St. John Chrysostom Greek Orthodox Church Of Nashville
Publish Date: 2020-05-10
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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

Following the Hierarchical and Metropolitan civil guidelines, at the present time the Services of the Church can be viewed and participated in, on-line only.  Services will be live-streamed via our Facebook page: St. John Chrysostom Greek Orthodox Nashville, TN We are working on other means of livestreaming our services. We appreciate your patience.

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Services are Livestreamed via our Facebook page: St. John Chrysostom Greek Orthodox Nashville, TN

Following the Hierarchical and Metropolitan civil guidelines, at the present time, Service participation is Online only.

*When the telephone became a means of communicating, many people shunned it as an aberration (deviation from truth, moral rectitude; abnormal).  However, now that we have accepted it, we often feel very connected with another person by talking 'on the phone' when we are not able to be physically present with them.  This does not mean that in the future, we can refrain from coming to church when we are able.  But rather, that under the present conditions, we can indeed very much feel connected in the participation of the Divine Services. 'Come and see'... and join us!

Christ is Risen!


Our home is the 'Little Church'.  If you are able to watch the services, light your candles, light some incense, listen to the hymns of the day, and we will be celebrating together.  In some homes people dress as they would when they come to Church, and stand or sit in front of their Icons.  In this way we invite the Lord to come into our home.  During the Paschal 40 Day period, we can sing the Paschal Hymn together.  We Greet each other with the Paschal greeting, "Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen!" As we celebrate the Divine Liturgy, we hold each other in our hearts and prayers, and ask the Lord to be merciful to us and bless us, one and all!

Resources, Article: Sundays After Pascha:

Whatever household yours may be, "let us call each other Brothers... let us Greet each other joyously..."

Christ is Risen!

Ha Masheeha houh kam! (Hebrew)

Cristo ha resucitado! (Spanish)

Jesu Kristi ebiliwo! (Nigerian)

Kristo gesso! (Korean)

Khristus zmartvikstau! (Polish)

Cristos a inviat! (Romanian)

Khristos voskrese! (Russian)

Kristo'pastithaha! (Sanskrit)

Kristo amefufukka! (Swahili)

Hristos diril-di! (Turkish)

Kristo ajukkide! (Ugandan)

Khristos Voskres! (Ukranian) 


Beloved in Christ,

Christ is risen!
Due to the current state of our Services being Online only, we are not able to receive contributions in person at Sunday Liturgy.
To facilitate a convenient method of sending your contribution, if you have not already done so, please contact your bank and request an automatic weekly/monthly check in the amount you wish to give, to be mailed directly from your bank to:
St. John Chrysostom Greek Orthodox Church, P.O. Box 90162, Nashville, TN 37209.
This is usually a free service of the bank, and is the preferred bookkeeping method of payment.

Please note that the work of the Church is moving forward with new potentials for outreach.  We are reducing our expenses where possible with a small reduction in the cost of utilities.

Remembering each and everyone of you in our prayers during this time.
With love in Christ,
For the Parish Council,
Fr. Parthenios Turner


Along with your weekly/monthly offering, you may include a list of names to be commemorated at the Sunday Liturgy.  We will light a candle for you for each list of names submitted. You will be able to see your candle lit livestream if you wish.

May the Lord be gracious to us and bless us, and shine the light of His countenance upon us, and have mercy on us, and drive away every malady and despondency!


"Honor the Lord with your substance, and with the firstfruits of your increase..." (Proverbs 3:9-10)

If you have not made a Stewardship commitment for this year, please make your 2020 Stewardship now.


Weekly Calendar

  • St. John Chrysostom Church Calendar

    May 10 to May 24, 2020

    Sunday, May 10

    8:30AM Matins (Orthros) Online only

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy (Currently, Online only)

    Tuesday, May 12

    9:00AM Cockrill Cougar Partnership Collaboration

    Wednesday, May 13

    5:30PM Mid-Pentecost Service of Paraklesis

    Saturday, May 16

    5:30PM Great Vespers (Presently only Online at our Facebook page, St. John Chrysostom Greek Orthodox Nashville,TN)

    Sunday, May 17

    8:30AM Matins (Orthros) Online only

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy (Currently, Online only)

    Wednesday, May 20

    5:30PM Paraklesis, Prayers of supplication in times of distress.

    Saturday, May 23

    5:30PM Great Vespers (Presently only Online at our Facebook page, St. John Chrysostom Greek Orthodox Nashville,TN)

    Sunday, May 24

    8:30AM Matins (Orthros) Online only

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy (Currently, Online only)


Saints and Feasts

May 10

Sunday of the Paralytic

Close to the Sheep's Gate in Jerusalem, there was a pool, which was called the Sheep's Pool. It had round about it five porches, that is, five sets of pillars supporting a domed roof. Under this roof there lay very many sick people with various maladies, awaiting the moving of the water. The first to step in after the troubling of the water was healed immediately of whatever malady he had.

It was there that the paralytic of today's Gospel way lying, tormented by his infirmity of thirty-eight years. When Christ beheld him, He asked him, "Wilt thou be made whole?" And he answered with a quiet and meek voice, "Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool." The Lord said unto him, "Rise, take up thy bed, and walk." And straightaway the man was made whole and took up his bed. Walking in the presence of all, he departed rejoicing to his own house. According to the expounders of the Gospels, the Lord Jesus healed this paralytic during the days of the Passover, when He had gone to Jerusalem for the Feast, and dwelt there teaching and working miracles. According to Saint John the Evangelist, this miracle took place on the Sabbath.

Archdiocese Family Gospel Lesson for the Sunday of the Paralytic:

May 10

Simon the Zealot & Apostle

This Apostle was one of the Twelve, and was called Simon the Cananite by Matthew, but Simon the Zealot by Luke (Matt. 10:4; Luke 6:15). The word "Cananite" used by Matthew is believed to be derived from kana, which in the Palestinian dialect of Aramaic means "zealot" or 'zealous"; Luke therefore translates the meaning of "Cananite." Later accounts say that he was the bridegroom at the wedding in Cana of Galilee, where the Lord Jesus changed the water into wine, making this the first of His miracles (John 2:1-11); according to some, he is called Cananite because he was from Cana (according to others, from the Land of Canaan). Simon means "one who hears."


Hymns of the Day

Apolytikion of Great and Holy Pascha in the Fifth Tone

Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and on those in the grave bestowing life.

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Third Tone

Let the heavens rejoice and the earth be glad, for the Lord has shown the mighty power of his arm. He has trampled down death by death, becoming the first born of the dead. He has delivered us from the depths of hell and has granted to all the world his great mercy.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Eighth Tone

Into the grave you descended, Immortal One, yet you destroyed the power of Hades, and as victor you arose, O Christ our God; you proclaimed to the myrrhbearing women a greeting of joy, you brought peace to your holy apostles, and to the fallen you granted resurrection.

Archepiscopal Message

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Homily for the Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women


My Beloved Christians of the Holy Trinity Church in New Rochelle, our courageous parish at one of the early epicenters of the Pandemic, and all of you joining by virtual means, the question is: “Who will roll away the stone for us?”