St. Nectarios Mission Church
Publish Date: 2016-12-18
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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


Stewardship Message from Priest



We are all stewards of God’s Kingdom, of His Church upon our planet earth. Saint Paul reminds us of this in his letter to the Corinthians: “Now concerning the contribution for the saints…on the first day of the week each one of you is to put something aside and store it up as he may prosper, so that contributions need not to be made when I come” (1 Cor. 16:1-2).

The faith of the early Christians as they followed this directive of Saint Paul is a model for stewardship today. Saint Paul spoke to them about proportionate giving, setting aside part of their weekly earnings for the establishment and edification of Christian Churches.

As Christians, we are asked to make the same commitment to St. Nectarios, our Parish. The early Christians had the Church as the center of their lives.

We appeal to you to make Christ and His Church the very center of your life. We kindly ask you to dedicate to our Church a generous portion of your time, talents, and treasure to promote God’s Kingdom upon our planet earth. God offered His Son for our salvation.

Now He asks from us to offer to Him ourselves and return to His Church Rich a portion of His blessings to us.
The Bible asks us to respond to God’s appeal cheerfully. “So let us each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity, for God loves a cheerful giver” (2 Cor. 9:7). Your generous giving will be blessed, and it will be returned generously to you. “And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have abundance for every good work…  Now may He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness…” (2 Cor. 9:8-10).

The true Christian life contains in it the element of sacrifice in all its aspects, including giving. Jesus praised the widow who gave for the poor of the Temple the little she had. He wants us to give to His Church not leftover income, but the first fruits of our income.

In earlier times, Christians gave the first fruits from their wheat, wine, and oil for the needs of the Church, as the Bible teaches us. Today we call this offering proportionate giving. Let us pledge to our Church a generous portion of our income as Stewards of Christ and His Church.

With love, Fr. John P. Angelis (November 15, 2006)


Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the First Tone

Savior, Your tomb was sealed with a stone. Soldiers kept watch over Your sacred body. Yet, You rose on the third day giving life to the world. Wherefore the powers of heaven cried out, "O Giver of Life, glory to Your Resurrection O Christ; glory to Your Kingdom, glory to Your dispensation who alone are the Loving One."

Apolytikion for Sun. before Nativity in the Second Tone

Great are the accomplishments of faith. In the fountain of flame the three Holy Youths rejoiced as though they were resting by the waters. And the Prophet Daniel showed himself to be a shepherd to the lions, as though they were sheep. Through their prayers O Christ our God, save our souls.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Third Tone

On this day the Virgin cometh to the cave to give birth to * God the Word ineffably, * Who was before all the ages. * Dance for joy, O earth, on hearing * the gladsome tidings; * with the Angels and the shepherds now glorify Him * Who is willing to be gazed on * as a young Child Who * before the ages is God.

Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Fourth Tone. Daniel 3.26,27.
Blessed are you, O Lord, the God of our fathers.
Verse: For you are just in all you have done.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Hebrews 11:9-10; 32-40.

BRETHREN, by faith Abraham sojourned in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, heirs with him of the same promise. For he looked forward to the city which has foundation, whose builder and maker is God.

And what more shall I say? For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets - who through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, received promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched raging fire, escaped the edge of the sword, won strength out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight. Women received their dead by resurrection. Some were tortured, refusing to accept release, that they might rise again to a better life. Others suffered mocking and scourging, and even chains and imprisonment. They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were tempted, they were killed with the sword; they went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, afflicted, ill-treated - of whom the world was not worthy - wandering over deserts and mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.

And all these, though well attested by their faith, did not receive what was promised, since God had foreseen something better for us,that apart from us they should not be made perfect.

Gospel Reading

Sunday before Nativity
The Reading is from Matthew 1:1-25

The book of the Genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.

Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, and Judah the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, and Perez the father of Hezron, and Hezron the father of Ram, and Ram the father of Amminadab, and Amminadab the father of Nahshon, and Nahshon the father of Salmon, and Salmon the father of Boaz by Rahab, and Boaz the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse, and Jesse the father of David the king.

And David was the father of Solomon by the wife of Uriah, and Solomon the father of Rehoboam, and Rehoboam the father of Abijah, and Abijah the father of Asa, and Asa the father of Jehoshaphat, and Jehoshaphat the father of Joram, and Joram the father of Uzziah, and Uzziah the father of Jotham, and Jotham the father of Ahaz, and Ahaz the father of Hezekiah, and Hezekiah the father of Manasseh, and Manasseh the father of Amos, and Amos the father of Josiah, and Josiah the father of Jechoniah and his brothers, at the time of the deportation to Babylon.

And after the deportation to Babylon: Jechoniah was the father of Shealtiel, and Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel, and Zerubbabel the father of Abiud, and Abiud the father of Eliakim, and Eliakim the father of Azor, and Azor the father of Zadok, and Zadok the father of Achim, and Achim the father of Eliud, and Eliud the father of Eleazar, and Eleazar the father of Matthan, and Matthan the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom Jesus was born, who is called Christ.

So all the generations from Abraham to David were fourteen generations, and from David to the deportation to Babylon fourteen generations, and from the deportation to Babylon to the Christ fourteen generations.

Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child of the Holy Spirit; and her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. But as he considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, "Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit; she will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins." All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet: "Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and his name shall be called Emmanuel" (which means, God with us). When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him; he took his wife, but knew her not until she had borne a son; and he called his name Jesus.



  • Saint Nectarios

    December 2016

    Saturday, December 3

    5:00PM Great Vespers

    Sunday, December 4

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy. 10th Sunday of St. Luke

    11:30AM Fellowship Time with Father Moses

    Sunday, December 11

    10:00AM Typica Reader Service. Eleventh Sunday of Luke. Sunday of Holy Forefathers.

    10:45AM Parish Council Meeting

    10:45AM Christmas Pageant Rehearsal

    Sunday, December 18

    10:00AM Typica Reader Service. Sunday before the Nativity.

    Saturday, December 24

    9:00AM Orthros (Matins)

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy Service.

    11:15AM St Nectarios Christmas Pageant

    11:45AM Fellowship Hour

    Sunday, December 25

    10:00AM No service today: St Nectarios Christmas Services will be on Dec 24th.


Parish News and Notes




Clergy at St. Nectarios: St. Nectarios Church is in transition between assigned Priests.  To contact us, please use email or call the Church (leave voicemail). 

Christmas Pageant:  Saturday December 24.  We are happy to announce that our parish children will be putting on an annual Christmas pageant performance, which will be taking place after the Great Vespers on December 24 (Nativity Eve). To prepare for this event, we anticipate to having several short rehearsals either on Sundays after the Liturgy and/or Saturday afternoons. Updated information will be posted on the Church’s website. 

Stewardship Forms for 2017.  Thank you to those that have filled out a 2017 Stewardship form.  If you have not, we encourage you to fill one out and return it to the Church.   These forms are available at the Church.  They are also are being mailed with the December St Nectarios Newsletter.  Although monetary contributions are needed for expenses, there also is a great need for the faithful to help with the spiritual and operational aspects of Church operations.   


Saints and Feasts

December 18

Sebastian the Martyr & his Companions

This Saint, who was from the city of Milan, was a member of the Senate as well as a zealot for the Faith of Christ, and had converted many to the knowledge of God. When Diocletian and Maximian began a Persecution against the Christians, Saint Sebastian was arrested and pierced with sharp arrows, and the bones of his body were shattered with clubs; and being cut into pieces, he gave up his spirit to God in the year 288. Together with him there were others also who died while enduring various tortures. Their names are Marcellinus and Mark the brethren, Tranquillinus their father, Nicostratus and his spouse Zoe, Tiburtius, Claudius, Castulus, and Castor.

December 18

Sunday before Nativity

On the Sunday that occurs on or immediately after the eighteenth of this month, we celebrate all those who from ages past have been well-pleasing to God, beginning from Adam even unto Joseph the Betrothed of the Most Holy Theotokos, according to genealogy, as the Evangelist Luke hath recorded historically (Luke 3:23-38); we also commemorate the Prophets and Prophetesses, and especially the Prophet Daniel and the Holy Three Children.

December 18

Our Righteous Father Michael Syngellon the Confessor