St. John Chrysostom Greek Orthodox Church Of Nashville
Publish Date: 2018-11-11
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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 6 PM

Sunday Matins/Orthros 8:30 AM

Sunday Divine Liturgy 10 AM

Wednesday, Paraklesis 6PM

Past Bulletins




  • Beginning To Pray Bookstudy... As several people will not be able to attend this week, it has been cancelled and will be rescheduled.
  • Catechism this Saturday, 3:30pm
  • Confession by appointment, 4:30pm
  • Great Vespers, 5 PM


  • Matins, 8:30 AM
  • The Divine Liturgy, 10 AM

Policy regarding Confession and visitations...

It is our standing policy and practice that during Confession, House-calls, and Visitations, Father will require 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.  It is possible to discuss issues that we may struggle with, but the real intent is to try and identify the motivating factors that cause us to err, and then to seek reconciliation. This may also involve the recomendation to seek appropriate professional help.

The preferred time for Confession is by appointment before or after Vespers on Saturday evening.  If you need to arrange a different time, a third party must be present in the Narthex. Confession is always of a confidential nature.

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

Servers this Sunday

*Prosphora offered by:  Lybeck Family

*The Prosphora is the bread offered by the people of the Church for commemorations before the Divine Liturgy. It is from this bread that a special portion called the Lamb is consecrated at the time of the Anaphora, and it is from this that we receive Holy Communion. Therefore, it is not something that only the priest or a few people make.  It is to be an offering of many people of the Church.   

*Usher: Mark White

*Reader of the Epistle:  

*Trapeza Team this Sunday:


Next Parish Council Meeting, Thursday, Dec. 6, 6:30 PM.

Parish Council Meetings are open meetings for Church members. Questions regarding Agenda, please contact Erik Lybeck, P.C. Chairman


Thank you to each parishioner who has made a financial commitment to Stewardship, or is increasing their offering towards fulll Stewardship.  (*Stewardship is offering a tithe, or a tenth of our income to the Church.)

"Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house.  Test me in this," says the Lord Almighty, "and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have enough room for it."  Malachi 3:10



For the Mother's Room...

  • 1 small cabinet or chest of drawers 
  • 1 throw rug 
  • 1 wall hanging
  • 2 sitting chairs with arms


  • We do not need paper plates or plasticware for Trapeza... we have dishes, silverware, and a dishwasher now.


Emergency Preparedness

    • Candice Zamora will be coordinating our Emergency Preparedness service.  Please contact her for more information. 
    • We are also looking for someone to find training to be First Responders in the event of an emergency.


  • Looking for men willing to be scheduled to serve as an Usher. (Yes, Ladies, we know that some of you can Kick-box, but we're still just looking for men to volunteer :-)
  • Please text Father if you will be entering or working at the Church at any time.


Weekly Calendar

  • Parish Calendar

    November 11 to November 25, 2018

    Sunday, November 11

    8:30AM Matins (Orthros)

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Monday, November 12

    6:00PM Vesperal Liturgy for St. John Chrysostom

    Wednesday, November 14

    6:00PM Paraklesis

    Thursday, November 15

    Nativity Fast Begins

    Saturday, November 17

    9:00AM Men’s Breakfast

    3:30PM Choir (Kliros) Practice

    5:00PM Vespers (Hesperinos)

    Sunday, November 18

    8:30AM Matins (Orthros)

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Wednesday, November 21

    The Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple

    Saturday, November 24

    3:30PM Choir (Kliros) Practice

    5:00PM Vespers (Hesperinos)

    Sunday, November 25

    8:30AM Matins (Orthros)

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy


Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

Menas of Egypt
The Reading is from St. Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians 4:6-15

Brethren, it is the God who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, to show that the transcendent power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. For while we live we are always being given up to death for Jesus' sake, so that the life of Jesus may be manifested in our mortal flesh. So death is at work in us, but life in you.

Since we have the same spirit of faith as he had who wrote, "I believed, and so I spoke," we too believe, and so we speak, knowing that he who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and bring us with you into his presence. For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.

Gospel Reading

8th Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 10:25-37

At that time, a lawyer stood up to put Jesus to the test, saying, "Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?" He said to him, "What is written in the law? How do you read?" And he answered, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself." And he said to him, "You have answered right; do this, and you will live."

But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?" Jesus replied, "A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him, and departed, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road; and when he saw him he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was; and when he saw him, he had compassion, and went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine; then he set him on his own beast and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, 'Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, I will repay you when I come back.' Which of these three, do you think, proved neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?" He said, "The one who showed mercy on him." And Jesus said to him, "Go and do likewise."


Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Seventh Tone

Thou didst abolish death by Thy Cross; Thou didst open Paradise to the thief; Thou didst transform the myrrh-bearers' lamentation, and didst bid Thine Apostles to preach that Thou art risen, O Christ God, granting great mercy to the world.

Apolytikion for Martyr Menas in the Fourth Tone

Thy Martyrs, O Lord, in their courageous contest for Thee received as the prize the crowns of incorruption and life from Thee, our immortal God. For since they possessed Thy strength, they cast down the tyrants and wholly destroyed the demons' strengthless presumption. O Christ God, by their prayers, save our souls, since Thou art merciful.

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

The all-pure Temple of the Savior, * the precious Bridal Chamber and Virgin, * the sacred Treasure of the glory of God, * is led today into the house of the Lord, * and with her she brings the grace of the divine Spirit. * Of her God's angels sing in praise: * "She is indeed the heavenly Tabernacle."

Prayer Request

Please remember in your prayers:

Ray, Melissa, and their children

Katie K.

Timothy S.

Michael and Nancy Pittman

Debbra Ickes

John and Barbara Kelly

John and Linda Marchetti


Saints and Feasts

November 11

8th Sunday of Luke

November 11

Menas of Egypt

Saint Menas, who had Egypt as his fatherland, contested in Cotyaeion of Phrygia in 296 during the reign of Diocletian and Maximian. A soldier distinguished for his valour in war, he renounced his rank and withdrew to devote himself to ascetical struggles and prayer in the mountains. Filled with zeal and more than human courage, he presented himself in the midst of a pagan festival in Cotyaeion and declared himself to be a Christian. After terrible torments which he endured with astonishing courage, he was beheaded. His martyrium in Egypt became a place of universal pilgrimage; evidence of ancient journeys to his shrine have been found as far away as Ireland. The glory and refuge of the Christians of Egypt, he has been revealed to be a worker of great miracles and a swift defender for all who call on him with faith; besides all else, he is also invoked for help in finding lost objects.


Wisdom of the Fathers

For the One Maker fashioned us, the One Creator breathed life into us; we all enjoy the same sky and air, the same days and nights, and, though some be good, others bad, some righteous, others unrighteous, yet GOD is bountiful to all, kind to all.
St. Gregory the Dialogist
Sermon 12, On the Fast, 6th century

The example of the good Samaritan shows that we must not abandon those in whom even the faintest amount of faith is still alive.
St. Ambrose of Milan
Two Books of St. Ambrose, Bishop of Milan, Concerning Repentance, Chapter 11