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Saint Nectarios Greek Orthodox Church and Shrine

20340 E. Covina Blvd., Covina, CA 91724-1608

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This Week’s Schedule of Services:

SUNDAY, September 22nd, 2019 – First Sunday of Luke




SUNDAY, September 22nd, 2019 –First Sunday of Luke

·         9:00 am -Matins/Orthros

Click this link to Orthros/Matins Gospel Reading

10:00 am - Divine Liturgy.

Click this link to Epistle Reading

Click this link to Holy Gospel Reading

·         No Sunday School today

·         12:30 pm Paraklesis to Saint Nectarios


WEDNESDAY, September 25th, 2019 

·         7:00 pm -Paraklesis Service to Saint Nectarios.

FRIDAY, September 27th, 2019

·         5:30 PM—Greek School Elementary

·         6:30 PM—Greek School Intermediate





Resurrectional Apolytikion.

Mode pl. 1. Automelon.

Let us worship the Word who is

unoriginate * with the Father and the

Spirit, and from a Virgin was born * for our

salvation, O believers, and let us sing His

praise. * For in His goodness He was pleased

* to ascend the Cross in the flesh, and to

undergo death, * and to raise up those who

had died, * by His glorious Resurrection.


Ἀπολυτίκιον Ἀναστάσιμον.

Ἦχος πλ. αʹ. Αὐτόμελον.

Τὸν συνάναρχον Λόγον Πατρὶ καὶ

Πνεύματι, τὸν ἐκ Παρθένου τεχθέντα εἰς

σωτηρίαν ἡμῶν, ἀνυμνήσωμεν πιστοὶ

καὶ προσκυνήσωμεν, ὅτι ηὐδόκησε σαρκί,

ἀνελθεῖν ἐν τῷ Σταυρῷ, καὶ θάνατον

ὑπομεῖναι, καὶ ἐγεῖραι τοὺς τεθνεῶτας, ἐν

τῇ ἐνδόξῳ Ἀναστάσει αὐτοῦ.


Resurrectional Kontakion.

You descended to Hades, my Savior,

and shattered its gates, as the Almighty. As

Creator, You raised the dead with yourself,

and smashed the sting of death, O Christ.

You freed Adam from the curse, O Lover of

humanity. Therefore, we all cry out to You,

Save us, O Lord.


Κοντάκιον Ἀναστάσιμον.

Πρὸς τὸν ᾍδην Σωτήρ μου

συγκαταβέβηκας, καὶ τὰς πύλας συντρίψας

ὡς παντοδύναμος, τοὺς θανόντας ὡς

Κτίστης συνεξανέστησας, καὶ θανάτου τὸ

κέντρον Χριστὲ συνέτριψας, καὶ Ἀδὰμ τῆς

κατάρας ἐῤῥύσω Φιλάνθρωπε· διὸ πάντες

σοι κράζομεν· Σῶσον ἡμᾶς Κύριε.






The Falling Asleep of St. John the Evangelist and Theologian



This Apostle was from Bethsaida of Galilee, and was the son of Zebedee and Salome, and the brother of James the elder. First a fisherman by trade, he became an Apostle and the beloved Disciple of Christ. Only he of all the Disciples followed Him even to the Cross, and was entrusted with the care of our Saviour's Mother, as it were another son to her, and a brother of Christ the Teacher. After this, he preached throughout Asia Minor, especially in Ephesus. When the second persecution against the Christians began in the year 96 during the reign of Domitian, he was taken in bonds to Rome, and there was cast into a vat filled to the brim with boiling oil. Coming forth therefrom unharmed, he was exiled to the island of Patmos, where he wrote the Book of Revelation. Returning again to Ephesus after the death of the tyrant, he wrote his Gospel (after the other Evangelists had already written theirs) and his three Catholic Epistles. In all, he lived ninety-five years and fell asleep in the Lord during the reign of Trajan in the year 100. He was called Theologian because he loftily expounded in his Gospel the theology of the inexpressible and eternal birth of the Son and Word of God the Father. It is for this cause that an eagle-a symbol of the Holy Spirit, as Saint Irenaeus says-is depicted in his icon, for this was one of the four symbolic living creatures that the Prophet Ezekiel saw (Ezek. 1:10).

 Apolytikion of Translation of John the Theologian

Second Tone

Beloved Apostle of Christ our God, hasten to deliver a people without defense. He who permitted you to recline upon His bosom, accepts you on bended knee before Him. Beseech Him, O Theologian, to dispel the persistent cloud of nations, asking for us peace and great mercy.


Kontakion of Translation of John the Theologian

Second Tone

Who can tell thy mighty works, O virgin Saint? For thou pourest forth miracles, and art a source of healings, and thou dost intercede for our souls, as the Theologian and the friend of Christ.


The Conception of St. John the Baptist and Forerunner


This came to pass fifteen months before the birth of Christ, after the vision of the Angel that Zacharias, the father of the Forerunner, saw in the Temple while he executed the priest's office in the order of his course during the feast of the Tabernacles, as tradition bears witness. In this vision, the Archangel Gabriel appeared to Zacharias and said to him, "Thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elizabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John" (Luke 1:13). Knowing that Elizabeth was barren, and that both he and she were elderly, Zacharias did not believe what the Angel told him, although he had before him the example of Abraham and Sarah, of Hannah, mother of the Prophet Samuel, and of other barren women in Israel who gave birth by the power of God. Hence, he was condemned by the Archangel to remain speechless until the fulfilment of these words in their season, which also came to pass (Luke 1:7-24).


Apolytikion of Conception of the Forerunner

Fourth Tone

Rejoice, O thou barren one who hadst not borne until now; for lo, in all truth thou hast conceived the lamp of the Sun, and he shall send forth his light over all the earth, which is afflicted with blindness. Dance, O Zacharias, and cry out with great boldness: The one to be born is the blessedth Prophet of God Most High.


Kontakion of Conception of the Forerunner

First Tone

Great Zacharias now doth rejoice with resplendence; Elizabeth his glorious yoke-mate exulteth; for she hath conceived divine John the Forerunner worthily, whom the great Archangel had announced with rejoicing, whom, as it is meet, we men revere as a sacred initiate of grace divine.


Special Announcement:

·        We are having Open Registration for Sunday Religious School and Greek School. Classes start on September, 2019 until May 2020. Please contact: Mrs. Rebecca Lawdis at 909-367– 6651. The location is at the back of the property in the last modular buildings.

·        We need volunteer teachers for our Sunday School Program for September, 2019 up to May, 2020. If interested please contact Peter Klentos at 714-466-0356 or send him email at

·        If someone wants to sponsor the coffee hour, there is a sign-up sheet in the Hall. Please write legibly your name next to the date you want to sponsor

·        We need oil (Extra Virgin Olive Oil) for the Church, please donate.

·        Please notify us if someone in the member of the family or yourself is sick, so that we may offer healing prayer.

·        We would like to remind all members of the Saint Nectarios Philoptochos Society that the first meeting for this ecclesiastical year (2019-2020) will be held on September 29th, 2019 at the Church Hall right after coffee hour.







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