Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Mission
Fairmont, WV

Bulletin 242 - November 3 / November 16, 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. 242

November 3 / November 16, 2013

Renovation of the Church of St. George



Luke 4:18

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised.

Twelve people came for Divine Liturgy on October 12, 2013. Two communicants.

Three people for the Akathist on October 17. Four people came for class.

Seven people came for the Akathist and class on October 23.

Nine people were present for the Akathist and seven people for class on October 31.

Six people came for the Akathist and class on November 7.

Remember the 78 miners who lost their lives at the Farmington, W.Va. mine on November 20, 1968. Remember their families.

Akathist and Adult Class are scheduled for Thursday, November 21 beginning at 6:30 PM.

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.

Make sure you have an icon of your patron saint/patronal feast in your home.

Thank you to all helping with the luncheon following each Divine Liturgy.

Thank God for the many blessings bestowed upon this Mission.

Important Dates

November 17 - St. George Choir Slava celebrated. Covered dish dinner and program.
November 21 - St. Archangel Michael.
November 22 - St. Nectarios.
November 24 - St. King Stefan of Decani.
November 26 - St. John Chrysostom.
November 28 - Dormition Fast Begins. Thanksgiving Day.
December 4 - Entrance of the Theotokos
December 8 - Apodasis of the Entrance

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


St. George the Great Martyr

When St. George the Great Martyr arrives on the liturgical calendar of the Holy Orthodox Church, the joy of St .George’s convincing and lasting witness for Jesus Christ reaches through the centuries.

When St. George the Great Martyr arrives on the liturgical calendar of the Holy Orthodox Church, thoughts turn to the complete sacrifice of St .George.

When St. George the Great Martyr arrives on the liturgical calendar of the Holy Orthodox Church, believers around the world come to parish churches and monasteries to celebrate the Holy Divine Liturgy.

When St. George the Great Martyr arrives on the liturgical calendar of the Holy Orthodox Church, icons bearing the image of St.George come into focus and draw the attention of believers.

When St. George the Great Martyr arrives on the liturgical calendar of the Holy Orthodox Church, prayers arise with incense beseeching the intervention of St. George before the Lord God.

When St. George the Great Martyr arrives on the liturgical calendar of the Holy Orthodox Church, Serbian Orthodox Christians holding this day as their Slava gather in great celebration.

When St. George the Great Martyr arrives on the liturgical calendar of the Holy Orthodox Church, Orthodox believers search their hearts and minds in acts of faith.

When St. George the Great Martyr arrives on the liturgical calendar of the Holy Orthodox Church, parish churches and monasteries dedicated to St. George increase their testimony of St. George and ascend to great heights in prayer and worship.

When St. George the Great Martyr arrives on the liturgical calendar of the Holy Orthodox Church, the centuries are transcended and unity is achieved among generations of believers.

When St. George the Great Martyr arrives on the liturgical calendar of the Holy Orthodox Church, all else is set aside and the Holy Divine Liturgy is celebrated.

When St. George the Great Martyr arrives on the liturgical calendar of the Holy Orthodox Church, thoughts turn to the triumph of good over evil, life over death.

When St. George the Great Martyr arrives on the liturgical calendar of the Holy Orthodox Church, the Resurrection of Christ is at the fore and the life of St. George is convincing witness to the power of the Resurrection.

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Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Mission, Fairmont, West Virginia
November 3 / November 16, 2013

Fr. Rodney Torbic

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