St. Nectarios Greek Orthodox Mission Church
Publish Date: 2024-05-05
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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

or

    In-church TYPICA Reader Service - 10:00am


Past Bulletins


St Nectarios Weekly Bulletin

(Updated 5/4/2024) Service Added

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!

 

 

 


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Announcements

Announcements

Thanks to all that came to St Nectarios last week on Saturday morning - and created the wonderful palm crosses for Palm Sunday.  Pictures from that activity are poated our Facebook group 'Saint Nectarios - Pasco'.  

EASTER ONLINE SERVICES with Father John

Thursday May 2: 7PM The Twelve Passion Gospels Service

Friday     May 3: 7PM Lamentations Service

Saturday May 4:  10AM VESPERAL LITURGY OF ST. BASIL (NEW)

                         11PM Before Resurrection Service

Sunday   May 5: 12 Midnight Resurrection Service

Sunday             11AM Agape Vespers Service.  In Church with Father John (remote)

                       12 Noon Fellowship Meal - Bring a food dish and share!

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


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Current Services Schedule

  • St. Nectarios Greek Orthodox Mission Church

    May 2024

    Wednesday, May 1

    7:00PM Holy Unction Service - Zoom / Facebook Online

    Thursday, May 2

    7:00PM The Twelve Passion Gospels - Zoom / Facebook Online

    Friday, May 3

    7:00PM Lamentations - Zoom / Facebook Online

    Saturday, May 4

    10:00PM VESPERAL LITURGY OF ST. BASIL Zoom / Facebook Online

    11:00PM Service before Resurrection - Zoom / Facebook Online

    Sunday, May 5

    12:00AM Resurrection Service - Zoom / Facebook Online

    11:00AM Orthodox Easter - Agape Vespers (In Church)

    Saturday, May 11

    5:00PM Vespers Service - Zoom / Facebook Online

    Sunday, May 12

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy - Zoom / Facebook Online

    1:00PM Enquirers Class (Tentative)

    Saturday, May 18

    5:00PM Vespers Service - Zoom / Facebook Online

    Sunday, May 19

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy - Zoom / Facebook Online

    1:00PM Enquirers Class (Tentative)

    Saturday, May 25

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy will be celebrated with Fr. Michael Tervo

    5:00PM Vespers Service - Zoom / Facebook Online

    Sunday, May 26

    10:00AM REVISED - 10:00AM Online Divine Liturgy Service

    1:00PM No Enquirers Class Today

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Message from Father John

Weekly Message from Father John

Christ is Risen!

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

We celebrate the greatest event of history on Easter. Through His death on the Cross, Jesus Christ, our Lord, defeated our archenemy, death. On Easter Day, He rose from the dead and secured our own resurrection from the dead at the appropriate time. For this reason, we rejoice and are glad when we sing, “Christ is risen from the dead, by death trampling upon death, and to those in the tombs He granted life.”

We vicariously participate in the death and resurrection of Christ during Holy Week and Easter. Each one of us strives to discipline our body to become a willing instrument of the spirit. Now body and soul willingly participate together in the glorious message and eternal hope of the resurrection.

Christ is indeed Risen, and He lives, regardless of what the atheists and doubters of all ages say. Christ’s Resurrection is a fact of history and trustworthy witnesses have borne witness to this life-giving fact and signed it with their own blood.

Christ’s Resurrection will always be the center of our Faith and will occupy the throne of our hearts and souls. When Easter approaches we throng to our Church, to hear afresh the message of Resurrection and experience the joy and power of Christ’s victory over death for us. Ultimately our own eternal destiny depends upon His victory over death.

Christ is Risen! These three words summarize our victorious Faith and certain belief in life everlasting. We made them into a Creed that we recite every Sunday: “I look forward to the Resurrection of the dead and life everlasting.”

St. John Chrysostom, repeating the words of Saint Paul, wrote, “O death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory? Thanks be to God Who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!”

We celebrate Christ’s victory on Easter--and in anticipation our own victory, and thus, we will always joyfully sing, “Christ is Risen, Christos Anesti, Christos a Imviat, Hristos Voskrese, Maseeha Ahm, Christi U Njgall, Hristos Tenasaah.”

Indeed Christ is Risen! Brothers and Sisters in Christ.

With love, 

Fr. John. P. Angelis


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Saints and Feasts

May 05

Euthymios the Wonderworker, Bishop of Madytos


May 05

Great and Holy Pascha

Mary Magdalene, and the other women who were present at the burial of our Saviour on Friday evening, returned from Golgotha to the city and prepared fragrant spices and myrrh, so that they might anoint the body of Jesus. On the morrow, because of the law which forbids work on the day of the Sabbath, they rested for the whole day. But at early dawn on the Sunday that followed, almost thirty-six hours since the death of the Life-giving Redeemer, they came to the sepulchre with the spices to anoint His body. While they were considering the difficulty of rolling away the stone from the door of the sepulchre, there was a fearful earthquake; and an Angel, whose countenance shone like lightning and whose garment was white as snow, rolled away the stone and sat upon it. The guards that were there became as dead from fear and took to flight. The women, however, went into the sepulchre, but did not find the Lord's body. Instead, they saw two other Angels in the form of youths clothed in white, who told them that the Saviour was risen, and they sent forth the women, who ran to proclaim to the disciples these gladsome tidings. Then Peter and John arrived, having learned from Mary Magdalene what had come to pass, and when they entered the tomb, they found only the winding sheets. Therefore, they returned again to the city with joy, as heralds now of the supernatural Resurrection of Christ, Who in truth was seen alive by the disciples on this day on five occasions.

Our Lord, then, was crucified, died, and was buried on Friday, before the setting of the sun, which was the first of His "three days" in the grave; observing the mystical Sabbath, that "seventh day" in which it is said that the Lord "rested from all His works" (Gen. 2:2-3), He passed all of Saturday in the grave; and He arose "while it was yet dark, very early in the morning" on Sunday, the third day, which, according to the Hebrew reckoning, began after sunset on Saturday.

As we celebrate today this joyous Resurrection, we greet and embrace one another in Christ, thereby demonstrating our Saviour's victory over death and corruption, and the destruction of our ancient enmity with God, and His reconciliation toward us, and our inheritance of life everlasting. The feast itself is called Pascha, which is derived from the Hebrew word which means "passover"; because Christ, Who suffered and arose, has made us to pass over from the curse of Adam and slavery to the devil and death unto our primal freedom and blessedness. In addition, this day of this particular week, which is the first of all the rest, is dedicated to the honour of the Lord; in honour and remembrance of the Resurrection, the Apostles transferred to this day the rest from labour that was formerly assigned to the Sabbath of the ancient Law.

All foods allowed during Renewal Week.


May 05

Irene the Great Martyr

Saint Irene was the daughter of a princelet called Licinius; named Penelope by her parents, through a divine revelation she was brought to faith in Christ and at Baptism was renamed Irene. In her zeal for piety she broke in pieces all the idols of her father, who commanded that she be trampled underfoot by horses. But while she remained unharmed, one of the horses rose up and cast down her father, killing him. By her prayer she raised him to life again, and he believed and was baptized. Afterwards, in many journeyings, Saint Irene suffered torments and punishments for her faith, but was preserved by the power of God, while working dread miracles and converting many thousands of souls. At last she came to Ephesus, where she fell asleep in peace, in the first half of the fourth century. Two days after her death, her gravestone was found lifted off, and her grave empty. At least two churches were dedicated to Saint Irene in Constantinople, and she is also the patroness of the Aegean island of Thera, which is commonly called Santorin (or Santorini), a corruption of "Saint Irene."


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Hymns of the Day

Apolytikion for Great and Holy Pascha in the Plagal First Tone

Christ is risen from the dead, by death, trampling down upon death, and to those in the tombs He has granted life.

Hypakoe of Great and Holy Pascha in the Fourth Tone

When they who were with Mary came, anticipating the dawn, and found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre, they heard from the Angel: Why seek ye among the dead, as though He were mortal man, Him Who abideth in everlasting light? Behold the grave-clothes. Go quickly and proclaim to the world that the Lord is risen, and hath put death to death. For He is the Son of God, Who saveth the race of men.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Plagal Fourth Tone

Though You went down into the tomb, You destroyed Hades' power, and You rose the victor, Christ God, saying to the myrrh-bearing women, "Hail!" and granting peace to Your disciples, You who raise up the fallen.
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Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Plagal Fourth Tone. Psalm 117.24,29.
This is the day which the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Verse: Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his mercy endures for ever.

The reading is from Acts of the Apostles 1:1-8.

In the first book, O Theophilos, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach, until the day when he was taken up, after he had given commandment through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. To them he presented himself alive after his passion by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days, and speaking of the kingdom of God. And while staying with them he charged them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, he said, "you heard from me, for John baptized with water, but before many days you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit."

So when they had come together, they asked him, "Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom of lsrael?" He said to them, "it is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has fixed by his own authority. But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and to the end of the earth."


Gospel Reading

Great and Holy Pascha
The Reading is from John 1:1-17

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God; all things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came for testimony, to bear witness to the light, that all might believe through him. He was not the light, but came to bear witness to the light.

The true light that enlightens every man was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world knew him not. He came to his own home, and his own people received him not. But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God; who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth; we have beheld his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father. (John bore witness to him, and cried, "This was he of whom I said, 'He who comes after me ranks before me, for he was before me.'") And from his fullness have we all received, grace upon grace. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.


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St. Nectarios Services

Overview of St. Nectarios Services

ST. NECTARIOS GREEK ORTHODOX MISSION CHURCH

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. 

INFORMATION SOURCES

For information on services and activities, you may:

1) access our "Saint Nectarios - Pasco" Facebook Group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/334558973222227/

2) access the church website: 

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

3)  The online Saint Nectarios Bulletin is the best source of up to date) information on church Services and activities. ( http://bulletinbuilder.org/stnectariospasco/  )

NOTIFICATIONS

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'

       or 

    b) by a weekly smart-phone Service reminder text message.

CHURCH SERVICES

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

https://goarch.zoom.us/j/98009355049?pwd=UmttUUN2aG4raUc4WS9Zelo1REYxdz09

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:  

https://www.stmary-stabanoub-tricities.org/ 


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