St. Nicholas Albanian Orthodox Church
Shrine of the Holy Virgin Mary
2701 N. Narragansett Ave., Chicago, IL 60639 * 773-889-4282
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. 


“Flower Of Vlora” Book Presentation - July 21

A presentation of the book, “Flower of Vlora: Growing up Jewish in Communist Albania”, sponsored by the AANO, Chicago Chapter, will be held on Sunday, July 21, 2024 at 2:00 PM in the St. Nicholas Church hall. All are invited to come listen to this fascinating story presented by author Dr. Anna Kohen. There will be a Q & A following the talk and refreshments will be served. Please see the attached flyer for more information. Books are available on Amazon.

St. Nicholas Church Picnic - September 15

Save the date for our church picnic!

Celebrating St. Nicholas Church’s 80th Anniversary - October 11

Save the Date. Details will be forthcoming. 

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Classes at St. Nicholas Albanian Orthodox Church

Please see our updated school and dance pages. These are for all Albanians, regardless of faith. St. Nicholas Albanian Orthodox Church is happy to host these classes, in celebration of our Albanian roots.

Albanian Language School - Shkolla Shqipe

Albanian Dance School - Grupi Arberia

2024 Memberships are Due

Reminder: Church membership dues for the year 2024 are due now. Please show support for our church. Donate button below has a Membership option.

Please note, when using the DONATE button below for memberships, you must scroll down and check the "Cover Fees" box so the church receives your entire membership dues.

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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.


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