Holy Trinity
Serbian Orthodox Mission
Fairmont, WV

Bulletin 83 - November 30/December 13, 2004

The Orthodox Mission

The Orthodox Mission

Chronicle of the Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Mission
Diocesan Bishop - His Grace Bishop Dr. MITROPHAN
Aministrator - Fr. Rodney Torbic
408 Morgantown Avenue
Fairmont, West Virginia 26544

November 30/December 13, 2004
St. Andrew
No. 83
Phone 724-966-7428
Phone 304-534-5321
Phone 304-622-3681

Act 1:5

For John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.


Seven people came for Divine Liturgy on November 22, 2004.
God continues to bless the Mission.
Letters were sent to the District Director of the United Mine Workers remembering the miners that died in the Farmington and Monongah disasters.
We continue to thank God for the Holy Trinity Mission.
The bulletins sent out to individuals in West Virginia continues to increase.
The faithfulness of parishioners coming to the Mission is greatly appreciated.
We continue to pray God will have the Mission to grow into a full parish church.
We continue to pray more parishioners will come to the Holy Divine Liturgy and that an increase in the amount of Divine services will occur.
We continue to pray for the health of Holy Trinity parishioners.
We continue to pray for those in the military and their families.
We continue to pray for the suffering Serbian People in Kosovo.
We continue to pray for those in care homes, hospitals, and rehab centers.
The Nativity Fast continues until the Divine Liturgy of the feast on January 7.
Honor the Nativity Fast in entirety.
The best way to help the Mission is to practice an Orthodox way of life each day.

An Orthodox Christian Radio Program can be heard Sundays at 12:15 PM or 6:20 PM on WMBS, Uniontown, Pa. 590 on the AM Dial.

From the Desert Fathers

He (Nilus) also said, 'Do not be always wanting everything to turn out as you think it should, but rather as God pleases, then you will be undisturbed and thankful in your prayer.

Notes on Divine Liturgy XII
Emphasis on Litanies of Litany of Catechumens

Serbian Orthodox Bishop of Eastern America Dr. MITROPHAN.
The Teachings of Saint Apostle Paul on the Church.
Translation Protopresbyter Stefan Zaremba. 2001, p. 59.

But when working on his salvation, a Christian should have before himself holy examples: apostles, martyrs, ascetics and all the saints and he should be careful how he builds his spiritual building (I Cor.3:10-11; cf. Mt.7:24-27). If he builds on a secure rock he will never be in fear that that house will fall. Having in himself the pledge of the Holy Spirit (Eph.1:13-14), the Christian experiences indescribable joy for he is one with Christ. Such a man relates with the angels, with all of God's creation: with the birds, and with the plants, and with all things in general.

Dr. Nedeljko Grgurevich.
The Eucharist as Sacrifice.
Johnstown, Pa.1993, p. 122.

Jesus Christ sent the apostles to preach, and again, these apostles placed their hands on their successors (Acts 13:2) and transferred to them the commandment to do that which they themselves did: preaching, baptizing, forgiving sins, laying on of hands, and offering sacrifice to God, accordingly, all that the Teacher Himself had taught them. The disciples of the apostles passed on by the laying on of hands(ordination) the received authority and gift, the right and the task. And so this was done from generation to generation right yp to the present day an as it will continue to be done until the end of the world.

Very Reverend Protos Stavrophor Vojislav Dosenovich.
On the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom.
Omaha, Nebraska, p. 18

The Litany of Fervent Supplication.

Catechumens, a word of Greek origin, indicates a person being instructed in the basic precepts of Christian faith before baptism. In the original Church they would be praying in the Church to this moment, and now asked to leave the worship and depart because of the sanctity and mystery to follow in the Liturgy of the Faithful.

Very Reverend Protos Stavrophor Vojislav Dosenovich.
Spiritual Reminder: 62 Short Homilies To Help You Understand the Word of God.
p. 71.

Every new day is an opportunity for us to "get rich in God," Missing this opportunity means that life and we ourselves are that much poorer. It is good to follow a good example, but even better to do the way Christ Himself does and teaches. All His life on Earth was the service that the Evangelist tells us, if all the things that Christ did would be recorded, there would not be enough place for the books in all the world.
Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Mission, Fairmont, West Virginia
November 30/December 13, 2004

Fr. Rodney Torbic

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