St. John Chrysostom Greek Orthodox Church Of Nashville
Publish Date: 2021-05-09
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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

* Visit our Facebook page for an archive of Services., St. John Chrysostom Greek Orthodox Nashville, TN.

* For a Schedule of upcoming Services, go to our online Signup at:


Past Bulletins



Christ is Risen!

At this point, signup is not a requirement to attend Liturgy, but helpful. After we have reached our allowable limit, there will be room in the Bookstore to hear the Liturgy until it is time for Holy Communion.

We are now having outdoor Fellowship after Liturgy. Please ask how you can help.

Use this link to signup:

If you are not regularly receiving the weekly Bulletin, please let me know.

First-time visitors please email Fr. Parthenios at:

Thank you, and welcome to St. John

Truly He is Risen!


St. John Bookstore

When purchasing your Orthodox books, Icons, etc., please consider doing so through our Church Bookstore. In so doing, you help to support the church.

In order to ensure the offering of Services and Sacraments at St. John, it is necessary to have financial support from visitors and Parishioners at St  John.

For budgeting purposes, we ask that all Parishioners (Catechumens and Members) make a commitment of financial support to the Church. You may do so via email with an intended weekly/monthly Pledge amount to:  There are also paper forms available in the Church Narthex.

Sending Financial Contributions? Please mail to:

St. John Chrysostom Greek Orthodox Church

P.O. Box 90162

Nashville, TN 37209

*Parishioners, please do not use PayPal or Venmo for your financial contributions.  St. John's will receive less than the amount you contribute due to fees. Online payment options are intended for distance contributions only. For better bookeeping purposes, checks are the prefered method of payment.

Thank you!




    May 9 to May 23, 2021

    Sunday, May 9

    8:30AM Matins (Orthros)

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Sunday, May 16

    8:30AM Matins (Orthros)

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Saturday, May 22

    5:30PM Great Vespers

    Sunday, May 23

    8:30AM Matins (Orthros)

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy




Saints and Feasts

May 09

Thomas Sunday

Though the doors were shut at the dwelling where the disciples were gathered for fear of the Jews on the evening of the Sunday after the Passover, our Saviour wondrously entered and stood in their midst, and greeted them with His customary words, "Peace be unto you." Then He showed unto them His hands and feet and side; furthermore, in their presence, He took some fish and a honeycomb and ate before them, and thus assured them of His bodily Resurrection. But Thomas, who was not then present with the others, did not believe their testimony concerning Christ's Resurrection, but said in a decisive manner, "Except I shall see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into His side, I will not believe." Wherefore after eight days, that is, on this day, when the disciples were again gathered together and Thomas was with them, the Lord Jesus came while the doors were shut, as He did formerly. Standing in their midst, He said, "Peace be unto you"; then He said to Thomas, "Bring hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and bring hither thy hand, and thrust it into My side: and be not unbelieving, but believing."

And Thomas, beholding and examining carefully the hands and side of the Master, cried out with faith, "My Lord and my God." Thus he clearly proclaimed the two natures - human and divine - of the God-man (Luke 24:36-49; John 20:19-29).

This day is called Antipascha (meaning "in the stead of Pascha," not "in opposition to Pascha") because with this day, the first Sunday after Pascha, the Church consecrates every Sunday of the year to the commemoration of Pascha, that is, the Resurrection.

May 09

The Holy Prophet Esaias (Isaiah)

The Prophet Esaias, the son of Amos, was descended from a royal tribe. He prophesied in the days of Ozias (who is also called Azarias), Joatham, Ahaz, and Hezekias, Kings of Judah. About 681 B.C, in the reign of Manasses, the son and successor of the most pious Hezekias, when this Prophet was censuring Manasses' impiety and lawlessness, he was sawn asunder with a wooden saw, and thus received a martyr's end.

Of all the Prophets, he is called the most eloquent because of the beauty and loftiness of his words. His book of prophecy, divided into sixty-six chapters, is ranked first among the greater Prophets. The Fifth Ode of the Psalter, "Out of the night my spirit waketh at dawn unto Thee, O God . . ." is taken from his book. It was this holy Prophet who foretold that a Virgin would conceive in the womb (7:14); that not an ambassador, nor an angel, but the Lord Himself would save fallen man (63:9); that the Messiah would suffer, bearing our sins (ch. 53). His name means "Yah is helper."


Archdiocese News

Faith Matters Newsletter: April/May


As we concluded our spiritual journey through Great Lent, inspired by the uplifting days of Holy Week, we are now reinvigorated by a special joy having witnessed Christ’s resurrection. It is with this spirit of renewal that I am glad to share with you the many achievements of the Department during the last few weeks.

“How-to” Green Your Parish, Episode 3: Creation and Sacraments


The “How-to” Green Your Parish series is an initiative of the Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations. New episodes will be released weekly featuring ideas and ways to introduce creation care and sustainability in your parish and home. Ranging from practical to theological, each three-minute video offers a unique perspective on environmental stewardship through the knowledge and expertise of Orthodox Christians across the United States.

The American School Virtual Gala


Join us as we celebrate Greece's rich heritage with the American School at their Virtual Gala on Thursday, May 6, 2021, at 5:30 p.m. EDT. Experience an extraordinary evening of culture, education, and inspiration—from the comfort of your own home! This year, the American School will honor Professor Curtis Runnels for his outstanding contributions to the advancement of knowledge of post-antique Greece. Watch inspiring stories about the incredible people and work of the American School and help support their essential mission.

Job Posting in The Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical & Interfaith Relations


The Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical & Interfaith Relations of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America is seeking someone to fill the full-time position of Programs Coordinator & Special Assistant to the Director. The position will not only handle administrative tasks but also manage ongoing communication, creative projects, as well as ecumenical, interfaith, and United Nations portfolios.

Family Matters Podcast: William Christy


Presvytera Melanie speaks with William Christy about being a young adult with Cerebral Palsy, a PK (priest's kid), his love for English Literature, Wheelchair Basketball, and how the teachings of the Fathers of the Church encourage him and inform his worldview.

Officer Anastasios Tsakos Funeral


Today, May 4th, Archbishop Elpidophoros of America presided over the the funeral of Officer Anastasios Tsakos of the NYPD, who was killed in the line of duty during Holy Week. Tonight His Eminence will travel to Washington, D.C. upon the invitation of Ambassador of Turkey Hasan Murat Mercan, to attend a scheduled Iftar dinner. Tomorrow, May 5, 2021, the Archbishop will attend an official luncheon hosted by the Ambassador of Greece Alexandra Papadopoulou with the other Orthodox Christian Ambassadors.

Be the Bee #175 | Our New Life in Christ (Pascha)


Pascha is the start of a new liturgical year in the Church, with new readings from the Acts of the Apostles and the Gospel according to John. It also shows us what it means to be made new in Christ: to find new (and true) life in connection with our Lord.