Bulletin 64 - January18/31, 2004
St. Athanasius the Great, St. Maxim, Archbishop of Serbia
For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one.
· Four people came for Divine Liturgy on January 20.
· Let us remember those serving in the military and their families.
· Let us remember those afflicted with illness, suffering, and dispair.
· Let us remember those with mental illness.
· Let us remember those in jails, prisons and other correctional institutions.
· Let us remember the grieving, those who have lost loved ones.
· Let us pray with concentration and great fervor.
· Let us give thanks to St. Sava.
· Let us remember the suffering in Kosovo.
· Let us remember the West Virginia miners and their families.
· Let us drive with great care to and from Divine services.
· Let us pray for this Holy Trinity Mission.
· Let us give thanks to God daily.
· Let us be attentive to the lives of saints commemorated by the Church each day.
· Let us remember all having helped the Mission.
· Let us remember all having come to services at the Mission.
· Let us think carefully about the Mission.
· Let us think carefully about individuals we know who might attend services at the Mission.
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The brethren asked the abbot Agatho, saying, "Father, which virtue in this way of life is most laborius?" And he said to them, "Forgive me, but to my mind there is no labour so great as praying to God: for when a man wishes to pray to his God, the hostile demons make haste to interrupt his prayer, knowing that their sole hindrance is in this, a prayer poured out to God. With any other labour that a man undertakes in the life of religion, however instant and close he keeps it, he hath some rest: but prayer hath the travail o a mighty conflict to one's last breath."