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St. John Chrysostom Greek Orthodox Church Of Nashville
Publish Date: 2019-12-15
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St. John Chrysostom Greek Orthodox Church Of Nashville

General Information

  • Phone:
  • (615) 957-2975
  • Street Address:

  • 4602 Indiana Avenue

  • Nashville, TN 37209
  • Mailing Address:

  • P.O. Box 90162

  • Nashville, TN 37209


Contact Information




Services Schedule

Saturday, Great Vespers 5 PM

Sunday Matins/Orthros 8:30 AM

Sunday Divine Liturgy 10 AM

All weekday, Evening Services, 5 PM.


Past Bulletins


Announcements

THIS WEEKEND AND NEXT WEEK...

SATURDAY, December 14

  • 3:30 PM Kliros Practice
  • 5 PM Great Vespers

SUNDAY, December 15

  • 8:30 AM Matins
  • 10:00 AM Divine Liturgy
  • Sunday School, Theme: Nativity of our Lord

WEDNESDAY, December 18

  • Paraklesis Service, 5 PM

* NOTE: All Evening services are now moved to 5 PM for the winter season.


STEWARDSHIP AND OUR CHURCH

Please keep your Stewardship up-to-date. It is time to make our 2020 Stewardship PledgesIf you are not able to commit to a general 10% Tithe, please see if you can increase your current level of giving by 10%.

"Honor the Lord with your substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase: so shall your barns be filled with plenty, and your presses shall burst out with new wine" (Proverbs 3:9-10)


MESSAGES

  • Looking for prospective Parish Council members.  If you are interested, please see Father Parthenios.
  • Looking for individuals to help with indoor/outdoor cleanup.

FRIENDS OF THE METROPOLIS

If you have not already done so this year, please make a contribution to the Friends Of The Metropolis. To pay online, you may go to:  www.detroit.goarch.org  or mail a check to:

Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Detroit

2560 Crooks Rd.

Troy, MI 48084

 

(Payable to: Metropolis of Detroit)

Please, indicate our parish, St. John Chrysostom, Nashville.

If you have made an online contribution to the Friends Of The Metropolis this year, please send a brief email with your address to Harriet (Metropolis secretary) at: office@detroit.goarch.org

In your email, please note that you are a member of St. John Chrysostom Parish, Nashville.

Nativity Fast

"Fasting of the body is food for the soul." - St. John Chrysostom

The Nativity Fast has begun. For guidelines, please see:

www.goarch.org/ourfaith/faithandlife

 


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Weekly Calendar

  • St. John Chrysostom Church Calendar

    December 15 to December 29, 2019

    Sunday, December 15

    8:30AM Matins (Orthros)

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Wednesday, December 18

    5:00PM Paraklesis

    Saturday, December 21

    3:30PM Choir (Kliros) Practice

    5:00PM Vespers (Hesperinos)

    Sunday, December 22

    8:30AM Matins (Orthros)

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Tuesday, December 24

    5:00PM Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil the Great

    6:30PM Communal Potluck Dinner for Nativity

    Wednesday, December 25

    8:00AM Matins (Orthros)

    9:00AM Divine Liturgy

    5:00PM Paraklesis

    Saturday, December 28

    3:30PM Choir (Kliros) Practice

    5:00PM Vespers (Hesperinos)

    Sunday, December 29

    8:30AM Matins (Orthros)

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

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Saints and Feasts

Allsaint
December 15

The Martyr Susannah the Deaconess


Elefther
December 15

Eleutherios the Hieromartyr, Bishop of Illyricum, and his mother Anthia

This Saint had Rome as his homeland. Having been orphaned of his father from childhood, he was taken by his mother Anthia to Anicetus, the Bishop of Rome (some call him Anencletus, or Anacletus), by whom he was instructed in the sacred letters (that is, the divine Scriptures). Though still very young in years, he was made Bishop of Illyricum by reason of his surpassing virtue, and by his teachings he converted many unbelievers to Christ. However, during a most harsh persecution that was raised against the Christians under Hadrian (reigned 117-138), the Saint was arrested by the tyrants. Enduring many torments for Christ, he was finally put to death by two soldiers about the year 126. As for his Christ-loving mother Anthia, while embracing the remains of her son and kissing them with maternal affection, she was also beheaded.


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Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

Eleutherios the Hieromartyr, Bishop of Illyricum, and his mother Anthia
The Reading is from St. Paul's Second Letter to Timothy 1:8-18

TIMOTHY, my son, do not be ashamed then of testifying to our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel in the power of God, who saved us and called us with a holy calling, not in virtue of our works but in virtue of his own purpose and the grace which he gave us in Christ Jesus ages ago, and now has manifested through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. For this gospel I was appointed a preacher and apostle and teacher, and therefore I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am sure that he is able to guard until that Day what has been entrusted to me. Follow the pattern of the sound words which you have heard from me, in the faith and love which are in Christ Jesus; guard the truth that has been entrusted to you by the Holy Spirit who dwells within us.

You are aware that all who are in Asia turned away from me, and among them Phygelos and Hermogenes. May the Lord grant mercy to the household of Onesiphoros, for he often refreshed me; he was not ashamed of my chains, but when he arrived in Rome he searched for me eagerly and found me - may the Lord grant him to find mercy from the Lord on that Day and you well know all the service he rendered at Ephesos.


Gospel Reading

11th Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 14:16-24

The Lord said this parable: "A man once gave a great banquet, and invited many; and at the time of the banquet he sent his servant to say to those who had been invited, 'Come; for all is now ready.' But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said to him, 'I have bought a field, and I go out and see it; I pray you, have me excused.' And another said, 'I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I must go to examine them; I pray you, have me excused.' And another said, 'I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.' So the servant came and reported this to his master. Then the householder in anger said to his servant, 'Go out quickly to the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in the poor and maimed and blind and lame.' And the servant said, 'Sir, what you commanded has been done, and there is still room.' And the master said to the servant, 'Go out to the highways and hedges, and compel people to come in, that my house may be filled. For I tell you, none of those men who were invited shall taste my banquet. For many are called, but few are chosen.'"


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Wisdom of the Fathers

This parable ... proclaims beforehand both the casting out of the Jews, and the calling of the Gentiles; and it indicates together with this also the strictness of the life required, and how great the punishment appointed for the careless ....
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 69 on Matthew 22, 4th Century

And when were they bidden? By all the prophets; by John again; for unto Christ he would pass all on, saying, "He must increase, I must decrease;" by the Son Himself again, "Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will refresh you;" and again, "If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink."
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 69 on Matthew 22, 4th Century

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Greek Orthodox Archdiocese News

Η Εις Κύριον Εκδημία του Γέροντος Εφραίμ

12/09/2019

ΝΕΑ ΥΟΡΚΗ – Μετ᾽ ιδιαιτέρας συγκινήσεως η Ιερά Αρχιεπισκοπή Αμερικής ανακοινώνει την εν Κυρίω μακαρία κοίμηση του Γέροντος Εφραίμ, προηγουμένου της Ιεράς Μονής Φιλοθέου Αγίου Όρους, συμβάσα το παρελθόν Σάββατο, 7 Δεκεμβρίου ε.ε., στην Ιερά Μονή Αγ. Αντωνίου Αριζόνας, όπου εγκαταβιούσε ο αείμνηστος Γέροντας κατά τα τελευταία έτη.
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