Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Mission
Bulletin 252 - April 27 / May 10, 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. 252
- April 27 / May 10, 2014
- Burning of the Relics of St. Sava
Hristos Voskrese! Vaistinu Voskrese!
Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!
Eleven people came for Divine Liturgy to Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church
in Fairmont, W.Va. Three communicants. Father Alcuin Kellerhouse from the Russian
Orthodox Church Outside Russia came to serve. Matushka Kimberly Kellerhouse was
Nine people came on May 2 for Great Vespers with the Litya on the Eve of the
Translation of the Relics of St. Nikolaj of Serbia.
Carlos Godbey participated in the Slava celebration at St. George Serbian
Orthodox Church in Carmichaels, Pennsylvania on May 4, 2014.
Remember the 56 miners killed in nearby Osage, West Virginia on May 12, 1942.
The Akathist to the Resurrection with class to follow is scheduled for Wednesday
at 6:30 PM.
The next Divine Liturgy is scheduled tentatively for May 24, 2014 at 10:00 AM.
Thank God for the faithful friends and parishioners of this Mission.
Thank God for the multiple blessings of this Mission.
Remember the departed members of this Mission.
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 want you want your home blessed, contact the priest.
If you have a question about the services or teachings of the Church ask the priest.
May 11 - Sunday of the Paralytic
May 12 - St. Vasilje of Ostrog
May 14 - Mid-Pentecost. 9:00 AM Divine Liturgy
at St. George Church Serbian Orthodox Church.
May 18 - Sunday of the Samaritan Woman
May 19 - Translation of the Relics of St. Sava
May 21 - St. John the Apostle, Evangelist and Theologian
May 22 - Translation of the Relics of St. Nicholas
May 29 - Feast of Ascension.
June 8 - Pentecost
June 9 - Pentecost Monday
If you are Too Busy to Pray...You are Too Busy!
Luke 8:15 - But the ones that fell on the good ground are those who,
having heard the word with a noble and good heart, keep it and bear fruit
The Christian requires patience. Frustrations and attacks occur as a person
attempts to live the life pleasing to God. Frustrations and attacks can be
overcome with patience. Keeping the focus on God is necessary.
Drawing strength from God, keeping in mind the saints and the martyrs and
the lesson of the Resurrection gives hope in times of attack and frustrations.
Calamities and tragic accidents occur and test a personís faith.
Sickness, economic hardship, loss of employment and other radical changes
can cause a Christian to closely examine his or her faith. When the word of
God is well-seated in the heart, patience will prevail with hope.
The word of God in the heart nourishes the soul and gives strength to the
body and mind. The word of God in the heart gives direction to a person and
enables obstacles to be penetrated that deter the Christian life.
Individuals weak in faith and unfamiliar with the word of God do not have
the same resources available in times of adversity as do individuals steeped
in the word of God.
Individuals are enriched by the word of God by attending the Divine services of
the Church. The Divine services of the Church are replete with Biblical references.
The Gospel is proclaimed at each Divine Liturgy.
The Gospel is proclaimed in Matins services. Psalms are common to the services
of the Church. Words of the Prophets are read during the year as are portions of
the New Testament Epistles and Acts of the Apostles.
Individuals personally increase their learning and are strengthened when
reading the Holy Scriptures at home. The Holy Scriptures speak of the value of
patience. The Holy Scriptures teach about patience.
The believer is expected to grow throughout life. The believer is expected
to have a heart fertile for the word of God. The word of God produces the best
fruit when the believer reads and attends church services.
The word of God brings joy to the welcoming heart. The home welcoming the
word of God differentiates itself from the home where Godís word is not welcome.
Hearts of stone fail to produce homes for God.
Reading the word of God does not require fanaticism. Reading and cherishing
the word of God comes out of love for God and appreciation for the blessings
and goodness of God. Reading is a way to draw closer to God.
Entering into the Holy Scriptures is a way of accessing God and being
welcomed by God. A unity occurs when the believer reads the word of God.
Patience is needed to understand the word of God. Individuals loving God
and appreciating God will be attentive to Godís word.
Fr. Rodney Torbic
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