Serving in the Church
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Serving in the Church

The purpose of the Orthodox Choir is to facilitate prayer during the Holy and Divine services of the Church. We exist to join in singing with the heavenly choirs of angels and saints to help those in attendance to pray and prepare to receive Holy Communion. We meet for practice every Sunday before Divine Liturgy at 8:45 a.m., with extra practices scheduled throughout each month as schedules allow. If you wish to be a part of the choir please contact Amanda Hamm (choir director). It is required that you ask the blessing of Father Ambrose to participate in the choir and attend practices on a regular basis. 

The Holy Apostles Orthodox Church Men's Choir has been singing concerts in and around the Tulsa area since 2015.  Accomplishments include singing at the Philbrook museum, performing a concert at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Orthodox Church in McAlester, OK, and singing annual concerts at Holy Apostles Church.  In 2018, the choir recorded a CD "O Marvelous Wonder" including hymns from Russian, Greek, and Georgian traditions along with several pieces composed by American composers.  
This is a wonderful way to nurture our 2000 year old tradition of singing, and it serves as a way to introduce people to the Orthodox Church.  Any men in the parish who are interested in participating are encouraged and welcome.  Ability to read music is appreciated, but not necessary.  Please contact Luke Arrington for further details.

The young men in the parish are encouraged to serve in the Holy Altar as a part of our communal sacrifice of worship.  Instruction and training is provided by Subdeacon Patrick Teague, and boys must be at least six years old and have the blessing of Father Ambrose to serve.  Several men of the parish are also part of the rotation, and help model for the young boys proper decorum in Church.  Those who serve stand as visible reminders of the Heavenly Host, which eternally worships at the throne of the Most Holy Trinity. Please see Fr. Ambrose or Subdeacon Patrick for more information. 


The brotherhood of readers at Holy Apostles is dedicated to ensure that services are conducted properly to provide a prayerful setting within the church. The ultimate aims of our readers are to recite in a manner that benefits others in their spiritual life in Christ, to aid those in prayer, to chant in a way in which words are clear and understood, to maintain solemnity, and to do anything we can for the betterment of the Holy Church and its people. Holy Apostles Church has been blessed with knowledgeable and experienced readers since its founding. While we have a wonderful abundance of readers at the parish, we are always looking to teach others, especially the young, the beautiful and rich tradition of reading in the Holy Orthodox Church. Please see Reader John Sames if you are interested in joining. 


Our prosphora bakers support parish life by providing all of the loaves necessary to serve all liturgy and litya services. No experience in baking is necessary to serve the church as a prosphora baker, and we welcome volunteers at any point during the year. Training and recipes are provided for any parish member who would like to join our rotation! Interested parties should contact Father Ambrose for further information.

Holy Apostles Orthodox Christian Church
15710 S. Peoria Ave.
Bixby, OK 74008
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 906
Glenpool, OK 74033
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  • Tue

    8:00am Matins
    4:00pm Vespers
  • Wed

    8:00am Matins
    6:30pm Vespers, Compline
  • Thu

    8:00am Divine Liturgy
    4:00pm Vespers
  • Fri

    8:00am Matins
    9:00am Akathist
    9:30am Sophia Homeschool Co-op
    4:00pm Vespers
    6:30pm Inquirer's Class
  • Sat

    9:00am St. Eubola Mother's Group
    4:00pm Confessions
    5:00pm Great Vespers, Confessions
  • Sun

    8:45am Choir Practice
    9:10am 3rd & 6th Hours
    9:30am Divine Liturgy, Coffee Hour, Nativity Play
Holy Apostles Orthodox Christian Church | 15710 S. Peoria Ave. | Bixby, OK
Holy Apostles Orthodox Church
15710 S. Peoria Ave. | Bixby, OK