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. 


Saint Sotiri

Metropolitan Ilia would like to remind everyone that he is celebrated the Holy Transfiguration of the Lord/Shen Sotir on Saturday, August 6 at 10:00 AM. Should you wish to make a donation in honor of a loved one who is named Sotir/Sam, please visit our website. On the Home Page, click the “Donate” button and scroll down to St. Sotir. This service as well as the Liturgy on Sunday, August 7 was livestreamed on Facebook. You may also easily access any services that are live streamed by visiting our website.

Thank you and have a blessed weekend

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


Church Membership

Reminder: Church membership dues for the year 2022 are due now. Please show support for our church . Current members can also review yearly dues HERE. New members can fill out the membership FORM alongside with the dues payment and mail it to the church. Current members may fill the form with any changes and return it to St. Nicholas with payment. Forms will also be available at the Church for your convenience.  

Important Announcement

Beloved Faithful of Saint Nicholas Albanian Orthodox Church:

As we enter into the 3rd year of this extraordinarily challenging pandemic, we’d like to first and foremost thank you for your conscientious commitment to keeping our Parish safe.  Globally, there has been a myriad of constant information as well as perspectives about COVID-19, and we thank our Parish family for your steadfast patience, cooperation and respect for your brothers and sisters in Christ. 

After carefully considering the steady decline in COVID case rates and the City/State mask guidelines being lifted, we will be lifting the mask mandate at church. Masking, while still recommended, is no longer mandatory within the Church Proper and the Building. We continue to remind the faithful to take proper steps to protect your neighbor, especially the most vulnerable among us.  Pews upstairs in the choir will remain available (until the choir resumes) for parishioners who wish to physically distance from others.

We understand there are differing opinions around this subject and we ask you to show love and respect for whatever decision your fellow parishioner makes so that we can remain united, and as we hear in the Divine Liturgy, "We commit ourselves and one another and our whole life to Christ our God” 

The Parish Council and Church leadership will continue to closely monitor the situation and report any changes. 

Wishing you a blessed Great Lent, may we use this spiritual period of humility and repentance to reflect upon, and reaffirm our commitment to Christ and His Holy Church. 

In Christ,

Rev. Fr. Kostandin Tuda

Eva Teli, Parish Council President

Fundraising campaigns

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.

Please click HERE for more info.


Christmas Card Collection

We are glad to announce a new innitiative that we will start this year and to carry for years to come:

St Nicholas Albanian orthodox Church Christmass Card. For more info please click HERE.