Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Mission
Bulletin 245 - December 22, 2013 / January 4, 2014
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. 245
- December 22, 2013 / January 4, 2014
- St. Anastasia, Greatmartyr
And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom,
and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship.
Nine people attended Divine Liturgy on December 21, 2013. Five communicants.
The next Divine Liturgy is scheduled for January 18 with Great Blessing of Water.
The blessing of the Mon River will be afterwards.
The Nativity Fast continues until January 7.
Bring a friend or relative when you come to church.
Honor the feasts and fasts of the Church.
Think carefully and personally about the Feast of the Nativity.
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.
If you have questions about the services or teachings of the Church, ask the priest.
January 5 - St. Naum of Ohrid. Fathers’ Day
January 6 - Christmas Eve. Blessing of Badjnak at St. George Serbian Orthodox
Church in Carmichaels, Pa. at 7:30 PM with Vigil at 8;30 PM.
Tuesday, St. George Church, January 7 - Feast of the Nativity of our Lord
and Saviour Jesus Christ. Divine Liturgy at 10:00 AM.
Wednesday, January 8 - Synaxis of Most Holy Theotokos.
Thursday, January 9 - St. Stephen Archdeacon, Protomartyr
January 13 - Ven. Melanie of Rome: Dosetij the Confessor; Apodasis of Nativity
January 14 - Circumcision of the Lord. St. Basil the Great. New Year
January 18 - Feast of the Holy Cross. Blessing of the Mon River in Fairmont.
January 19 - Theophany. Epiphany. Baptism of the Lord
If you are Too Busy to Pray...You are Too Busy!
The Nativity of Christ: Points to Consider
The Nativity Fast begins on November 15/28
and continues until the Feast of the Nativity on December 25/January 7.
Believers are expected to abstain from meat and dairy products
during the Nativity Fast.
The mind, the heart, the soul and the body are to prepare for the celebration
of the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ
Christ’s birth is celebrated as a “present event.”
The greeting on the Feast of the Nativity is: Christ is Born!”
The services declare: “God is with us!”
Believers are expected to maintain perspective.
The birth of Christ is the guiding event giving reason to the Fast.
The reason to celebrate comes on the Feast itself.
Attending the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of the Nativity and receiving
the Precious Body and Blood of Christ is most fitting.
The celebration of the Feast of the Nativity continues until
December 31/January 13.
Maintaining a demeanor of love, kindness and peace.
Being joyful due to the birth of Christ.
Being grateful for the birth of Christ.
Sharing the message of Christ’s love.
Being rooted in the Gospel of Christ.
Being appreciative of forefathers and mothers having kept the Faith through
Being firmly united with Christ.
Firmly rejecting the ways that dilute the celebration of the Feast of the Nativity.
Being vigilant and careful to protect and care for the soul.
Exhibit conduct pleasing to Christ.
Abstain from thought and actions abhorrent to Christ and others.
Share the love of Christ in daily relationships.
Think carefully about the birth of Christ.
Think about the humility of Christ.
Consider the physical growth Christ experienced.
Remember the Virgin Birth of Christ.
Be appreciative of the Holy Spirit.
From the Archives
Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Mission, Fairmont, West Virginia
December 22, 2013 / January 4, 2014
Fr. Rodney Torbic
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