Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Mission
Fairmont, WV

Bulletin 312 - May 28 / June 10, 2017

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 IRINEJ
Aministrator - Fr. Rodney Torbic

Bulletin No. 312

May 28 / June 10, 2017

St. Nicetas the Confessor, (Apodasis of Pentecost)

Galatians 4:6

And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father

May 27 - Third and Sixth Hours were read followed by Divine Liturgy. Seven people attended.

May 31 - Seven people came to Holy Trinity Mission for the Akathist for the Ascension and class.

June 7 - Ten people came to Holy Trinity Mission for the Akathist for the Ascension and class.

Congratulations to Vanessa Lasobek, Kuma for Mission Slava.

Sympathy extended to family and friends of +Leo Michael Meinert newly departed

Vespers and class are scheduled for next Wednesday at 6:30.PM, June 14.

Divine Liturgy is scheduled for June 24 at 10:00 AM.

Support Marion County CASA where Vesna Prodanovich Meinert is Director,

Pray for workers losing their job and benefits at a high rate.

Thank you for contributing food goods for the needy in Fairmont.

Thank you for contributing food goods for the needy in Fairmont.

If you want your house blessed or visited if in the hospital, ask the priest.

If you want your marriage blessed in the Orthodox Church, 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 questions about the teachings and practices of the Church, ask the priest.

Important Dates

June 10 - Mission Slava. Apodasis of Pentecost.
June 11 - Sunday of All Saints.
June 12 - Beginning of the Apostles Fast. Honor the Fast until July 12.
June 14 - Venerable Justin of Chelije.
June 15 - Hieromartyr Erazmo of Ochrid.
June 17 - St. Mitrophan, Hieromartyr Joannicius, Holy Martyr George.

If You Are Too Busy To Pray, You Are Too Busy

Matthew 10:32 - Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven.

Individuals experiencing Christ in their lives and appreciative of Christ will be moved to confess Christ in the way they live. Readers of the New Testament familiar with the healings and transformations taking place know that individuals healed and transformed freely told others what took place.

The man born blind and healed by Christ told those questioning him: “If this Man were not from God, He could do nothing.” (Jn. 9:33) The Protomartyr and Archdeacon Stephen,” a man full of faith and the Holy Spirit” witnessed for Christ even while he was being stoned to death. (Acts 6:5-60)

The Holy Apostle Paul initially was a persecutor of Christ. The Holy Apostle Paul was changed by Christ into one of the foremost apostles. We read in Acts: “Immediately he preached the Christ in the synagogues, that He is the Son of God.” (Acts. 9:1-22). The lives of the saints share the commonality of being vibrant followers of Christ. Each believer chooses the way he or she will confess Christ. Always Christ is to be confessed with love and gentleness.

While there are times a strong defense of the faith is necessary, gentleness and humility have value and place in the Christian life. The Lord Jesus Christ when being taken into custody could have exercised great power to overcome His captors. Jesus said: “Do you think I cannot now pray to My Father, and He will provide Me with more than twelve legions of angels.” (Mt. 26:53)

The benefits received from Christ are beyond comprehension and full measure. Individuals pausing to think of the blessings from God can quickly be overwhelmed by the sheer number.

Prayers are always answered. Healings take place. Dangers are averted. Health is restored. Forgiveness is received. Relationships improve. Economic conditions get better.

The thoughtful Christian will eagerly want to share Christ with others. The joy of the life in Christ can be overwhelming. Individuals believing in Christ may be come saddened when known believers fall away from Christ and commit sins that are very serious.

Confessing the life in Christ is a way of offering hope to individuals feeling trapped in sin. There is always reason to hope in Christ. The opportunity to begin anew in Christ always exists. Prayer is a way to learn to share Christ with others.

Prayer guides believers in giving thanks to God. Prayer reveals to believers ways to share Christ to the hungry of soul. Prayer helps the ailing and is often a welcome witness for Christ.

Father Rodney Torbic

Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Mission, Fairmont, West Virginia.
May 28 / June 10, 2017

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