Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Mission
Bulletin 267 - January 11 / 24, 2015
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. 267
- January 11 / 24, 2015
- Saturday after Theophany
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
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.
January 10 - Third and Sixth Hours were read followed by Divine Liturgy.
Ten people attended.
January 16 - Four people came for Vespers. Five people came for class.
Sympathy extended to Wayne and Joyce Kirby, their aunt Eloise departed this life.
Thank you to all coming to church today.
Thank you to all parishioners and friends of the Mission for kindness through
he next Divine Liturgy is scheduled for February 7 at 10:00 AM.
Remember the lasting importance of St. Sava.
Remember St. Sava’s life in Christ.
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 want your marriage blessed in the Orthodox Church, ask the priest.
If you have a question about the services or teachings of the Church ask the priest.
Sunday after Theophany / Zacchaeus Sunday
January 26 - Apodasis of Theophany
January 27 - St. Sava
January 29 - Chains of St. Peter
January 30 - St. Anthony the Great
January 31 - St. Athanasius the Great St. Maxim of Serbia
February 6 - St. Xenia of Rome
February 7 - St. Gregory the Theologian
If you are Too Busy to Pray, You are Too Busy!
All Serbian Orthodox Christians belong in Church on St. Sava Day.
All need to gather to give thanks, to honor and pray to St. Sava.
The identity of Serbian Orthodox Christians is directly linked to St. Sava.
The joy of Jesus Christ is evident in the legacy of St. Sava.
St. Sava programs serve as a focal point for paying tribute to St. Sava.
The programs bring together the faithful. The programs reflect the love of believers
for St. Sava. For more than a century, St. Sava has been honored in America.
For more than a century, Serbian Orthodox Christians have gathered together
in this land in late January to pray tribute to St. Sava.
Young children, older adults and people of all ages in between
have given recitations which proclaim the Christian standing of St. Sava.
St. Sava programs shape a parish. They shape a community.
They shape the lives of participants.
Young children grow up knowing St. Sava is held in the highest regard among
the adults in the Serbian Orthodox Church.
Adults have major participation in the success of St. Sava programs.
St. Sava is not just for children, though his love for children is legend.
St. Sava is not just for adults, though is stature and contributions are
models for men and women aspiring to lead the Christian life.
St. Sava is not only recognized for contributions of long ago.
St. Sava is viewed in contemporary terms by Orthodox believers.
St.Sava bridges the centuries. Hymns and poems, monasteries and churches are
associated inextricably with St. Sava. Each year, each century yields to the
veneration of St. Sava and the believers who come forth to praise and honor him.
The history of the world cannot be accurately written unless due account
is given to the place of St. Sava. The history of the Serbian Orthodox Church
cannot be understood unless St. Sava is carefully considered.
Believers read about St. Sava with great joy. Young children stand in from
of parents and grandparents to recite poems of honor to St. Sava.
Choirs lift their voices in praise of St. Sava. Hierarchs and priests
preach on the themes in St. Sava’s life. The love of Christ shines in St. Sava’s life.
The light of Christ shines through the life of St. Sava.
Each year is shaped by St. Sava programs.
Believers launch into the year following the Feast of the Nativity,
getting a good start by focusing on St.Sava. We cannot fully pay tribute to St. Sava.
His gifts to succeeding generation continue to grow. We can be appreciative.
We can be grateful. We can be appropriately respectful In the end, we can share
our love for St.Sava by loving Christ and each person we meet in life.
By Christian love, we overcome darkness, we overcome evil.
By Christian love, we find Christ and live in Christ. St. Sava did no less.
January 11 / 24, 2015
Fr. Rodney Torbic
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