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St. Nectarios Greek Orthodox Mission Church
Publish Date: 2024-06-09
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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 6/10/2024)

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

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Upcoming Services

Special Service: Wednesday, June 12 at 7PM Online The Ascension. Vesperal Divine Liturgy

June Service: Saturday, June 15 at 10AM In-church Divine Liturgy with Fr. Tom Tsagalakis.

Saturday, June 15 at 5PM Online Vespers Service 

Sunday, June 16 at 10AM  Online Divine Liturgy Service Online

Discuss your Orthodox faith with Father John:  1PM Enquirers Class


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Current Services Schedule

  • St. Nectarios Greek Orthodox Mission Church

    June 2024

    Saturday, June 1

    5:00PM Vespers Service - Zoom / Facebook Online

    Sunday, June 2

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy - Zoom / Facebook Online

    1:00PM Enquirers Class (Tentative)

    Friday, June 7

    7:00PM Online Akathist to St. Nectarios

    Saturday, June 8

    5:00PM Vespers Service - Zoom / Facebook Online

    Sunday, June 9

    10:00AM Typica Reader Service - Zoom / Facebook Online

    1:00PM No Enquirers Class today

    Wednesday, June 12

    7:00PM Special Service: Wednesday, June 12 at 7PM Online - The Ascension. Vesperal Divine Liturgy

    Saturday, June 15

    10:00AM June In-church Service: 10AM Divine Liturgy with Fr. Tom Tsagalakis.

    5:00PM Vespers Service - Zoom / Facebook Online

    Sunday, June 16

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy - Zoom / Facebook Online

    1:00PM Enquirers Class (Tentative)

    Saturday, June 22

    5:00PM Vespers Service - Zoom / Facebook Online

    Sunday, June 23

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy - Zoom / Facebook Online

    1:00PM Enquirers Class (Tentative)

    Saturday, June 29

    5:00PM Vespers Service - Zoom / Facebook Online

    Sunday, June 30

    10:00AM Typica (in church) Reader Service + Fellowship

    1:00PM No Enquirers Class Today

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Message from Father John

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Weekly Message from Father John

GUARDIANS OF THE TRUTH

As a Nation, we place guards over our national treasures and tightly reinforce their security. Whoever dares to violate the sacredness and security of our national treasures is apprehended and persecuted.

The Church is the Guardian of God’s Truth. Jesus revealed to His Disciples the Truth about His Father, Himself and the Holy Spirit. He enabled them, through the Holy Spirit, to understand His Truth and pass it on to their successors, the clergy and the lay people who believed through them. Both clergy and laity together are the guardians of God’s saving truth. As such, we have a sacred responsibility to first live God’s Truth in our lives and then to pass it on in all its purity to the coming generations.

The 318 Holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council safeguarded the Truth of our Church. When Arius began to distort the Truth of the Bible and Holy Tradition and teach heresies about the Person of Jesus Christ, the Holy Fathers confronted him and refuted his impious heresy. They gathered together in Nicaea in 325 A.D. To state unequivocally the True Belief and Teaching of the Orthodox Church. The Nicene Creed, which they composed, clearly articulates the Teaching of the Orthodox Church about Jesus, the Son of God: “We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only-Begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all ages. Light of Light, true God of true God, begotten, not created, of one essence with the Father, through Whom all things were made. Who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven and was Incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary and became man…”

Many of the Holy Fathers present at the Council of Nicaea carried on their bodies the marks of persecution. Some had been blinded, others had had their ears, noses, and hands cut off, or had lost other members of their bodies, because they dared to confess Christ as their Lord and True God. Among the Holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council were great charismatics and miracle-workers, such as St. Spyridon and St. Nicholas, and great theologians, like St. Athanasius. All of them were great guardians of the Truth and used their gifts to proclaim the pure Faith of God’s Church.

Saint Paul had warned the Elders of the Church of Ephesus in the Book of the Acts of the Apostles about the forthcoming attacks from within and outside the bosom of the Church. In our times we have seen many persecutions of the Orthodox Church. We cannot control the temptations and persecutions that will come on our way. However, we can control our response to them by knowing and living our Faith and by being ready to bear witness to the people around us. This is the legacy and the example of the Holy Fathers left for us to follow. They became imitators of Christ and His Apostles and true Guardians of the Truth.

Let us imitate and follow them with our words and Godly life.

With love,

Fr. John Angelis


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Saints and Feasts

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June 09

Sunday of the Blind Man

The Lord Jesus was coming from the Temple on the Sabbath, when, while walking in the way, He saw the blind man mentioned in today's Gospel. This man had been born thus from his mother's womb, that is, he had been born without eyes (see Saint John Chrysostom, Homily LVI on Matthew; Saint Irenaeus, Against Heresies, Book V:15; and the second Exorcism of Saint Basil the Great). When the disciples saw this, they asked their Teacher, "Who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?" They asked this because when the Lord had healed the paralytic at the Sheep's Pool, He had told him, "Sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee" (John 5:14); so they wondered, if sickness was caused by sin, what sin could have been the cause of his being born without eyes. But the Lord answered that this was for the glory of God. Then the God-man spat on the ground and made clay with the spittle. He anointed the eyes of the blind man and said to him, "Go, wash in the Pool of Siloam." Siloam (which means "sent") was a well-known spring in Jerusalem used by the inhabitants for its waters, which flowed to the eastern side of the city and collected in a large pool called "the Pool of Siloam."

Therefore, the Saviour sent the blind man to this pool that he might wash his eyes, which had been anointed with the clay-not that the pool's water had such power, but that the faith and obedience of the one sent might be made manifest, and that the miracle might become more remarkable and known to all, and leave no room for doubt. Thus, the blind man believed in Jesus' words, obeyed His command, went and washed himself, and returned, no longer blind, but having eyes and seeing. This was the greatest miracle that our Lord had yet worked; as the man healed of his blindness himself testified, "Since time began, never was it heard that any man opened the eyes of one that was born blind," although the Lord had already healed the blind eyes of many. Because he now had eyes, some even doubted that he was the same person (John 9:8-9); and it was still lively in their remembrance when Christ came to the tomb of Lazarus, for they said, "Could not this man, who opened the eyes of the blind man, have caused that even this man should not have died?" Saint John Chrysostom gives a thorough and brilliant exposition of our Lord's meeting with the woman of Samaria, the healing of the paralytic, and the miracle of the blind man in his commentaries on the Gospel of Saint John.


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June 09

Righteous Father Cyril of Belozersk

Saint Cyril of Belozersk, a Muscovite born in 1337, was tonsured in the Simonov Monastery in Moscow where he was later made abbot. Renouncing this position, at a revelation from the Mother of God he set out for the wilderness of Belozersk (White Lake) to live the life of a hermit. Later, when others desiring to lead the monastic life had gathered under his direction, he founded the Monastery of Belozersk. Throughout his life he had a very great reverence for the wonderworker, and was adorned with all the virtues, above all humility. Once, through the working of the enemy, one of his monks conceived an unendurable hatred for him; after being tormented by it for a whole year, he finally decided to reveal it to Cyril. When the monk was overcome with grief and shame at his malice towards such a venerable man, Cyril comforted him, affectionately telling him, "All the others are in error concerning me; only you have perceived my unworthiness," and forgiving him, sent him away in peace. Saint Cyril reposed on this day in 1427 at the age of ninety.


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June 09

Cyril, Patriarch of Alexandria

On this day we commemorate Saint Cyril's falling asleep. On January 18 we commemorate the occasion of the Saint's restoration to his see in Alexandria after he had suffered a brief exile because of the machinations of the Nestorians. Shortly thereafter the Third Ecumenical Council was convoked in Ephesus and the blasphemous doctrine of Nestorius was condemned. See January 18 for Saint Cyril's life and works.


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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 Plagal First Tone

O Faithful, let us sing a hymn of praise and worship to the Logos, coeternal with the Father and the Spirit, who was born of the Virgin for our salvation. Of His own will He went upon the Cross in the flesh and suffered death, to raise the dead through His glorious Resurrection.

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 First Tone. Psalm 11.7,1.
You, O Lord, shall keep us and preserve us.
Verse: Save me, O Lord, for the godly man has failed.

The reading is from Acts of the Apostles 16:16-34.

IN THOSE DAYS, as we apostles were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a slave girl who had a spirit of divination and brought her owners much gain by soothsaying. She followed Paul and us, crying, "These men are servants of the Most High God, who proclaim to you the way of salvation." And this she did for many days. But Paul was annoyed, and turned and said to the spirit, "I charge you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her." And it came out that very hour. But when her owners saw that their hope of gain was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the market place before the rulers; and when they had brought them to the magistrates they said, "These men are Jews and they are disturbing our city. They advocate customs which it is not lawful for us Romans to accept or practice." The crowd joined in attacking them; and the magistrates tore the garments off them and gave orders to beat them with rods. And when they had inflicted many blows upon them, they threw them into prison, charging the jailer to keep them safely. Having received this charge, he put them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in the stocks. But about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them, and suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and every one's fetters were unfastened. When the jailer woke and saw that the prison doors were open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself, supposing that the prisoners had escaped. But Paul cried with a loud voice, "Do not harm yourself, for we are all here." And he called for lights and rushed in, and trembling with fear he fell down before Paul and Silas, and brought them out and said, "Men, what must I do to be saved?" And they said, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household." And they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all that were in his house. And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their wounds, and he was baptized at once, with all his family. Then he brought them up into his house, and set food before them; and he rejoiced with all his household that he had believed in God.


Gospel Reading

Sunday of the Blind Man
The Reading is from John 9:1-38

At that time, as Jesus passed by, he saw a man blind from his birth. And his disciples asked him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?" Jesus answered, "It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be made manifest in him. We must work the works of him who sent me, while it is day; night comes, when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world." As he said this, he spat on the ground and made clay of the spittle and anointed the man's eyes with the clay, saying to him, "Go, wash in the pool of Siloam" (which means Sent). So he went and washed and came back seeing. The neighbors and those who had seen him before as a beggar, said, "Is not this the man who used to sit and beg?" Some said, "It is he"; others said, "No, but he is like him." He said, "I am the man." They said to him, "Then how were your eyes opened?" He answered, "The man called Jesus made clay and anointed my eyes and said to me, 'Go to Siloam and wash'; so I went and washed and received my sight." They said to him, "Where is he?" He said, "I do not know."

They brought to the Pharisees the man who had formerly been blind. Now it was a sabbath day when Jesus made the clay and opened his eyes. The Pharisees again asked him how he had received his sight. And he said to them, "He put clay on my eyes and I washed, and I see." Some of the Pharisees said, "This man is not from God, for he does not keep the sabbath." But others said, "How can a man who is a sinner do such signs?" There was a division among them. So they again said to the blind man, "What do you say about him, since he has opened your eyes?" He said, "He is a prophet."

The Jews did not believe that he had been blind and had received his sight, until they called the parents of the man who had received his sight, and asked them, "Is this your son, who you say was born blind? How then does he now see?" His parents answered, "We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind; but how he now sees we do not know, nor do we know who opened his eyes. Ask him; he is of age, he will speak for himself." His parents said this because they feared the Jews, for the Jews had already agreed that if anyone should confess him to be Christ he was to be put out of the synagogue. Therefore his parents said, "He is of age, ask him."

So for the second time they called the man who had been blind, and said to him, "Give God the praise; we know that this man is a sinner." He answered, "Whether he is a sinner, I do not know; one thing I know, that though I was blind, now I see." They said to him, "What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?" He answered them, "I have told you already and you would not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you too want to become his disciples?" And they reviled him, saying, "You are his disciple, but we are disciples of Moses. We know that God has spoken to Moses, but as for this man, we do not know where he comes from." The man answered, "Why, this is a marvel! You do not know where he comes from, and yet he opened my eyes. We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does his will, God listens to him. Never since the world began has it been heard that anyone opened the eyes of a man born blind. If this man were not from God, he could do nothing." They answered him, "You were born in utter sin, and would you teach us?" And they cast him out.

Jesus heard that they had cast him out, and having found him he said, "Do you believe in the Son of man?" He answered, "And who is he, sir, that I may believe in him?" Jesus said to him, "You have seen him, and it is he who speaks to you." He said, "Lord, I believe"; and he worshiped 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 normally 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 (nader.samaan@yahoo.com) or access the website:  

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


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