July 2023 Newsletter

Newsletter for July 2023


Thank you!

Thank you to Carl for making Prosphora this month.

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

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

Thank you to Diana, Natasha, Scarlett, and Julie for refreshments for coffee hour.



  • If you'd like to grab an extra item for the parish on your weekly grocery trip, here is a list of our current parish needs: Kleenex, disinfectant spray, hand soap, bottled water, and plastic forks


July Birthdays 

Fred Salamy - July 14th

Vincent Petrey - July 15th

Chase Harrison - July 15th

Dan Smith - July 17th

Liliya Clause - July 31st


May God grant all of you many years! 


Services for Month of July 

Saturday, July 1st

6pm - Great Vespers


Sunday, July 2nd

9am - Orthros

10am - Divine Liturgy


In council with Fr. Peter, and in order to help our brothers and sisters in Christ in the Ethiopian Orthodox congregation who have requested to celebrate two special services, we will be modifying our own service schedule for the two remaining weekend services that Fr Peter will be with us.

For both Friday services on the 14th and the 28th we will have a combined Vespers and Orthros service starting at 5pm and ending at 7pm. Counseling sessions will still be available with Father Peter during the afternoon prior to service and confession times available after service (please see sign-up sheet in community hall). For both Saturday Liturgy services on the 15th and 29th, service will begin at 11am instead of the customary 10am start time to give the Ethiopian congregation time for their special services. Sunday Typika services will remain unchanged.

Here is the updated schedule for the rest of July:


Sunday, July 9th
9am - Reader’s Orthros
10am - Typika & Bible Study


Friday, July 14th
5-7pm - Great Vespers + Orthros

Saturday, July 15th
11am - Divine Liturgy

Sunday, July 16th
9am - Reader’s Orthros
10am - Typika & Bible Study

Sunday, July 23rd
9am - Reader’s Orthros
10am - Typika & Bible Study
12pm - Parish Council Meeting

Friday, July 28th

5-7pm - Great Vespers + Orthros

Saturday, July 29th

11am - Divine Liturgy

Sunday, July 30th
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 


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 – 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.

Tithe to our Parish - https://tithe.ly/give_new/www/#/tithely/give-one-time/4866268


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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