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Discussions with Father Dennis

Sunday April 26, @12:00 pm, we joined via zoom for a discussion and coffee hour with Father Dennis.

Divine Liturgy with Metropolitan Tikhon


Celebrating The Divine Liturgy with Metropolitan Tikhon, Fathers Dennis, Gregory, Nicholas, Theophan, Deacons Joseph and Andrew last Sunday, February 23, 2020. It was a glorious day for our parish! Thank you all!

Liturgy in the park


Liturgy in the park - Church annual picnic at Neshaminy State Park in Bensalem PA - September 15, 2019

Parishioners of St. John Chrysostom, families and friends gather at Neshaminy Park to celebrate Exaltation of the Holy Cross followed by our annual church picnic. 

Holy Pascha

Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!  - 04/28/2019

A little before midnight on the Blessed Sabbath the Nocturne service is chanted. The celebrant goes to the tomb and removes the winding-sheet. He carries it through the royal doors and places it on the altar table where it remains for forty days until the day of Ascension.

Sunday Afternoon  - 04/28/2019

Agape Vespers (also called Vespers of Love) is a Vespers service that continues the celebration of Pascha, typically held in the afternoon on the day of Pascha. At this service the Gospel reading (John 20:19-25) depicts the first appearance of the risen Lord to his disciples, and is recited in many languages (often as many languages as are known by those present in the congregation), symbolising that the glorious resurrection of Christ is proclaimed to all the nations of the world. To this effect, the Gospel pericope is sometimes read from different places within the nave.

In some traditions, red eggs are again distributed to the congregation at the end of the service as a blessing. People who attend this service may also hold lit Paschal candles from the Resurrection service from the night before. It is also a custom to bring small children who were not able to attend the evening service. After this service, people will often continue the celebration of the Resurrection in their homes.

Women's Dance Party 2019

Women's Dance Party - 03/02/19

We had a great International Women's Day party!  Many thanks to all who participated and helped on this event, especially to Donna and her family for the great food.  Fiori and Nilda for helping with setting up the tables and various decorations. We also had lots of Albanian Dance Music till midnight. 


Annual Church Picnic

Annual Church Picnic.  Neshaminy State Park in Bensalem PA. The Divine Liturgy started at 12pm. It was a beautiful weather and everyone enjoyed the food, drinks and music. 

Dioceses of Boston

Dioceses of Boston, New England and Albanian Archdiocese.

John, substitute choir director

John was our substitute choir director this past Sunday, April 15 2018

Instructional Liturgy (Shpjegime mbi Liturgjinë)

Dear Parishioners & friends of St. John's:

This Sunday, March 18th, we will celebrate an instructional liturgy, in which I will be explaining the various parts of the Divine Liturgy.  I will also be using the table out in front of the iconostas (icon screen) so the parishioners can see what is being done.  Please come.  The more we learn about the services, the stronger our faith will grow.

Yours in Christ,
Fr. Brooks

Të dashur vëllezër e motra:

Video është me përkthim shqip në vëndet ku Fr. Brooks shpjegon mbi Liturgjinë.

Women's Day Dance 2018

August 2016 Picnic at Mermaid Lake in Blue Bell, PA
Divine Liturgy 1965 Rev. Spero L. Page

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