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St. John Chrysostom Greek Orthodox Church Of Nashville
Publish Date: 2018-10-14
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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


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THIS WEEKEND...

SATURDAY

NO Catechism this Saturday

  • Cleros Practice, 4:30 PM
  • Great Vespers, 6 PM

SUNDAY

NO Sunday School this Sunday

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

UPCOMING EVENTS...

Have you wondered about how the music fits into the services? Do the rubrics and when we do what hymns confuse you? St. John's is having a 1-day Cleros workshop this fall for an introductory lesson on all things choir-related. Date to be determined. Please contact Katherine at parissagharavi@gmail.com for more information.


TITHES AND STEWARDSHIP

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


NEEDS AND NEED-NOT...

NEEDS:

  • small cabinet or chest of drawers for the Mothers Room.
  • A nice throw rug for the Mother's Room.
  • Find a wall hanging or two for the Mothers Room that would help to soften the sound and space.
  • Assemble small group of parents of infants to come up with a simple plan to design/rearrange the diaper changing room. (No need to purchase anything – we have paint, etc., anything that might be needed.)

NEED-not:

  • Wood Fence panels
  • Random donations of clothing etc. -Please offer them to local charities.

DIACONIA, WHICH IS OUR MINISTRY...

Emergency Preparedness

    • Are you a Nurse or Health care provider?
    • Would you consider working with other members of our Church to put together a Plan and Emergency Kits for any kind of emergency or natural disaster?
    • Are you, or would you consider training to be a First Responder?
    • If your answer is yes to at least two of any of the the above, please contact Father so we can arrange a convenient meeting time for everyone.

CHURCH SECURITY...

  • Please text Father if you will be entering or working at the Church at any time.  Father is not always at the Church, and the security cameras or alarm system may send an unwanted Alert.
  • Are you interested in participating in the security of our Church?
  • Would you be willing to meet together with a small group to implement certain measures to insure our safety both inside and outside of our Services?
  • If your answer is yes :-) to any one of the above, please contact Father to arrange a convenient meeting time as this is an important issue.

Policy regarding Confession and visitations...

As a reminder, it has been our standing policy and practice, that Father does not make private house-calls or visitations without a third adult present.  The preferred time for Confession is by appointment before Vespers on Saturday evening.  If you need to arrange a different time, a third party must be present in the Narthex.  Confession is always private and confidential.


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Weekly Calendar

  • Parish Calendar

    October 14 to October 28, 2018

    Sunday, October 14

    8:30AM Matins (Orthros)

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Wednesday, October 17

    6:00PM Paraklesis

    Saturday, October 20

    9:00AM Men’s Breakfast

    4:30PM Choir (Kliros) Practice

    6:00PM Vespers (Hesperinos)

    Sunday, October 21

    8:30AM Matins (Orthros)

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Wednesday, October 24

    6:00PM Paraklesis

    Saturday, October 27

    4:30PM Choir (Kliros) Practice

    6:00PM Vespers (Hesperinos)

    Sunday, October 28

    8:30AM Matins (Orthros)

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

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Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

Sunday of the 7th Ecumenical Council
The Reading is from St. Paul's Letter to Titus 3:8-15

Titus, my son, the saying is sure. I desire you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to apply themselves to good deeds; these are excellent and profitable to men. But avoid stupid controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels over the law, for they are unprofitable and futile. As for a man who is factious, after admonishing him once or twice, have nothing more to do with him, knowing that such a person is perverted and sinful; he is self-condemned.

When I send Artemas or Tychicos to you, do your best to come to me at Nicopolis, for I have decided to spend the winter there. Do your best to speed Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their way; see that they lack nothing. And let our people learn to apply themselves to good deeds, so as to help cases of urgent need, and not to be unfruitful.

All who are with me send greeting to you. Greet those who love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen.


Gospel Reading

Sunday of the 7th Ecumenical Council
The Reading is from Luke 8:5-15

The Lord said this parable: "A sower went out to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell along the path, and was trodden under foot, and the birds of the air devoured it. And some fell on the rock; and as it grew up, it withered away, because it had no moisture. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns grew with it and choked it. And some fell into good soil and grew, and yielded a hundredfold." And when his disciples asked him what this parable meant, he said, "To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of God; but for others they are in parables, so that seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand. Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. The ones along the path are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, that they may not believe and be saved. And the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear the word, receive it with joy; but these have no root, they believe for a while and in time of temptation fall away. And as for what fell among the thorns, they are those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and their fruit does not mature. And as for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bring forth fruit with patience." As he said these things, he cried out "He who has ears to hear, let him hear."


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Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Third Tone

Let the Heavens rejoice; let earthly things be glad; for the Lord hath wrought might with His arm, He hath trampled upon death by death. The first-born of the dead hath He become. From the belly of Hades hath He delivered us, and hath granted great mercy to the world.

Apolytikion for Sun. of the 7th Ecumenical Council in the Eighth Tone

Most glorified art Thou, O Christ our God, Who hast established our Fathers as luminous stars upon the earth, and through them didst guide us all to the true Faith. O Most Merciful One, glory be to Thee.

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 Second Tone

O Protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame, mediation unto the creator most constant: O despise not the voices of those who have sinned; but be quick, O good one, to come unto our aid, who in faith cry unto thee: Hasten to intercession and speed thou to make supplication, O thou who dost ever protect, O Theotokos, them that honor thee.
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Prayer Request

Please remember in your prayers:

Nicholas Begley

Ray, Melissa, and their children

Katie K.

Timothy S.

Michael and Nancy Pittman

Debbra Ickes

John and Barbara Kelly

John and Linda Marchetti


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Saints and Feasts

Cosmashymnographer
October 14

Cosmas the Hagiopolite

Saint Cosmas was from the Holy City, Jerusalem, and was a contemporary and peer of Saint John of Damascus (Dec. 4), with whom also he was reared when, because of his orphanhood he was adopted by Sergius, Saint John's father, and with whom he had the same instructor. About the year 743, he was elected Bishop of Maiuma, a coastal city of Palestine, aforetime under the jurisdiction of Gaza, with the name Port Gaza. During the reign of Saint Constantine the Great, it became a separate township and at that time was renamed Constantia, after Constantine, the son of the Emperor (see Sozomen, Eccl. Hist., V:3). Cosmas became an excellent hymnographer, from whence he is called "the Composer and Melodist," Among his many compositions are the Canon of the Cross (Sept. 14) and the Canon for the Nativity of Christ, "Christ is born, give ye glory."


Allsaint
October 14

Sunday of the 7th Ecumenical Council

On the Sunday that falls on or immediately after the eleventh of this month, we chant the Service to the 350 holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council, which gathered in Nicaea in 787 under the holy Patriarch Tarasius and during the reign of the Empress Irene and her son, Constantine Porphyrogenitus, to refute the Iconoclast heresy, which had received imperial support beginning with the Edict issued in 726 by Emperor Leo the Isaurian. Many of the holy Fathers who condemned Iconoclasm at this holy Council later died as Confessors and Martyrs for the holy Icons during the second assult of Iconoclasm in the ninth century, especially during the reigns of Leo the Armenian and Theophilus.


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Wisdom of the Fathers

For by seed here He means His doctrine, and by land, the souls of men, and by the sower, Himself .... For as the sower makes no distinction in the land submitted to him, but simply and indifferently casts his seed; so He Himself too makes no distinction of rich and poor, of wise and unwise, of slothful or diligent, of brave or cowardly; but He discourses unto all, fulfilling His part, although foreknowing the results.
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 44 on Matthew 12, 4th Century

When you see life's pleasures, beware that they might not distract you, for they conceal death's snares. Likewise a fisherman casts not his hook to no purpose. As bait for his hook, the enemy uses the delusion of sensuality to arouse desire, that he might thereby catch men's souls and subject them to himself. A soul which has been caught to serve the enemy's will then serves as a snare for other souls, for it conceals the grief of sin with its apparent delight.
St. Ephraim the Syrian
A Spiritual Psalter no 43, pg. 74, 4th century

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