Saint Nectarios Bulletin

Saint Nectarios Greek
Orthodox Mission Church
Bulletin for Week Ending
Sunday September 19
Sunday after Holy Cross
627 West Bonneville St, Pasco WA 99301
Facebook: 'Saint Nectarios - Pasco Group      Email:
Website:     Phone: 509 547-3968
 We continue special prayers for all those suffering with sickness and health issues.
Saint Nectarios Services – Online Services Have Restarted
 This week, the full schedule of St. Nectarios Online Services and Activities are restarted. 
Saturday, September 18
5:00 pm. Orthodox Faith Discussion Group (Zoom)
5:00 pm. Saturday Vespers (Zoom)
The link for both Saturday meetings is:
Sunday, September 19.  Sunday after Holy Cross
10:00 am. Divine Liturgy (Zoom)
 1:00 pm.  Parish Fellowship Time (Zoom)
The link for both Sunday meetings is:
Please consider joining and participating with other Parish members in these Services and activities.  This week, these Services will be posted to the Facebook group "St Nectarios - Pasco."  The discussion group and fellowship time activities are not posted online.
Fr. John does not expect to be available to visit the Tri-Cities in the near future.  A request has been made to have a visiting Priest for a live Divine Liturgy at St. Nectarios on a Saturday once a month.  It is currently uncertain when such services will start. 
So, our plan is to work towards having in-church Divine Liturgy once a month.   It is likely that the live Services will be Saturdays because of the availability of clergy.  On weekends when St. Nectarios does not have visiting clergy, there will be on-line Services.
Christian Education Classes
 Our hope is to be able to restart Church School classes in some form this Fall.   Options are being discussed.  Let us know if you have suggestions and comments related to having educational effort.  The point of contact for these classes is Jim Droppo (5O9 547-8745,
Sunday September 19
Sunday after Holy Cross
Theodore of Tarsus, Archbishop of Canterbury
Trophimus, Sabbatius, & Dorymedon the Martyrs
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 Holy Cross in the First Tone
Lord, save Your people and bless Your inheritance, granting our rulers to prevail over adversaries, and protecting Your commonwealth by Your Cross.
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 Fourth Tone
Lifted up on the Cross by Your free will, Christ God, grant mercies to the new commonwealth that bears Your name. Gladden our faithful rulers by Your power, giving them victories over their adversaries. May Your alliance be for them a weapon for peace, an invincible standard.
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 Fourth Tone &copy Narthex Press; Apolytikion for Afterfeast of the Holy Cross in the First Tone &copy Narthex Press; Seasonal Kontakion in the Fourth Tone &copy Narthex Press.
Gospel and Epistle Readings
Epistle Readings
Prokeimenon. Fourth Tone. Psalm 103.24,1.
O Lord, how manifold are your works. You have made all things in wisdom.
Verse: Bless the Lord, O my soul.
The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Galatians 2:16-20.
Brethren, knowing that a man is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ, and not by works of the law, because by works of the law shall no one be justified. But if, in our endeavor to be justified in Christ, we ourselves were found to be sinners, is Christ then an agent of sin? Certainly not! But if I build up again those things which I tore down, then I prove myself a transgressor. For I through the law died to the law, that I might live to God. I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me; and the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Gospel Readings
Sunday after Holy Cross
Mark 8:34-38; 9:1
The Lord said: "If anyone wishes to come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it; and whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel's will save it. For what does it profit a man, to gain the whole world and forfeit his life? For what can a man give in return for his life? For whoever is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of man also be ashamed, when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels." And he said to them, "Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God come with power."
Donate to St Nectarios Online
The donation link is also available on the St. Nectarios Website.
Need Help? Just call for help connecting to online activities.   Jim Droppo 5O9 366-8745.
St. Nectarios Greek
Orthodox Mission Church
Portions are generated by
Orthodox Archdiocese of America. 
The 2021 St Nectarios Ecumenical Calendars are still available
Email: To be added/removed from our email list, please send a note to

Please see 'Announcements' (under the 'About Us' Tab) for additional information about St. Nectarios activities.

 The Orthodox Marketplace - The offical online store of the Greet Orthodox Archdiocese of America

 Iconogram: Share the Orthodox Christian Faith with an Iconogram

 Monastery:  St. John the Forerunner Greek Orthodox Monastery