Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Mission
Fairmont, WV

Bulletin 279 - September 20 / October 3, 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. 279

September 20 / October 3, 2015

Saturday after the Exaltation of the Cross



2 Corintians 1:22

Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.

September 19 - Seven people came to Divine Liturgy at Holy Trinity Mission in Fairmont, W.Va. One communicant.

September 23 - Eight people came for Vespers. Michael Danko, Edith Godbey, Wayne and Joyce Kirby, Vanessa Lasobek and Rev.James Morley stayed for class. Thank you for attending.

September 30 - Nine people came for Vespers. Michael Danko, Carlos, Edith and Cameros Godbey, Wayne and Joyce Kirby, Vanessa Lasobek, and Dennis Elliot stayed for class. Thank you for attending.

Leland George is a welcome attendee at the Mission.

Dr. Charles and Sharren Paroda’s history with the Mission goes back to the very beginning together with Michael Danko.

Goyka and Anka Arbutina continue to be an important part of the Mission.

Support Marion County CASA where Vesna Prodanovich Meinert is Director providing important help to children in need.

Niko and Rose Illich faithfully support and attend the services at the Mission

Dennis and Sandy Elliot recently enjoyed the visit of their grandson Eli.

Wayne and Joyce Kirby have graciously provided space for the Mission.

John Ice makes the effort to attend at the Holy Trinity Mission in addition to St. George Church.

Vespers and Class are scheduled for Wednesday, October 7 at 6:30 PM.

Stephanie Lewis makes the long ride to attend the Divine Liturgy.

Michael Crane is a welcome addition when he can come to the Mission.

Important Dates

October 14 - Protection of the Mother of God.
October 19 - Holy Apostle Thomas
October 27 - Venerable Mother Paraskeva of Serbia. St.Petka.
October 31 - St. Luke

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


I Corinthians 2:2 - For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.

When the Apostle Paul addressed the Corinthians, he placed great value in knowing the Lord Jesus Christ and Christ crucified. Current believers benefit by assessing if great value is placed in knowing Jesus Christ and Him crucified.

Individuals determine the extent of interest in personal learning. Goals of personal learning may change during the course of life. The Lord Jesus Christ is the most desired goal, foundation and source of personal learning.

The Lord Jesus Christ is the primary source of learning through prayer. He is the source of learning through the Holy Gospel and the Divine services. Jesus Christ is the source of learning through the writings and teachings of the Church.

The Lord Jesus Christ is the primary goal for serious believers. The Lord Jesus Christ said: “I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever…” (Jn. 6:51)

The Lord Jesus Christ is the most desired source for learning. The Lord Jesus Christ said: “Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” (Mt. 11:29)

The Lord Jesus Christ is the soundest foundation for learning. He said: “Whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock…and it did not fall…” (Mt.7:24-25)

The Holy Apostle Paul found the greatest value in the Lord Jesus Christ and proclaimed that value in writing. The Holy Apostle Paul wanted others to experience the same joy in Christ.

The Holy Apostle Paul made it clear his commitment to Christ was without reservation or compromise. He said: “…with all boldness, as always, so now Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death.” (Phil. 1:20)

Contemporary believers benefit from casting behind them detractions and impediments serving as barriers to unity with Christ. The Holy Apostle Paul made it absolutely clear he was committed to Christ whether in life or in death.

Every day of life is precious to be used for the glory of God and for the salvation of the soul. The Holy Apostle Paul embodied the importance of God in his life. He lived with the zeal for Christ that has lasted through the centuries.

Parents showing love for Christ will influence their sons and daughters. Husbands and wives committed to Christ further the development of their marriage. One person in the home exhibiting love for Christ makes a difference.

Turning to Christ in repentance and remaining united with Christ transforms a person’s life. The dramatic change in the Holy Apostle Paul’s life is enduring testimony to the difference Christ makes in a life.

Choosing Christ opens life to realms beyond human expectations.

Father Rodney Torbic


Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Mission, Fairmont, West Virginia.
September 20 / October 3, 2015

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