St. John Chrysostom Greek Orthodox Church Of Nashville
Publish Date: 2021-09-12
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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

* Visit our Facebook page for an archive of Services.

* For a Schedule of upcoming Services, go to our online Signup at:


Past Bulletins



"...Wisdom is justified by her deeds."

Matt. 11:19

This weeks announcements:

  • Liturgy Monday evening, 6 pm for the Exaltation Of The Holy Cross.
  • Grandparents day at church this Sunday.
  • Churching of baby Fable Breeden this Sunday.


We now have a good collection of Orthodox books, Icons, crosses, incense, etc. in the Bookstore.

Making your purchases at the Bookstore helps to support your Church.

Parish Prayer List

In your prayers, please remember:

Justin G.

Constantina D.

Edith (Veronica) W.

Jamie B.

Ben B.

Matthieu B.


Come and See!

Remember, the Livestream of Services on our Facebook page can serve a valid purpose for those who are not able to come. However, Facebook itself does not take the place of a 'Face to face' encounter with Christ in the Divine Services!

The Church of the East (and by this we mean Orthodox) has not 'institutionalized' (as the Latin West has) the imperative of 'obligation' to attend Divine Services.  None the less, the need remains the same... without a consistent and regular participation in the Liturgical life of the Services, we stand bereft of the Grace imparted through these, the Divine Services.

Come and see! What we see, we imbibe. What we imbibe, we take in. What we 'take in'... (in the Divine Services) has the potential to impart Eternal Life!

Further, in consideration of the sanctity of the Divine Liturgy and the privacy of those attending, we will be Livestreaming the Liturgy until Holy Communion.


In order to ensure the offering of Services and Sacraments at St. John, it is critical to have financial support from parishioners and visitors.

We ask that Parishioners (Members and Catechumens) make a commitment of financial support to the Church so that we may be in the position to cover our expenses and thereby keep our doors open to all who wish to come and worship. The submission of your commitment allows us to ascertain where we stand in meeting these needs.

You may submit your commitment via email with an intended weekly/monthly Pledge amount to:  There are also paper forms available in the Church Narthex.

Sending Financial Contributions? Please mail to:

St. John Chrysostom Greek Orthodox Church

P.O. Box 90162

Nashville, TN 37209

As a general rule, we do not encourage the use of Venmo or Paypal, as it complicates the bookkeeping process and incurs additional fees that are born by St. Johns.  For more efficient bookeeping and financial management, checks or cash are the preferred method of giving financial support to the church.

Thank you!

Looking for Sponsors

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for adult converts to Orthodoxy, please contact Fr. Parthenios at: for more information.


Services Calendar


    September 12 to September 26, 2021

    Sunday, September 12

    8:30AM Matins/Orthros


    Monday, September 13

    6:00PM Liturgy (Exaltation Of The Holy Cross)

    Tuesday, September 14

    + EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS ´Η ´Ύψωσις του Τιμίου Σταυρού

    Wednesday, September 15

    6:00PM Small Paraklesis Service

    Saturday, September 18

    5:00PM Great Vespers

    Sunday, September 19

    8:30AM Matins/Orthros


    Wednesday, September 22

    6:00PM Small Paraklesis Service

    Saturday, September 25

    5:00PM Great Vespers

    Sunday, September 26

    8:30AM Matins/Orthros



Saints and Feasts

September 12

Sunday before Holy Cross

September 12

Apodosis of the Nativity of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary

September 12

Autonomos the Martyr

This saint was a bishop in Italy. Fleeing from the persecution of Diocletian in 298, he came to Bithynia, where he went from place to place converting many from the idols to the true God. Because of this, one day as he was celebrating the Divine Liturgy in the Church of the Archangels, they who worshipped wood and stones fell upon him and beat him to death with staves and stones.


Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

Sunday before Holy Cross
The Reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Galatians 6:11-18

Brethren, see with what large letters I am writing to you with my own hand. It is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh that would compel you to be circumcised, and only in order that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ. For even those who receive circumcision do not themselves keep the law, but they desire to have you circumcised that they may glory in your flesh. But far be it from me to glory except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation. Peace and mercy be upon all who walk by this rule, upon the Israel of God. Henceforth let no man trouble me; for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brethren. Amen.

Gospel Reading

Sunday before Holy Cross
The Reading is from John 3:13-17

The Lord said, "No one has ascended into heaven but he who descended from heaven, the Son of man who is in heaven. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.

"For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him."



Archdiocese News

“How-to” Green Your Parish, Special Edition Episode 21: Day of Prayer to Protect the Environment: A Joint Statement


This week’s “How-to” Green Your Parish Special Edition episode features Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis who will discuss the historic Joint Message for the Protection of the Environment.

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Launches New Orthodox Marketplace


Orthodox Marketplace of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America launched a new store on Wednesday September 7, 2021. The new platform (still at ) has many updated features from the previous platform, improving the user interface and enhancing the marketing capabilities of the store.

Archbishop Elpidophoros Visits Metropolitan Penteleimon


Archbishop Elpidophoros Visits Metropolitan Penteleimon On September 8, 2021, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America made a brief stop today at the home of the former Metropolitan of Belgium, and Exarch of the Netherlands and Luxembourg, His Eminence Penteleimon. He is retired and lives in Chios now.

Archbishop Elpidophoros in Crete


On Sunday, September 5, 2021, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America concelebrated the Divine Liturgy together with His Grace Bishop Damaskinos of Dorylaion at the Patriarchal and Stavropegial Monastery of the Holy Trinity in Chania, Crete.

Ecumenical Patriarchate News

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Signs Joint Environmental Statement with Pope Francis and Archbishop Welby of Canterbury


For the first time, the leaders of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the Roman Catholic Church, and the Anglican Communion have jointly warned of the urgency of environmental sustainability, its impact on poverty, and the importance of global cooperation.