August 2023 Newsletter

Newsletter for August 2023


Thank you!

Thank you to Natasha for making Prosphora this month.


Thank you to Kevin and Diana for the meals and treats for coffee hour this month.


Thank you to Tim, Jacob, Svetlana, Nikita, and Rex for garden and weed care.


Thank you to Rusty, Tim, John, and Patrick for chanting.


Thank you to Dan and Kam for serving in the altar.




  • We have access to Fr Peter’s Catechism classes! Fr Peter is hosting one each Tuesday at 8pm via Zoom. If interested in this class, please respond to this e-mail and Natasha will send you the necessary links and pass codes.


  • On Sunday, August 6th, we celebrate the Feast of the Transfiguration! Feel free to bring baskets of grapes, apples, peaches, etc to be blessed.


  • Current parish needs: napkins, thick disposable plates, 55 gallon trash bags, forks


August Birthdays 


Walter White - August 9th

Gabriel Maliha - August 18th

Nataliji Dobras - August 22nd

Natalya Smith - August 25th

George Maliha - August 29th


May God grant all of you many years! 


Services for Month of August   


Friday, August 4th

6pm - Great Vespers with Paraklesis


Saturday, August 5th

6pm - Ninth Hour and Great Vespers


Sunday, August 6th

9am - Orthros

10am - Festal Divine Liturgy and Blessing of Fruit

Remember to bring your baskets of fruit to be blessed!


Sunday, August 13th

9am - Reader’s Orthros 

10am - Typika & Bible Study


Friday, August 18th

6pm - Great Vespers


Saturday, August 19th

9am - Orthros

10am - Divine Liturgy


Sunday, August 20th

9am - Reader’s Orthros 

10am - Typika & Bible Study


Sunday, August 27th

9am - Reader’s Orthros 

10am - Typika & Bible Study

12pm - Parish Council Meeting


For a complete and updated schedule, please see our church calendar: 


Reader Services

Our Reader services are done when we do not have a priest. It begins with Orthros at 9am, followed by Typika generally around 10am. Afterwards we have Bible Study and discussion in the community hall. This is a great time for any questions that anyone may have. We invite everyone to attend!


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.


Give via

With Tithely, you have the option to set up a recurring donation for your stewardship and it deposits directly into the Parish’s Bank Account. This is a great alternative to checks!


Our physical address and phone number:

1101 S. Bell Street

Amarillo TX 79106



If you have any questions or would like to add any content to the monthly newsletter, please feel free to contact us at or send a Facebook message to our church page. Natasha or Rusty will get back to you ASAP.

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