Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Mission
Fairmont, WV

Bulletin 250 - March 16 / March 29, 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. 250

March 16 / March 29, 2014

Fourth Saturday of Great Lent

Ephesians 1:13

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 (KJV).

March 8 - Baptism for Zackery Runion was held. Fifteen people came for Divine Liturgy. Six communicants.

March 13 - Seven people came for the Akathist to St. Herman of Alaska and for class.

March 19 - Seven people came to Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Mission in Fairmont, W.Va. for the Akathist to St. Alexis, Man of God.

An Akathist with class to follow is scheduled for Wednesday, April 2 at 6:30 PM. Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts is tentatively scheduled for 9:30 AM on April 11, 2014.

Remember the 29 miners that died on April 5, 2010 at the Upper Big Branch Mine in West Virginia.

Prepare for Holy Confession and Communion during Great Lent.

Honor the fast and strive to be a better Christian by the end of Great Lent.

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 the 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 a question about the services or teachings of the Church ask the priest.

Important Dates

March 30 - Fourth Sunday of Great Lent. St. John Climacus. Deanery Vespers at 5:00 PM at Holy Resurrection Church in Steubenville, Ohio and St. Nicholas Church in Monroeville, Pa.
April 6 - Fifth Sunday of Great Lent. St. Mary of Egypt. Deanery Vespers at 5:00 PM at St. George Church, Carmichaels and St. Nicholas Church, Johnstown.
April 7 - Feast of Annunciation.
April 13 - Feast of Christís Entry into Jerusalem. Deanery Vespers at 5:00 PM at Holy Trinity Cathedral, Pittsburgh.
April 14 - Great and Holy Monday
April 15 - Great and Holy Tuesday
April 16 - Great and Holy Wednesday. Holy Unction at Holy Trinity Cathedral, Pittsburgh
April 17 - Great and Holy Thursday
April 18 - Great and Holy Friday. Royal Hours at 9:00 AM at Holy Trinity Mission.

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


Repentance is the necessary step to begin anew in Christ.

Repentance is required throughout life.

Repentance turns the mind and heart away from sin and toward God.

Repentance involves physical and mental action.

Repentance includes action in the heart.

Repentance is an inward consideration and has outward results.

Repentance influences our relationship with God and with other people.

Repentance results in a change of goals and direction.

Repentance requires being open to the mercy and forgiveness of God.

Repentance is an expressed willingness to change and embrace Christ.

Repentance is a seeking of unity with Christ.

Repentance is a desire for the love and forgiveness of Christ.

Repentance is a hunger of the soul seeking to be nourished.

Repentance is a love for God above love for sin.

Repentance is a movement toward peace and tranquility.

Repentance is a willingness to be obedient to God.

Repentance is a new way of looking at the self and acknowledging sin.

Repentance is recognition that God can make life better.

Repentance embodies hope for a better life in Christ.

Repentance can be the beginning of lasting change in life.

Repentance can bring immediate results.

Repentance can result in tears and strongly affect emotions.

Repentance entails faith and trust in God.

Repentance is an act of courage.

Repentance can be humbling.

Repentance involves confession of sins.

Repentance involves looking truthfully at the self.

Repentance brings a new way of looking at God.

Repentance has a place in Great Lent and throughout life.

Repentance is part of the personal on-going battle against sin.

Repentance has a place in the everyday life of the Christian.

Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Mission, Fairmont, West Virginia
March 16 / March 29, 2014

Fr. Rodney Torbic

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