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. 

 


Metropolitan Ilia of Philomelion
Metropolitan Ilia of Philomelion
Metropolitan Ilia of Philomelion
Church Exterior
Church Exterior
Church Exterior
Church Interior
Church Interior
Church Interior

  

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Thanksgiving message from Fr. Kostandin

Greetings my Brothers and Sisters in Christ!

As you gather today with your families in celebration of Thanksgiving, I ask that everyone in your own way and to the best of your ability pray and give thanks to God.  As St. John Chrysostom said, "Glory to God for all things”.  And so, today we should be thanking God for all the things we have in our lives and rejoice in his name, as St. Paul says “Rejoice in God always. Again, I say rejoice"  Because we have a love for God and one another, He instructs us, on this day, to not complain but to pray for Him to forgive our sins and to protect us, our families and the whole world during these difficult times.  We should express our gratitude and thank God for everything He has given us and for everything beautiful around us. 

As we express our love and gratitude to God we should also humbly express our gratitude to every person who has done something for us, big or small. To everyone who has extended the hand of kindness to us in the long and difficult path of our lives.  Let us not be embarrassed or shy to express respect, love and gratitude at any moment, especially on this day.  Gratitude is one of the highest virtues of man before the eyes of God.

And today I bow before all of you with gratitude and thanks for everything you do for the well-being of our church.  I bow with reverence in memory of those who created this church, of all those men and women who in 76 years of the existence of our church have contributed and continue to contribute with love and humility.  With gratitude I will want to express my sincere appreciation.

Although we can’t all be together today on this day of thanks, rest assured you are in my prayers thanking God for you and everything He has given us.

With deep love and gratitude in Jesus Christ, our Lord,

+ Fr Kostandin

Important Announcement

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ! We are happy to announce that our beloved parish is now opened for Liturgy services only. 

Fr Kostandin wants share with you a message regarding August services and COVID-19 guidelines by Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops that you will be able to open it by clicking HERE.

In the mean time services will continue to be streamed live via Facebook as scheduled. Please click HERE to review August services schedule.  If you would like to stream this service and others throughout the month of June please like us on Facebook at: St. Nicholas Albanian Orthodox Church - Chicago IL .

Please pray for all those affected. May GOD bless you your loved ones !

Church Membership

Reminder: Church membership dues for the year 2020 should be paid before March 31, 2020. 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.  

CHURCH PICNIC - 2018

CHURCH PICNIC - 2018 - 09/16/18

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