St. Nectarios Greek Orthodox Mission Church
Publish Date: 2024-07-21
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St. Nectarios Greek Orthodox Mission Church

General Information

  • Phone:
  • (509) 547-3968
  • Fax:
  • none / Facebook Group: "Saint Nectarios - Pasco"
  • Street Address:

  • 627 West Bonneville Street

  • Pasco, WA 99301
  • Mailing Address:

  • 627 West Bonneville Street

  • Pasco, WA 99301

Contact Information

Services Schedule

    Online DIVINE LITURGY - 10:00am


    In-church TYPICA Reader Service - 10:00am

Past Bulletins

St Nectarios Weekly Bulletin

(Updated 7/10/2024)

Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco

St. Nectarios Greek Orthodox Mission Church

Serving Tricity Orthodox Christians

627 West Bonneville St., Pasco, WA 99301 

All are welcome at St. Nectarios!







This Week:

Saturday, July 20th at 5PM Vespers Service Online

Sunday, July 21th at 10AM Online Divine Liturgy with Father John
Enquirers Class with Father John on Sunday July 21th at 1PM.

August In-Church:

Date to be announced: Saturday Divine Liturgy with Fr. Dean

Saturday August 10.  10AM Copic Holy Liturgy Service



Services and Activities

  • Saint Nectarios

    July 21 to August 18, 2024

    Sunday, July 21

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy - Zoom / Facebook Online

    1:00PM Enquirers Class (Tentative)

    Saturday, July 27

    5:00PM Vespers Service - Zoom / Facebook Online

    Sunday, July 28

    10:00AM Typica (in church) Reader Service + Fellowship

    1:00PM Enquirers Class (Tentative)

    Friday, August 2

    7:00PM Online Akathist to St. Nectarios

    Saturday, August 3

    5:00PM Vespers Service - Zoom / Facebook Online

    Sunday, August 4

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy - Zoom / Facebook Online

    1:00PM Enquirers Class (Tentative)

    Saturday, August 10

    9:30AM In-church: 10AM Copic Holy Liturgy Service

    5:00PM Vespers Service - Zoom / Facebook Online

    Sunday, August 11

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy - Zoom / Facebook Online

    1:00PM Enquirers Class (Tentative)

    Saturday, August 17

    5:00PM Vespers Service - Zoom / Facebook Online

    Sunday, August 18

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy - Zoom / Facebook Online

    1:00PM Enquirers Class (Tentative)


Message from Father John



 A Centurion humbly asked Jesus to heal his servant, his slave, who lay paralyzed in bed in great pain. Jesus offered to go to his house to heal his servant. But the Centurion considered himself not worthy to have Jesus come to his house. He only asked Jesus to pronounce the healing word and his servant will be healed. The Centurion shared with Jesus his own example, how his soldiers obey his commands.

 Jesus admired and commented the Centurion’s great faith. For He did not find such living, trusting faith in Israel. For this reason, Jesus granted the Centurion’s request, and his servant was healed instantly. And Jesus added, non-Jews from the East and the West will come and enter the Kingdom of God because of their great faith; but the unbelieving sons and daughters will be cast out from the Kingdom of God.

This saying of Jesus is a warning to both Jews and Christians who consider themselves privileged and think that, because of their privileged position, they will inherit the Kingdom of God automatically. Jesus tells us today; it is not so. Our baptism and Chrismation, which are very important for our salvation, will not secure for us God’s Kingdom if we don’t have an abiding faith and a Christian way of life. 

I recently read a story about a conversation of a privileged rich lady and her minister. When the minister came to visit her, she arrogantly asked him, “Are they in Paradise two classes of apartments or one? Because if there is only one, I do not want to live together with the illiterate, poor and low-class people.” The minister responded to her, “You don’t have to worry, madam; if you continue to look down on people with this arrogant spirit, without love for them, you will not make it to paradise. God can make sons and daughters of Abraham out of the stones.”

One day I was cut to heart when a faithful, pious parishioner told me, “Father, I see the converts and their children coming to Church faithfully. But where are the other parishioners and their children?” Jesus warned us that people from the East and the West, who are full of faith and Christian life, will enter the Kingdom of God and the sons and daughters of the Kingdom will be left out because of their unbelief and sinful way of life. This is a great warning for all of us.

The Centurion of today’s gospel lesson received the answer to his humble request from Christ. His servant was healed. Let us also come to Christ with humility, faith and love and He would grant our requests that are for our salvation.

With love,

Fr. John P. Angelis 


Saints and Feasts

July 21

4th Sunday of Matthew

July 21

John and Symeon the Fool for Christ

These Saints were from the city of Edessa in Mesopotamia and flourished during the reign of Justin the Younger (565-578). After a pilgrimage to Jerusalem they were moved with a desire to forsake the world; they were tonsured monks by the Abbot Nicon, and soon after left the monastery to struggle together in the wilderness near the Dead Sea. When they had passed a little more than thirty years together in silence and prayer, Symeon, having reached the heights of dispassion, departed for Emesa in Syria, where he passed the rest of his life playing the fool, saving many souls from sin while hiding his sanctity with seemingly senseless behavior. He reposed in 570; by the providence of God, John, who had remained in the wilderness, departed soon after.

July 21

Parthenios, Bishop of Arta


Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Third Tone

Let the heavens rejoice and the earth be glad, for the Lord by His Might, has created a Dominion. He has conquered death by death, and become the first-born of the dead. He has delivered us from the depths of Hades, and has granted the world great mercy.

Apolytikion for the Church in the First Tone

The Offspring of Selyvria and Guardian of Aegina, the true friend of virtue who appeared in the last years. Oh Nectarios we faithful honor you as a godly servant of Christ! For you bring forth healings of every kind for those who piously cry out: Glory to Christ who has glorified you, Glory to him who made you wondrous, glory to him who workest healings for all through you.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Second Tone

O Protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame, mediation unto the creator most constant: O despise not the voices of those who have sinned; but be quick, O good one, to come unto our aid, who in faith cry unto thee: Hasten to intercession and speed thou to make supplication, O thou who dost ever protect, O Theotokos, them that honor thee.

Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Third Tone. Psalm 46.6,1.
Sing praises to our God, sing praises.
Verse: Clap your hands, all you nations.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Romans 6:18-23.

Brethren, having been set free from sin, you have become slaves of righteousness. I am speaking in human terms, because of your natural limitations. For just as you once yielded your members to impurity and to greater and greater iniquity, so now yield your members to righteousness for sanctification.

When you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. But then what return did you get from the things of which you are now ashamed? The end of those things is death. But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the return you get is sanctification and its end, eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Gospel Reading

4th Sunday of Matthew
The Reading is from Matthew 8:5-13

At that time, as Jesus entered Capernaum, a centurion came forward to him, beseeching him and saying, "Lord, my servant is lying paralyzed at home, in terrible distress." And he said to him, "I will come and heal him." But the centurion answered him, "Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof; but only say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I am a man under authority, with soldiers under me; and I say to one, 'Go,' and he goes, and to another, 'Come,' and he comes, and to my slave, 'Do this,' and he does it." When Jesus heard him, he marveled, and said to those who followed him, "Truly, I say to you, not even in Israel have I found such faith. I tell you, many will come from east and west and sit at table with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven, while the sons of the kingdom will be thrown into the outer darkness; there men will weep and gnash their teeth." And to the centurion Jesus said, "Go; be it done for you as you have believed." And the servant was healed at that very moment.


About Us

Diocese of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco.
This Tri-Cities Christian Orthodox Community has a church located at 627 West Bonneville St., Pasco, WA 99301. All are invited to attend. A light lunch fellowship time normally follows the In-Church Liturgy and Typica Services.
Prayers:  Please send us (or call us) with names of those you would like to be included in our prayers for healing.  Frist names may be entered in the St Nectarios - Pasco Group. 
For information on services and activities, you may:
1) access our "Saint Nectarios - Pasco" Facebook Group:
2) access the church website:
 (copy/paste this url) for Welcome to Our Parish Website | St. Nectarios Greek Orthodox Mission ( 
3)  The online  (copy/paste this url) ../../../../../stnectariospasco/ for Saint Nectarios Bulletin  is the best source of up to date) information on church Services and activities. (  )
To receive the weekly Services Reminder  by email, please send an email request.
For those not connected to the internet,  please call Jim (on 5O9 366 8745) to request either
    a) by a phone call on the 'week of the in-church Service'
    b) by a weekly smart-phone Service reminder text message.
Greek Orthodox Divine Liturgy.  Each month, we try to have at least one Divine Liturgy  (with a visiting Priest).  That Service is normally on a Saturday (or a Special Service/Feast weekday) and is scheduled when a Priest is available.  In addition to communion during the Service, private meetings with the Priest are available by appointment (for personal matters, planning future events, and Confession).
Special Invitation - Saint Nectarios Church welcomes all: During Divine Liturgy, which is mostly in English, the Lord's Prayer is said by parishioners in their native languages.  Currently the prayer is normally said in English, Arabic, Russian, Spanish, and Greek.  If you wish to participate (and perhaps add a language), just let us know.
On most weeks, we remotely celebrate Saturday Vespers  and Sunday Online Divine Liturgy  with Father John in the Seattle area.  During the remote Divine Liturgy, Communion is served to Father's attending family and friends - but is unavailable to those participating online.
Online Greek Orthodox Vespers and Other Special Services are normally celebrated online with Father John in Seattle.  The link for joining Zoom to actively participate in on-line Services is
On the last Sunday of each month, there normally is a Typica Reader Service  with a Parish Fellowship Time.  This in-Church Service is held as an opportunity to bring the local community together - and hopefully eventually returning St. Nectarios to having a full time Priest.
All are welcome to join in the celebration these Christian Orthodox Services.

Coptic Church Services

Tri-Cities Coptic Church Services
Saint Mary and Saint Abanoub Coptic Orthodox Church.    This Coptic Church is currently holding services at the St. Nectarios Church.  A Saturday or Sunday Holy Liturgy with a visiting Priest is normally held once per month either in the Tricities or in Spokane.  All are invited to attend. A fellowship time and Christian Study Class for older students normally follows the Services.  For more information, please contact Nader Samaan ([email protected]) or access the website: 
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Call Jim/Tammy Droppo, 5O9 366-8745.