St. John Chrysostom Greek Orthodox Church Of Nashville
Publish Date: 2020-06-28
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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

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

Please see online Calendar for schedule of Services.

Past Bulletins




"Allowed capacity is the number of people who can be in the building while maintaining 6 feet distance between individuals/family groups."

(According to these guidelines, the space within St. John Chrysostom's Sanctuary would allow a maximum of 20 individuals/family groups)

  • If you wish to come to the Liturgy on Sunday, please contact me ASAP so that I can confirm your place.
  • Anyone who is currently experiencing any symptoms of illness must stay at home.

  • Everyone required to wear masks.

  • Antidoron to be cut by one Altar server wearing a mask. Priest wearing mask will distribute antidoron with tongs.

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    Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Detroit


During this time of taking health precautions, we will not be able to move about as freely in the Church as we were accustomed. Therefore, I am asking that at the present time, the younger children and toddlers not be brought to Church on Sunday.

Hannah Cotten has prepared some wonderful Sunday School material for our younger members at home. Parents may also choose to take turns coming to Liturgy.  Please contact me with any questions or concerns reguarding these guidelines.

If you would like to make arrangements for a Pastoral visit, please contact Father to meet in the shade in the courtyard or an alternative location. 

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.


Weekly Calendar

  • St. John Chrysostom Church Calendar

    June 28 to July 12, 2020

    Sunday, June 28

    8:30AM Matins (Orthros)

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

    Wednesday, July 1

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

    Saturday, July 4

    5:30PM Great Vespers

    Sunday, July 5

    8:30AM Matins (Orthros)

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

    Wednesday, July 8

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

    Saturday, July 11

    5:30PM Great Vespers

    Sunday, July 12

    8:30AM Matins (Orthros)

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


Saints and Feasts

June 28

Finding of the Relics of Cyrus and John the Unmercenaries

These Saints lived during the years of Diocletian. Saint Cyrus was from Alexandria, and Saint John was from Edessa of Mesopotamia. Because of the persecution of that time, Cyrus fled to the Gulf of Arabia, where there was a small community of monks. John, who was a soldier, heard of Cyrus' fame and came to join him. Henceforth, they passed their life working every virtue, and healing every illness and disease freely by the grace of Christ; hence their title of "Unmercenaries." They heard that a certain woman, named Athanasia, had been apprehended together with her three daughters, Theodora, Theoctiste, and Eudoxia, and taken to the tribunal for their confession of the Faith. Fearing lest the tender young maidens be terrified by the torments and renounce Christ, they went to strengthen them in their contest in martyrdom; therefore they too were seized. After Cyrus and John and those sacred women had been greatly tormented, all were beheaded in the year 292. Their tomb became a renowned shrine in Egypt, and a place of universal pilgrimage. It was found in the area of the modern day resort near Alexandria named Abu Kyr.

June 28

Righteous Fathers Sergius and Herman, Founders of Valaam Monastery

By their life and teachings, our righteous Fathers Sergius and Herman did much to spread and confirm Orthodoxy among the Karelian Finns, who had suffered much oppression at the hands of Swedes of the Latin creed. They founded on Lake Ladoga the renowned Monastery of Valaam, which later became one of the chief centers of the monastic life. Both Saints reposed about 1353.


Archepiscopal Message

Ecumenical Patriarchate Acts on Mode of Distribution of Holy Communion


“Once again, the Ecumenical Patriarchate, under the exemplary leadership of His All-Holiness Bartholomew, has demonstrated authentic conciliar Orthodox primacy in Her fraternal consultation with the Local Autocephalous Churches. The pastoral wisdom and sensitivity that can be applied by economia in the Diaspora further manifests the love and concern of the Mother Church of Constantinople for all Her spiritual children throughout the world. We are grateful for the wise and prudent counsel of the First Throne of Orthodoxy.”

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese News

Video: Archbishop Elpidophoros Ἀντιφώνησις On the Occasion of the Anniversary of His Enthronement


I glorify God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit for allowing me to be here today, one year from my enthronement as Archbishop of America, to be here with you so that I may be your servant, your brother, and your friend

Video: Remarks of Father Andreas Vithoulkas, One Year Anniversary of the Enthronement of Archbishop Elpidophoros


Your Eminence: you have stood in the breach for all of us in these crises of faith and conscious. Where there is weakness, you have brought strength. Where there is fear, you have brought courage. Where there is anxiety, you have brought comfort. And where there has been a vacuum of leadership, you have brought moral and spiritual bravery to the fore, as you, like our Holy Ecumenical Patriarch, fear only God alone.

The Words We Choose


A few years after graduating from seminary, a young priest was serving as an assistant priest in a parish in Long Island. Picking up the phone one day, he heard the voice of his Dogmatics professor from seminary. The professor politely asked, “How do you like your parish?” The young priest responded that he loved it and felt lucky to be there. The response from his professor would ring in his ears forever. “Luck is not an Orthodox concept,” the professor told him. “We say we are blessed.” From that day forward, the young priest replaced the word “lucky” with the word “blessed.”

Ecumenical Patriarchate News



Between​​ June 23 - 25 2020, the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate was convened for its regular meeting of the current month at the Orthodox Center of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Chambésy, Geneva. On the first day, the chairmen of the synodal committees were engaged in their cooperative work. Many of the Hierarchs of the Throne in Europe were present as well.