St. Nectarios Greek Orthodox Mission Church
Publish Date: 2022-09-11
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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

Services Schedule

    Online DIVINE LITURGY - 10:00am


    In-church TYPICA Reader Service - 10:00am

Past Bulletins

Weekly Saint Nectarios Bulletin

St Nectarios Church Services

All are welcome at Saint Nectarios!




Please join us at St. Nectarios!

Our Services are mainly in English. Although in the Greek diocese, Orthodox faithful from many backgrounds/countries worship in our church.  During Services (Divine Liturgy and Typica), we do the Lord's Prayer in all the languages represented by the faithful celebrating the Service. 

Saturday Liturgy

A future in church Divine Liturgy Saturday Service is being planned.  The date of this Service will be announced in upcoming Bulletins.  


Current Services Schedule

  • James Droppo

    September 11 to September 25, 2022

    Sunday, September 11

    10:00AM Online Divine Liturgy

    Saturday, September 17

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

    Sunday, September 18

    10:00AM Online Divine Liturgy

    Saturday, September 24

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

    Sunday, September 25

    10:00AM Online Divine Liturgy


St. Nectarios Service Information

Overview of St. Nectarios Services

St. Nectarios Greek Orthodox Mission Church
627 West Bonneville St, Pasco WA 99301
Facebook: 'Saint Nectarios - Pasco Group'
Phone: (509) 547-3968.
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:

The long term goal for St. Nectarios - Pasco  is to have regular in-church Sunday Liturgy Services along with a Sunday School.    


Message from Father John


Weekly Message


      The Cross is the greatest sign of God’s love.  It is God’s sign, sent to us from heaven to redeem and replace the negative signs of life.  Christ died on the Cross in order to do away with the enmity that divided people and in order to reconcile them to himself.  “While we were His enemies, He died for us.”  “For God loved the world so much that He gave His only Begotten Son, so that whoever believes in Him may not die, but have everlasting life.”

    The Cross of Christ embodies and personifies God’s great love for us.  The Cross reconciles us to one another; it empowers and enables us to reach out to our fellow persons in need and to help them.When we allow the love of Christ to inspire and motivate us, then there is no limit to what we can do for others.  For the Cross of Christ is wisdom and power; it enables us to find countless ways to serve others for the glory of God.

     When the Church presents to us the precious Cross for our veneration, it invites us to commit ourselves to Christ and to ask ourselves what we can do for the people around us.

    When various church committees came to a pastor to complain that people are not volunteering anymore, the pastor removed the Cross from the altar the following week.  When the people inquired about the Cross, the pastor told them that the Cross had lost its true meaning and had become a mere decorative symbol.  It was important for their salvation to look into themselves to recapture the true meaning of the Cross before he wouldrestore it on the altar.

     Indeed, the Cross stands for God’s sacrificial love for us and Christ’s redemptive work for our salvation.  Let these divine gifts become ours by reaching out to our fellow people.

With love, 

Fr. John P. Angelis   



Saints and Feasts

September 11

Sunday before Holy Cross

September 11

Theodora of Alexandria

This saint lived in the fifth century. Out of remorse for the adultery that she committed with another man, she fled from her husband's house, renamed herself Theodore, clothed herself as a man, and pretending to be a eunuch, entered a monastery of men. Her identity as a woman was discovered only after her death.

September 11

Euphrosynos the Cook


Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Fourth Tone

The women disciples of the Lord heard from the angel, the joyful news of the Resurrection and the repeal of the sentence imposed upon our forefathers. With pride they said to the Apostles, "Death is vanquished, Christ our God is risen bestowing upon the world His great mercy."

Apolytikion for Afterfeast of the Nativity of the Theotokos in the Fourth Tone

Your birth, O Theotokos, brought joy to the whole world, for from you dawned the sun of righteousness, Christ our God. Freeing us from the curse, He gave us His blessings. Abolishing death, He granted us eternal life.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Fourth Tone

In your holy birth, Immaculate One, Joachim and Anna were rid of the shame of childlessness; Adam and Eve of the corruption of death. And so your people, free of the guilt of their sins, celebrate crying: "The barren one gives birth to the Theotokos, who nourishes our life."

Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Plagal Second Tone. Psalm 27.9,1.
O Lord, save your people and bless your inheritance.
Verse: To you, O Lord, I have cried, O my God.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Galatians 6:11-18.

Brethren, see with what large letters I am writing to you with my own hand. It is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh that would compel you to be circumcised, and only in order that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ. For even those who receive circumcision do not themselves keep the law, but they desire to have you circumcised that they may glory in your flesh. But far be it from me to glory except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation. Peace and mercy be upon all who walk by this rule, upon the Israel of God. Henceforth let no man trouble me; for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brethren. Amen.

Gospel Reading

Sunday before Holy Cross
The Reading is from John 3:13-17

The Lord said, "No one has ascended into heaven but he who descended from heaven, the Son of man who is in heaven. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.

"For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him."