St. John Chrysostom Greek Orthodox Church Of Nashville
Publish Date: 2021-05-23
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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:


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Please observe the COVID Guidelines posted on the Bulletin board at the front door of the Church.

*Please note: while people who are fully vaccinated may choose not to observe the stated mask protection measures, we are currently asking everyone to continue to follow these measures so that no one will feel singled out or separated from each other during the services.


We are now enjoying relaxed Protocols during outdoor Trapeza and Fellowship after Liturgy.  We invite you to come, and ask how you may help.


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, all Parishioners (Catechumens and Members) are asked to 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 intend to contribute due to fees. Online payment options are provided for distance contributions only. For better bookeeping purposes and financial management, checks are the prefered method of payment.

Thank you!


St. John Bookstore

Purchasing Orthodox books, Icons, etc? Please consider doing so through the Church Bookstore. In so doing, you help to support your Church.


Signup is now not a requirement to attend Liturgy, but it is helpful for scheduling. If you do wish to signup, please use this link:

First-time visitors please email Fr. Parthenios at:


We are currently looking for someone to help with our Church social media, and information technology needs.  This is vital to our ministry and neighborhood outreach. If you would like to offer your help, please contact Fr. Parthenios


St. John Chrysostom Church Services Calendar


    May 23 to June 6, 2021

    Sunday, May 23

    8:30AM Matins (Orthros)

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Wednesday, May 26


    Saturday, May 29

    5:30PM Great Vespers

    Sunday, May 30

    8:30AM Matins (Orthros)

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Wednesday, June 2

    6:00PM Paraklesis Service

    Saturday, June 5

    5:30PM Great Vespers

    Sunday, June 6

    8:30AM Matins (Orthros)

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy


Saints and Feasts

May 23

Sunday of the Paralytic

Close to the Sheep's Gate in Jerusalem, there was a pool, which was called the Sheep's Pool. It had round about it five porches, that is, five sets of pillars supporting a domed roof. Under this roof there lay very many sick people with various maladies, awaiting the moving of the water. The first to step in after the troubling of the water was healed immediately of whatever malady he had.

It was there that the paralytic of today's Gospel way lying, tormented by his infirmity of thirty-eight years. When Christ beheld him, He asked him, "Wilt thou be made whole?" And he answered with a quiet and meek voice, "Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool." The Lord said unto him, "Rise, take up thy bed, and walk." And straightaway the man was made whole and took up his bed. Walking in the presence of all, he departed rejoicing to his own house. According to the expounders of the Gospels, the Lord Jesus healed this paralytic during the days of the Passover, when He had gone to Jerusalem for the Feast, and dwelt there teaching and working miracles. According to Saint John the Evangelist, this miracle took place on the Sabbath.

May 23

Michael the Confessor, Bishop of Synnada

This Saint was from Synnada in Phrygia of Asia Minor. In Constantinople he met Saint Theophylact (see Mar. 8); the holy Patriarch Tarasius, learning that Michael and Theophylact desired to become monks, sent them to a monastery on the Black Sea. Because of their great virtue, Saint Tarasius afterwards compelled them to accept consecration, Theophylact as Bishop of Nicomedia, and Michael as Bishop of his native Synnada. Because Saint Michael fearlessly confessed the veneration of the holy icons, he was banished by the Iconoclast Emperor Leo V the Armenian, who reigned from 813 to 820. After being driven from one place to another, in many hardships and bitter pains, Saint Michael died in exile.


Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

Sunday of the Paralytic
The Reading is from Acts of the Apostles 9:32-42

In those days, as Peter went here and there among them all, he came down also to the saints that lived at Lydda. There he found a man named Aeneas, who had been bedridden for eight years and was paralyzed. And Peter said to him, "Aeneas, Jesus Christ heals you; rise and make your bed." And immediately he rose. And all the residents of Lydda and Sharon saw him, and they turned to the Lord. Now there was at Joppa a disciple named Tabitha, which means Dorcas. She was full of good works and acts of charity. In those days she fell sick and died; and when they had washed her, they laid her in an upper room. Since Lydda was near Joppa, the disciples, hearing that Peter was there, sent two men to him entreating him, "Please come to us without delay." So Peter rose and went with them. And when he had come, they took him to the upper room. All the widows stood beside him weeping, and showing tunics and other garments which Dorcas made while she was with them. But Peter put them all outside and knelt down and prayed; then turning to the body he said, "Tabitha, rise." And she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter she sat up. And he gave her his hand and lifted her up. Then calling the saints and widows he presented her alive. And it became known throughout all Joppa, and many believed in the Lord.

Gospel Reading

Sunday of the Paralytic
The Reading is from John 5:1-15

At that time, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, in Hebrew called Bethesda which has five porticoes. In these lay a multitude of invalids, blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water; for an angel of the Lord went down at certain seasons into the pool, and troubled the water; whoever stepped in first after the troubling of the water was healed of whatever disease he had. One man was there, who had been ill for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him and knew that he had been lying there a long time, he said to him, "Do you want to be healed?" The sick man answered him, "Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is troubled, and while I am going another steps down before me." Jesus said to him, "Rise, take up your pallet, and walk." And at once the man was healed, and he took up his pallet and walked.

Now that day was the sabbath. So the Jews said to the man who was cured, "It is the sabbath, it is not lawful for you to carry your pallet." But he answered them, "The man who healed me said to me, 'Take up your pallet, and walk.' "They asked him, "Who is the man who said to you, 'Take up your pallet, and walk'?" Now the man who had been healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had withdrawn, as there was a crowd in the place. Afterward, Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, "See, you are well! Sin no more, that nothing worse befall you." The man went away and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had healed him.


Archdiocese News

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Time Out for Marriage: Remembering Past Wrongs


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Archepiscopal Message

Homily for the Liturgy of Saints Constantine & Helen


It is a fact that it was Saint Helen’s commitment to the Gospel that prepared her son, the Great Constantine, for his role in history. Like the Holy Virgin Mary, who was never truly the “wife” of Joseph (she was only his betrothed), Saint Helen was never the wife of Constantine’s father, the Caesar, Constantius.