St. Nectarios Mission Church
Publish Date: 2016-12-24
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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

Divine Liturgy

Visiting Priest, Father Theodore Dorrance




Material, intellectual, spiritual and other riches are  gifts  of God to us.  God granted them to us through inheritance or through our acquisition; we acquired them through His gifts and abilities to us.  Naked we were born in this world and we’ll leave this world without any of our possessions.

Riches are given to us to use them wisely for good and not misuse them for evil.  The ancient Greeks called money  chrimata,  items to be used.  In a light spirit, someone said that “the gold coins were made round in order to roll and not to stay in one place.”  Money is not a value of itself; rather it has value when it is used and shared with others.  The riches are given to us for our needs  but also to help those in need of assistance.

The young man in the Gospel lesson asked Jesus what to do to inherit eternal life.  Jesus pointed out to him the 10 Commandments.  When he said that he had kept them  from his youth,  Jesus told him to use his riches  to inherit eternal life, and come to join him.  But he walked away from His advice. Can you imagine where he would have  been today, if the young man had followed Jesus’ advice!

Many times we don’t take the advice of our parents or of other wise people when we are young.  When we grow older, we realize what great mistake we made.  God has given us a spiritual way to reverse the damage.  He called it repentance and confession.  The Prodigal Son used it and he returned to his father. 

Let us also return to our Heavenly Father, if we have gone astray.  Let us also use wisely His gifts to us, as He has told us.  For our true destination is life with God forever.  Our Christian Faith and Godly deeds are our ticket to it.

With love, Fr. John P. Angelis, November 13, 2016



Hymns of the Day

Apolytikion for Eve of Nativity in the Fourth Tone

As the fruit of David's seed, Mary was registered of old with the Elder Joseph in the little town of Bethlehem, when she conceived with a seedless and pure conception. Behold, the time was come that she should bear her Child, but no place was found within the inn for them; yet the cave proved a delightful palace for the pure Lady and Queen of all. For Christ is born now to raise the image that had fallen aforetime.

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. Plagal Second Tone. Psalm 31.11,1.
Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, O righteous.
Verse: Blessed are they whose transgressions have been forgiven.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Galatians 3:8-12.

BRETHREN, the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, "in you shall all the nations be blessed." So then, those who are men of faith are blessed with Abraham who had faith. For all who rely on works of the law are under a curse; for it is written, "Cursed be every one who does not abide by all things written in the book of the law, and do them." Now it is evident that no man is justified before God by the law; for "the righteous shall live by faith"; but the law does not rest on faith, for "He who does them shall live by them."

Gospel Reading

Saturday before Nativity
The Reading is from Luke 13:19-29

The Lord said this parable, "The kingdom of God is like a grain of mustard seed which a man took and sowed in his garden; and it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air made nests in its branches." And again he said, "To what shall I compare the kingdom of God? It is like leaven which a woman took and hid in three measures of flour, till it was all leavened." He went on his way through towns and villages, teaching, and journeying toward Jerusalem. And some one said to him, "Lord, will those who are saved be few?" And he said to them, "Strive to enter by the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able. When once the householder has risen up and shut the door, you will begin to stand outside and to knock at the door, saying, 'Lord, open to us.' He will answer you, 'I do not know where you come from.' Then you will begin to say, 'We ate and drank in your presence, and you taught in our streets.' But he will say, 'I tell you, I do not know where you come from; depart from me, all you workers of iniquity!' There you will weep and gnash your teeth when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God and you yourselves thrust out. And men will come from east and west, and from north and south, and sit at table in the kingdom of God."



  • 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 send an email (fastest response) or call the Church (leave voicemail).

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