Weekly Bulletin

Saint Nectarios Greek Orthodox Mission Church

Bulletin for Week Ending May 31, 2020

627 West Bonneville St, Pasco WA 99301 / Phone: (509) 547-3968

Church Email: tricityorthodox@aol.com / Website: http://www.stnectariostricities.org  

Announcements


Status: 
We continue our prayers for those affected by the virus.  We look forward to the re-starting of church services and the availability of Holy Eucharist.

To help plan the restarting of services, the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America, the COVID-19 Task Force, and its members created a toolkit which provides interactive access to current local COVID-19 data.  The link for this toolkit is:

https://script.google.com/macros/s/AKfycbzDwz2l3VDJXt8P11wgI1WfmANjgnQr6KgwNCrThG5Buz5tpLE/exec

They clearly state that the toolkit is solely for reference and informational purposes only.


Orthodox Observer:
This new publication, Orthodox Observer, from the Archdiocese will provide news and features from around the Archdiocese, its metropolises, ministries, institutions, organizations, and parishes in a timely manner on various platforms.  Additional information on this publication is available on this website in the "Orthodox Observer" Tab.


Parish Council Meeting:
The members of the St. Nectarios Parish Council are setting up a meeting to discuss the status of the church.  The current members of the Parish Council are  John Bekhazi, Tatiana Van Dinter, Ted Kinan, Maria Touvannas, Matt Van Dinter, and Tammy Droppo.

Fathers of the 1st Council– May 31

The heresiarch Arius was a Libyan by race and a protopresbyter of the Church of Alexandria. In 315, he began to blaspheme against the Son and Word of God.

Moved by divine zeal to stop this blasphemy, the first Christian Sovereign, Saint Constantine the Great, the equal to the Apostles, summoned the renowned First Ecumenical Council in Nicaea, a city of Bithynia. It was there that the shepherds and teachers of the Church of Christ gathered from all regions in the year 325. All of them, with one mouth and one voice, declared that the Son and Word of God is one in essence with the Father, true God of true God, and they composed the holy Symbol of Faith up to the seventh article (since the remainder, beginning with "And in the Holy Spirit," was completed by the Second Ecumenical Council).

Recognizing the divine Fathers as heralds of the Faith after the divine Apostles, the Church of Christ has appointed this present Sunday for their annual commemoration, in thanksgiving and unto the glory of God, unto their praise and honor, and unto the strengthening of the true Faith. 

 

Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Readings

 Fathers of the 1st Council
John 17:1-13

At that time, Jesus lifted up his eyes to heaven and said, "Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him power over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work which you gave me to do; and now, Father, you glorify me in your own presence with the glory which I had with you before the world was made.

"I have manifested your name to the men whom you gave me out of the world; yours they were, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that everything that you have given me is from you; for I have given them the words which you gave me, and they have received them and know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you did send me. I am praying for them; I am not praying for the world but for those whom you have given me, for they are mine; all mine are yours, and yours are mine, and I am glorified in them. And now I am no more in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are one. While I was with them, I kept them in your name, which you have given me; I have guarded them, and none of them is lost but the son of perdition, that the scripture might be fulfilled. But now I am coming to you; and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves."

 Gospel Readings

Fathers of the 1st Council
John 17:1-13

At that time, Jesus lifted up his eyes to heaven and said, "Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him power over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work which you gave me to do; and now, Father, you glorify me in your own presence with the glory which I had with you before the world was made.

"I have manifested your name to the men whom you gave me out of the world; yours they were, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that everything that you have given me is from you; for I have given them the words which you gave me, and they have received them and know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you did send me. I am praying for them; I am not praying for the world but for those whom you have given me, for they are mine; all mine are yours, and yours are mine, and I am glorified in them. And now I am no more in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are one. While I was with them, I kept them in your name, which you have given me; I have guarded them, and none of them is lost but the son of perdition, that the scripture might be fulfilled. But now I am coming to you; and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves."

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