February 2023 Newsletter

Newsletter for February 2023

Thank You!


Thank you to Scarlett White and Shelby Perez for the delicious treats for coffee hour and Bible Study!


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


Thanks to Dan Smith and Arlo Hanson for serving in the Altar with Fr Simeon and Fr Peter.


Thanks to Julie Harrison and Carl Williams for making Prosphora last month.



Our new Parish Council has been elected and ratified!
Dan Smith - President

Natasha Hanson - Vice President

Rex Petrey - Treasurer 

Julie Harrison - Secretary

Ed Wilson

Kameron Wallace

Diana Wallace


We are keeping Carl on as an honorary member and to provide comedic relief.

  • Fr Peter will be doing house blessings in the coming weeks. If you and your family would like one, there is a sign-up sheet in the community hall. Natasha and/or Rusty will be calling you soon to schedule those.


  • We will be ordering new books for Holy Week. There will be enough for 2 in every pew; however, if you would like to order one to keep for your family, an order sheet is in the community hall.


  • We are changing times of Typika services and introducing a Reader’s Orthros service. On Sundays we do not have a Liturgy, we will have a 9am Reader’s Orthros followed by the usual Typika and Bible Study. This change is reflected on the schedule below.


February Birthdays 


Julie Harrison February 1st

Ruth Michael - February 4th

Zufan Gebremaniam - February 12th

Allison Butler - February 25th


May God grant all of you many years! 


Services for Month of February


Saturday, February 4th

6pm - Great Vespers with Fr Peter


Sunday, February 5th

9am - Orthros

10am - Divine Liturgy


Sunday, February 12th 

9am - Reader’s Orthros

10am - Typika & Bible Study


Friday, February 17th

6pm - Great Vespers with Fr Peter


Saturday, February 18th

9am - Orthros

10am - Saturday of Souls Liturgy


Sunday, February 19th 

9am - Reader’s Orthros

10am - Typika & Bible Study


Sunday, February 26th 

9am - Reader’s Orthros 

10am - Typika & Bible Study


For a complete and updated schedule, please see our church calendar: https://www.stjohnprodromos.org/news/calendar 


Typika Services

Our Typika service is a short reader service that we have when we do not have a priest. It generally takes about 25~ minutes, and is followed by Bible Study in the community hall. This is a great time for discussion and any questions that one 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 – stjohnprodromos.org

Facebook – Saint John Greek Orthodox Church Amarillo - fb.me/OrthodoxAmarillo

Gab - https://gab.com/OrthodoxAmarillo

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



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


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