Holy Trinity
Serbian Orthodox Mission
Fairmont, WV

Bulletin 88 - February 11/February 24, 2005

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

February 11/February 24, 2005
St. George Kratovac, Great Martyr
No. 88
Phone 724-966-7428
Phone 304-534-5321
Phone 304-622-3681

Romans 8:9

But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His.


Eleven people came for the Divine Liturgy on February 12, Holy Three Hierarchs.
On April 15 the Mission will reach the fifth anniversary of the Archpastoral Blessing by His Grace Bishop Dr. MITROPHAN.
On February 25 and 25th the Diocesan Assembly of the Eastern American Diocese will convene at the St. George Serbian Orthodox Church, Canton, Ohio. All parishes of the Diocese are summoned to the Assembly.
Pray for the sick, the institutionalized, residents of care homes and rehab centers.
Pray for the men and women serving in the military and their families.
Pray for the safety of miners in West Virginia. Remember those who lost their lives or were injured in mining accidents.
Pray for the suffering Serbian People in Kosovo and Metohija.
Remember the students at St. Sava School of Theology.
Thank God for blessing this Holy Trinity Mission.
Thank God for the faithful believers supporting the Holy Trinity Mission.
Thank God for the friends of Holy Trinity Mission.
Thank God for the visitors to Holy Trinity Mission.
The best way to help the Mission is to live an Orthodox life each day.
Pray for the believers who would like to be with us today, but cannot be here for good reason.
Great Lent is coming. It is time to prepare.

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

From the Desert Fathers

The Fathers used to say, "If temptation befall thee in the place thou dost inhabit, desert not the place in the time of temptation; for if thou dost, wheresoever thou goest, thou shalt find what thou fliest before thee.

Notes on Divine Liturgy XVIII

His Holiness Patriarch PAVLE.
"On Fasting and Communion."
1997 Serbian Orthodox Clergy Brotherhood of the United States and Canada..
Calendar of the P. 102.

It goes without saying that our faithful should be instructed towards frequent Communion, but under the condition of constant guard over the purity of soul, keeping spiritual fasts, guarding the heart, eyes, ears and senses of everything sinful and not only by observing physical fasts...

Serbian Orthodox Bishop of Eastern America Dr. MITROPHAN.
The Teaching of Saint Apostle Paul on the Church.
Translated by Protopresbyter Stephen Zaremba, 2001, p. 64

All of the Holy Mysteries, and especially the Holy Mystery of the Eucharist, unite all of us in the Church of Christ. We become communicants, of His Body and Blood, true and authentic. Through this Holy Mystery we become Christ's kin.

Protopresbyter Stavrofor Dr. Nedeljko Grgurevich.
The Eucharist as Sacrifice.
Johnstown, Pennsylvania, 1993, p. 93.

The true teaching of the Eucharist, which our Lord Jesus Himself left, and on which the Apostle Paul gave a commentary, has not changed nor has it caused confusion among the great minds of the Church. Since there existed the clear and unambiguous words of the Savior on the Eucharist, there are, therefore, not many patristic commentaries on the subject, neither were there any serious reasons for questions revolving around it.

Very Reverend Protos Stavrophor Vojislav Dosenovich.
On the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrystostom.
Omaha, Nebraska, pp. 46-46.

We are known to God, and the other people through our name received and registered at the moment of our baptism. The mentioning of the personal name at the time of receiving the Holy Communion and confession is of great importance. Mentioning the personal name indicates that person's extra-ordinary importance and irreplaceable existence, character and personality. The mentioned person is glad and happy for the attention before God and other people. The forgiveness of sins is a must to opening the door of eternal life.

Very Reverend Protos Stavrophor Vojislav Dosenovich.
Spiritual Reminder.
p. 186.

God is holy and His body and blood are holy, and we are reminded to partake of this holiness. St. Paul does not hesitate together with the Church to warn us to be careful not to receive this mystery in a diminished way, but to partake of it as a supreme sacrifice of Christ ."Therefore whoever eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord unworthy, will be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord." (I Cor.11:27)
Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Mission, Fairmont, West Virginia
February 11/February 24, 2005

Fr. Rodney Torbic

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