St. Nectarios Greek Orthodox Mission Church
Publish Date: 2024-05-26
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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

(Published 5/23/2024, Updated 5/24/2024)

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!

 

 

 


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Announcements

Announcements

CHRIST IS RISEN!

Saturday, May 25 In church Divine Liturgy will be celebrated with Fr. Michael Tervo.  Come and support our local Church - and meet Father Micheal during the fellowship time.  

Saturday, May 25 5:00PM Vespers Service Online 

Sunday, May 26 10:00AM Divine Liturgy Online (Revised)

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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

SIN HAS CONSEQUENCES

Sin appears sweet in the beginning, but bitter at the end.  Virtue, on the other hand, seems difficult at first, but produces sweet fruits.  The paralyzed man in this Sunday’s Gospel lesson learned this truth by experience.  He lay paralyzed in his bed until Jesus met him.  He was in the company of many other handicapped people, but he felt isolated and completely alone.  No one gave him a hand to enter the pool.

The paralyzed man expressed all his frustration and loneliness to Jesus when He approached and asked him if he wished to be healed.  “I have no man,” he told Jesus.  His family and friends had deserted him after so many years of sickness.  The beautiful Church hymn says, “don’t say I have no man.  I became Man to save the lost!”  And Jesus proceeded to heal him, saying, “Get up, take up your bed, and go home!”

Jesus wanted the Jewish authorities to notice the miracle, but instead of seeing the miracle and the power of God in Jesus, they started squabbling among themselves about the “letter of the law,  The benevolent work on the Sabbath Day.  Instead of believing in Jesus, they accused Him of being a “wrong-doer.”  Jesus sought the paralytic man again, because He wanted to also heal his spirit.  This time Jesus warned him, “Now that you have become healthy, sin no more; otherwise you will suffer greater consequences.”

We try to give many euphemistic names to sin and to justify it, but in vain.  Many of our everyday maladies and sicknesses are due to sin.  Sin is a dead-end street.  It leads nowhere.  It infects our bodies and souls and causes countless psychosomatic illnesses.  The only way out of sin is metanoia.  We will be healed of its effects Only if we acknowledge our sin in repentance, confess it before God and “sin no more.”  David confessed his sin before God and was healed, and he was allowed to remain king of Israel.  Peter the Apostle acknowledged his denial, tearfully repented, and Jesus restored him to his position of leadership.  Mary of Egypt acknowledged her sinfulness and became a Saint of our Church.  Should we also mention the prodigal son?

Sin isolates us from God, from our family and friends.  Repentance and forgiveness restore us:  We are reconciled with God and our families, and we are on our way to full recovery.

Christ is Risen!  Truly He is Risen!

With love,

Fr. John Angelis

 


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Saints and Feasts

May 26

Sunday of the Paralytic

Close to the Sheep's Gate in Jerusalem, there was a pool, which was called the Sheep's Pool. It had round about it five porches, that is, five sets of pillars supporting a domed roof. Under this roof there lay very many sick people with various maladies, awaiting the moving of the water. The first to step in after the troubling of the water was healed immediately of whatever malady he had.

It was there that the paralytic of today's Gospel way lying, tormented by his infirmity of thirty-eight years. When Christ beheld him, He asked him, "Wilt thou be made whole?" And he answered with a quiet and meek voice, "Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool." The Lord said unto him, "Rise, take up thy bed, and walk." And straightaway the man was made whole and took up his bed. Walking in the presence of all, he departed rejoicing to his own house. According to the expounders of the Gospels, the Lord Jesus healed this paralytic during the days of the Passover, when He had gone to Jerusalem for the Feast, and dwelt there teaching and working miracles. According to Saint John the Evangelist, this miracle took place on the Sabbath.


May 26

Augustine, Archbishop of Canterbury


May 26

George the New of Sofia


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Hymns of the Day

Apolytikion of 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.

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.

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

The reading is from Acts of the Apostles 9:32-42.

In those days, as Peter went here and there among them all, he came down also to the saints that lived at Lydda. There he found a man named Aeneas, who had been bedridden for eight years and was paralyzed. And Peter said to him, "Aeneas, Jesus Christ heals you; rise and make your bed." And immediately he rose. And all the residents of Lydda and Sharon saw him, and they turned to the Lord. Now there was at Joppa a disciple named Tabitha, which means Dorcas. She was full of good works and acts of charity. In those days she fell sick and died; and when they had washed her, they laid her in an upper room. Since Lydda was near Joppa, the disciples, hearing that Peter was there, sent two men to him entreating him, "Please come to us without delay." So Peter rose and went with them. And when he had come, they took him to the upper room. All the widows stood beside him weeping, and showing tunics and other garments which Dorcas made while she was with them. But Peter put them all outside and knelt down and prayed; then turning to the body he said, "Tabitha, rise." And she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter she sat up. And he gave her his hand and lifted her up. Then calling the saints and widows he presented her alive. And it became known throughout all Joppa, and many believed in the Lord.


Gospel Reading

Sunday of the Paralytic
The Reading is from John 5:1-15

At that time, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, in Hebrew called Bethesda which has five porticoes. In these lay a multitude of invalids, blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water; for an angel of the Lord went down at certain seasons into the pool, and troubled the water; whoever stepped in first after the troubling of the water was healed of whatever disease he had. One man was there, who had been ill for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him and knew that he had been lying there a long time, he said to him, "Do you want to be healed?" The sick man answered him, "Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is troubled, and while I am going another steps down before me." Jesus said to him, "Rise, take up your pallet, and walk." And at once the man was healed, and he took up his pallet and walked.

Now that day was the sabbath. So the Jews said to the man who was cured, "It is the sabbath, it is not lawful for you to carry your pallet." But he answered them, "The man who healed me said to me, 'Take up your pallet, and walk.' "They asked him, "Who is the man who said to you, 'Take up your pallet, and walk'?" Now the man who had been healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had withdrawn, as there was a crowd in the place. Afterward, Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, "See, you are well! Sin no more, that nothing worse befall you." The man went away and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had healed him.


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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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