St John Chrysostom Albanian Orthodox Church
Witnessing to the fullness of the Orthodox Faith in the City of Philadelphia
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237 N 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103  •  Phone: 215-563-0979


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Icon Auction Part II

The remaining 50 Icons will be offered for auction on Sunday, January 13, 2019

Please return the icons from last year's auction if you still have them. We need to have them ready for January 6th.

The "Offering or Elevation of Icons" is a Stewardship practice in the Albanian Orthodox Churches.
It occurs usually on the Sunday after Epiphany. This is often a parish's principal and traditional means of public Stewardship.

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Icon Auction Part I

The first 30 Icons will be offered for auction on January 6, 2019

Please return the icons from last year's auction if you still have them. We need to have them ready for January 6th.

Christ is Born!

Dear Parishioners and Friends of St. Johns,

Days, weeks, and months seem to fly by, and once again Christmas is upon us; that joyful Feast of the Nativity of our Lord. We anticipate in the Feast through our Sunday readings and troparia (hymns) that hint as to what is come. We will celebrate the incarnation, God becoming Flesh and walking among his. John the Theologian, at the beginning of his Gospel, writes,



NEW- Discussion and Comments

Visit our newest page on Discussion and Comments

Our new page on Discussions is now available and accessible here . To access from navigation menu please click on Media then Comments link.

This is a great way to interact, suggest ideas, express your concerns and raise issues you think need to be discussed in our community.

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Please consider using AMAZON SMILE when you purchase on-line

Click/press the icon on the right for St John Chrysostom Albanian Orthodox Church as your charity: 

For everyone who shops on Amazon this is a great way to support our parish!


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.

OCA Activities

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Nick Naum Scholarship 2018-2019

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

Please Donate

Helping people is a universal principal and we hope you will consider making a donation regardless of your faith. The church is deeply appreciative of any sum, no matter how large or small.



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Your Acts of Faith help us plan effectively for a brighter future.



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237 North 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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