known and unknown” is vital to a proper understanding of sainthood.  A saint is a person, just as you and I are who, in the wisdom of the Church, has in his or her lifetime exemplified what it is to lead a Christian life.  Saints provide for us real and dynamic examples of people of all kinds who heard the Christian message, made Christ truly the frame of reference from which they lived their lives and witnessed to Him in this world of ours. But the true Christian message is that we are all called to be saints.  We are all called to witness to Christ in our daily lives, in all we do in the here and now.  Saints are people who by their very lives have become holy- have participated in the Christian life and by their thoughts, words and deeds in this world have witnessed to this reality. We recognize 325 saints in our liturgical celebrations, but the Church in all her wisdom also realizes that by its very definition there may be new saints who come forth and who may be recognized even now as well as there being many “saints” who existed or now exist but are not known.  
Do you know any “saints?”- why not YOU!!! 

 
Thanksgiving Prayer for the 20th Anniversary of the Enthronement of Karekin II
Catholicos of All Armenians
Tomorrow, the Armenian Church celebrates the “Feast of all saints, old and new, known and unknown.”  This is the way it is written in the liturgical calendar and it is quite appropriate that it should be expressed in these terms.  The Armenian Church actually celebrates the memory of 325 saints, 104 of which are Armenian and the rest belong to other ancient traditions.  The phrase “old and new, known and unknown” is vital to a proper understanding of sainthood.  A saint is a person, just as you and I are who, in the wisdom of the Church, has in his or her lifetime exemplified what it is to lead a Christian life.  Saints provide for us real and dynamic examples of people of all kinds who heard the Christian message, made Christ truly the frame of reference from which they lived their lives and witnessed to Him in this world of ours. But the true Christian message is that we are all called to be saints.  We are all called to witness to Christ in our daily lives, in all we do in the here and now.  Saints are people who by their very lives have become holy- have participated in the Christian life and by their thoughts, words and deeds in this world have witnessed to this reality. We recognize 325 saints in our liturgical celebrations, but the Church in all her wisdom also realizes that by its very definition there may be new saints who come forth and who may be recognized even now as well as there being many “saints” who existed or now exist but are not known.  
Do you know any “saints?”- why not YOU!!! 

SCRIPTURE READINGS
Sunday, November 3, 2019
Gospel Reading  
(Luke 8:17-21)
For nothing is hidden that will not be disclosed, nor is anything secret that will not  become known and come to light.  Then pay attention to how you listen; for to those who have, more will be given; and from those who do not have, even what they seem to have will be taken away.”  Then his mother and his brothers came to him, but they could not reach him because of the crowd.  And he was told, “Your mother and your brothers are standing outside, wanting to see you.”  But he said to them, “My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and do it.”
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Epistle Reading
(Ephesians 1:1-14)
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints who are in Ephesus and are faithful in Christ Jesus:  Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places,  just as he chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before him in love.  He destined us for adoption as his children through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of his will,  to the praise of his glorious grace that he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.  In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace  that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and insight  he has made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure that he set forth in Christ,  as a plan for the fullness of time, to gather up all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.  In Christ we have also obtained an inheritance, having been destined according to the purpose of him who accomplishes all things according to his counsel and will,  so that we, who were the first to set our hope on Christ, might live for the praise of his glory. In him you also, when you had heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and had believed in him, were marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit;  this is the pledge of our inheritance toward redemption as God’s own people, to the praise of his glory.
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Gospel Commentary
Taking “heed” to “hear” Jesus, the Word of God, brings light within the soul. It must not be covered but allowed to shine forth.  The more one permits God’s light to shine, the more light is given.  Luke does not report why Jesus’ family wanted to see Him.  His “brothers” are either stepbrothers, sons of Joseph by a previous wife (the opinion of some Church Fathers), or other relatives.  According to Orthodox theology, Jesus had no blood relatives.  Mary was “ever-virgin.” Jesus declares His true family is a spiritual one – those who hear and do God’s word.

 

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PARISH COUNCIL
2019-2020
Pastor and President:  Rev. Fr. Krikor A. Sabounjian
Chairman:  Robin Palombo
Vice Chairman:  Anthony Mello
Recording Secretary:  Neil Ferraro
Corresponding Secretary:  Lucine Kapreilian
Treasurer:  Laurie Bejoian
Asst. Treasurer:  Jeff Avedisian
Council Members:  Elise Durgarian
Karnig
Durgarian
Charles Yergatian
Diocesan Delegates:  Laurie Bejoian, Karnig Durgarian

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