Holy Trinity
Serbian Orthodox Mission
Fairmont, WV

Bulletin 179 - June 13 / June 26, 2010

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

June 13 / June 26, 2010
St. Aquilina and St. Triphyllius of Cyprus
No. 179
Phone 724-966-7428
Phone 304-534-5321
Phone 304-622-3681

Rev. 11:11

After three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear feel upon them which saw them.

Six people attended Divine Liturgy on May 1, 2010.

The Akathist for the Ascension was read on May 21, 2010.

The Mission Slava was celebrated in Pentecost Monday at Vespers. His Grace Bishop Dr. MITROPHAN came for the Vespers and Blessed the Slava Kolach and Kolivo. His Grace was accompanied by Father Deacon Dragoslav Kosic. Twenty-three people attended.

Ten people came for Ninth Hour and Vespers on June 9, 2010.

Diocesan Day will be celebrated at Shadeland on August 8, 2010 at which time the newly completed church will be consecrated. All the faithful are encouraged to attend.

Thank God for increased interest in this Mission.

Thank God for everyone coming to services and helping the Mission in any way.

Remember the men and women serving in the military each day.

Let us remember the sick, the suffering, the imprisoned, those in care homes, hospitals, rehab centers and the staffs and caretakers.

Let us remember the suffering Serbian People and all suffering people. .

Remember the men and women working in dangerous occupations including those in the mines and criminal justice agencies, the police, correctional officers and parole agents.

Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers are needed in Harrison County. Support every child's right to a safe and permanent home, Contact Vesna Meinert, Volunteer Coordinator for the Harrison County CASA Program at 304-623-5749.

Important Dates

June 28 - Vidovdan
July 7 - Birth of St. John the Baptist
July 12 - Sts. Peter and Paul
July 25 - St. George Parish Outdoor Religious Program and Picnic
August 2 - St. Elijah Day
August 8 - Diocese Day, Parish churches closed. Consecration of church at Shadeland.
August 9 - St. Panteleimon

If you are Too Busy to Pray...You are Too Busy!

What is Kosovo?

What is Kosovo? Kosovo is a real event in history, a battle linked to a special place on earth involving real combatants. Kosovo is a special moment in time resulting in a decision with eternal consequences. Kosovo is tied to the Spirit of a People choosing the heavenly Kingdom.

Today Kosovo is known around the world. For centuries, the Spirit of Kosovo lived in the hearts of Serbs. Kosovo is a seed of faith. Kosovo is the blood of martyrs. Kosovo is the place of monasteries. Kosovo is the hope of the hopeless.

The Resurrection of Jesus Christ brought with it the defeat of death, the triumph of light over darkness. The communicants of Kosovo shared in the Body and Blood of Christ. The communicants of Kosovo experienced the Cross of Christ. The communicants of Kosovo witnessed to the triumph of Christ.

At the dawn of the twenty-first century, the Kosovo of the fourteenth century lives on. Eternal truth is timeless. The life in Christ penetrates the centuries and is for all ages. Jesus Christ is unequalled, unparalleled and unconquerable.

Day gives way to evening. Century gives way to century. Kosovo lives on. The body can be killed. The Christian soul cannot. Kosovo is identified with the soul of Serbia. Serbian mettle was tested in Kosovo. Christian conviction prevailed.

Each day is a Kosovo in the life of a Christian. Each day the Christian must choose between the earthly and the heavenly. Each moment we decide "for" or "against" Jesus Christ.

In New York, in Belgrade, in Novi Sad, in Topola, in Los Angeles, in Chicago, in Milesevo, on the Holy Mountain, the Serbian People carry Kosovo with them. The way Serbians live, the way they think, the way they believe is formed and guided by Kosovo.

The White Angel of Milesevo proclaims the message of the Resurrection. Kosovo proclaims the message of the Cross. Vracar proclaims the resilency of the Serbian People.

Today is Kosovo. Tomorrow is Kosovo. Yesterday was Kosovo. Always there will be Kosovo. The ground of Kosovo can be captured. The ground of Kosovo can be bombed. The blood and prayers of Orthodox Christian martyrs ensures Kosovo will always be Serbian.
Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Mission, Fairmont, West Virginia
June 13 / June 26, 2010

Fr. Rodney Torbic

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