Remember to bring fruit to be blessed at Divine Liturgy!
There will be no Daily Vespers on Wednesday, August 20, and no Vigil on Saturday, August 23.
The Dormition fast begins on Friday, August 14 and continues through Thursday, August 27.
If you have visited our website before, you will notice that it is now totally redesigned. We hope you will find this site to be a useful resource with links to the Lives of the Saints and the Scripture readings of the day, upcoming services from our calendar, links to websites and videos, and articles about Orthodoxy under Orthodox Edification.
Please note that Great Vespers instead of Vigil will be served this Saturday (July 26) and will start at the usual time of 5:30 p.m.
Father Demetrios Carellas will be our guest again for a portion of this weekend. Father is a Protopresbyter and Archimandrite of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, serving as chaplain to Nativity of the Theotokos Monastery in Saxonburg, PA. A sought-after retreat leader, Fr. Demetri has many spiritual children in the Knoxville and Nashville area.
The theme of the retreat is The Holy Orthodox Faith: Finding True Freedom through Slavery and Total Victory through Surrender.
Friday, July 11
Saturday, July 12
The Book Ministry has just received a number of prayer ropes, small icons, and icon “ornament,” some rolls of charcoal, and a number of books and booklets including the “Akathist to Martyr Varus, Holy Intercessor for Family Members Who Reposed Outside the Orthodox Faith.”
Other books and CDs have been ordered from various sources and should be arriving in the next 1-2 weeks.
The Monastery of the Glorious Ascension in Resaca, GA has invited our parish and other parishes in the region to celebrate their patronal feast on Thursday, May 29, 2014. Metropolitan HILARION will be in attendance.
There will be a Vigil on Wednesday evening (May 28) at 6 p.m. On Thursday morning the greeting of the Metropolitan will be at 9 a.m., the Hours will start at about 9:30 a.m., and the Divine Liturgy will begin at about 10:00 a.m.
Fr. Job will will be at the monastery on both days for the services, so we will not have Ascension services at St. Nektarios. All that can make the journey are encouraged to attend. A meal will follow the service so please try to bring food or drink if you can.
Archimandrite Demetrios Carellas, Chaplain of the Nativity of Theotokos Monastery in Saxonburg, PA in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese will be our guest and lead several talks. Father Demetrios is a renown retreat leader and has hundreds of spiritual children across the US, including many in the Knoxville and Nashville area.
5:30 p.m. — Daily Vespers
6:30 p.m. — Talk 1 on Faith (light meal to follow)
10:30 a.m. — Talk 2 on Hope
Noon — Lunch
1 p.m. — Talk 3 on Love
5:30 — Vigil
10 a.m. — Divine Liturgy (Hours begin at 9:40)
Noon — Lunch and Open Discussion with Fr. Demetrios and Fr. Job
The vocal ensemble Lyra from St Petersburg, Russia, will be singing sacred and folk music at St. Nektarios on Wednesday, May 8 at 6:30 p.m.
There is no charge for the concert, but a plate will be put out to collect funds for the singers.
Light refreshments will be served afterwards.