St. John Chrysostom Greek Orthodox Church Of Nashville
Publish Date: 2021-01-31
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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 our online Calendar for the schedule of Services.

Past Bulletins



Use this link below each week to signup to attend services:

If you do not signup, you will be asked to wait until room is available.

Currently we are following standard protocols to wear a mask, and allow a minimum 6' physical distance between individuals/families while attending services.

Please ask the Usher to find your place for the Service.

While there are no restrictions for families with children, we respectfully ask that children stay with their families.

All first-time visitors are kindly asked to contact Fr. Parthenios at: prior to signing up.


If you come to St. John, please commit to support the Church.  Below are a few suggestions:

1) Please make a Pledge for financial support for 2021.  You may pickup a form at any service, or you may fill out a form online here:  

2) Our Church depends on contributions from members and visitors.  Presently we are not fully meeting expenses. If you have not made an offering recently, please do so now.

3) Please volunteer!  There are many ways outside of the services to offer your time.  You may come with a friend or alone while still being safe.  

Your contributions help to keep our doors open, and allow our services and ministries to continue. 


Due to the extra administrative time and expense for online donations, the preferred way to make an offering to the church is by personal or bank checks.  You may request your bank to set up a regular (free, weekly/monthly) automated check to be mailed directly from your bank.

Each and every offering is valued and appreciated!

Please send all checks and correspondence to:

St. John Chrysostom Greek Orthodox Church

P.O. Box 90162

Nashville, TN 37209


Weekly Calendar


    January 31 to February 14, 2021

    Sunday, January 31

    8:30AM Matins (Orthros)

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Wednesday, February 3

    5:30PM Small Paraklesis (Prayers of supplication in times of distress).

    Saturday, February 6

    5:30PM Great Vespers

    Sunday, February 7

    St. Parthenios of Lampsakos

    8:30AM Matins (Orthros)

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Wednesday, February 10

    5:30PM Small Paraklesis (Prayers of supplication in times of distress).

    Saturday, February 13

    5:30PM Great Vespers

    Sunday, February 14

    8:30AM Matins (Orthros)

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy


Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

15th Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from St. Paul's First Letter to Timothy 4:9-15

Timothy, my son, the saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance. For to this end we toil and suffer reproach, because we have our hope set on the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe. Command and teach these things. Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. Till I come, attend to the public reading of scripture, to preaching, to teaching. Do not neglect the gift you have, which was given you by prophetic utterance when the council of elders laid their hands upon you. Practice these duties, devote yourself to them, so that all may see your progress.

Gospel Reading

15th Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 19:1-10

At that time, Jesus was passing through Jericho. And there was a man named Zacchaios; he was a chief collector, and rich. And he sought to see who Jesus was, but could not, on account of the crowd, because he was small of stature. So he ran on ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him, for he was to pass that way. And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, "Zacchaios, make haste and come down; for I must stay at your house today." So he made haste and came down, and received him joyfully. And when they saw it they all murmured, "He has gone in to be the guest of a man who is a sinner." And Zacchaios stood and said to the Lord, "Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have defrauded any one of anything, I restore it fourfold." And Jesus said to him, "Today salvation has come to this house, since he also is a son of Abraham. For the Son of man came to seek and to save the lost."


Saints and Feasts

January 31

Cyrus & 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.


Ecumenical Patriarchate News

His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Administered Vaccine


On Thursday January 28th, 2021, shortly before midday, His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew was administered the COVID-19 Vaccine at the University Medical Center CAPA in Istanbul. His All Holiness thanked the doctors and staff of the Medical Center, and through them, all frontline healthcare workers throughout the world for their self-sacrifice as they care for the infected and their loved ones. It is His All Holiness’ fervent prayer that everyone get vaccinated as soon as possible to contain this global and deadly virus.

Archepiscopal Message

Encyclical on the Feast of the Three Hierarchs and the Day of Greek Letters


The Day of Greek Letters is upon us, the Feast of the Holy Three Hierarchs: Basil the Great, John Chrysostom, and Gregory the Theologian. This Feastday was designed to settle the disputes about who was the greatest of the three. And the answer is … they are all great!