St. Nectarios Greek Orthodox Mission Church
Publish Date: 2023-01-29
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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


    In-church TYPICA Reader Service - 10:00am

Past Bulletins

St Nectarios Weekly Bulletin

Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco


A Tri-Cities Christian Orthodox Community

St. Nectarios Greek Orthodox Mission Church

627 West Bonneville St., Pasco, WA 99301 

All are welcome at St. Nectarios!




News Items

Orthodox Religious Classes for our children are now being held during the fellowship time after Divine Liturgy Services.  

The Blessing of the Waters Service was conducted last week:  Containers of the blessed holy water are available at the Church.

The 2023 Ecumenical Calendars have arrived - and are available at the in-Church Services, or we can send you one.  

Saint Nectarios Greek Orthodox Services

   Saturday Jan. 28th at 5PMOnline Greek Orthodox Vespers Service 

   Sunday Jan. 29th at 10AM. In-church Greek Orthodox Typica Reader Service followed by Fellowship time.  

   Saturday Feb. 4th.  at 10 AM.  Divine Liturgy Service will be celebrated with Fr. Dean from Seattle.  This Christian Orthodox Service will celebrated as an in-Church activity.  A fellowship time including Christian Orthodox Classes for the children will follow the Service.

   Saturday Feb. 4th at 5PMOnline Greek Orthodox Vespers Service 

   Sunday Feb. 5th at 10AM.  Online Greek Orthodox Divine Liturgy Service

The Online Services will be streamed to Facebook.  To view online Saint Nectarios Services on Facebook (Group “Saint Nectarios – Pasco”) use the link:  

If you wish to participate directly in any of our online Services (via a Zoom Meeting), just send a request to - and we will add you to our invitation list.

Monthly Orthodox Coptic Services

Monthly Orthodox Coptic Services have started in the Tri-Cities.   These Services are being held in the main seating area of the St Nectarios Greek Orthodox Mission Church in Pasco).   For questions and information about the planned Orthodox Coptic Services and youth education activity,  please contact Nader Samaan  (


Saturday October 8th.  

10AM: Divine Liturgy Service will be celebrated with Fr. Seraphim Majmudar from Tacoma.  This Christian Orthodox Service will celebrated as an in-Church only activity.  Communion for the faithful will be served. 

A fellowship time will be held after the Service.  It is a tradition at St. Nectarios to bring food items to share during this fellowship time.  This currently is a pot-luck activity where you can bring a favorite dish to share.  

You are invited to come and share in this Christian Orthodox fellowship!

5PM: online Vespers Service on Saturday

Sunday October 9th.  

Online Liturgy Service on Sunday (October 2) at 10am.

Online Services will be streamed to Facebook. If you wish to participate directly in any of our Service, please send a request to  To view online Saint Nectarios Services on Facebook (Group “Saint Nectarios – Pasco”) use the link:



Current Services Schedule

  • St. Nectarios Greek Orthodox Mission Church

    January 29 to February 12, 2023

    Sunday, January 29

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

    Friday, February 3

    7:00PM Online Akathist to St. Nectarios, St. Nectarios, Tricites WA (Zoom)

    7:00PM Online Akathist to St. Nectarios, St. Nectarios, Tricites WA (Zoom)

    Saturday, February 4

    10:00AM In-Church Divine Liturgy - Father Dean

    5:00PM Vespers Service - Online, St Nectarios, Tri-Cities WA

    Sunday, February 5

    10:00AM Online Divine Liturgy

    Saturday, February 11

    5:00PM Vespers Service - Online, St Nectarios, Tri-Cities WA

    Sunday, February 12

    10:00AM Online Divine Liturgy


Message from Father John



Countries set and militarily guard their boundaries, so that no one would trespass them.  But the sun and air cross over all the nations’ boundaries and no one can stop them.  Jesus, together with his disciples, came to the place of Tyre and Sidon, outside of the Jewish boundaries. There, the Syrophoenician woman met them.

 The woman had heard of Jesus' miracles and came to ask Jesus to heal her possessed by a demonic daughter, who was suffering.  The woman truly believed that Jesus could heal her.  The woman repeatedly called upon Jesus to help her. Jesus’ disciples, who were bothered by her continuous plea, asked Jesus to send her away.

 Jesus told the woman that he came to help the Jews, God’s children, and it is not right to take away their bread and throw it to the little dogs.  The woman, in utter humility, was not insulted by being called a doggie.  She only asked for the crumbs of the bread that fall from their master’s table.  Jesus admired and praised the woman's faith and humility and healed her daughter.

Faith, humility, prayer - miracles.  We all have a weakness, a Spiritual sickness that needs healing.  Learning from the praiseworthy example of the Syrophoenician woman, we are all invited to come to God in humble faith to ask him to help us, to heal us.  We should not be dismayed and discouraged if we do not immediately receive an answer from God. He tests us. We need to humbly persist and ask him to help us. And he will help us and respond to our needs, if it is for our good, for our salvation, as He responded to the plea of the Syrophoenician woman.  Amen.

With love,

Fr. John P. Angelis


Saints and Feasts

January 29

Gildas the Wise

January 29

Sunday of the Canaanite

January 29

Removal of the Relics of Ignatius the God-bearer

Saint Ignatius was a disciple of Saint John the Theologian, and a successor of the Apostles, and he became the second Bishop of Antioch, after Evodus. He wrote many epistles to the faithful, strengthening them in their confession, and preserving for us the teachings of the holy Apostles. Brought to Rome under Trajan, he was surrendered to lions to be eaten, and so finished the course of martyrdom about the year 107. The remnants of his bones were carefully gathered by the faithful and brought to Antioch. He is called God-bearer, as one who bare God within himself and was aflame in heart with love for Him. Therefore, in his Epistle to the Romans (ch. 4), imploring their love not to attempt to deliver him from his longed-for martyrdom, he said, "I am the wheat of God, and am ground by the teeth of the wild beasts, that I may be found to be the pure bread of God."

Saint John Chrysostom has a homily in honour of the translation of the Saint's relics (PG 50:587).


Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Plagal Fourth Tone

O Merciful One, You came from on high, and condescended to Your three day burial to save us from suffering. You are our Life and our Resurrection. Glory to You.

Apolytikion for Relics of Ignatius the Godbearer in the Fourth Tone

As a sharer of the ways and a successor to the throne of the Apostles, O inspired of God, thou foundest discipline to be a means of ascent to divine vision. Wherefore, having rightly divided the word of truth, thou didst also contest for the Faith even unto blood, O Hieromartyr Ignatius. Intercede with Christ our God that our souls be saved.

Apolytikion for the Church in the First Tone

The Offspring of Selyvria and Guardian of Aegina, the true friend of virtue who appeared in the last years. Oh Nectarios we faithful honor you as a godly servant of Christ! For you bring forth healings of every kind for those who piously cry out: Glory to Christ who has glorified you, Glory to him who made you wondrous, glory to him who workest healings for all through you.

Seasonal Kontakion in the First Tone

Your birth sanctified a Virgin's womb and properly blessed the hands of Symeon. Having now come and saved us O Christ our God, give peace to Your commonwealth in troubled times and strengthen those in authority, whom You love, as only the loving One.

Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Plagal Fourth Tone. Psalm 75.11,1.
Make your vows to the Lord our God and perform them.
Verse: God is known in Judah; his name is great in Israel.

The reading is from St. Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians 6:16-18; 7:1.

Brethren, you are the temple of the living God; as God said, "I will live in them and move among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Therefore come out from them, and be separate from them, says the Lord, and touch nothing unclean; then I will welcome you, and I will be a father to you, and you shall be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty."

Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, and make holiness perfect in the fear of God.

Gospel Reading

Sunday of the Canaanite
The Reading is from Matthew 15:21-28

At that time, Jesus went to the district of Tyre and Sidon. And behold, a Canaanite woman from that region came out and cried, "Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is severely possessed by a demon." But he did not answer her a word. And his disciples came and begged him, saying, "Send her away, for she is crying after us." He answered, "I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel." But she came and knelt before him, saying, "Lord, help me." And he answered, "It is not fair to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs." She said, "Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master's table." Then Jesus answered her, "O woman, great is your faith! Be it done for you as you desire." And her daughter was healed instantly.


St. Nectarios Services

Overview of St. Nectarios Services

St. Nectarios Greek Orthodox Mission Church
Once a month, we are celebrating in-Church Divine Liturgy on Saturdays.  We are thank-full for the Priests that are willing to come and officiate at these Services.  The post pandemic goal for St. Nectarios - Pasco  is to again have regular Sunday Liturgy Services along with Sunday School Classes.   You are welcome to join us in working on this quest.  

Currently, St Nectarios has a mixture of in church and on-line Services. Each month, there are usualy two in-Church Services: a Saturday Divine Liturgy and a Sunday Typica Service.  The celebration of most on-line Services is conducted by Fr. John Angelis (in Seattle, WA) and the St. Nectarios Choir/Readers/Volunteers (in the Tri-Cities, WA). These on-line Services allows Father John to join us for Services without requiring travel to the Tricities.

The faithful may view/participate in the online Services on the Saint Nectarios-Pasco Group on Facebook.  Online Services will be streamed and posted after they are complete. For many of the Services, the text is included to help the faithful follow the Service. To view Saint Nectarios Services, pictures, and other postings on Facebook Group “Saint Nectarios – Pasco” use the link:


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