St. John Chrysostom Greek Orthodox Church Of Nashville
Publish Date: 2019-03-24
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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 5:30 PM

Sunday Matins/Orthros 8:30 AM

Sunday Divine Liturgy 10 AM

All weekday evening services, 6 PM. Please see Calendar for Lenten Services.

Past Bulletins




  • NO Catechism today
  • Confession (before Vespers, by appointment)
  • 5:30 PM, Great Vespers

2nd SUNDAY of Lent  St. Gregory Palamas

Bring a prayer rope with you to be blessed.  Use it and pray the Jesus Prayer each day this week. 

  •  8:30 AM, Matins
  •  10 AM, The Divine Liturgy
  •  NO Sunday School this weekend (Children and Teachers recieve first) 


Trapeza: If you come to Trapeza after Liturgy, we are asking everyone to please bring a small something to eat and share.  We are trying 'simplify', with fewer signup-schedules.

Usher: Pleasee see schedule (Mark White)

Reader: Please see schedule

Special Announcements

*There will be an 8 AM Liturgy, Monday the 25th for the Great Feast of the Annunciation.

We have several pressing needs at the Church:

1) Light, outdoor cleanup & groundskeeping around the Church

2) Indoor Clearing, cleaning and painting at St. Agape House.  There is a detailed checklist at the Church.

We will be having several upcoming Saturday Work Parties with food!  Make plans to come.  We always have a good time when we work & fellowship together.

Parish Council

Parish Council Meeting, March 21, 2019

In attendance: Father Parthenios, Presvytera Marion, Erik Lybeck, Wesley Wittich, Parrisa Gharavi, Sam Weiland, Kari Waggoner, Richard Zamora
  • Presvytera stated we have pledges from approx 50% of the families (26 families have pledged) in the parish which total $84,190.00 annual giving.
  • Erik and Father addressed the renting of Agape House. Both talked about the need for 2 church work parties on upcoming Saturdays to do necessary clean up, painting, and other tasks to prepare the house for rental. Parissa and Richard will be leading this effort. An announcement will be made and tours of the property will be open after services Sunday March 24th. 
  • The children's play area need some work and the children play equipment needs to be moved regularly so the ground crew can mow. Wesley and Erik will be heading up these issues.
  • The church's insurance policy was reviewed to the Council by Erik and he will be following up with the insurance agent concerning some of the issues found and possible adjustments to coverage. 
  • NEXT PARISH COUNCIL MEETING: May 14, 2019 at 6:30pm in the Bookstore

Policy regarding Confession and visitations...

It has been our long-standing policy and practice that during Confession, House-calls, and Visitations, Father requires that a third adult to be present while still maintaining the appropriate privacy during Confession.  It is also our policy that during Confession we are not asked to reveal details of a personal or private nature.   If you would simply like to meet with Father for a visit outside of confession, a preffered place would be a local coffee shop :-)

For more information on the Sacrament of Confession, please see:


Saints and Feasts

March 24

Forefeast of the Annunciation

March 24

Bp. Artemon


Weekly Calendar

  • Parish Calendar

    March 24 to April 7, 2019

    Sunday, March 24

    Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas

    8:30AM Matins (Orthros)

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Monday, March 25

    Annunciation of the Theotokos

    8:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Wednesday, March 27

    6:00PM Presanctified Liturgy

    Friday, March 29

    6:00PM Salutations to the Theotokos

    Saturday, March 30

    4:00PM Choir (Kliros) Practice

    5:30PM Vespers (Hesperinos)

    Sunday, March 31

    Sunday of the Holy Cross

    8:30AM Matins (Orthros)

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Wednesday, April 3

    6:00PM Presanctified Liturgy

    Friday, April 5

    6:00PM Salutations to the Theotokos

    Saturday, April 6

    4:00PM Choir (Kliros) Practice

    5:30PM Vespers (Hesperinos)

    Sunday, April 7

    Sunday of St. John Climacus

    8:30AM Matins (Orthros)

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy


Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas
The Reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Hebrews 1:10-14; 2:1-3

"IN THE BEGINNING, Thou, Lord, didst found the earth in the beginning, and the heavens are the work of thy hands; they will perish, but thou remainest; they will all grow old like a garment, like a mantle thou wilt roll them up, and they will be changed. But thou art the same, and thy years will never end." But to what angel has he ever said, "Sit at my right hand, till I make thy enemies a stool for thy feet?" Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to serve, for the sake of those who are to obtain salvation?

Therefore we must pay closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it. For if the message declared by angels was valid and every transgression or disobedience received a just retribution, how shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? It was declared at first by the Lord, and it was attested to us by those who heard him.

Gospel Reading

Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas
The Reading is from Mark 2:1-12

At that time, Jesus entered Capernaum and it was reported that he was at home. And many were gathered together, so that there was no longer room for them, not even about the door; and he was preaching the word to them. And they came, bringing to him a paralytic carried by four men. And when they could not get near him because of the crowd, they removed the roof above him; and when they had made an opening, they let down the pallet on which the paralytic lay. And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, "My son, your sins are forgiven." Now some of the scribes were sitting there, questioning in their hearts, "Why does this man speak thus? It is a blasphemy! Who can forgive sins but God alone?" And immediately Jesus, perceiving in his spirit that they thus questioned within themselves, said to them, "Why do you question thus in your hearts? Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Rise, take up your pallet and walk? But that you may know that the Son of man has authority on earth to forgive sins"-he said to the paralytic-"I say to you, rise, take up your pallet and go home." And he rose, and immediately took up the pallet and went out before them all; so that they were all amazed and glorified God, saying, "We never saw anything like this!"


Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Second Tone

When Thou didst descend unto death, O Life Immortal, then didst Thou slay Hades with the lightning of Thy Divinity. And when Thou didst also raise the dead out of the nethermost depths, all the powers in the Heavens cried out: O Life-giver, Christ our God, glory be to Thee.

Apolytikion of Forefeast of the Annunciation in the Fourth Tone

Today is the prelude of universal joy; let us keep the forefeast in gladness. For, behold, Gabriel cometh with fear and wonder unto the Virgin, bringing her the good tidings: Rejoice, thou who art full of grace; the Lord is with thee.

Apolytikion of Sun. of St. Gregory Palamas in the Plagal of the Fourth Tone

O Gregory the Miracle Worker, light of Orthodoxy, support and teacher of the Church, comeliness of Monastics, invincible defender of theologians, the pride of Thessalonica, and preacher of grace, intercede forever that our souls may be saved.

Apolytikion for St. John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople in the Eighth Tone

Grace like a flame shining forth from thy mouth has illumined the universe, and disclosed to the world treasures of poverty and shown us the height of humility. And as by thine own words thou teachest us, Father John Chrysostom, so intercede with the Word, Christ our God, to save our souls.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Fourth Tone

At the great Archangel's voice, O Theotokos, the All-holy Spirit came upon thee and thou didst conceive Him that is one in essence and throne with God the Father, O Adam's recovery.

Message from Archbishop Demetrios

Archbishop’s Encyclical for the Feast of the Annunciation and the Day of Greek Independence (2019)


It is the Feast of the Annunciation, and we celebrate God’s revelation of His grace to the Virgin Mary. It is a new day as the Archangel Gabriel announced the Incarnation of Christ, saying to the Theotokos, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. (Luke 1:31) Today we commemorate a sacred event, when the love and divine will of God was made known to humankind.

Prayer Request

Prayers for Health and Salvation

Christian, Christiana, and Katie who have been unable to travel due to flooded roads. Ray, Melissa, Sam, and Loa, Katie K., Timothy S., Michael and Nancy Pittman, Debbra Ickes, John and Barbara Kelly, John and Linda Marchetti, Cerrito