April 2022 Newsletter

Thank You


Thanks to Rusty Hanson, Patrick Mickey& John Stell for their service on Chanting, Typika & Bible study.


We like to thank Steve Watson & Arlo Hanson for serving in the Alter the month of March


Thanks to Svetlana & the Petrey Family for taking care of the flowers, plants, Lawn & weed control at the Church.


Thanks to Dwayne Smith For changing out the new Thermostat in the Hall.



Birthdays for month of April

Ronia Maliha April 3rd Gerald Palacio April 5th
John Hajji April 5th Fr. David Eckley April 5th
Aster Michael April 10th Anna Petrey April 10th
Terik Tessima April 13th Dr. George Maliha April 17th




Services for Month of April


April 3rd. 11:00 am. Typika & Bible Study


April 9th. 6:00pm. Vesper


April 10th. 9:00am. Orthros

10:00am. Divine Liturgy


Fr Thomas Bartz & his Wife Karen will be here to serve Holy Week Services, starting with Palm Sunday. Alina Buzdugan a lady Chanter from Saint Catherine will be coming with them also. We should have a good holy week of services. I hope everyone will try & attend as many of these services as their weekly schedule will allow.

April 17th. Palms Sunday: 9:00am Orthros, 10:00am Divine Liturgy

After Liturgy we are planning to have a fish diner, Josh & Allison Butler will furnish the fish & beans. We need Everyone else to help by bringing sides dishes for the fish, beans & your favorite desert”.


April 18th. Holy Monday: 9:00am. Ninth Hr. 10:00am Presanctified Liturgy, 6:00pm Bridegroom service.

April 19th. Holy Tuesday: 9:00am Ninth Hr. 10:00am Presanctified Liturgy, 6:00pm Bridegroom Service.

April 20th. Holy Wednesday: 9:00am Ninth Hr. 10:00am Presanctified Liturgy, 6:00pm Sacred Unction Healing Service (Anointing with Holy Oil )

April 21st. Holy Thursday: 9:00am Institution of the Eucharist 10:00am Divine Liturgy, 6:00pm 12 Gospels of Christ Passion

April 22nd. Holy Friday: 9:00am the Royal Hours Vigil of Placing Flowers by the Faithful on the Epitaphia,

2:00pm The Apokathelosis, the Removal of the Body of Christ from the Cross. 6:00pm Funeral Service of Christ Lamentations Procession with the Epitaphia, weather permitting around the Church.

April 23rd. Holy Saturday: Protoanastasis Liturgy, 9:00am. Orthros 10:00am Divine Liturgy. 12:00pm Midnight Divine Liturgy of Anastasia (Resurrection Service)Christ is Risen"

April 24th. Resurrection Sunday: 12:00am. Agape Vespers, The Gospel read in many Languages, All are invited to attend The Grand Traditional Lamb Banquet in the Community Hall. The lamb is donated by several families in the community

The Chefs for the Meal is Rezen & Carl. Bring your favorite deserts



Parish Council Meeting

April 12 @ 6:30 pm.



Typika Services


Please join us for Typika on Sundays 11:00am. when we do not have a priest. The service is chanted and quite beautiful. After the service we meet in the Parish Hall for Bible Study and coffee. Rusty Hanson is the facilitator. We invite everyone to attend the Typika service and join us for coffee and discussion!


Prayer for Catechumens


O Lord our God, who dwells in the heavens, and looks down upon all thy works, look down upon thy servants, the catechumens, who have bowed their necks before thee, and grant them a light yoke. Make them honorable members of thy holy Church and vouchsafe unto them the layer of regeneration, the forgiveness of sins and the robe of incorruption, unto the knowledge of thee, our true God.


Orthodox Prayer for the Priesthood


O Lord Jesus Christ, enkindle the hearts of all Thy priests with the fire of zealous love for Thee, that they may labor unceasingly in Thine earthly vineyard for the salvation of our souls and the glory of Thine All-Honorable and Majestic Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.



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1101 S. Bell Street

Amarillo TX 79106


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