Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Mission
Fairmont, WV

Bulletin 314 - June 18 / July 1, 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. 314

June 18 / July 1, 2017

Holy Martyrs Leontius, Hypatius and Theodulus

Galatians 5:16

But I say walk by the Spirit, and do not gratify the desires of the flesh.

June 24 - Third and Sixth Hours were read. Seven people came for Divine Liturgy. One communicant.

Ten people came for Vespers and class on June 28.

Vespers and class are scheduled for July 5 at 6:30 PM.

Vespers and class are scheduled for July 19 at 6:30 PM.

The next Divine Liturgy is scheduled for July 22 at 10:00 AM.

Honor the Apostles Fast until the Feast of St. Peter and Paul on July 12.

Support Marion County CASA where Vesna Prodanovich Meinert is Director,

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

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

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

July 2 - Holy Apostle Jude. Venerable Paisius the GreatSt. John of Shanghai.
July 4 - Venerable Anastasia of Serbia.
July 7 - Nativity of St. John the Baptist. Divine Liturgy 8:00 AM. at St. George Serbian Orthodox Church, Carmichaels, Pa.
July 9 - Shadeland Camp begins.
July 11 - New Martyrs of Dabar and Mileseva. St. Budimir(Sokolovic).
July 12 - Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul. Honor the fast every day until this feast
July 14 - Holy Wonderworkers and Unmercenaries Cosmas and Damian, Martyrs
July 26 - Synaxix of Archangel Gabriel. Monastery Marcha Slava, Richfield, Ohio.
August 2 - The Holy Prophet Elijah.

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

Matthew 7:14 - Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

The faithful Holy Apostles learned directly from Christ. They heard His preaching. They saw the healings He performed. They viewed His demonstrations of love, compassion and forgiveness.

Believers coming to God’s Holy Church have the benefit of hearing the Holy Gospel proclaimed. Believers have the benefit of hearing the words of Christ and the description of Christ’s actions.

Believers today have the benefit of learning from teachers of the successors to the Holy Apostles. Believers today have access to prayers in God’s Holy Church offered by clergy ordained by successors to the Holy Apostles.

The Prayer for Those Under Penance reads: ”O Master, through Your Holy Apostles, You have granted to those who minister in Your Holy Church the power to forgive sins on earth and to bind and loose every bond of unrighteousness." i

Continuity exists in God’s Holy Church from the time of the Holy Apostles to the present. Contemporary believers do well to integrate the beliefs and faithfulness to Christ of the Holy Apostles.

Believers do well to avail themselves of the knowledge about the Holy Apostles in God’s Holy Church. Believers do well to join in commemorating the Holy Apostles during liturgical celebrations.

Believers shape their lives based upon their experiences and knowledge base. Believers shape and form their lives based upon decisions made and the results of those decisions.

Believers have access through prayer to seek the intercessions of the Holy Apostle for personal spiritual development. Believers have the opportunity to draw strength through prayer from the examples and intercession of the Holy Apostles.

The Holy Apostles are fitting Christian models and examples from whom believers can draw lasting lessons for personal development. The Holy Apostles firmness of faith under conditions of adversity is of incalculable value.

The Holy Apostles’ witness about the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Christ has transforming power. (Acts. 2:14-43) Readers of Acts will learn “many wonders and signs were done through the apostles.” (Acts. 2:43)

The Holy Apostles are not time limited to when they were in the physical presence of the Lord Jesus Christ. Liturgical celebrations on Thursdays and other specific days during the year enable the Apostles to be experienced in the present. ii

Father Rodney Torbic

i Book of Needs (Abridged). Compiled and edited by a Monk of St. Tikhon’s Monastery. St. Tikhon’s Seminary Press, South Canaan, Pennsylvania, 2002, pp. 45-46.

ii “Bishop Nikolai’s Tracts” Serbian Bible Institute at St. Sava Cathedral 2 Meditations on Seven Days Published by the Serbian Cathedral, New York 1955. OBOD Press, Chicago Ilinois, pp. 19-22
The Octoechos. Vol.II. Translated by The Reader Isaac E. Lambertsen. The St. John of Kronstadt Press, Liberty, Tennessee, 2001, pp. 124-127.

Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Mission, Fairmont, West Virginia.
June 18 / July 1, 2017

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