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 cdo te Diele 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.
This year we were able to sponsor 30 children as St. Nicholas church family and what is even more joyful is that all together as a Pan-Orthodox community in Chicago we were able to give gifts to 1,575 children in total!
Një falënderim të veçantë për të gjithë anëtarët e kishës sonë, që duke imituar shpirtin bujar të Shën Kollit, morën pjesë në Projektin për mbledhjen e dhuratave të Krishtlindjes për fëmijët jetimë. Perëndia jua shpërbleftë për mirësinë dhe bujarinë tuaj ndaj fëmijëve në nevojë dhe të jeni të sigurt se keni sjellë ngrohtësi dhe buzëqeshje në fytyrat e këtyre fëmijëve që do të marrin dhuratat për Krishtlindje.
Këtë vit, si kishë e Shën Kollit, ishim në gjendje të mblidhnim dhurata për 30 fëmijë. Por akoma më e mrekullueshme është se të gjithë së bashku si kisha Ortodokse ne Çikago ishim në gjendje të dhuronim për 1,575 fëmijë gjithsej këtë vit!
Once again, all the Ladies of St. Nicholas Church are being called upon to help with the preparations for our Patron Saint Feast Day Celebrations in December. We are very grateful for the ladies who will continue our tradition of the making of the burek by hand on Sunday, December 3 Even if you don’t know how to make burek we still need help putting up the Christmas tree in the hall and setting the tables for the celebration. We also need people to help serve the burek on Tuesday evening, Dec. 5 and Wednesday morning, Dec. 6. For more information and/or if you would like to volunteer, please call Sofia Panajoti at 312-593-6417.
The Ladies Auxiliary is hosting our annual Shen Kolli Dinner Dance in celebration of our patron saint on Sunday, December 10, 2023. You should have received your invitation via US mail by now. The proceeds from this event will enable the Ladies Auxiliary to continue their work in support of our church and various charitable projects. Any individual or business from the community is invited to prayerfully consider becoming a sponsor to this event. If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor, please call Sofia Panajoti at 312-593-6417. We hope that you will join us for a wonderful evening of great food, music and fun!
The Ladies Auxiliary is sponsoring their annual Holiday food drive again this year. We are accepting donations of canned goods and non-perishable items from now until January 7, 2024. Make sure to check the expiration dates. You can drop your donations off in the church hall on the small table to the left as you enter. This food drive will benefit children and adults in need residing in our local communities. Join us to help turn hunger into hope this holiday season!
We would like to inform you that Fr. Dean Photos will be serving as our priest for the time being. Fr. Dean will start Orthros at 9:00 AM, followed by Divine Liturgy at 10:00 AM on the days he is here. The updated schedule of services is on our Service Schedule Page (HERE). The Parish Council is working closely with the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese to bring an Albanian priest to St. Nicholas church.
Reminder: Church membership dues for the year 2023 are due now. Please show support for our church. Donate button below has a Membership option.
Please note, when using the DONATE buttom below for memberships, you must scroll down and check the "Cover Fees" box so the church receives your entire membership dues.
Build a Brick foundation
Donations for our Commemorative Brick Program are still being taken. The bricks that have been ordered so far were laid in the fenced in side yard last month. Check it out the next time you come to church. Bricks can be made to honor a memory, mark a special occasion or to show support. A 4 inch by 8 inch brick with up to 3 lines of engraving can be ordered for a donation of $250.00. Forms can be found at the candle stand.
Please click HERE for more info.