St. Nectarios Greek Orthodox Mission Church
Publish Date: 2024-04-14
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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 4/19/2024)

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!







Easter - plans are still being made.  The schedule will be announced as soon as it is available. 

ONLINE SERVICES (with Father John):

Friday, April 19: 7PM  Online - Small Compline Service

Saturday April 20:  5PM Online Vespers Service

Sunday April 21:  10AM Online Divine Liturgy 

Sunday April 21:   1PM Enquirers Class

COPTIC SERVICE (with Guest Priest): Saturday, April 20: 8:30AM  Coptic Holy Liturgy

Saint Nectarios Church - Pasco WA USA invites all to join us for these in-church and online Services.   For online Services, view on Facebook (Group - "Saint Nectarios - Pasco").

For information and questions - call Jim or Tammy Droppo at 5O9 366-8745.


Current Services Schedule

  • St. Nectarios Greek Orthodox Mission Church

    April 2024

    Monday, April 1

    7:00PM Great Compline Service

    Friday, April 5

    7:00PM Akathist to St. Nectarios

    Saturday, April 6

    5:00PM Vespers Service - Zoom / Facebook Online

    Sunday, April 7

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy - Zoom / Facebook Online

    1:00PM Enquirers Class (Tentative)

    Monday, April 8

    7:00PM Great Compline Service

    Friday, April 12

    7:00PM (IN CHURCH) Small Compline Service with Father Dean

    Saturday, April 13

    10:00AM (IN CHURCH) Divine Liturgy will be celebrated with Fr. Dean

    5:00PM Vespers Service - Zoom / Facebook Online

    Sunday, April 14

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy - Zoom / Facebook Online

    1:00PM Enquirers Class (Tentative)

    Monday, April 15

    7:00PM Great Compline Service

    Friday, April 19

    7:00PM Small Compline Service

    Saturday, April 20

    8:30AM (IN CHURCH) Coptic Holy Liturgy Service

    5:00PM Vespers Service - Zoom / Facebook Online

    Sunday, April 21

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy - Zoom / Facebook Online

    1:00PM Enquirers Class (Tentative)

    Monday, April 22

    7:00PM Great Compline Service

    Saturday, April 27

    10:00AM Saturday Morning. Palm Folding Activity

    5:00PM Vespers Service - Zoom / Facebook Online

    Sunday, April 28

    Receive a Blessed Palm Cross at the Typica Service

    Orthodox Palm Sunday

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

    7:00PM Bridegroom Service (Online)

    Monday, April 29

    7:00PM Bridegroom Service (Online)

    Tuesday, April 30

    7:00PM Bridegroom Service (Online)


Message from Father John

Weekly Message from Father John


Great Lent is nearing its end. Jesus with His Disciples were going up to Jerusalem. On the road He foretold them what was expecting Him in Jerusalem. Jesus was not surprised of the coming events, because He knew His mission and He was going voluntarily to His Passion for our salvation. His Disciples, however, did not understand Jesus’ words. They had in their mind the popular idea that the Messiah will come as a powerful, political leader to chase away the Romans and restore the glory of the Davidic dynasty. As a matter of fact, James and John, two of His Disciples, came to Jesus to ask for the best positions in His Kingdom. The other Disciples were indignant with them for daring to bypass them and ask to be first. Perhaps they became jealous of them, because they might have wanted this honor for themselves.

From their conversation, Jesus found the opportunity to talk to the Disciples about true leadership and its cost.

Jesus answered with a question the request of James and John. “Can you drink the cup I’ll drink, and be baptized with the baptism that I’ll be baptized?” They answered, “Yes.” And Jesus foretold them their future end. But in His Heavenly Kingdom, which is not the earthly kingdom you dream of, My Father assigns the various positions.

Jesus then proceeded to clarify who is a true leader. But He first described the earthly leaders, how they rule over their subjects. The majority of them in His time grabbed their power with violence and they ruled their subjects with an iron fist. They allowed no one to question their absolute power. They oppressed the people; they satisfied their selfish desires at whim and they destroyed everyone who did not conform to their absolute rule. We have seen, for example, some of these ruthless leaders in our own time.

After rejecting this kind of oppressive leadership, Jesus outlined the true Christian leadership. “Whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all. For the Son of Man also came not to be served but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.”

Our Lord Jesus has given us an example of service in His own person for us to follow. True leadership requires dedication and a desire to serve others in their need and a willingness to make personal sacrifices, if the situation calls for it.

With love,

Fr. John P. Angelis


Saints and Feasts

April 14

Demetrios the New-Martyr of Arcadia

April 14

Ardalion the Actor and Martyr

April 14

Thomais the Martyr of Alexandria


Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Fourth Tone

The women disciples of the Lord heard from the angel, the joyful news of the Resurrection and the repeal of the sentence imposed upon our forefathers. With pride they said to the Apostles, "Death is vanquished, Christ our God is risen bestowing upon the world His great mercy."

Apolytikion for Sun. of St. John Climacus in the Plagal Fourth Tone

With the rivers of your tears, you have made the barren desert fertile. Through sighs of sorrow from deep within you, your labors have borne fruit a hundred-fold. By your miracles you have become a light, shining upon the world. O John, our Holy Father, pray to Christ our God, to save our souls.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Plagal Fourth Tone

To you, Theotokos, invincible Defender, having been delivered from peril, I, your city, dedicate the victory festival as a thank offering. In your irresistible might, keep me safe from all trials, that I may call out to you: "Hail, unwedded bride!"

Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Fourth Tone. Psalm 103.24,1.
O Lord, how manifold are your works. You have made all things in wisdom.
Verse: Bless the Lord, O my soul.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Hebrews 6:13-20.

BRETHREN, when God made a promise to Abraham, since he had no one greater by whom to swear, he swore to himself, saying, "Surely I will bless you and multiply you." And thus Abraham, having patiently endured, obtained the promise. Men indeed swear by a greater than themselves, and in all their disputes an oath is final for confirmation. So when God desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of his purpose, he interposed with an oath, so that through two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible that God should prove false, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to seize the hope set before us. We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner shrine behind the curtain, where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a high priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.

Gospel Reading

Sunday of St. John Climacus
The Reading is from Mark 9:17-31

At that time, a man came to Jesus kneeling and saying: "Teacher, I brought my son to you, for he has a dumb spirit; and wherever it seizes him it dashes him down; and he foams and grinds his teeth and becomes rigid; and I asked your disciples to cast it out, and they were not able." And he answered them, "O faithless generation, how long am I to be with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him to me." And they brought the boy to him; and when the spirit saw him, immediately it convulsed the boy, and he fell on the ground and rolled about, foaming at the mouth. And Jesus asked his father, "How long has he had this?" And he said, "From childhood. And it has often cast him into the fire and into the water, to destroy him; but if you can do anything, have pity on us and help us." And Jesus said to him, "If you can! All things are possible to him who believes." Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, "I believe; help my unbelief!" And when Jesus saw that a crowd came running together, he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, "You dumb and deaf spirit, I command you, come out of him, and never enter him again." And after crying out and convulsing him terribly, it came out, and the boy was like a corpse; so that most of them said, "He is dead." But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose. And when he had entered the house, his disciples asked him privately, "Why could we not cast it out?" And he said to them, "This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer and fasting." They went on from there and passed through Galilee. And he would not have any one know it; for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, "The Son of man will be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill him; and when he is killed, after three days he will rise."


St. Nectarios Services

Overview of St. Nectarios Services


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: 

Welcome to Our Parish Website | St. Nectarios Greek Orthodox Mission (

3)  The online 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. 

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 nromally held once per month.  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: 

St. Nectarios Greek Orthodox Mission Church


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