December 2022 Newsletter

Thank You!


Thanks to Rusty Hanson, Patrick Mickey & John Stell for their services with Chanting, Typika & Bible Study. 


Thanks to Dan Smith and Arlo Hanson for serving in the Altar the month of November.


Thanks to Natasha Hanson for the making of Prosphora for November.


Thank you to the Petrey Family for landscaping.



We will be having the Parish Council elections on December 18th after Liturgy. We will also be having a Potluck following Liturgy before the elections. Please bring a dish to share! We are in the middle of the Nativity Fast so if you are able, please bring dishes featuring fish, potatoes, beans, salads, etc. Don’t forget the desserts! ;) 


December Birthdays


Brooks Butler - December 10th

Ellis Aaron Butler - December 23rd

Eve Melotakis - December 23rd

Nariana Dobras - December 25th

Svetlana Petrey - December 25th


May God grant all of you many years! 


Services for Month of December


Sunday, December 11th

11am - Typika & Bible Study


Wednesday, December 14th

6:30pm - Parish Council Meeting
(all are welcome to attend this meeting)


(No Vespers on Saturday, Dec 17th)

Sunday, December 18th 

9am - Orthros with Fr Simeon

10am - Divine Liturgy

Parish Council Election and Potluck to follow Liturgy


Sunday, December 25th

11am - Typika & Bible Study

Merry Christmas!




Typika Services

Please join us for a reader's Typika service on Sundays at 11:00am when we do not have a priest. After the service, we meet in the Parish Hall for Bible Study and coffee. We invite everyone to attend the Typika service and to join us for coffee and great 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 laver 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.


How to find us:

Our website –

Facebook – Saint John Greek Orthodox Church Amarillo -

Gab -

Discord - for an invite to our Parish server, please contact Kameron or Rusty.


Our physical address and phone number:

1101 S. Bell Street

Amarillo TX 79106



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