St. John Chrysostom Greek Orthodox Church Of Nashville
Publish Date: 2020-06-14
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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

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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As directed by our Bishop, Metropolitan Nicholas, in order to attend services at St. John Chrysostom Greek Orthodox Church, everyone must adhere to the following Phase 1 guidelines until further notice.

● Phase 1

Allowed capacity is the number of people who can be in the building while maintaining 6 feet distance between individuals/family groups. With the current square footage of the Sanctuary, we may have a maximum of 20 individuals/family groups.

Each church will have a method to determine the people to come in the church for any scheduled service without exceeding the appointed number. (We are endeavoring to have an online signup to facilitate this) 

  • Anyone who is currently experiencing any symptoms of illness must stay at home.

  • All at risk persons are strongly encouraged to stay at home.

  • At risk persons are those with pre-existing health conditions, and those over the age of 65.

  • The churches may have health checks at the entrance to the church. This may consist of a temperature check with a touchless thermometer.

  • Everyone required to wear masks. The churches may offer masks at the entrance in the church to everyone who does not have one.

  • Antidoron to be cut by one person wearing a mask. Priest wearing mask will distribute antidoron with tongs at the end of service.

  • The choral duties will continue to be performed by chanters singing on opposite sides of the Church.

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At St. John we have always embraced a certain dignified sense of freedom of movement in our Church with children and parents to light candles, receive Antidoron, etc.  However, due to the fact that we will not be able to freely move about the Church in order to maintain the stated physical distance requirement, I am asking that younger children and toddlers not be brought to Church at this time.  Hannah Cotten has prepared some wonderful Sunday School material for our younger members at home. Parents may choose to take turns coming to Liturgy.  Please contact me with any questions or concerns reguarding these guidelines.

If necessary we will be having additional Liturgies to allow everyone to have the opportunity to come. If you wish to come to the Liturgy on Sunday, please contact me so that I can confirm that there will be room. 

Services will continue to be Live-streamed via our Facebook page: St. John Chrysostom Greek Orthodox Nashville, TN


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

We all know that these are trying times in many ways, financially and otherwise. Yet we also know from the Lord's own words, of the 'Widow's Offering' (Lk. 21:1-4) She was rewarded more than those who had abundance, because having very little, she made an offering to God, small as it was.  In the eyes of the Lord, this was worth more than the offerings of the rich.

From St. John Chrysostom's Paschal Homily... 'let no one be turned away... let no one bewail their poverty, for the Universal Kingdom has been revealed.'

The Services are available to all.  Please offer what you can.


Our home is the 'Little Church'.  If you are able to watch the services, light a candle, light some incense, and listen to the Hymns of the day, or the Sermon. If you are not able to watch the whole Service, that is OK.  Watch some of it, and read from your Prayer Book.  The point, is to do something. God honors the intent.


Weekly Calendar

  • St. John Chrysostom Church Calendar

    June 14 to June 28, 2020

    Sunday, June 14

    8:30AM Matins (Orthros)

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Wednesday, June 17

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

    Saturday, June 20

    5:30PM Great Vespers

    Sunday, June 21

    8:30AM Matins (Orthros)

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

    Wednesday, June 24

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

    Saturday, June 27

    5:30PM Great Vespers

    Sunday, June 28

    8:30AM Matins (Orthros)

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


Saints and Feasts

June 14

The Sunday of All Saints

Honouring the friends of God with much reverence, the Prophet-King David says, "But to me, exceedingly honourable are Thy friends, O Lord" (Ps. 138:16). And the divine Apostle, recounting the achievements of the Saints, and setting forth their memorial as an example that we might turn away from earthly things and from sin, and emulate their patience and courage in the struggles for virtue, says, "Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every burden, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us" (Heb. 12:1).

This commemoration began as the Sunday (Synaxis) of All Martyrs; to them were added all the ranks of Saints who bore witness (the meaning of "Martyr" in Greek) to Christ in manifold ways, even if occasion did not require the shedding of their blood.

Therefore, guided by the teaching of the Divine Scriptures and Apostolic Tradition, we the pious honour all the Saints, the friends of God, for they are keepers of God's commandments, shining examples of virtue, and benefactors of mankind. Of course, we honour the known Saints especially on their own day of the year, as is evident in the Menologion. But since many Saints are unknown, and their number has increased with time, and will continue to increase until the end of time, the Church has appointed that once a year a common commemoration be made of all the Saints. This is the feast that we celebrate today. It is the harvest of the coming of the Holy Spirit into the world; it is the "much fruit" brought forth by that "Grain of wheat that fell into the earth and died" (John 12:24); it is the glorification of the Saints as "the foundation of the Church, the perfection of the Gospel, they who fulfilled in deed the sayings of the Saviour" (Sunday of All Saints, Doxasticon of Vespers).

In this celebration, then, we reverently honour and call blessed all the Righteous, the Prophets, Apostles, Martyrs, Confessors, Shepherds, Teachers, and Holy Monastics, both men and women alike, known and unknown, who have been added to the choirs of the Saints and shall be added, from the time of Adam until the end of the world, who have been perfected in piety and have glorified God by their holy lives. All these, as well as the orders of the Angels, and especially our most holy Lady and Queen, the Ever-virgin Theotokos Mary, do we honour today, setting their life before us as an example of virtue, and entreating them to intercede in our behalf with God, Whose grace and boundless mercy be with us all. Amen.

June 14

The Holy Prophet Elisseus (Elisha)

The Prophet Elisseus, the son of Saphat, was from the town of Abel-me-oul and had been a husbandman. In the year 908 B.C., at God's command, the Prophet Elias anointed him to be Prophet in his stead. This happened while Elisseus was plowing his land, having twelve oxen under yoke. Straightway, Elisseus slew the oxen and cooked them, using the wooden plough and the other instruments of husbandry as firewood; then he gave the oxen as food to the people. Bidding farewell to his parents, he followed Elias and served him until the latter was taken up as it were into Heaven (see July 20). When Elisseus received his teacher's mantle and the grace of his prophetic spirit twofold, he demonstrated whose disciple he was through the miracles he wrought and through all that is related of him in the Fourth Book of Kings. He departed full of days and was buried in Samaria, about the year 839 B.C. But even after his death God glorified him; for after the passage of a year, when some Israelites were carrying a dead man for burial and suddenly saw a band of Moabites, they cast the dead man on the grave of the Prophet. No sooner had the dead man touched the Prophet's bones, than he came to life and stood on his feet (IV Kings 13:20-21). Mentioning this, Jesus the Son of Sirach says, "He did wonders in his life, and at his death his works were marvelous" (Ecclus. 48:14). It is because of such marvels that the faithful have reverence for the relics of the Saints (see also Jan. 16). His name means "God is savior."

June 14

Methodius the Confessor, Patriarch of Constantinople

As for Saint Methodius, he was born to wealthy parents in Syracuse of Sicily about the end of the eighth century. Being a presbyter, he was sent as an ambassador to Rome in 815 or 816 on behalf of Patriarch Nicephorus of Constantinople, who had been exiled by Leo the Armenian (see June 2). After Leo's death, he returned to Constantinople; but since he was a zealot for the veneration of the holy icons, he was immediately exiled by Emperor Michael the Stutterer to a fortress near Bithynia. When Michael died, he was freed for a short time; but then, because of his confession of the Orthodox Faith, he was imprisoned again by the Emperor Theophilus in a dark and foul-smelling sepulcher. Since this was not enough for the Emperor's inhumanity, he commanded that two thieves be shut up with Methodius, and when one of them died, that the corpse not be removed. While the Saint was imprisoned there, a certain poor fisherman ministered to his needs. Finally, when the Church received its freedom under Saint Theodora the Empress, the Saint ascended the patriarchal throne of Constantinople in 842. Together with the holy Empress, Methodius restored the holy icons to their proper honor; this is commemorated on the Sunday of Orthodoxy. He governed the Church of Constantinople for four years, and reposed in 846.




Ecumenical Patriarchate News

Feast of Saint Bartholomew, Patron Saint of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, to be Celebrated on June 11


New York - The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America announces the celebratory festivities for the feast day of Saint Bartholomew, patron saint of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, to be held on June 11, 2020.

Message of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew On World Oceans Day 2020


On World Oceans Day 2020, we renew our call to the global community to work collectively in addressing the threats to our planet’s oceans, seas and rivers. Since 1995, we have initiated nine inter-religious and inter-disciplinary symposia throughout the world, assembling international scientists and environmentalists, politicians and economists, as well as activists and journalists to meet with religious leaders and theologians in order to address the plight of our world’s waterways and water.