March 2023 Newsletter

Thank You!


Thank you to Scarlett White for the delicious treats for coffee hour and Bible Study! You have spoiled us all.


Thanks to Rusty Hanson, Patrick Mickey, and John Stell for their services with Chanting.


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


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




  • Kameron and Diana welcomed their sweet baby girl, Kyrian on February 20th. Kyrian was a few weeks early and was 4lbs 7oz at birth. Diana is doing well and so is Kyrian, though she remains in the NICU. Please keep them in your prayers!


  • Holy Week books are here! If you have paid for your book, you may get your book from Dan, Rusty, or Natasha. An easy way to pay for your book is through Tithely. Tithely is a great alternative to PayPal donations and is now featured on our webpage ( The Tithely button is down at the bottom of the page and is bright green and says “Give with”. On the donation page, there is a drop-down menu with an option for your donation to be earmarked for “Holy Week Books”. Otherwise, a check or cash is fine. 


March Birthdays 


Rex Petrey - March 9th

Julia Bartlam - March 11

Hermela Michael - March 12th

Patrick Freeman - March 21st

Carl Williams - March 21st

Natasa Dobras - March 24th

Faye Palacio - March 24th

Robel Michael - March 27th

Tessema Tessema -  March 27th


May God grant all of you many years! 


Services for Month of March


Friday, March 3rd

6pm -  Akathist/Salutations with Fr Peter


Saturday, March 4th

9am - Orthros

10am - Saturday of Souls Liturgy

6pm - Great Vespers 


Sunday, March 5th

9am - Orthros

10am - Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great


Sunday, March 12th

9am - Reader’s Orthros 

10am - Typika & Bible Study


Friday, March 17th

6pm - Akathist/Salutations with Fr Peter


Saturday, March 18th

9am - Orthros

10am - Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom


Sunday, March 19th

9am - Reader’s Orthros 

10am - Typika & Bible Study


Sunday, March 26th

9am - Reader’s Orthros 

10am - Typika & Bible Study


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.


Our physical address and phone number:

1101 S. Bell Street

Amarillo TX 79106



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