Saint John's Eastern Orthodox Church
1101 Bell Street, Amarillo, Texas, 79106 (806) 355-0683
Schedule for March:
Friday, March 7th – (Vespers 5:00 p.m.)
Saturday, March 8th – “Saturday of Souls” –
(Orthros 9:00 a.m. and Divine Liturgy 10:00 a.m.
& Vespers 05:00 p.m.)
Sunday, March 9th – “Sunday of Orthodoxy” –
(Orthros 9:00 a.m. and Divine Liturgy 10: a.m.)
“Procession with Icon’s” at the end of Divine Liturgy*
Saturday, March 22nd –
(Great Vespers of the Veneration of the Holy Cross
– 5:00 p.m.)
Sunday, March 23rd – “Sunday of the Holy Cross” –
(Orthros 9:00 a.m. and Divine Liturgy 10:00 a.m.)
GREAT LENT IS HERE !!!!
We are in the last weeks of preparation for the Great Lent that leads us to the celebration of Celebrations.
The Holy Week of Christ's Pascha ... the pathos (passion) of the only begotten Son of God, who is ..."the only One who is without sin; True God of True God ..."
These last weeks in February, the daily readings, as they find emphasis on Judgment Sunday, and Forgiveness Sunday; awaken us to the personal struggle of these next 40 days.
As Clean Monday, March 3rd (a strict fast-day) approaches; let us remind ourselves of the blessings that come through these three means … prayer for us and our community, secondly, fasting by controlling our habits, our speech, our seeing, our fears, and third, our "alms" (giving of ourselves) through acts of kindness, gentle behavior, generous giving, attending to our Orthodox style of living and true worship. Worship that exhibits itself by our attending each liturgical service as they are presented to us
Let us, with loving intention, use these three means to give us courage on our way to Holy Week and the Resurrection of Christ and His un-bounded Love.
Let us also remind ourselves....."Christ is in our midst"....
*There will be a Parish Council Meeting after
on Sunday, March 9th