John the ForerummerSaint John's Eastern Orthodox Church

 Bringing Orthodox Christian Faith to Amarillo

 

Saint John's Eastern Orthodox Church

1101 Bell Street, Amarillo, Texas, 79106                            (806) 355-0683


Schedule for April:

April 11th - Friday
Ninth Hour and Presanctified Liturgy 5 p.m.

April 12th - Lazarus Saturday
Orthros 9 a.m. and Divine Liturgy
Vespers Service 5 p.m.

April 13th- Palm Sunday
Orthros 9 a.m. and Divine Liturgy*
Bridegroom Service 7 p.m.
Conversations with Presbytera Vasiliki & Father David
after the Bridegroom Service
Subject: “What is Our Emblem of Welcoming”

*Please Note: There will be a Fish Dinner after Liturgy

April 14th - Holy Monday
Ninth hour and Presanctified Liturgy 9 a.m.
Conversations with Presbytera Vasiliki & Father David
after Liturgy
Subject: “Our ‘Woes’ and our Faith”

Bridegroom Service 7 p.m.
Conversations with Presbytera Vasiliki & Father David
after the Bridegroom Service
Subject: “Why only five Virgins with Oil?”


April 15th - Holy Tuesday
Ninth hour and Presanctified Liturgy 9 a.m.

Conversations with Presbytera Vasiliki & Father David
after Liturgy
Subject: “Eleon (oil) and Mercy”
Bridegroom Service 7 p.m.
Conversations with Presbytera Vasiliki & Father David
after the Bridegroom Service
Subject: “Talents received … Talents shared out?”


April 16 - Holy Wednesday
Ninth hour and Presanctified Liturgy 9 a.m.

Conversations with Presbytera Vasiliki & Father David
after Liturgy
Subject: “A heart of stone? … Or a heart of flesh?”
Sacred Unction Healing Service
(anointing with Holy Oil 7 p.m.)

April 17th - Holy Thursday
Institution of the Eucharist, Orthros 9 a.m. and Divine Liturgy 10 a.m.
April 18th - Holy Friday
Royal Hours 9 a.m.
Placing flowers by the faithful on the Epitaphios
Taking Down Christ from the Cross 3:30 p.m.
Funeral Service of Christ . . . Lamentations 7 p.m.
Procession with the Epitaphios around the Church

April 19th - Holy Saturday Protoanastasis Liturgy
Orthros 9 a.m. and Divine Liturgy 10 a.m.
Orthros of Anastasi 11p.m.
Divine Liturgy of Anastasi Resurrection
(Midnight) 12 a.m. **

**Please Note: Immediately after distribution of Flowers from the Epitaphios and the Red Eggs...
all are invited to the Resurrection Breakfast in the Community Hall.


April 20th - Resurrection Sunday
AGAPE VESPERS 12 noon.
(The Gospel read in many Languages)

The Grand Traditional Lamb Banquet,
immediately following the Vesper Service,
in the Community Hall . . . All are invited

Please Note . . . Confessions will be heard:
• in the afternoon from 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. on Lazarus Saturday,
• in the afternoon Palm Sunday, Holy Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
• by appointment with Fr. David on other days.


We must look inward in our Lenten preparations, and we must also prepare outwardly. Our annual church cleaning day will be on Saturday, April 5, 2013 beginning at 9 a.m. We will need volunteers to clean windows, windowsills, pews, icons, chandeliers, kitchens and anything else with dust on it. Please join us. Our house will look better with more volunteers.
We need each of you to help in this effort!


Conversation Meetings with
Father David and Presbytera Vasiliki

Please note that Father David and Presbytera Vasiliki will host Conversation Meetings with us after Liturgy on Holy Monday, Holy Tuesday, and Holy Wednesday. Also, they will host Conversation Meetings with us after the “Bridegroom Services” on Palm Sunday, Holy Monday, and Holy Tuesday. Please fill out the attached sheet and to let them know if you plan to attend the Conversation Meetings.