Holy Trinity
Serbian Orthodox Mission
Fairmont, WV

Bulletin 182 - August 8 / August 21, 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

August 8 / August 21, 2010
Venerable Zosim of Tuman
No. 182
Phone 724-966-7428
Phone 304-534-5321
Phone 304-622-3681

John 14:16-17

And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever-the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.

Eight people came for Divine Liturgy on August 14, 2010. One communicant.

+His Eminence Metropolitan CHRISTOPHER, Metropolitan of Libertyville-Chicago fell asleep in the Lord this past week. Memory Eternal!

The Eastern Diocese Federation of Circles of Serbian Sisters will celebrate the Slava on August 28, 2010 at Most Holy Mother of God Monastery, Shadeland

The St. George Kolo Slava of Carmichaels will be celebrated on August 29, 2010.

The St. Nikodim Chapel Slava at the Diocesan Center in Mars will be celebrated on September 4, 2010.

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.

Honor the Dormition Fast until the Feast on August 28.

Important Dates

August 26 - Apodasis of the Transfiguration
August 28 - Dormition of Mother of God-KSS Federation Slava
September 4 - St. Nikodim Chapel Slava at Diocesan Center
September 5 - Leave-taking of Feast of Dormition
September 11 - Beheading of St. John the Baptist.
September 14 - Church New Year
September 19 - Miracle of Archangel Michael
September 21 - Nativity of the Theotokos

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

John 19:26 - When Jesus therefore saw His mother, and the disciple whom He love standing by, He said to His mother, 'Woman, behold your son!'

Mary stood at the foot of the Cross. She had the full and direct view of Jesus Christ being crucified. She had the experience of the Lord Jesus Christ expressing words of care about her.

In this pivotal moment in history, Jesus Christ took time to care for His Mother. Jesus showed that even in times of personal suffering, care for one's mother is important.

The relationship between mother and child is unlike any other relationship. Not all relationships between mother and child are loving relationships. Anyone familiar with the work of family courts, child welfare, or the criminal justice system will quickly learn of abuse, abandonment, extreme punishment, neglect and assaults perpetrated by a minority of mothers upon a minority of children.

The Lord Jesus Christ said: "Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea." (Mt. 18:6)

Jesus' care for children is well expressed in the Holy Gospel. Jesus said: "Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven." (Mt. 19:14)

Mary the Mother of God was with Jesus Christ from the time of the birth of the Christ Child until the time of the Crucifixion. Mary was with the Lord Jesus Christ at the time of His physical entry into this world in human flesh until the time of His death upon the Cross.

Mary the Mother of God is depicted in the icons of the Holy Ascension of the Lord Jesus Christ.

When a child departs this life before a parent, the order of life is different than is normally expected. Believers await the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. Believers await the glorious Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Mary the Mother of God had much to ponder when she was approached and told she would give birth. Mary the Mother of God had much to ponder when she gave birth. Mary had much to ponder when she saw Jesus Christ upon the Cross.

The Holy Gospel preserves the words of the Lord Jesus Christ to His mother from the Cross.

Do believers take time to think about Jesus on the Cross and the care Jesus demonstrated for His mother? Do believers think about Jesus Christ upon the Cross and the effect the Crucifixion had upon Mary?

Mary the Mother of God deserves the careful thought of believers.
Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Mission, Fairmont, West Virginia
August 8 / August 21, 2010
Afterfeast of the Transfiguration. St. Venerable Zosim of Tuman.

Fr. Rodney Torbic

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