St. Nectarius Greek Orthodox Church

50 Goddard Avenue, Peabody, MA 01960
Tel: (123) 456-7890 | Fax: (123) 456-0987

Welcome to the St. Nectarius Orthodox Church Website

Photo of our parish."Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God." - Romans 15:7

Through this web site, we are pleased to be able to introduce you to that same worship and fellowship as it is expressed in the life of our Parish. If you are a new member of our parish, or are considering membership, these web pages will acquaint you with what our parish offers to those who give it support and sustenance; to those who already belong to the church, we hope they will provide you with the assurance that your sacrificial offerings are received with profound respect, and are utilized to maximum effectiveness. They will, in any case, enable you to make the informed decisions that are necessary for a meaningful relationship with your church! 

 

Worship Schedule

We meet for worship every Sunday morning at 10:00 AM followed by a fellowship coffee hour in our community center.

Sunday Services

Orthros/Matins: 9:00 AM
Divine Liturgy: 10:00 AM

Weekly Services

Orthros/Matins: 8:00 AM
Divine Liturgy: 9:00 AM

For further information about our schedule of services please contact our Church office Monday-Friday between 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

Our Orthodox Christian Faith

Our Faith: Liturgy

"We knew not whether we were in heaven or on earth, for surely there is no such splendor or beauty anywhere on earth. We cannot describe it to you; we only know that God dwells there among men and that their Service surpasses the worship of all other places..." In the latter part of the tenth century, Vladimir the Prince of Kiev sent envoys to various Christian centers to study their form of worship. These are the words the envoys uttered when they reported their presence at the celebration of the Eucharist in the Great Church of Holy Wisdom in Constantinople. The profound experience expressed by the Russian envoys has been one shared by many throughout the centuries who have witnessed for the first time the beautiful and inspiring Divine Liturgy of the Orthodox Church. Learn more



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Our Patron Saint

Nektarius the Wonderworker, Metropolitan of Pentapolis

Saint Nektarius was born in Selyvria of Thrace on October 1, 1846. After putting himself through school in Constantinople with much hard labour, he became a monk on Chios in 1876, receiving the monastic name of Lazarus; because of his virtue, a year later he was ordained deacon, receiving the new name of Nektarius. Under the patronage of Patriarch Sophronius of Alexandria, Nektarius went to Athens to study in 1882; completing his theological studies in 1885, he went to Alexandria, where Patriarch Sophronius ordained him priest on March 23, 1886 in the Cathedral of Saint Sabbas, and in August of the same year, in the Church of Saint Nicholas in Cairo, made him Archimandrite. Archimandrite Nektarius showed much zeal both for preaching the word of God, and for the beauty of God's house. He greatly beautified the Church of Saint Nicholas in Cairo, and years later, when Nektarius was in Athens, Saint Nicholas appeared to him in a dream, embracing him and telling him he was going to exalt him very high. Learn more

Apolytikion in the First Tone

O faithful, let us honor Nektarios, divine servant of Christ, offspring of Silivria and guardian of Aegina, who in these latter years was manifested as the true friend of virtue. All manner of healing wells forth for those who in piety cry out, "Glory to Christ who glorified you; glory to Him who, through you, wrought wonders; glory to Him who, through you, works healing for all."

Kontakion in Plagal of the Fourth Tone

In joy, let our hearts praise the latest shining star of the Orthodox, the newly erected rampart of the Church. For, glorified by the work of the Spirit, he abundantly pours forth the grace of healing to those who cry out, "Hail, Father Nektarios".



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Contact Us

St. Nectarius Greek Orthodox Church

50 Goddard Avenue
Peabody, MA 01960
Tel: (123) 456-7890
Fax: (123) 456-0987

Parish Clergy

Rev. Demetrios Halpert, Proistamenos | Email
Rev. Lou Koumades, Pastor Emeritus | Email
Rev. Dn. Fal Affel | Email

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