237 N 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 • Phone: 215-563-0979
March 25th ANNUNCIATION
The feast of the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary comes nine months before Christmas on the twenty-fifth of March. It is the celebration of the announcing of the birth of Christ to the Virgin Mary as recorded in the Gospel of Saint Luke.
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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
thanks all of our parishioners who made donations for our “Take up Your Cross Drive” to help the homeless in our area. It was a very successful day. Many people were given clothing, toiletries sandwiches, cookies and water. Thank you to our adult volunteers and Sunday school students who helped out.
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.
Metropolitan Tikhon’s Introduction to the “Four Pillars”
On March 2, 2019, the Orthodox Church in America released a video in which His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, introduces his guiding framework for the Church.
Metropolitan Tikhon Lenten Reflections
His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon offers a series of reflections on the themes contained in the Triodion hymns sung on Tuesdays of each week during Great Lent. Each reflection, running a few minutes in length, will be posted at the beginning of every week of the 2019 Lenten season.
Nick Naum Scholarship 2019-2020
The Nick Naum Scholarship Fund provides assistance to parishionerswho attend St. John CHrysostom Albanian Orthodox Church and to members of the Naum Family.