Serbian Orthodox Mission
Bulletin 202 - September 11 / September 24, 2011
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
Bulletin No. 202
September 11 / September 24, 2011
Venerable Mother Theodora
Now may the God of hope fill you will all joy and peace in believing,
that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Eight people came for Divine Liturgy on September 10, 2011. One communicant.
The next Divine Liturgy is tentatively scheduled for October 8, 2011 at 10:00 AM.
Honor Wednesdays and Fridays as fast days.
Let us remember the sick, the suffering, the imprisoned, those in care homes,
hospitals, rehabilitation 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.
A weeping icon from Hawaii of the Mother of God will be at St. George Church in
Carmichaels at 6:00 PM on October 6, 2011.
Thank God for the blessings for this mission and the faithful parishioners,
supporters and friends.
September 27 - The Exaltation of the Precious and Life-giving Cross
September 30 - Holy Martyrs Faith, Hope and Love with their Mother Sophia.
October 6 - The Hawaiian Myrrh-Streaming Iveron Icon of the Mother of God
will be at St. George Church at 6:00 PM.
October 14 - Protection of the Mother of God
October 19 - St. Thomas
October 27 - Mother Parasceva the Serb, St.Petka
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
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.”
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."
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 all believers.
Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Mission, Fairmont, West Virginia
September 11 / September 24, 2011
Fr. Rodney Torbic
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