St. Nectarios Greek Orthodox Mission Church
Publish Date: 2024-04-28
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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 4/23/2024)

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!







Services and Activities:

Saturday April 27:

10AM Saturday Morning. Palm Folding Activity at the Church - Learn how to fold palms into crosses.  A treat for both children and adults!

5PM Vespers Service  (Online)

Sunday, April 28:

Palm Sunday - Typica (in church) Reader Service + Fellowship

Receive a Blessed Palm Cross at the Typica Service

7:00PM Bridegroom Service (Online)

ONLINE SERVICES are with Father John

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


Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. His lordship extends from the beginning to the end. He is as much present today as He was when He was walking on our planet earth.

Our Church celebrates the events of Christ’s earthly ministry in order to remind us of God’s great love for us. Jesus became God incarnate, a God-Man, in order to relate to us, in order to cleanse us from our sins and the fear of death and grant us eternal life. He taught us God’s, His Father’s, truth, being Himself God Incarnate. He confirmed it with His miracles and freed us from the fear of death by His own Resurrection and the promise that He will raise us up at His appropriate time.

Let us follow the events of Palm Sunday and relive the joy of the participants. Jesus and His Disciples were coming to Jerusalem to participate in the Jewish Passover. Martha, the sister of Lazarus who had died four days before, came to meet them as they were approaching Bethany. She poured out her sorrow and sadness to Jesus for the death of her brother. Jesus reassured her that her brother Lazarus will live, will rise from the dead. She had a vague idea about the resurrection of the dead at the end of time. But Jesus told her that He is the Resurrection.

Martha came and told Mary, her sister, about the arrival of Jesus. Mary hurriedly came to see Him. She fell at His feet and started crying, saying to Jesus that if You had come sooner my brother would not have died. Jesus was moved with compassion for the crying sisters for the death of His friend Lazarus. This shows us that Jesus is fully human, without sin, and sympathizes with us in our pain. But He is also Divine, a God-Man, with two united natures, as the 4th Ecumenical Council taught us.

Jesus came to the tomb where Lazarus had been buried. He told them to remove the cover from the tomb, against the sisters’ objections that their brother’s body might have started decomposing. Jesus lifted His eyes to His Heavenly Father and with a loud voice told Lazarus to come out. Lazarus immediately arose and came out, wearing his burial clothes. Jesus told them to untie Lazarus’ hands and feet and let him lead the procession to his home.

When the people heard of this great miracle, they took palm branches in their hands and welcomed Jesus as He was coming to Jerusalem, riding on a donkey, as king of peace. The people were full of enthusiasm chanting the words of the Prophet: “Hosanna, Blessed is He Who comes in the name of the Lord.”

The Pharisees and Sadducees did not like the enthusiasm of the people and Jesus’ popularity. They considered Him a threat to their authority and interests, and they made plans to put Him to death.

Palm Sunday is for us, both a day of great joy but also a cause for sorrow. It is the beginning of Holy Week, of the Passion and suffering of our Savior for our salvation.

We are invited to make time to participate in the daily Services of Holy Week and follow the events that led Jesus to His Cross. Jesus, the innocent Son of God, assumed our sins and suffered humiliation and crucifixion for our salvation. Let us express our gratitude to Him by attending the Holy Services of Holy Week and Easter.

With love,

Fr. John P. Angelis


Saints and Feasts

April 28

John the Martyr of Romania

April 28

Memnon the Wonderworker

April 28

The Holy Nine Martyrs of Cyzicus

These holy Martyrs, who were from various regions, suffered martyrdom together when they were beheaded in Cyzicus, a city in Asia Minor on the southern coast of the Sea of Marmara.


Hymns of the Day

Apolytikion for Palm Sunday in the First Tone

O Christ our God, before Your Passion, You raised Lazarus from the dead to confirm the common Resurrection for all. Therefore, we carry the symbols of victory as did the youths, and we cry out to You, the victor over death, "Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord. "

Apolytikion for Palm Sunday in the Fourth Tone

O Christ, Our God, we have been Buried with You through Baptism, and by Your Resurrection made worthy of Life immortal. Praising You, we cry out, "Hosanna in the highest, blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord."

Seasonal Kontakion in the Plagal Second Tone

In Heaven, He is seated upon a Throne and on earth He rides upon a foal. O Christ our God, accept the praise of the Angels and the hymn of the Children who cry out to You, "Blessed are You who comes to recall Adam."

Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Fourth Tone. Psalm 117.26,1.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Verse: Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good. His mercy endures forever.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Philippians 4:4-9.

BRETHREN, rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let all men know your forbearance. The Lord is at hand. Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, do; and the God of peace will be with you.

Gospel Reading

Palm Sunday
The Reading is from John 12:1-18

Six days before Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazaros was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. There they made him a supper; Martha served, and Lazaros was one of those at table with him. Mary took a pound of costly ointment of pure nard and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the fragrance of the ointment. But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (he who was to betray him), said "Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?" This he said, not that he cared for the poor but because he was a thief, and as he had the money box he used to take what was put into it. Jesus said, "Let her alone, let her keep it for the day of my burial. The poor you always have with you, but you do not always have me."

When the great crowd of the Jews learned that he was there, they came, not only on account of Jesus but also to see Lazaros, whom he had raised from the dead. So the chief priests planned to put Lazaros also to death, because on account of him many of the Jews were going away and believing in Jesus.

The next day a great crowd who had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying, "Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!" And Jesus found a young donkey and sat upon it; as it is written, "Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold, your king is coming, sitting on a donkey's colt!" His disciples did not understand this at first; but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that this had been written of him and had been done to him. The crowd that had been with him when he called Lazaros out of the tomb and raised him from the dead bore witness. The reason why the crowd went to meet him was that they heard he had done this sign.


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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