Holy Trinity
Serbian Orthodox Mission
Fairmont, WV

Bulletin 89 - February 20/March 5, 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 20/March 5, 2005
Meatfare Saturday
No. 89
Phone 724-966-7428
Phone 304-534-5321
Phone 304-622-3681



I John 4:13

By this we know that we abide in Him, and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit.

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Five people came for Divine Liturgy on February 24.
Today is a day in the Church to remembered all those departed this life.
Let us remember the sick, the suffering and the imprisoned, residents of care homes, nursing homes, rehab centers, jails, prisons and hospitals. Let us remember their families and the people caring for them.
Let us remember the men and women serving in the military and their families.
Let us remember the miners of West Virginia and those who were injured or died in mining accidents. Let us remember the families of miners.
Great Lent will begin on March 14. Let us honor the fast until the Paschal Divine Liturgy on May l.
March 6 is the last day to eat meat until Pascha.

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

Important Dates - Pittsburgh Deanery Lenten Services

March 13 - Forgiveness Vespers at 5:30 PM, St. Sava Church, Mckeesport
March 19 - Sunday of Orthodoxy Service to be held Saturday, Holy Trinity Cathedral, Pittsburgh at 5:00 PM.
March 27, Second Sunday of Great Lent - St. Elijah Church, Aliquippa at 5:30 PM.
April 3, Sunday of the Holy Cross - St. George Church, Midland at 5:30 PM.
April 10, Fourth Sunday of Great Lent - Holy Resurrection Church, Steubenville at 5:30 PM.
April 17, Fifth Sunday of Great Lent - St. George Church, Carmichaels at 5:30 PM.
April 24, Palm Sunday - Holy Trinity Cathedral, Pittsburgh at 5:30 PM.
May 1 - Pascha

From the Desert Fathers

They said of Abba Or that he never lied, nor swore, nor hurt anyone, nor spoke with necessity.


Notes on Divine Liturgy XIX

His Holiness Patriarch PAVLE.
"On Fasting and Communion."
1997 Serbian Orthodox Clergy Brotherhood of the United States and Canada..
Calendar of the P. 101.

The early Christians attended all the Sunday and Holy day liturgies and at the Deacon's invitation-with the fear of God and with faith, draw near, all the faithful lined up and received Holy Communion. They were convinced that they were attaining the deepest mystery of our faith and the holiest gift of God's mercy. They tried to approach the all-holy and most pure God in Holy Communion with purity of heart and soul.

Serbian Orthodox Bishop of Eastern America Dr. MITROPHAN.
The Teaching of Saint Apostle Paul on the Church.
Translated by Protopresbyter Stephen Zaremba, 2001, pp. 65-66

The early Christians attended all the Sunday and Holy day liturgies and at the Deacon's invitation-with the fear of God and with faith, draw near, all the faithful lined up and received Holy Communion. They were convinced that they were attaining the deepest mystery of our faith and the holiest gift of God's mercy. They tried to approach the all-holy and most pure God in Holy Communion with purity of heart and soul.

Protopresbyter Stavrofor Dr. Nedeljko Grgurevich.
The Eucharist as Sacrifice.
Johnstown, Pennsylvania, 1993, p. 108.

Men entering into communion with Christ through the performance of the eucharistic sacrifice, obtain immortality and are raised up to the eternal and unending continuity of life in Christ. Not only should that sacrifice be offered, but one must participate in it by the reception of Holy Communion.

Protopresbyter Stavrofor Radovan Milkovich.
Sermons and Speeches.
Prepared for publication by Zivota Stevovich. Raska Skola, Belgrade, 1999, p. 140.

If the acceptance of apostolic teaching (doctrine, faith's contents) is root, then we say that Prayers and Sacraments are the growth, the trunk, the branches, the blossoms of it, but it is the love that is the final result-the fruit of our Christian commitment.

Very Reverend Protos Stavrophor Vojislav Dosenovich.
Spiritual Reminder.
Omaha, Nebraska, p. 51.

However, Thy Holy, Divine, Immortal, and life-giving Mysteries of Christ will not be active and giving the fruits without the cooperation of those who just received the Holy Communion; if they do not make an effort, because of "Thy righteousness," contained in a holiness and purity-to live a life accordingly contained in the Holy Mystery just received.
Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Mission, Fairmont, West Virginia
February 20/March 5, 2005

Fr. Rodney Torbic

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