Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Mission
Fairmont, WV

Bulletin 260 - September 7 / September 20, 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. 260

September 7 / September 20, 2014

Forefeast of Nativity of Mother of God



I Thessalonians 4:8

He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit.

September 12 - Ten people came to Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Mission in Fairmont, W.Va.

September17 - Five people came for Vespers.

September 17 - Mike Danko, Edith and Cameron Godbey, Wayne Kirby and John Ice came for class.

Sympathy extended to Wayne and Joyce Kirby, +Lionel having departed this life this week.

Vespers and class are scheduled for Wednesday September 24 beginning at 6:30 PM.

Remember and appreciate the workers in mines, law-enforcement corrections, probation and parole and firefighters, all working in dangerous occupations.

Remember and appreciate 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.

Important Dates

Today, September 21 - Nativity of the Mother of God
September 25 - Apodasis of the Nativity of the Theotokos
September 27 - Exaltation of the Honorable Cross. Divine Liturgy at 8:00 AM.
September 30 - Sts. Faith, Hope, and Charity and their Mother, Sophia, Martyrs.
October 4 - Apodasis of Exaltation.

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



Thoughts Related to the Nativity of the Mother of God

The Feast of the Nativity of the Mother of God celebrated each year on September 8/21 sets in motions thoughts that reach back centuries and reach forward to the present.

The Feast of the Nativity of the Mother of God draws attention to her parents Joachim and Anna, blessed to give birth to her who gave birth to the Christ Child.

The Feast of the Nativity of the Mother of God stimulates thoughts about the actions of God in her life, the lives of her parents and the lives of countless others.

Thoughts regarding the Mother of God take on immeasurable portions.

The actions of the Mother of God continue to accrue.

The actions of the Mother of God transcend time.

The Mother of Godís physical existence was announced and recorded long before it occurred. (Isaiah 7:14)

The number of people turning to the Mother of God is beyond the capacity of the human mind.

Testimonies to the power of the Mother of God are credible.

Physical changes are noticeable in individuals experiencing the Mother of God at work in their lives.

The Feast of the Nativity of the Mother of God begins with the Forefeast on September 7/20 and continues until the Apodasis on September 12/25.

Believers do well to give serious thought to the special place of the Mother of God in history.

The Mother of God enjoyed the greatest degree of unity with the Lord Jesus Christ.

Individuals taking Holy Communion have the opportunity for unity with Christ and for gratefulness to the Mother of God.

The Mother of God is available for individuals to turn to her for prayerful intercession with the Lord Jesus Christ.

Prayers of faith bring results to believers turning to the Mother of God.

Individuals seeking to satisfy the hunger of the soul do well to think about the Mother of God and the life she was blessed to live.

Learning more about the Lord Jesus Christ takes place when serious thought is given to the Mother of God.

When a believers looks to the Lord Jesus Christ with complete attention, the place of His most pure Mother will always be a consideration.



September 7 / September 20, 2014

Fr. Rodney Torbic

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