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 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. 


Palm Sunday Luncheon

The Ladies Auxiliary are delighted to announce that they will be hosting the traditional Palm Sunday Luncheon on Sunday, April 9th. A delicious fish lunch with potatoes, vegetables and salad will be provided in the church hall after the liturgy. 
Tickets will go on sale on Sunday, March 19th up to April 2nd.  There will be no tickets sold at the door. Purchase your tickets before they sell out. The suggested donation for adults is $25, children 12-6 yrs $15, and children 5 and under are free. 
All the proceedings will go toward IOCC Earthquake reielf fund helping the people affected by the devastating earthquakes in Syria and Turkey. Please join us in sharing wonderful food and the company of each other while helping our brothers in need. 
2023 Memberships are Due

Reminder: Church membership dues for the year 2023 are due now. Please show support for our church. Donate button below has a Membership option.

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Build a Brick foundation


St Nicholas Albanian Orthodox Church invites you to become a permanent part of out parish's legacy by purchasing a commemorative brick.

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Metropolitan Ilia, of blessed memory

His Excellency Metropolitan Ilia Katre of Philomelion fell asleep in the Lord on Thursday, October 6, 2022. He was a beloved spiritual father, hierarch, and friend. Full article (English and Shqip)

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Metropolitan Ilia’s memory be sent to one of the following parishes:

St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, Las Vegas, NV (Building Fund)
St. Nicholas Albanian Orthodox Church, Chicago, IL
Holy Trinity Albanian Orthodox Church, South Boston, MA
St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Sault St. Marie, MI

May his memory be eternal.

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