St. Nicholas Albanian Orthodox Church
Shrine of the Holy Virgin Mary
2701 N. Narragansett Ave., Chicago, IL 60639
Welcome to Our Parish!

The miraculous Weeping Icon of the Blessed Virgin
The miraculous Weeping Icon of the Blessed Virgin
The miraculous Weeping Icon of the Blessed Virgin


Welcome to St. Nicholas Albanian Orthodox Church in Chicago!
 Please join us on Sundays for Divine Liturgy at 10:00 a.m.  
Miresevini ne kishen Orthodokse te Shen Kollit ne Chicago!  Ju lutemi beni te mundur pjesmarrjen tuaj c'do te Djele ne Liturgjine Hyjnore ne oren 10.00 a.m.

Our parish was founded in 1944 by Albanians from the southeastern part of the country, near the city of Korca. The current church building was built in 1961 and the beautiful interior is filled with wonderful icons, including the miraculous Icon of the Blessed Virgin, whose story is found here.  Read the full history of our parish here. 

 


His Grace Bishop Ilia
His Grace Bishop Ilia
His Grace Bishop Ilia
Church Exterior
Church Exterior
Church Exterior
Church Interior
Church Interior
Church Interior

  

New Time

Please Note: Sunday and weekday Liturgies will now begin at 10:00 AM year round.

Save The Date

Sunday, February 19 - Annual St. Nicholas Pre Lenten Luncheon sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary - For more information, please click here to view the flyer in Albanian or English.

Sunday, March 19 - St. Nicholas General Assembly to approve the 2017 Budget will be held in the church hall immediately following Divine Liturgy.  The agenda will be mailed to all members in good standing.   

Sunday, April 9 - Annual St. Nicholas Palm Sunday Lunch.  Details to follow.

Monday, April 10 - Holy Week begins.

Friday, April 14 - Great and Holy Friday.  Lamentations: 7:00 PM.

Saturday, April 15 - Great and Holy Saturday.  Resurrection Service: 11:30 PM / Midnight. 

Please keep these dates in mind.  Detailed information will be forthcoming as the dates draw nearer.  You attendance and support is greatly appreciated!

EVENT UPDATES

Church Membership

Reminder: Church membership dues for the year 2017 must be paid before March 31, 2017. Current members will be receiving an annual dues reminder form in the mail. Please fill out the form with any changes and return it to St. Nicholas with your check.  Forms will also be available at the candle stand for your convenience.  For more information click here to view the membership renewal form in English or in Albanian.   (Please check back - 2017 forms will be uploaded soon.)

2015 Building Renovation Fund

A word from Bishop Ilia:  St. John Chrysostom writes in a final prayer of the Divine Liturgy, "Sanctify those who love the beauty of Your House."  This request is made since "...every good gift and perfect gift is from above coming to You, the Father of lights."  Think about it!  We are blessed and made holy when we take care of the Church.  Our love for God is so great that it includes the beautification, preservation and maintenance of the Church building.  The prayer also reminds us that every good gift comes from God.  This includes the money we earn and aquire which we do so because God blesses us in good health, favorable work conditions and freedom to prosper.  Because of all these things let us not hesitate to contribute time and again to the Building Renovation Fund.  The Parish goal is $58,500.00.  Donate today! 

UPDATE: As of September 30, 2015 contributions to this fund total $41,000.00, which is slightly over 70% of the total funds needed.  We thank everyone for their continued support.  To view the Building Renovation Fund letter sent out to our parishioners and friends, please click here.

Online Surveys

Please watch this section for our next survey coming soon! Thank you in advance for your participation.  We appreciate your comments and suggestions.     

Any and all online surveys St. Nicholas Church conducts will be provided by QuestionPro.