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

  

Event Poster
Event Poster
Event Poster

Grupi Arberia Dance Troupe will be participating in the 4th Annual Chicago Dance Forum on Sunday, November 16, 2014.  See event poster to the right.  They are among a dozen dance troupes representing a variety of countries and cultures.  It will be held at Northeastern University Auditorium at 3:00 PM.  Grupi Arberia dancers should be there by 2:00 PM.  Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children.  Mention "Grupi Arberia" when buying your tickets and a portion of the ticket sales will go to Grupi Arberia.  773-732-9284.

NOTICE FOR 2014 GENERAL MEETING to be held on Sunday, December 14, 2014 following Divine Liturgy.  Please make every effort to attend this important meeting.

FEAST OF ST. NICHOLAS The Great Vespers for St. Nicholas will be celebrated on Fri. Dec. 5, at 7 pm. On Sat. Dec. 6, the Divine Liturgy is at 10:30 am. Burek, coffee and sweets will be served. Join in this spiritual rejoicing honoring our feast day of St. Nicholas.

FESTA E SHËN KOLLIT Mbremësorja e Shën Kollit do të festohet të Premte, me 5 Dhjetor, ne orën 7 P.M. dhe Liturgjia do te zhvillohet më 6 Dhjetor në orën 10:30 A.M.   Do te sherbehet byreky tradicional, kafe dhe embelsira. Merrni pjesë të gjithë në këtë gëzim shpirtëror.

BUREK MAKING - On December 4, we will be making bureks in the church hall. We start at 9:00 am. We are looking for volunteers to help make bureks, see Kay Giannos or send an email to burek@stnicholasalbanianchicago.org.  Me 4 dhjetor do te bejme byreket ne hollin e kishes. Fillojme ne ora 9:00 A.M. Ejani dhe na ndihmoni te bejme byreket. Ne rast se keni mundesi, njoftoni Kay Giannos. 

SAVE THE DATE:  Sunday, December 7, 2014 for our annual Shen Kolli Dinner Dance.  Invitations have been sent, watch for yours in the mail!  Click here for detailed information.

CHRISTMAS TOY DRIVE - For information on this Ladies Auxiliary sponsored charitable giving program please click here. 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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