St John Chrysostom Albanian Orthodox Church
Witnessing to the fullness of the Orthodox Faith in the City of Philadelphia
-------All Services in English-

237 N 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Divine Liturgy at 10:00 every Sunday

Phone: 215-563-0979


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Preparing for Christ’s Nativity

Preparing for Chirst's Nativity: The Virgin Mary in Prophecy and Christian Tradition

by Archbishop Dmitri of Dallas and the South

On November 15, the Church entered the period of the Christian year known as the Nativity Fast (Advent). For forty days our attention will be directed toward the Nativity of Christ, both in the proper parts of the services and in the scriptural readings.

As part of the lenten effort several days in December are dedicated to the memory of Old Testament prophets, persons with an extraordinary call to proclaim God’s will and announce beforehand the Savior’s coming into the world. On December 1 we commemorate the prophet Nahum; December 2, Habakkuk; December 3, Zephaniah; December 16, Haggai; and on December 17, Daniel and the Three Youths. In addition, on the two Sundays preceding Christmas the entire assembly of Old Covenant prophets are among those many people commemorated who prepared the way for Christ’s advent. <<Read more>>

The Great Feast

The Great Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple

Today, we commemorate the first time the young girl destined to be the Mother of God entered into the Temple at Jerusalem.

Though now long gone, the Temple must have presented an awe-inspiring sight to the young child, with its white stone glistening in the Judean sun, its vested priests, its blowing trumpets, its smell of incense, the crowds of fervent praying worshippers, and the smoke arising from its altar of sacrifice. There is no historical record of her thoughts and feelings at that first visit, but if she did ask the question, “What is all this about?” the Christian answer (later learned after the Annunciation coming about a decade later) would have been, “Actually, it’s all about you.”  <<Read more>>


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Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is held annually the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, this year on December 3, 2019. The global celebration runs for 24 hours and begins at midnight local time. Giving Tuesday harnesses the generosity of millions of people around the world to support the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live.

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Nick Naum Scholarship 2019-2020

The Nick Naum Scholarship Fund provides assistance to parishioners who attend St. John CHrysostom Albanian Orthodox Church and to members of the Naum Family.

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June 26
Charity & Benevolence Committee Meeting 7:00 pm

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Monthly Parish Council Meetings 2018

Meeting will be on July 10, 2018

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