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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Christ is Born!

The Nativity of Christ

Some 2000 years ago, the pre-eternal Son of God mystically entered the world as a newborn. The modest scene of his birth in a manger in Bethlehem, in certain respects, was similar to that of many babies. He was bathed, swaddled, and fed. His family received visitors bearing gifts for the Child. The nature of the gifts offered, however, points to an extraordinary event!  Gold, frankincense, and myrrh—symbols of Jesus Christ’s divine and human natures indicating His being as King, God, and Lamb. In His Incarnation through the Holy Spirit and the agreement of the Virgin Mary, Jesus Christ accepts every human trait—including subjection to death—for the salvation of the world.

As we enter into the season of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ’s Nativity, we pray that our hearts would be fitting mangers—containing the Christ Child to experience the true joy and peace that comes from His birth.  Christ is Born! Glorify Him!

Read more on follwoing articles;  Article 1Article 2; Article 3



Ladies Night Out


Please notice that show tickets are now SOLD OUT.  You can still purchase here Lunch Only tickets while they last.



Christmas Pageant

Sunday school will present Christmas Pageant!

December 22, 2019  and visit by Santa during coffee hour.

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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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Liturgy in the park 2019



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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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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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Please help support the ministries and mission of St. John Chrysostom Orthodox church.
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Philadelphia, PA 19103

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