St. Nectarios Mission Church
Publish Date: 2016-11-13
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St. Nectarios Mission Church

General Information

  • Phone:
  • (509) 547-3968
  • Fax:
  • (509)547-9097
  • Street Address:

  • 627 West Bonneville Street

  • Pasco, WA 99301
  • Mailing Address:

  • 627 West Bonneville Street

  • Pasco, WA 99301

Services Schedule

    ORTHROS - 9:00am
    DIVINE LITURGY - 10:00am


    TYPICA Reader Service - 10:00am

Past Bulletins

Typica (Reader) Service

Helen Pinkston, Reader


Message from Father John

The Fearlessness of Love


A lawyer asked Jesus, “Who is my neighbor?”  Jesus responded with the question, “What does the Bible say about this?”  As a knowledgeable lawyer, the man gave the correct answer, reciting the greatest commandment:  “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.”  Jesus commented Him for his correct answer.  Now the lawyer was caught in his own words.  He wanted to escape the consequences of his answer.  Therefore, he asked Jesus, “Who is my neighbor?”  And answering him, Jesus taught us the heart-searching Parable of the Good Samaritan.

Jesus corrected the lawyer, telling him that God gave man his mind and intellect not to exploit other people, but rather to help them.  The important question, Jesus told him, is not “Who is my neighbor? But “Who proved to be a neighbor?”  Our search should not be about abstract ideas, but about the truth  and its application in our everyday lives.  What gives us life, eternal life, is to know and do the Holy Will of God.

The Priests and the Levites of the Old Testament knew the revealed Will of God.  But they failed to do it for fearful and selfish reasons.  They bypassed their fellow man in need.  Only the Half-breed Jew, the Samaritan, showed compassion to the wounded person by the roadside.  He did not allow fear or temporary losses or inconveniences to interfere with his spontaneous and compassionate response.  His fellow man was in great need of his help.  And the Good Samaritan stopped, gave him first aid, brought him to the nearest hospital, and he even paid for his treatment out of his own pocket.  He also told the doctors to take care of him and provide him with what he needed, and he would personally return to pay the balance of the bill.

The Fathers of the Church identify the Good Samaritan with Christ, Who came to help and heal our physical  and spiritual wounds.  The “Inn” is His Church.  And the “two denarii” are His revealed Truth and His Grace.  Christ revealed His Truth in the Gospels and His Grace in the Holy Sacraments of the Church.  In His Second Coming in Glory, He will reward us for our compassionate response and treatment of our fellowman.

Like a Good Samaritan, “Go and do likewise,” in love, compassion  and have no fear.

With love, Fr. John P. Angelis



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 John Chrysostom, Abp. Of Constantinople in the Plagal Fourth Tone

The grace of your words illuminated the universe like a shining beacon. It amassed treasures of munificence in the world. It demonstrated the greatness of humility, teaching us by your own words; therefore, O Father John Chrysostom, intercede to Christ the Logos for the salvation of our souls.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Fourth Tone

Today, the most pure temple of the Savior, the precious bridal chamber and Virgin, the sacred treasure of God, enters the house of the Lord, bringing the grace of the Divine Spirit. The Angels of God praise her. She is the heavenly tabernacle.

Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. First Tone. Psalm 48.3,1.
My mouth shall speak wisdom and the meditation of my heart shall bring forth understanding.
Verse: Hear this all you nations.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Hebrews 7:26-28; 8:1-2.

Brethren, it was fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, blameless, unstained, separated from sinners, exalted above the heavens. He has no need, like those high priests, to offer sacrifices daily, first for his own sins and then for those of the people; he did this once for all when he offered up himself. Indeed, the law appoints men in their weakness as high priests, but the word of the oath, which came later than the law, appoints a Son who has been made perfect for ever. Now the point in what we are saying is this: we have such a high priest, one who is seated at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven, a minister in the sanctuary and the true tent which is set up not by man but by the Lord.



  • Saint Nectarios

    November 13 to November 20, 2016

    Sunday, November 13

    10:00AM Typica Reader Service. 8th Sunday of St. Luke

    Friday, November 18

    9:50AM Chart

    6:00PM Compline Service

    Saturday, November 19

    9:00AM Divine Liturgy - Celebrating the Saints of the week.

    10:00AM Memorial Service - Please bring the names of your beloved ones to commemorate.

    4:00PM Bible Study: Everyone is welcome.

    5:00PM Great Vespers

    Sunday, November 20

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy Service. 9th Sunday of St. Luke, Cleopas of the 70

    11:30AM Saint Nectarios General Assembly Meeting followed by Fellowship Time


Parish News and Notes




November Services

Presv. Anna has fallen and broken her ankle in several places.  Father John is taking a leave from his duties at St. Nectarios to take care of her. Our prayers are with them for a full recovery.


In the near term, Father Stephen Supica from Spokane will come for the St. Nectarios Feast Day celebration on Tuesday evening (Nov. 8th starting at 6 pm). There will be a Vespers and Paraklesis Service followed by a "Thanksgiving-theme" Dinner.  Please note that Paraklesis has replaced Divine Liturgy – and there will not be Holy Communion during this service.


In the longer term, the schedules for services in November will be changing. Father John is working with the diocese to make a plan for clergy during the time he is away. The new schedules will be posted on this site when they are known. 


Sunday, November 20 (Expected to be moved to a later date.)


St Nectarios General Assembly Meeting


The General Assembly Meeting is an annual church status meeting held by members of the Parish.  Also, a committee for nominating new Parish Council members will be elected.  Please consider being a candidate for serving on the Parish Council.  It is anticipated that this meeting will be postphoned until Father John returns.


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