St John Chrysostom Church's Nameday
Celebrated 86th Nameday of our St. John Chrysostom Orthodox Church. - 11/12/2017
2017 Halloween Party
Kids had a great time at the Halloween Party after the Divine Liturgy. 10/29/2017
Many thanks to those who helped decorate the church and organizing the Party.
We also celebrated Bessie Satir’s 90th Birthday!
Decorating for Halloween
Decorating the Church for Halloween Party - 10/25/2017
Annual Archdiocesan Assembly
St. John Chrysostom Church Fellowship Hall - 09/22/17
Some photos taken from Annual Archdiocesan Assembly hosted by St. John Chrysostom Albanian Orthodox Church. Pictures are taken during Plenary Session I and II followed by a Reception and Banquet
Blessing of Backpacks
Blessing of Backpacks - 09/10/17
Our students brought their backpacks to receive a blessing from Father Brooks for a healthy and successful school year!
Liturgy in the Park
Divine Liturgy followed by a Picnic - 08/20/17
We celebrated the Divine Liturgy at Neshaminy State Park. Following the Liturgy we enjoyed a wonderful picnic. Thanks to Nilda for organizing, Sergio for manning the grill and providing hot dogs & burgers, David for the music. Special thanks to those who attended and shared their wonderful food. It was a perfect day!
Blessing of our new Icon
New Icon - 07/16/17
Father Brooks blesses the new Icon of Jesus Christ - which will be placed in the altar. We are very grateful to Janice & Mike L. for donating the Icon in memory of Janice's parents, Mary & Steve Zafis.
It is a beautiful Icon!
Nick Naum Scholarship Recipients
Presentation of Scholarship Awards - 07/16/17
The Nick Naum Scholarship recipients received their award following the Divine Liturgy. This year's recipients are Adam C., Michele C., Anesti K., Jorgji N. Congratulations and best wishes in college!
Memory Eternal for Nick Naum!
Sunday school pool party
Fun at Miss Kathie's Pool! - 06/25/17
The Sunday school students and their families got together at Miss Kathie's house for an afternoon of swimming and fun. Chefs Steve and Erion manned the grills and all enjoyed burgers and dogs. It was a perfect day. Thanks to Director Steve for organizing the event and to Miss Kathie for graciously opening her home and pool to us!
Sunday school Graduation
Our Graduates - 06/04/17
We celebrated Pentecost with the kneeling prayers. Followed by our Sunday school graduation.
It was a very happy day for our parish - the annual Sunday school graduation. Congratulations and best wishes to our three seniors - Adam, Brittany and Michele who graduated from Father Brooks and Marinela's class. The other students will return in September! Many thanks to our dedicated teachers and our Director Steve for their committment to our program.
Pascha & Agape Vespers
Krishti U Ngjall! Vertet U Ngjall! - 04/16/17
The Glorious Resurrection of our Lord. From darkness to light!
On Sunday afternoon the Gospel proclaiming the Resurrection was read in many languages!
Special thanks to Father Dan for joining us.
Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!
Preparing for the Resurrection - 04/14/17
Taking Down from the Cross and the Funeral for Jesus Christ.
We processed around the block and back into the church to walk under the Epitaphion and venerate the Bible. A beautiful service.
Preapring for Holy Friday
Decorating the Epitaphios - 04/14/17
Father Brooks and a group of parishioners gathered to decorate the Epitaphios. It looked beautiful.
Thank you very much to those who assisted. The donation of your time and talent is greatly appreciated!
Many thanks to Bella & Olivia for taking these photos!
Holy Wednesday & Thursday
Holy Unction & The 12 Gospels - 04/12/17
Holy Unction - Parishioners were anointed by Father Brooks.
Holy Thursday Father Brooks & Father Dan read the 12 Gospels of the Passion of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Juliana, Vlad, Christine sung beautifully and Chris read the Epistles.
Entrance of our Lord into Jerusalem
2017 Palm Sunday - 04/09/17
What a beautiful day! Our church was full, the palms were plentiful and love abounded! Sour Sunday schools students processed ringing bells as Father Brooks carried the blessed palms around the church.
Following the Divine Liturgy to celebrate our Lord's triumphant entrance into Jerusalem, we went to our church hall and enjoyed a wonderful pancake breakfast supplied and prepared by Rose Adams and her family. Thank you to all who came to church; to those who prepared the pancakes and those who cleaned up after. We have a great team!!!
2017 Lazarus Saturday
Lazarus Saturday Liturgy & Retreat - 04/08/17
Father Brooks, our Sunday school students and teachers, our parishioners and friends gathered to celebrate the Divine Liturgy on the Solea. Everyone had an "upclose look" as Father Brooks prepared the Proskomide.
Following the Liturgy we went upstairs and everyone made Meshe. A delicious pizza lunch was served. The children and teachers went to the Sunday school to learn about the Entry of Our Lord into Jerusalem and make some crafts.
Our Senior class prepared bags for the homeless and then went to Logan Square and the City Hall area to distribute them.
The choir members in attendance the hymns for Palm Sunday. Other adults prepared the palms for tomorrow and then everyone gathered and made palm crosses. A very busy day!!!
2017 Women's Day Party - 03/04/17
Celebrating Women's Day with friends and families at St.John's.