St. John Chrysostom Greek Orthodox Church Of Nashville
Publish Date: 2020-01-26
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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

Evening Services, 5 PM.

Past Bulletins




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


  • 8:30 AM Matins (Orthros)
  • 10:00 AM Divine Liturgy with Lití and Artoklasia

(Blessing and breaking of the 5 Loaves, then distributed to everyone)

Please see:


...From Hannah Cotten,

If Sunday School is going to continue I will need some help. We have a good team of teachers and I can handle all the planning, gathering materials, etc, but with my work schedule, I usually don't have two seconds, let alone two brain cells left over during the week to plan ahead.

What I need is someone to notify families and Father (so he can get it in the bulletin) and, communicate with families and teachers about who will be attending (so I know how to prepare).
Please let me know if you would like to help.
- Hannah Cotten  You can call or text me at 615-881-2841



Theophany House Blessings will be available until Lent begins. There will not be any House Blessings during Lent. If you are interested, please contact Father.


Please update your 2020 Stewardship. Stewardship Pledge forms are available on the candle table in the church NarthexIf 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)


Saints and Feasts

January 26

Xenophon & his Companions

This Saint, a wealthy nobleman of Constantinople, was filled with piety toward God. He had two sons, Arcadius and John, whom he sent to Beirut to study law. But they were shipwrecked during their voyage; barely saved, they forsook all things and departed for Palestine. Saint Xenophon and his wife Mary, ignorant of what had happened, went in search of their sons. On finding them in Jerusalem, dressed in the habit of monks, they also took up the monastic life. And thus, having completed their lives in holiness, they departed for the Lord about the beginning of the sixth century. Saint Xenophon and his sons reposed at Saint Sabbas Monastery, and Mary at the Monastery of Saint Theodosius.

January 26

Symeon the Elder of Mount Sinai

+On this day we commemorate our righteous Father Symeon, who was called The Ancient.

Thou hast stripped off thy dust, O Symeon, Thou Ancient,

And to dust the ancient foe's pate hast thou broken.


Weekly Calendar

  • St. John Chrysostom Church Calendar

    January 26 to February 9, 2020

    Sunday, January 26

    8:30AM Matins (Orthros)

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    11:15AM Artoklasia

    Wednesday, January 29

    5:00PM Paraklesis

    Saturday, February 1

    3:30PM Choir (Kliros) Practice

    5:00PM Vespers (Hesperinos)

    Sunday, February 2

    Presentation of the Lord

    8:30AM Matins (Orthros)

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Wednesday, February 5

    5:00PM Paraklesis

    Saturday, February 8

    3:30PM Choir (Kliros) Practice

    5:00PM Vespers (Hesperinos)

    Sunday, February 9

    8:30AM Matins (Orthros)

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy


Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

15th Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from St. Paul's First Letter to Timothy 4:9-15

Timothy, my son, the saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance. For to this end we toil and suffer reproach, because we have our hope set on the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe. Command and teach these things. Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. Till I come, attend to the public reading of scripture, to preaching, to teaching. Do not neglect the gift you have, which was given you by prophetic utterance when the council of elders laid their hands upon you. Practice these duties, devote yourself to them, so that all may see your progress.

Gospel Reading

15th Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 19:1-10

At that time, Jesus was passing through Jericho. And there was a man named Zacchaios; he was a chief collector, and rich. And he sought to see who Jesus was, but could not, on account of the crowd, because he was small of stature. So he ran on ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him, for he was to pass that way. And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, "Zacchaios, make haste and come down; for I must stay at your house today." So he made haste and came down, and received him joyfully. And when they saw it they all murmured, "He has gone in to be the guest of a man who is a sinner." And Zacchaios stood and said to the Lord, "Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have defrauded any one of anything, I restore it fourfold." And Jesus said to him, "Today salvation has come to this house, since he also is a son of Abraham. For the Son of man came to seek and to save the lost."


Wisdom of the Fathers

For Christ's presence is like that of some life-giving, scented balsam which restores health, enriches life and gives savor to the soul, the thoughts, the words of a man. In brief, distance from Christ means corruption and death, and closeness to Him means salvation and life.
Bishop Nikolai Velimirovic
Prolog, 4 February

Christ is the salvation that comes, and Zacchaeus is the house to which He comes.
Bishop Nikolai Velimirovic
Prolog, 4 February


Greek Orthodox Archdiocese News

Archiepiscopal Encyclical for the Feast of the Three Hierarchs (2020)


This spirit of equality is the way of Christ. It is the life of the Holy Trinity. It is the everlasting glory of the Three Holy Hierarchs and Ecumenical Teachers. Through their intercessions, may Christ our God bless us with the same spirit of humble brotherhood that inspired their holy festival.

Parish Prayer List

Prayers for Health and Salvation

*Names for the Parish Prayer List will be updated each month. Please resubmit names that you wish to have continued.


Victor C., Elias K., Milo, Jack M., Mark E., Ann C.