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St. Nectarios Mission Church
Publish Date: 2020-08-02
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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

or

    TYPICA Reader Service - 10:00am


Message from Father John

 
 

Talents at the Service of the Church and Assistance to our Fellowman.


As we enter the month of November, let me mention four Christian Saints, among countless others, who made a difference in their society, by helping other people, each with their own talents.


St. Philip the Apostle, Who, at the direction of the holy Spirit, catechized  the Ethiopian Eunuch and baptized him. He then sent him to his country to bear witness to Christ among his people.

 


St. John Chrysostom used his eloquence and deep knowledge of the Christian faith to teach the people in Antioch as a priest and Constantinople as a Patriarch.  He did not only preach the gospel but he also practiced his faith. He fed 3000 widows and orphans a day. He ended his saintly life as a martyr, as a witness to the truth.


Saint Catherine defended the Christian faith against the philosophers of her time. She taught them the truth of the revealed faith of Christ. She suffered martyrdom defending the truth among the idolaters.  She is one of the great martyrs of our faith. The monastery on Mount Sinai, where Moses received the 10 Commandments, as well as  many churches are dedicated to her memory.

 


The Holy Unmercenaries, Cosmas and Damian, physicians and compassionate Christians, used their profession to heal people and strengthen them in their faith. They taught us to look not only after the health of our body, but also not to neglect the health of our spirit, our faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. They have become the Patron Saints of our Philoptochos.

 


All these charismatic charismatic Saints of our Church have taught us to use our gifts to honor and serve God and, at the same time,  to assist and serve our fellowman.


With love, Fr. John P. Angelis

 
 
With love, Fr. John P. Angelis
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Saints and Feasts

Allsaint
August 02

Plegmund, Archbishop of Canterbury


Loavesfishes
August 02

8th Sunday of Matthew


Stephen
August 02

Translation of the Relics of Stephen the Protomartyr

After the First Martyr had been stoned to death (see Dec. 27), Gamaliel, his teacher, encouraged certain of the Christians to go by night and take up the Saint's body and bury it in his field, which was at a distance of some twenty miles from Jerusalem and was called by his name, "Kaphar-gamala," that is, "the field of Gamala," where Gamaliel himself was later buried. About the year 427, a certain pious man called Lucian, who was the parish priest of a church near to that field, received from God a revelation in a dream concerning the place where the First Martyr was buried. He immediately made this known to John, the Patriarch of Jerusalem. Thus, coming to the place indicated, and digging there, they found a box with the word "Stephen" in Aramaic letters. On opening it, they took these most sacred relics and transferred them to Jerusalem with great honor and in the company of a very great multitude of the faithful.


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Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Grave Tone

By Your Cross, O Christ our God, You destroyed death. You opened paradise to the thief. You transformed the lament of the Myrrh-bearing women, and You commanded the Apostles to proclaim You are risen, granting the world Your great mercy.

Apolytikion for Translation of the relics of Stephen in the Fourth Tone

For the struggles you endured for Christ God, a royal diadem crowns your head, O First Champion of Martyrs. For you refuted the folly of the Jews and beheld your Savior on the right of the Father. Ever beseech Him, therefore, for our souls.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Grave Tone

You were transfigured upon the mount, O Christ our God, and Your disciples, in so far as they could bear, beheld Your glory. Thus, when they see You crucified, they may understand Your voluntary passion, and proclaim to the world that You are truly the effulgence of the Father.
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Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Grave Tone. Psalm 28.11,1.
The Lord will give strength to his people.
Verse: Bring to the Lord, O sons of God, bring to the Lord honor and glory.

The reading is from St. Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians 1:10-17.

Brethren, I appeal to you by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree and that there be no dissensions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment. For it has been reported to me by Chloe's people that there is quarreling among you, my brethren. What I mean is that each one of you says, "I belong to Paul," or "I belong to Apollos," or "I belong to Cephas," or "I belong to Christ." Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul? I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispos and Gaius; lest any one should say that you were baptized in my name. (I did baptize also the household of Stephanas. Beyond that, I do not know whether I baptized any one else.) For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.


Gospel Reading

8th Sunday of Matthew
The Reading is from Matthew 14:14-22

At that time, Jesus saw a great throng; and he had compassion on them, and healed their sick. When it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, "This is a lonely place, and the day is now over; send the crowds away to go into the villages and buy food for themselves." Jesus said, "They need not go away; you give them something to eat." They said to him, "We have only five loaves here and two fish." And he said, "Bring them here to me." Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass; and taking the five loaves and the two fish he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and broke and gave the loaves to the crowds. And they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up twelve baskets full of the broken pieces left over. And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children. Then he made the disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds.


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Wisdom of the Fathers

And another thing too we learn, the self-restraint of the disciples which they practised in necessary things, and how little they accounted of food.
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 49 on Matthew 14, 4th Century

For being twelve, they had five loaves only and two fishes; so secondary to them were the things of the body: so did they cling to the things spiritual only. And not even that little did they hold fast, but gave up even it when asked.
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 49 on Matthew 14, 4th Century

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Calendar

  • Services

    September 2020

    Friday, September 4

    6:00PM Akathist to St. Nectarios, St. Nectarios, Tricites WA (Zoom)

    Saturday, September 5

    3:00PM Orthodox Study and Discussion Group, St Nectarios, Tricities WA (Zoom)

    4:00PM Vespers, St Nectarios, Tricities WA (Zoom interactive)

    Sunday, September 6

    1:00PM Sunday Fellowship Time - St Nectarios, Pasco WA

    Saturday, September 12

    3:00PM Orthodox Study and Discussion Group, St Nectarios, Tricities WA (Zoom)

    4:00PM Vespers, St Nectarios, Tricities WA (Zoom interactive)

    Sunday, September 13

    1:00PM Sunday Fellowship Time - St Nectarios, Pasco WA

    Tuesday, September 15

    2:00PM Social Meeting

    Saturday, September 19

    3:00PM Orthodox Study and Discussion Group, St Nectarios, Tricities WA (Zoom)

    4:00PM Vespers, St Nectarios, Tricities WA (Zoom interactive)

    Sunday, September 20

    1:00PM Sunday Fellowship Time - St Nectarios, Pasco WA

    Saturday, September 26

    3:00PM Orthodox Study and Discussion Group, St Nectarios, Tricities WA (Zoom)

    4:00PM Vespers, St Nectarios, Tricities WA (Zoom interactive)

    Sunday, September 27

    1:00PM Sunday Fellowship Time - St Nectarios, Pasco WA

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Announcements

Akathist to St. Nectarios

Akathist to St. Nectarios will take place Friday, December 1 at 6:00pm.  The service will be followed by a potluck meal and fellowship time. Let’s join together in asking for the intercessory prayers of St. Nectarios.  We encourage everyone to participate from where ever you may be, to get the text simply click on the link - http://www.angelfire.com/planet/parastos/akathistnectarios.html.


Parish Council Meeting – TBA


Fall General Assembly Meeting

The Fall General Assembly Meeting took place on Sunday, November 24th.  There was a review of 2019 profit and loss statement, approval of 2020 budget and election of (3) parish council members.


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Schedules

Prosphoron

10/06/2019

Saturday, 11/16 - Tatiana Van Dinter

 


Fellowship Meals

 Saturday, 11/16 – Lorraine Shapley (fast – fish allowed)


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