Serbian Orthodox Mission
Bulletin 239 - August 18 / August 31, 2013
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. 239
- August 18 / August 31, 2013
- St. Florus, Martyr. St. Jovan of Rila.
In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth,
the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed,
ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise.
Eleven people came on August 10 for Divine Liturgy. One communicant.
Nine people came on August 15 for the Akathist of the Dormition of the Mother
of God and a pomen at Holy Trinity Mission. Seven people stayed for class.
Five people came on August 22 for the Akathist of the Dormition of the Mother
of God and stayed for class
Mike Danko continues to travel to St. Louis in defense of miners’ pensions
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.
Thank God for the many blessings bestowed upon this Mission.
A Thought from His Grace Bishop Dr. MITROPHAN
But we are not united by blood alone, but also by flesh. The Holy Body,
which is given in the Holy Eucharist, unites us with His Most-Holy Body Incarnate.
The Holy Eucharist unites us with Him and with all members of the Church.
The Teaching of Saint Apostle Paul on the Church.
Translated by Protopresbyter Stefan Zaremba. Sremski Karlovac 2001. P. 48.
September 5 - 6:30 PM Akathist followed by Adult Class. (Call to confirm)
September 7 - St. Nikodim Chapel Slava, Diocesan Residence, Mars, Pa.
Plan to attend.
September 11 - Beheading of St. John the Baptist
September 14 - Ecclesiastical New Year
September 21 - Feast of Nativity of the Mother of God
If you are Too Busy to Pray...You are Too Busy!
The Feast of the Dormition of the Holy Theotokos
The Feast of the Dormition of the Holy Theotokos is the last major feast of
the liturgical year. The Holy Theotokos had an earthly life lived like no other
The Holy Theotokos was chosen to bear the Christ Child. After giving birth,
remaining Ever Virgin, she saw Jesus Christ grow to adulthood as a human,
witnessed His Death on the Cross and came to know of His Resurrection.
The Holy Theotokos is pictured in the icons of the Holy Ascension of Jesus Christ.
When she finally departed this life, she had could be considered to have lived a life
worthy of study by every succeeding generation.
The Virgin Mary is not confined by the time since her departure from this life.
Believers continue to pray to her throughout each day. Believers continue experience
benefits from her intercession before the Lord Jesus Christ.
Miracles continue to get attributed to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Mary lives on
in the lives of countless girls named after her. Mary lives on in the churches and
monasteries throughout the world named after her.
Mary lives on in icons bearing her image. Mary lives on in books written in her
honor. Mary lives on in institutions and communities named after her. Mary lives on
in the liturgical and prayer life of the Church.
No one is capable of fully assessing all the good attributed to the Holy Theotokos
through the centuries. No one is fully capable of fully assessing all the lives that
have changed and been inspired and renewed due to prayers to the Most Holy Theotokos.
Churches have taken the Feast of the Dormition as their name. Organizations
such as Circles of Serbian Sisters have taken the Feast of the Dormition as their
Hymns composed to the Dormition are sung in different languages on different
continents. Hymns to the Dormition not only honor the Most Theotokos, they educate
and reinforce the knowledge of the faithful.
Believers do well to reflect on their knowledge of the Theotokos. Believers
do well to reflect on the lives she has affected. Believers do well to think about
the pilgrimages to wonder working icons bearing her image.
Serbian Orthodox Christians around the world know of the Three-Handed icon at
Hilandar Monastery. The fresco of the Dormition from the Serbian Monastery Sopocani
is well known
Structuring life during the year according to the major feasts is a wise
investment. Structuring life according to the major feasts is a step toward
Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Mission, Fairmont, West Virginia
August 18 / August 31, 2013
Fr. Rodney Torbic
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