St. Nicholas Albanian Orthodox Church
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 10:30 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 10.30 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. 

 

Bishop Ilia Katre
Bishop Ilia Katre
Bishop Ilia Katre
Church Exterior
Church Exterior
Church Exterior
Church Interior
Church Interior
Church Interior

  

SAVE THE DATE:  Sunday, December 21, 2014.  Christmas Program / Programi Krishtlindjes featuring our St. Nicholas choir / Kori i Kishes se Shen Nikolles ju paraqet.  Please click here to view the event flier.

Thank you to all the members who attended and voted on various issues important to our parish that were proposed in our 2014 GENERAL MEETING held on Sunday, December 14, 2014.  Watch the monthly bulletin for detailed information on the outcome of the meeting and don't forget to check back here for a list of proposals that were debated, voted on and passed by the general assembly.

FEAST OF ST. NICHOLAS / FESTA E SHËN KOLLIT - Bishop Ilia, the Parish Council and the Ladies Auxiliary would like to thank all those who volunteered their time and talents to help make the feast day celebrations a success again this year.  There were many tasks that were performed by our dedicated parishioners working together to make sure everything went smoothly.  From making and baking the burek, putting up the Christmas tree, setting the tables, donating sweets and coffee, cutting and serving the burek and sweets, to ushering, taking the collection, greeting people at the candle stand, and cleaning up and putting things away.  God Bless You All!

We celebrated our annual Shen Kolli Dinner Dance on Sunday, December 7, 2014.   Click here to view the event program.  Music was provided by Memedheu featuring guest singer Gazim Kaso from Albania.  Grupi Arberia also performed several dances. All those who attended enjoyed the meal, the entertainment and the fellowship.  Please check back to view photos of the event, they will be uploaded shortly.    

CHRISTMAS TOY DRIVE - A huge thank you to those who donated much needed toys for deserving boys and girls. This was our first Ladies Auxiliary sponsored parish-wide toy drive. We hope to make this a yearly event to benefit neighborhood children served by the Irving Park Food Pantry.  The toys were distributed on Wednesday, December 17 to some very happy kids.  To learn more about the Ladies Auxiliary please click here

On Sunday, October 19, 2014 we celebrated the 70th Anniversary of the founding of our St. Nicholas Church. The sold out event was a great success. Thank you for attending and supporting our community.  To read the write up of the event in the November issue of the monthly bulletin click here. You can find the event program cover and interior pages here. For information on viewing and purchasing event photographs click here.  Please be patient and check back often as these items become available for viewing.  

SUNDAY SCHOOL began on Sunday, October 5.  It's never too late to enroll your children and give them an opportunity to learn about their religion.  You can find registration forms in English or Albanian here.  Please fill one out for each child and return it to one of the Sunday School teachers before class begins at 10:30 am.

2014-15 School Year information and registration forms for SHKOLLA SHQIP (Albanian language school) and GRUPI ARBERIA (children's dance troupe) are now available online. Check out the revised school calendar here.

Reminder:  Church membership dues must be paid by January 30.  Please click here for membership renewal form.    

THE WEBSITE INPROVEMENT SURVEY IS NOW CLOSED! 

Thank you for your comments, suggestions and participation.  The responses from this survey will be used to improve the functionality of this website as well as our Albanian language site.  Check back here or the monthly Bulletin for future announcements regarding updates to our new, improved websites. 

The Website Development Team

Any and all future online surveys we conduct will be through QuestionPro.


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