Saint John's Eastern Orthodox Church
1101 Bell Street, Amarillo, Texas, 79106 (806) 355-0683
Schedule for May:
Vespers Service 5 p.m.
May 19th – Sunday*
Orthros 9 a.m. and Divine Liturgy 10:00 a.m.
Adult Bible Study every Tuesday 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
*Please Note: There will be a General Assembly Meeting after Liturgy on Sunday, May 19, 2013
“The powerful thing about the risen Christ is that He can be everybody’s contemporary. He is the Living Lord for every age and every people. No Longer limited or circumscribed by geography of time, now He walks every road with every man, who will turn to him in faith. Easter is the story of the Savior of the world. It is the world’s Savior who make the road to Emmaus the road to Eternity. He gives to every man’s life its true meaning. The great prayer of Paul, ‘that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection’ (Phil. 3:10), is a prayer that life may take on its proper meaning and dimension.
If the Easter power can come into our life to lift us above discouragement, depression and disenchantment and give to us vigor of enterprise and nerve us to finer deeds, then it will be accomplishing that which god intends. The living Christ will give to us His grace according to our needs, bringing light to our minds, encouragement to our hearts and strength to our spirits, if we will give Him a chance. Easter has transforming power for all who walk and talk ‘in the way’ with the ever-living Christ.
(Fr. W. Gains, The Orthodox Observer)