Serbian Orthodox Mission
Bulletin 214 - April 22 / May 5, 2012
The Orthodox Mission
- Chronicle of the Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Mission
- 408 Morgantown Avenue
- Fairmont, West Virginia 26544
- Phone 304-622-3681
- Diocesan Bishop - His Grace Bishop Dr. MITROPHAN
- Aministrator - Fr. Rodney Torbic
- Bulletin No. 214
- April 22 / May 5, 2012
- St. Platon of Banja Luka
Hristos Voskrese! Vaistinu Voskrese!
Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!
Twelve people came for Divine Liturgy on April 21, 2012
The next Divine Liturgy will be on May 19, 2012.
The Mission Slava is scheduled for Monday, June 4, 2012.
His Grace Bishop Dr. MITROPHAN plans to attend.
Remember the workers in mines, law-enforcement, corrections, probation
and parole and firefighters, all working in dangerous occupations.
Remember the men and women serving in the military and their families.
Remember the sick, the suffering, the imprisoned, those in rehab centers,
the homebound, the mentally ill, their caretakers and the institution staffs.
Continue to celebrate Pascha until the Feast of the Ascension.
Thank God for the new people interested in coming to the Mission.
Thank God for the faithful parishioners, friends and supporters of the Mission
May 6 - St. George Day. Sunday of the Paralytic. Slava of St. George Church in Carmichaels.
If you are Too Busy to Pray...You are Too Busy!
May 9 - Mid-Pentecost. Divine Liturgy for Orthodox Churches in the Mon Valley
at St. George Church in Carmichaels.
May 10 - Burning of the Relics of St. Sava.
May 12 - St. Basil of Ostrog.
May 13 - Sunday of the Samaritan Woman.
May 19 - Transfer of the Relics of St. Sava. Next Divine Liturgy.
May 20 - Hundredth Anniversary of Holy Ascension of Serbian Orthodox Church, Youngwood.
May 22 - Transfer of the Relics of St. Nicholas.
May 24 - Feast of Ascension. Sts. Cyril and Methodius.
May 27 - Sunday of the Holy Fathers.
June 2 - Memorial Saturday.
June 3 - Feast of Pentecost.
June 4 - Pentecost Monday. Holy Trinity Slava.
Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies; who is to condemn?
Is it Christ Jesus, who died, yes, who was raised from the dead, who is at the right hand
of God, who indeed intercedes for us?”
Each person will stand before God for the final judgment. The Crucified and Resurrected
Christ is inspiration and cause for each person to use each day to be prepared for that
The Psalmist said: “Teach us to number our days that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”
The wise person uses each day for the glory of God and for actions pleasing to God.
The wise person takes the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Christ very seriously and
lives accordingly. The Resurrection brings joy and hope and foregiveness.
The Resurrection enables hope to be dominant in the lives of believers.
The Resurrection enables believers to look beyond any dark moments in life
to the brightness of the Resurrected and Triumphant Christ.
When death is overcome, as Christ overcame death, there are no other
barriers which are beyond Christ’s ability to help believers to surmount.
The more a person places trust and believes in Christ, the more the person
experiences the love of Christ and hungers for Christ. The Holy Gospel speaks
about selling all to purchase the pearl of great price.
The Lord Jesus Christ told the young man: “If you would be perfect, go,
sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven;
and come, follow me.”
Christ is the best foundation for life. Christ is the best goal for each day of life.
Christ is the best nourishment for Christ. A person can have many interests.
A person can pursue many goals.
The wise person maintains interest pleasing to Christ. The wise person pursues goals
compatible with the teachings and ethics established by Christ. The wise person engages
in activities and behavior that Christ would approve.
The Resurrected Christ is reason for believers to begin and begin again when failures
occur and when sin seems to creep in. The Resurrected Christ is reason to believe that
life is better in Christ.
When individual experience what seems to be personal failure, when individuals lose
a loved one, when a marriage or relationship fails, when a job termination occurs,
Christ can make the difference in what happens next.
Observers of the Crucifixion who wanted to see Christ die and never live again
probably left the site of the Crucifixion and went home feeling their hopes were realized.
They probably went to bed feeling the mission was accomplished.
The empty tomb and Resurrected Christ changed everything.
Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Mission, Fairmont, West Virginia
April 22 / May 5, 2012
Fr. Rodney Torbic
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