237 N 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 • Phone: 215-563-0979
Nativity of The Theotokos
Commemorated on September 8The Nativity of Our Most Holy Lady Theotokos and Ever Virgin Mary is celebrated by the Church as a day of universal joy. Within the context of the Old and the New Testaments, the Most Blessed Virgin Mary was born on this radiant day, having been chosen before the ages by Divine Providence to bring about the Mystery of the Incarnation of the Word of God. She is revealed as the Mother of the Savior of the World, Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Taking up Our Cross
September 16th, Afterfeast of the Elevation of the Cross From September 15 until the Leavetaking, we sing “O come, let us worship and fall down before Christ. O son of God crucified in the flesh, save us who sing to Thee: Alleluia” at weekday Liturgies following the Little Entrance.
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Church Cleanup Day!
Home Blessing & Visitation
A sheet is posted in the side vestibule. Father Brooks intends to visit on Thursdays and Saturdays. Please pick a date and time and sign up. If you notice someone has signed up on the same date but lives far from you, please pick another date. As always if you are unable to schedule a visitation on Thursday or Saturday, Father Brooks encourages you to contact him directly 215-563-0979 or email fr.brooks to schedule an alternate date.
The Charity and Benevolence Committee
Are collecting funds to help a family or a small business in Port Arkansas, Texas, which took the brunt of Hurricane Harvey. Donations for Hurricane Harvey victims can be mailed to the church or dropped off at the candle stand. Please write Hurricane Harvey in the memo area of the check.
Also, our committee has decided to help out an organization called Sunday Breakfast Mission. It is a transitional housing facility very near to our church. They need toiletries, clothing, and people to help serve lunch or dinner occasionally (a two hour commitment that we will set up. Contact Sandi Fiss or Fr. Brooks if you are able to help.
Reflections of an Orthodox Priest
Dear Parishioners & Friends of St. John Chrysostom Albanian Orthodox Church:
Father Brooks will be presenting a series of "Reflections of an Orthodox Priest" over the next few months. To learn more, please visit our Pastor's Corner under Publications tab on navigation menu.
If you have something you would like Father Brooks to write about please contact him Fr.Brooks with your suggestions.