Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Mission
Fairmont, WV

Bulletin 246 - January 12 / January 25, 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. 246

January 12 / January 25, 2014

Saturday after Theophany



Genesis 1:2

And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

Nine people attended Divine Liturgy on January 4, 2014.

Six people came for Great Vespers with Lityia on January 13, 2014.

May God give comfort to the family and friends of +Simon Matthews recently departed this life.

Pray for friends and parishioners unable to come to church today.

The next Divine Liturgy is scheduled for Saturday, February 8, 2014.

February 28-March 1 - Diocesan Assembly, Monroeville, Pennsylvania.

Think carefully and personally about the Feast of the Theophany.

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.

Important Dates

January 26 - St. Sava Covered Dish Dinner and Program at St. George Church in Carmichaels, Pa.
January 27 - St. Sava Day
January 29 - Feast of Chains of Holy Apostle Peter
January 31 - St. Athanasius the Great
February 2 - Zacchaeus Sunday
February 6 - St. Xenia of Rome
February 9 - Translation of Relics of St. John Chrysostom. Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee.
February 12 - Synaxis of Three Holy Hierarchs. Divine Liturgy.
February 14 - St. Tryphon
February 15 - Presentation of the Lord. Divine Liturgy.
February 16 - Sunday of the Prodigal Son
February 23 - Meatfare Sunday

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



St. Sava

Serbian Orthodox Christians turn to St. Sava for hope and inspiration in times of darkness and peril. Serbian Orthodox Christians appeal to St. Sava seeking peace among brothers.

Believers look to the life of St. Sava as a standard to honor. Believers learn from the life of St. Sava. Believers pay tribute to the life of St. Sava.

Centuries have passed since St. Sava’s time on earth. Centuries witness to St. Sava’s life in Christ. Centuries testify to the contributions of St. Sava.

Churches stand and bear the name of St. Sava. Hymns are written and sung in honor of St. Sava. Programs are held dedicated to St. Sava. Children are born and named after St. Sava.

A river flows and with it carries the name of St. Sava. A cathedral rises to great heights and carries the name of St. Sava. Monasteries live on as holy sites of St. Sava.

Schools have been established bearing the name of St. Sava. Books are written chronicling the life of St. Sava. Lives are changed because of St. Sava.

Prayers are offered through St. Sava. Divine services are held commemorating St. Sava. Slavas share the joy of St. Sava.

Children are identified with St. Sava. Gifts are given in remembrance of St. Sava. Bells ring out carrying the message of St. Sava.

Across America, in the lands of Serbia and in far off Australia the People of St. Sava gather. In Germany, in England and in Argentina, the People of St. Sava gather together

Wherever Serbian Orthodox Christians meet, wherever Serbian Orthodox Christians gather, St. Sava has a presence. St. Sava has an influence. St. Sava has something to teach.

The Lord God chose St. Sava for a pivotal place in history. St. Sava said “yes” to God consistently in his life. St. Sava forsook the riches of this world for the heavenly kingdom.

Contemporary believers learn from St. Sava. Contemporary believers benefit from St. Sava. Contemporary believers are transformed by St. Sava.

Serbian Orthodox Christians have St. Sava. St. Sava is to be shared with the world. St. Sava is to be shared in the way Serbian Orthodox believers live. St. Sava is to be shared in prayer and Divine services.

St. Sava is to be shared in literature and in education. St. Sava is to be shared in iconography and in frescoes. St. Sava is to be shared in hymns.

One day turns into the next as the world moves from Creation to the birth of Christ to the Descent of the Holy Spirit to the glorious Second Coming of Christ.

St. Sava Day is marked on the calendar and in the hearts of faithful Orthodox Christians. St. Sava Day is a special day. St. Sava Day turns the mind to the Day without Evening, the Holy Pascha.



Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Mission, Fairmont, West Virginia
January 12 / January 25, 2014

Fr. Rodney Torbic

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