Transfiguration Services

Icon of Transfiguration 5:30 pm Monday, August 18 — Vigil of Transfiguration
9:00 am Tuesday, August 19 — Divine Liturgy for Transfiguration (Hours begin at 8:40 a.m.)

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.

Dormition Fast

Icon of the Dormition of the Theotokos


The Dormition fast begins on Friday, August 14 and continues through Thursday, August 27.


Redesigned Website

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.

Great Vespers instead of Vigil on July 26

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.

Another Retreat Weekend with Fr. Demetrios

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

  • 5:30 p.m. — Daily Vespers
  • 6:30 p.m. — Talk #1 by Fr. Demetrios

Saturday, July 12

  • 10:30 a.m. — Talk #2 by Fr. Demetrios
  • noon — Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. — Talk #3 by Fr. Demetrios
  • 5:30 p.m. — Vigil and Litya for Sts. Peter and Paul

Apostles’ Fast


The Apostles’ Fast begins on Monday, June 16 and goes through Friday, July 11. The feast of Saints Peter and Paul is Saturday, July 12.

Fr. Luke Visiting (Weekend of June 14-15)

This weekend (June 14-15) Archimandrite Luke Murianka will be our guest. He is the abbot of Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY and the dean of the Seminary. Be sure to come greet, worship and visit with Father Luke! He will be answering questions during the afternoon instructional talk.

Pentecost Services

Icon of PentecostSaturday, June 7

  • 5:30 p.m. — Vigil of Pentecost

Sunday, June 8

  • 10:00 a.m. — Divine Liturgy (Hours begin at 9:40 a.m.)
  • Kneeling Vespers of Pentecost immediately following Divine Liturgy (~30 minutes)
  • Trapeza after the Kneeling Vespers

Book Ministry Update

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.

Ascension Services at Holy Acension in Resaca, GA (no services at St. Nektarios)

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.

The monastery is about 1 hour 45 minutes from our parish. Written directions can be found here, or you can look at the Google map. The address is 5052 S. Dixie Hwy., Resaca, GA 30721.

Spiritual Retreat with Fr. Demetrios Carellas May 16-18

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

Lyra Performance on May 8

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.