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St. John Chrysostom Greek Orthodox Church Of Nashville
Publish Date: 2022-07-24
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St. John Chrysostom Greek Orthodox Church Of Nashville

General Information

  • Phone:
  • (585) 530-9265
  • Street Address:

  • 4602 Indiana Avenue

  • Nashville, TN 37209
  • Mailing Address:

  • P.O. Box 90162

  • Nashville, TN 37209


Contact Information




Services Schedule

* Visit our Facebook page for an archive of Services. 


Past Bulletins


Announcements

SATURDAY FAMILY NIGHTS

Starting Saturday, August 20th, we will be hosting Family Nights at St. John's after Vespers, from 6 to 8 PM. We will be having a potluck meal, followed by Catechetical classes afterwards which will be divided up by age group.


ST. ANASTASIA RECOVERY FELLOWSHIP

Starting in Septemberevery third week of each month, we will be having the Akathist To the Theotokos of the Inexhaustible Cup replace both the Paraklesis as well as the Saturday vespers service. In conjunction with that, we will be having meetings for St. Anastasia Recovery Fellowship following the Akathist on those Wednesdays.


ST. JOHN BOOKSTORE

The St. John Bookstore has quite a nice selection of Orthodox books, Icons, crosses, incense, CD's, and porcelain vessels for sale.

For Bookstore hours of operation, or to request an appointment, please email stjohnnashville@gmail.com or call/text (615)319-9319


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Services Calendar

  • SERVICES CALENDAR

    July 2022

    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
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    27
    28
    29
    30
    1
    JUL
    2
    5:00PM Great Vespers
    3
    8:30AM Matins
    10:00AM DIVINE LITURGY
    4
    5
    6
    Fr. Michael Out of Town
    6:00PM Paraklesis
    7
    8
    9
    5:00PM Great Vespers (Fr. Parthenios serving)
    10
    8:30AM Matins
    10:00AM DIVINE LITURGY (Fr. Parthenios serving)
    11
    12
    13
    6:00PM Paraklesis (Fr. Parthenios serving)
    14
    15
    16
    5:00PM Great Vespers (Fr. Parthenios serving)
    17
    8:30AM Matins
    10:00AM DIVINE LITURGY (Fr. Parthenios serving)
    18
    19
    20
    6:00PM Paraklesis
    21
    22
    23
    5:00PM Great Vespers
    24
    8:30AM Matins
    10:00AM DIVINE LITURGY
    25
    26
    27
    6:00PM Paraklesis
    28
    29
    30
    5:00PM Great Vespers
    31
    8:30AM Matins
    10:00AM DIVINE LITURGY
    1
    AUG
    2
    3
    4
    5
    6
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Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

6th Sunday of Matthew
The Reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Romans 12:6-14

Brethren, having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; he who teaches, in his teaching; he who exhorts, in his exhortation; he who contributes, in liberality; he who gives aid, with zeal; he who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness. Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with brotherly affection; outdo one another in showing honor. Never flag in zeal, be aglow with the Spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in your hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints, practice hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them.


Gospel Reading

6th Sunday of Matthew
The Reading is from Matthew 9:1-8

At that time, getting into a boat Jesus crossed over and came to his own city. And behold, they brought to him a paralytic, lying on his bed; and when Jesus saw their faith he said to the paralytic, "Take heart, my son; your sins are forgiven." And behold, some of the scribes said to themselves, "This man is blaspheming." But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, "Why do you think evil in your hearts? For which is easier, to say 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say 'Rise and walk?' But that you may know that the Son of man has authority on earth to forgive sins" he then said to the paralytic -- "Rise, take up your bed and go home." And he rose and went home. When the crowds saw it, they were afraid, and they glorified God, who had given such authority to men.


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Saints and Feasts

Christina
July 24

Christina the Great Martyr of Tyre

Saint Christina was from Tyre in Syria, the daughter of a pagan named Urban. Enlightened in her heart to believe in Christ, she broke her father's idols, made of gold and silver, and distributed the pieces to the poor. When her father learned this, he punished her ruthlessly, then cast her into prison. The rulers subjected her to imprisonments, hunger, torments, the cutting off of her breasts and tongue, and finally impalement, in the year 200, during the reign of the Emperor Septimius Severus.


Borisgleb
July 24

Boris and Gleb, the Passion-bearers

The holy Passion-bearers Boris and Gleb, named Romanus and David in sacred Baptism, were the pious sons of the holy Great Prince Vladimir. In 1015 they were slain at the command of their brother Svyatopolk-Saint Boris, on July 24 on the Alta River, near Pereyaslavl, and Saint Gleb, on September 5 on the bank of the Smyadinya River, near Smolensk. Although both had understood their brother's designs against them, they refused to take up arms against him and bring civil war upon their land, preferring to fulfill the commandment, "Resist not evil" (Matt. 5:39). The holy relics of Saint Boris were then buried in Vyshgorod, to which the holy relics of his brother were transferred five years later. Miracles were worked through the holy relics of the meek and guileless brothers during the consecration in Vyshgorod of a church in their honor on this day in 1021.


Annadorm
July 25

Dormition of St. Anna, mother of the Theotokos

According to tradition, Anna, the ancestor of God, lived for sixty-nine years, and her spouse Joachim, for eighty; according to one account, Saint Joachim died two years before Saint Anna. The Theotokos had been orphaned of both her parents already when she was eleven years of age, when she was living in the Temple (see Sept. 8 and Nov. 21). Saint Anna is invoked for conceiving children, and for help in difficult childbirth.


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July 27

Panteleimon the Great Martyr & Healer

This Saint, who had Nicomedia as his homeland, was the son of Eustorgius and Eubula. His father was an idolater, but his mother was a Christian from her ancestors. It was through her that he was instructed in piety, and still later, he was catechized in the Faith of Christ by Saint Hermolaus (see July 26) and baptized by him. Being proficient in the physician's vocation, he practiced it in a philanthropic manner, healing every illness more by the grace of Christ than by medicines. Thus, although his parents had named him Pantoleon ("in all things a lion"), because of the compassion he showed for the souls and bodies of all, he was worthily renamed Panteleimon, meaning "all-merciful." On one occasion, when he restored the sight of a certain blind man by calling on the Divine Name, he enlightened also the eyes of this man's soul to the knowledge of the truth. This also became the cause for the martyrdom of him who had been blind, since when he was asked by whom and in what manner his eyes had been opened, in imitation of that blind man of the Gospel he confessed with boldness both who the physician was and the manner of his healing. For this he was put to death immediately. Panteleimon was arrested also, and having endured many wounds, he was finally beheaded in the year 305, during the reign of Maximian. Saint Panteleimon is one of the Holy Unmercenaries, and is held in special honor among them, even as Saint George is among the Martyrs.


Irenchry
July 28

Irene the Righteous of Chrysovalantou

Saint Irene, who was from Cappadocia, flourished in the ninth century. Because of her great beauty and virtue, she was brought to Constantinople as a prospective bride for the young Emperor Michael (842-867); however, as Saint Joannicius the Great foretold, it was God's will that she assume the monastic habit instead. She shone forth in great ascetical labours, and suffered many attacks from the demons; while yet a novice, she attained to the practice of Saint Arsenius the Great, of praying the whole night long with arms stretched out towards Heaven (see May 8). God showed forth great signs and wonders in her, and she became the Abbess of the Convent of Chrysovalantou. She was granted the gift of clairvoyance and knew the thoughts of all that came to her. She appeared in a vision to the king and rebuked him for unjustly imprisoning a nobleman who had been falsely accused. Through a sailor from Patmos to whom he had appeared, Saint John the Evangelist sent her fragrant and wondrous apples from Paradise. She reposed at the age of 103, still retaining the youthful beauty of her countenance. After her repose, marvelous healings beyond number have been wrought by her to the present day.


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