Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Mission
Fairmont, WV

Bulletin 287 - February 21 / March 5, 2016

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. 287

February 21 / March 5, 2016

Memorial Saturday

Acts 2:17

And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams.

February 6 - Third and Sixth Hours were read followed by Divine Liturgy. Thirteen people attended. Four communicants.

February 10 - Eight people came for the Akathist to the Holy Trinity and class.

February 17 - Ten people attended Vespers and class.

February 23 - Nine people came for Vespers.. Ten people came to class

March 2 - Eight people came for Vespers. Nine people came for class.

Sympathy extended to Wayne and Joyce Kirby. Joyce’s father +Hiram departed this life.

Remember the 31 Russian miners and 5 first responders that lost their lives this week.

Vespers and class are scheduled for Wednesday, March 9 at 6:30 PM..

Great Compline with Canon of St. Andrew scheduled for March 16 at 6:30 PM.

Divine Liturgy scheduled for Saturday, March 19, at 10:00 AM.

Tomorrow, March 6 is the last day Orthodox Christians eat meat until Pascha, May 1.

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

Food goods continue to be collected for the needy in Marion County.

If you want your house blessed, ask the priest.

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 their families.

Remember the sick, the suffering, the imprisoned, those in rehab centers, the homebound, and the mentally ill. Appreciate 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 6 - Meat-fare Sunday
March 8 - 1st and 2nd Finding of the Head of St. John the Baptist
March 11-12 - Diocesan Assembly in Akron, Ohio
March 13 - Deanery Vespers at St. Sava Church, McKeesport, 5:00 PM.
March 14 - Beginning of Great Lent
March 20 - Sunday of Orthodoxy

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

Making Full Use of Great Lent

Making good use of Great Lent is resolutely continuing on the journey to the Kingdom of God

Experiencing the Resurrection of Christ is the ultimate destination of the journey through Great Lent and the embracing of Holy Week.

Putting sin behind and Christ first in life is the constant battle during Great Lent.

Conquering the negative inclinations and tendencies of the self by the empowerment and mercy of Christ is central to the Lenten journey.

Nourishment from the Divine services of Great Lent enriches the believer in Christ.

Courage for the Lenten journey comes from the examples of the saints and martyrs through the centuries.

Constant benefit derives from the reading of the Holy Scriptures.

Prayer is of foremost importance in the Lenten journey.

Time must be dedicated to Christ throughout each day for personal benefit to occur.

Growth in Christ is intended as the result of the Lenten journey.

Being a better Christian at the end of Great Lent is a primary goal.

Being at peace in personal relationships and with God is consistent with the purposes of Great Lent.

A person will learn more about God at work through the centuries by being attentive at Lenten services.

A person views the world differently when the content of the Lenten services are taken to heart.

Repentance is a dominant theme throughout Great Lent.

Repentance can take place as long as the person has faculty of mind.

Danger exists in delaying personal repentance.

Joy comes when sin is forgiven and Christ is experienced in the heart, mind and soul.

Joy comes when the weight of sin is lifted from the conscience and a new beginning takes place in Christ.

Baptism is the transforming beginning in Christ.

Renewal in Christ is fundamental for the active Christian throughout life.

Father Rodney Torbic

Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Mission, Fairmont, West Virginia.
February 21 / March 5, 2016

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