Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Mission
Fairmont, WV

Bulletin 314 - July 9 / 22, 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. 315

July 9 / 22, 2017

Holy Pancratius; St. Theodore, New Martyrs of Glamoch and Kulen-Vakuf



John 16:13

Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

July 1 - Third and Sixth Hours were read followed by Divine Liturgy and Parastos. Thirteen people attended. Two comunicants.

July 5 - Ten people came. for Vespers and class.

July 19 - Nine people came for Akathist and class.

Vespers and class are scheduled for Thursday July 27 at 6:30 PM.

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 26 - Synaxix of Archangel Gabriel. Monastery Marcha Slava.
August 2 - The Holy Prophet Elijah.
August 5 - Diocese Day, Shadeland, Most Holy Mother of God Monastery
August 8 - Holy Nun martyr Parasceva of Rome. St. Sava III, Archbishop of Serbia.
August 9 - St. Panteleimon. Parish Nurse’s Slava.
August 12 - Venerable Angelina of Serbia.
August 14 - Dormition Fast begins.
August 19 - Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord God and Saviour Jesus Christ.

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


Matthew 9:35 - Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.

Jesus is able to heal every sickness and disease. Jesus went to all the cities and villages preaching the gospel of the kingdom. Followers of Christ continue to proclaim the Gospel of Christ even today.

The power of the message has relevance for all with ears to hear. Life does not need to be lived without Christ in this current century where immorality and greed abound. Life does not need to be lived today without peace and joy.

Despondency, depression and despair need not triumph in the lives of individuals today. Faith and hope in Christ can make a lasting difference.. The power of Christ makes a difference in personal lives.

The church is a hospital for individuals to bring their infirmities of body and soul to Christ for healing. Healings of the body may not always be visible. Christ can heal the heart and soul enabling bodily afflictions to be dealt with differently.

Partaking of the Precious Body and Blood of Christ preceded by repentance and Holy Confession enables believers to remain directed toward the Kingdom of God.

The journey from Baptism to the departure from this life is fraught with temptations and dangers that can put the soul in peril. Remaining pure and strong in faith requires looking to Christ.

Remaining pure and strong in faith requires constant prayer and appreciation of intercessory prayers and the help of one’s guardian angel. Each day is a day to consciously experience the joys and blessings of God.

Each day is an opportunity to foretaste the eternal Kingdom of God. Each day is a day to battle against evil seeking to overcome the good in the heart and soul. Jesus has the power to heal every illness and infirmity.

Turning to Christ and remaining with Christ is the wisest decision a person will make. Jesus answered the disciples of John the Baptist when they asked if Jesus was the Coming One.

Jesus said: “Go and tell John the things which you hear and see. The blind see and the lame walk; the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear; the dead are raised up and the poor have the gospel preached to them.” (Mt. 11:2-5).

Each person hearing about the miracles of Christ has the ability to weigh the evidence and draw the correct conclusions. The conclusions drawn will affect each person the remaining days of their lives.

The Samaritans said to the Samaritan woman: “Now we believe, not because of what you said, for we ourselves have heard Him and we know that this is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world.” (Jn. 4:42)

Father Rodney Torbic


Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Mission, Fairmont, West Virginia.
July 9 / 22, 2017

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