Saint Nectarios Bulletin

Saint Nectarios Greek Orthodox Mission Church 
Bulletin for Week Ending October 17, 2021

Sunday of the 7th Ecumenical Council

Facebook: 'Saint Nectarios - Pasco Group     
Phone: 509 547-3968

Saint Nectarios Services 

St. Nectarios has a worship Service every weekend.  Currently these Services are conducted mainly online.  Return to live in-church services are planned when conditions allow.  The longer term goal is have live in-church services every weekend.

Online Services:  On weekends, we are having online Services.  When Father John can join us, online Saturday Vespers and Sunday Divine Liturgy Services is conducted, When Father John is unavailable, an online Typica Worship Service is conducted on Sunday by the St.  Nectarios Choir and Readers.  

These Services are conducted as Zoom meetings which normally are streamed and posted on Facebook. 

In-Church Liturgy:  When live in-church services resume, we will start with Divine Liturgy (likely on a Saturday) with a visiting Priest. It is currently uncertain when such services will start. 

These in-church Services are to be streamed and posted on Facebook for those who cannot attend the live in-Church Services. 


This Week:

Saturday, October 16

5:00 pm. Saturday Vespers (Zoom/Facebook)

You may either 

1) join this Service online in a Zoom meeting or 

2) participate through Facebook ('Saint Nectarios - Pasco' group)

The link to be join the online service Zoom meeting is::

Sunday, October 17

10:00 am. Divine Liturgy (Zoom/Facebook)

You may either 

1) join this Service online on Zoom or 

2) participate through viewing on Facebook ('Saint Nectarios - Pasco' group)

The link to be join the online service  Zoom meeting is::

Please consider participating in these Services either through Zoom or Facebook.  

Upcoming Services

Monday, November 1, Special Evening Service

6:00 pm. Te Akathist to St. Nectarios Service

The Akathist to St. Nectarios Service prays for the healing of the ill.  Participants take turns reading the sections of the Service.  A priest does not have to be present to conduct this Service. You may join/conduct this Service in two ways: 

1) On-Line:  At 6:00 PM Friday, join the on-line Akathist to St. Nectarios using the following Zoom link


 2) At-Home:  You have the option of having your family conduct the service in your home on Friday evening.  We suggest having your family take turns reading parts of the Service.  The text for the service may be found on the St. Nectarios Website.  

Monday, November 8,  St. Nectarios Service Feast Day Services

 6:00 pm.  Vesperal Liturgy  / The Blessing of the Five Loaves.(In-Church and on Facebook)

Father Dean will be here to help us celebrate the Feast Day of Saint Nectarios.  The tentative plan is to start Services in the evening at 6 pm on November 8 with  A Vesperal Liturgy followed by The Blessing of the Five Loaves.

These Services will be at the St. Nectarios Church in Pasco WA.  For those that are unable to come to Church, the Service will also be streamed and posted on Facebook.   

During the Services in the Church, all safety regulations will be followed as prescribed by our Governor for the pandemic conditions at that time.   If conditions allow, there will be a Social Hour following the Services.



Sunday October 17

Sunday of the 7th Ecumenical Council 

Saints and Feasts

Hosea the Prophet

Holy Martyrs Cosmas and Damian of Arabia

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 Sun. of the 7th Ecumenical Council in the Plagal Fourth Tone

You are greatly glorified, O Christ our God, who established our Fathers as luminaries upon the earth, and through them led us all to the true Faith. O Most compassionate, glory to You.

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 Second Tone

O Protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame, mediation unto the creator most constant: O despise not the voices of those who have sinned; but be quick, O good one, to come unto our aid, who in faith cry unto thee: Hasten to intercession and speed thou to make supplication, O thou who dost ever protect, O Theotokos, them that honor thee.

The translations of hymns are under copyright and used by permission. All rights reserved. These works may not be further reproduced, in print or on other websites or in any other form, without the prior written authorization of the copyright holder; Resurrectional Apolytikion in Plagal of the Fourth Tone &copy Narthex Press; Apolytikion for Sun. of the 7th Ecumenical Council in the Plagal of the Fourth Tone &copy Narthex Press; Seasonal Kontakion in the Second Tone &copy Holy Transfiguration Monastery.

Epistle Readings

Prokeimenon. Fourth Tone. Daniel 3.26,27.
Blessed are you, O Lord, the God of our fathers.
Verse: For you are just in all you have done.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to Titus 3:8-15.

Titus, my son, the saying is sure. I desire you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to apply themselves to good deeds; these are excellent and profitable to men. But avoid stupid controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels over the law, for they are unprofitable and futile. As for a man who is factious, after admonishing him once or twice, have nothing more to do with him, knowing that such a person is perverted and sinful; he is self-condemned.

When I send Artemas or Tychicos to you, do your best to come to me at Nicopolis, for I have decided to spend the winter there. Do your best to speed Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their way; see that they lack nothing. And let our people learn to apply themselves to good deeds, so as to help cases of urgent need, and not to be unfruitful.

All who are with me send greeting to you. Greet those who love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen.

Gospel Readings

Sunday of the 7th Ecumenical Council
Luke 8:5-15

The Lord said this parable: "A sower went out to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell along the path, and was trodden under foot, and the birds of the air devoured it. And some fell on the rock; and as it grew up, it withered away, because it had no moisture. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns grew with it and choked it. And some fell into good soil and grew, and yielded a hundredfold." And when his disciples asked him what this parable meant, he said, "To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of God; but for others they are in parables, so that seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand. Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. The ones along the path are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, that they may not believe and be saved. And the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear the word, receive it with joy; but these have no root, they believe for a while and in time of temptation fall away. And as for what fell among the thorns, they are those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and their fruit does not mature. And as for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bring forth fruit with patience." As he said these things, he cried out "He who has ears to hear, let him hear."

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