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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Divine Liturgy: Sundays at 10:00 a.m.

Fr.​ ​ ​Brooks​ ​will​ ​be​ ​giving​ ​a​ ​children's​ ​sermon​ ​every​ ​Sunday​ ​after​ ​the​ ​Gospel reading​ ​(before the adult sermon). He will have the children come to the front pews, sit and talk with them and ask them questions. Please bring your children to church early enough so that they can participate.

The​ ​Charity​ ​and​ ​Benevolence​ ​Committee 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.

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We will celebrate our 86th Parish  Nameday.

The Divine Liturgy begins at 10:00 am,

followed by a delicious luncheon in the church hall.  We are asking our parishioners to bring something to share at the luncheon. For the past few years we have had our parishioners supply their special dishes at the luncheon and it has been most enjoyable. There is no cost to attend the luncheon as the food is provided through the generosity of our parishioners.

We hope you and your family will be here to enjoy a very special day with your brothers and sisters at St. John Chrysostom.

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Ladies NIght Out

Banquet Menu

Salad/Soup - Soup of The Day

Pasta Course - Penne Pomodoro

Entrees - Chicken Marsala, Grilled Norwegian Salmon, Veal Parmigiana

Desserts - Home Made Desserts




Both dinner and show $77/person

Show only $37/person

Dinner only $40/person

Alcohol and soft drinks are not included but available for purchase


Early banquet dinner will be at 3:00pm at the Bellini Grill located on 220 South 16th St. Philadelphia. Afterwards we are going to the Academy of Music to see the NUTCRACKER at 7:00pm. We only have 55 tickets.  You can choose the following options;

Home Blessing & Visitation

A sheet is posted in the side vestibuleFather 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.

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Saint John Chrysostom Albanian Orthodox Church
237 North 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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