St. John Chrysostom Greek Orthodox Church Of Nashville
Publish Date: 2020-05-17
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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.


If you have not already done so this year, please make a contribution to the Friends Of The Metropolis. To pay online, you may go to:  or mail a check to:

Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Detroit

2560 Crooks Rd.

Troy, MI 48084

 (Payable to: Metropolis of Detroit)

Please, indicate our parish, St. John Chrysostom, Nashville.


Weekly Calendar

  • St. John Chrysostom Church Calendar

    May 17 to May 31, 2020

    Sunday, May 17

    8:30AM Matins (Orthros) Online only

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

    Sunday, May 24

    8:30AM Matins (Orthros) Online only

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

    Wednesday, May 27

    Leave-taking of Pascha

    Thursday, May 28


    Saturday, May 30

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

    Sunday, May 31

    8:30AM Matins (Orthros) Online only

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


Saints and Feasts

May 17

Sunday of the Samaritan Woman

One of the most ancient cities of the Promised Land was Shechem, also called Sikima, located at the foot of Mount Gerazim. There the Israelites had heard the blessings in the days of Moses and Jesus of Navi. Near to this town, Jacob, who had come from Mesopotamia in the nineteenth century before Christ, bought a piece of land where there was a well. This well, preserved even until the time of Christ, was known as Jacob's Well. Later, before he died in Egypt, he left that piece of land as a special inheritance to his son Joseph (Gen. 49:22). This town, before it was taken into possession by Samaria, was also the leading city of the kingdom of the ten tribes. In the time of the Romans it was called Neapolis, and at present Nablus. It was the first city in Canaan visited by the Patriarch Abraham. Here also, Jesus of Navi (Joshua) addressed the tribes of Israel for the last time. Almost three hundred years later, all Israel assembled there to make Roboam (Rehoboam) king.

When our Lord Jesus Christ, then, came at midday to this city, which is also called Sychar (John 4:5), He was wearied from the journey and the heat, and He sat down at this well. After a little while the Samaritan woman mentioned in today's Gospel passage came to draw water. As she conversed at some length with the Lord and heard from Him secret things concerning herself, she believed in Him; through her many other Samaritans also believed.

Concerning the Samaritans we know the following: In the year 721 before Christ, Salmanasar (Shalmaneser), King of the Assyrians, took the ten tribes of the kingdom of Israel into captivity, and relocated all these people to Babylon and the land of the Medes. From there he gathered various nations and sent them to Samaria. These nations had been idolaters from before. Although they were later instructed in the Jewish faith and believed in the one God, they worshipped the idols also. Furthermore, they accepted only the Pentateuch of Moses, and rejected the other books of Holy Scripture. Nonetheless, they thought themselves to be descendants of Abraham and Jacob. Therefore, the pious Jews named these Judaizing and idolatrous peoples Samaritans, since they lived in Samaria, the former leading city of the Israelites, as well as in the other towns thereabout. The Jews rejected them as heathen and foreigners, and had no communion with them at all, as the Samaritan woman observed, "the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans" (John 4:9). Therefore, the name Samaritan is used derisively many times in the Gospel narrations. After the Ascension of the Lord, and the descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, the woman of Samaria was baptized by the holy Apostles and became a great preacher and Martyr of Christ; she was called Photine, and her feast is kept on February 26.

May 17

The Holy Apostles Andronicus and Junia

These Apostles are mentioned by Saint Paul in his Epistle to the Romans, where he writes: "Greet Andronicus and Junia, my kinsmen and my fellow prisoners, who are of note among the Apostles, who also were in Christ before me" (Rom. 16:7).


Archepiscopal Message

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Homily for the Feast of Mid-Pentecost


We have reached the milestone halfway between the Holy Pascha and the Feast of Pentecost. We are, as today’s Gospel says, τῆς ἑορτῆς μεσούσης, “in the middle of the feast,” at the midpoint when the Lord teaches the meaning of His actions.

Public Schedule of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America


His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Homily for the Sunday of the Paralytic


This Sunday is special for many reasons, not the least being that it is the traditional Mothers’ Day commemoration, when we remember our living mothers and those who have passed on. We wish them all the blessing of God, in this world and the next.

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese News

Archdiocese Announces COVID-19 Relief Program


The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America announces the creation of the “Greek Orthodox Archdiocese COVID-19 Relief Fund” as an important part of its efforts to support those around the country who have been impacted by the current pandemic.

Ecumenical Patriarchate News

For the Life of the World: Toward a Social Ethos of the Orthodox Church


The Orthodox Church understands the human person as having been created in the image and likeness of God (Genesis 1:26). To be made in God’s image is to be made for free and conscious communion and union with God in Jesus Christ, inasmuch as we are formed in, through, and for him (Colossians 1:16).