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Saint Nectarios Greek Orthodox Church and Shrine

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

Office Phone # (626) 967-5524, Fax # (626) 967-0655, Email: stnectarioschurch@gmail.com

 

 

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Services:

Sunday Morning Liturgy

9:00 AM Orthros

10:00 AM Liturgy

 

Wednesday

Paraklesis (service)

to Saint Nectarios 7:00 PM

 

Church is open:

Monday thru Friday

9:00 AM 4:00 PM

Saturday:

9:00 AM 2:00 PM

 

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Office Hours:

9:00 AM 4:00 PM

 

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St. Nectarios Church is a parish of Metropolis of San Francisco of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

 

 

 

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The Sacramental Life of the Orthodox Church

 

Rev. Alciviadis C. Calivas, Th.D.

In recent centuries, the Orthodox Church has recognized seven mysteries for sacraments: baptism; chrismation; the Eucharist; penance; the priesthood; marriage; and the anointing of the sick (Euchelaion).

While the New Testament does not specifically enumerate the holy mysteries, it is clear that the Apostolic Church received people through baptism and chrismation (confirmation); celebrated the Eucharist at least weekly on the Lord's day; readmitted penitents through an act of penance; selected and ordained her ministers; sanctified the union of husband and wife; and extended the healing ministry of Christ to those in need of divine succor. It is evident, therefore, that the Church gave special attention to these acts from the beginning, despite the absence of explicit testimony from Scripture, the early Fathers or the Ecumenical Councils.

HOW THE MYSTERIES BECOME OPERATIVE.

The Church, moved by the Holy Spirit, prescribes the manner of the administration of the holy mysteries. The mysteries are operative and effective when two basic conditions are observed. First, the ministers of the mysteries, the bishop and/or priest, must be canonically ordained and in canonical order with the Church. Second, they must be "ordained" to conduct the prescribed rites of the Church, not because they contain "magical" powers in themselves, but because the rites express the faith and the mind of the Church concerning these saving acts.

The rites contain prayers, petitions, Scripture readings, hymns, gestures and liturgical actions. Rooted in the New Testament and shaped by the historical process in the crucible of the living and dynamic community of faith - the Church - the rites embody the vision of the new life, confirm the real presence of divine grace, and communicate salvation and sanctification to the believers prepared to receive these divine gifts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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