The Church has her eternal foundation in the Holy Trinity, for her life is interwoven with
the life of the Holy Trinity. Thus the love of the Persons of the Holy Trinity produces an
atmosphere of love among men. It is seen in Christ's Church, in the life of her members.
Therefore, in the Church all three Persons act equally. The love which the Divine Persons
institute is not closed; rather is manifested to the world. It can be said, even as the
essence of God is LOVE. But love is also the basis of the world and the reason of man's
life on Earth. It is from this very love of God the Fathers sends His Only Begotten Son
into the world.
The Teachings of Saint Apostle Paul
Translation by Protopresbyter Stephen Zaremba, 2001, p. 8
Remember the Students of St. Sava School of Theology in Libertyville
· The Jesus Prayer: "Lord, Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner."
· Being able to pray the Jesus Prayer everywhere we go.
· Remembering to pray the Jesus Prayer everywhere we go.
Recent Activities of Parish Priest
October 16 - Attended Shadeland Camp meeting at Diocesan Center, Mars, Pa.
October 17 - Visited parishioner in hospital in Waynesburg.
October 18 - Went to home of parish family for pastoral reasons.
October 19 and 21 - Went to French Creek West, Virginia.
October 20 - Attended seminar at West Virginia University on social work and the law.
From the Desert Fathers
He (Isidore the Priest) also said, 'If you desire salvation,
do everything that leads you to it.'
Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost 2006
And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise. But if you love those
who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. And if
you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the
same. And if you lend to those from whom you hope to receive back, what credit is that to you?
For even sinners lend to receive as much back. But love your enemies, do good, and lend,
hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the
Most High. For He is kind to the unthankful and evil. Therefore be merciful, just as your
Father who is merciful.
Holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council
Your Son also may glorify You, as You have given Him authority over all flesh, that He should
give eternal life to as many as You have given Him. And this is eternal life, that they may
know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. I have glorified You on
the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do. And now, O Father,
glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was.
I have manifested Your name to the men whom You have given Me out of the world. They were
Yours, You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your word. Now they have known that all
things which You have given Me are from You. For I have given to them the words which You
have given Me; and they have received them and have known surely that I came forth from You;
and they have believed that You sent Me. I pray for them. I do not pray for the world but for
those whom You have given Me, for they are Yours. And all Mine are Yours, and Yours are Mine,
and I am glorified in them. Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world,
and I come to You. Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given Me, that
they may be one as We are. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in Your name.
Those whom You gave Me I have kept; and none of them is lost except the son of perdition,
that the Scripture might be fulfilled. But now I come to You, and these things I speak in
the world, that they may have My joy fulfilled in themselves. I have given them Your word;
and the world has hated them because they are not of the world., just as I am not of the
world. I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep
them from the evil one. They are not of the world, Just as I am not of the world.
Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.
Today the St. George Church celebrates another anniversary. The building of this church
took great planning, great faith and great sacrifice. The men, women and children, the
priests and bishops responsible through the past fifty-two years for this church have
reason to be pleased with the faithfulness to God.
The St. George Church is well maintained physically. The grounds of the St. George
Church are always in good appearance. Improvements have been made through the years to
the grounds and to the church building.
With few exceptions, Divine services are scheduled and held throughout the year on a
daily basis. Faithful parishioners attend on Sundays, major feasts and weekdays, morning
The St. George Church is blessed with talented and dedicated Choir and Kolo members.
The Executive Board and Audit Board perform the required work conscientiously.
Adult classes are held on a weekly basis throughout the year. Attendance is steady and
really a larger number of people benefit than attendance indicates.
The parish nurse's office is one of only two such offices in the Diocese and serves the
Weekly bulletins, the parish website and the radio broadcast enable the Gospel to reach
the homebound, the imprisoned, those in hospitals, nursing homes and travelers.
The St. George Church is relatively young in comparison to other parish churches in
America and in Serbia. For some the St. George Church has been the only Orthodox Church
they have known.
God has been good to the St. George Church in more ways than can be enumerated. Each day
is a day to be grateful to God for this St. George Church.Each day is a day to express full
appreciation to God for this church.
The best way to show appreciation to God for this church is to use the church with
regularity. The best way to show appreciation to God for this church is to attend as many
divine services and educational classes as you possibly can.
When you cannot attend the Divine services, adhere to the calendar of the Church.
Follow the fasts, pray the prayers of the Church wherever you are located.
Live according to the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Remember your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit and treat them accordingly. Study
your Bible for the benefit of your soul. Continue to learn about the action of God from
the time of Creation of the world to the present.
Live each day preparing for the glorious Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. Heed
the messages of the two Gospel readings for today. Pay attention to the daily Scripture
readings of the Church. Pay attention to the lives of the saints for each day.
The life in Christ is to be lived each day. Orthodoxy is a way of life for every day
of life. Organize your life and the life of your family to correspond to the practices of
Avail yourselves with great joy of the Precious Body and Blood of Christ. Avail
yourselves of Holy Confession that you may have new life in Christ.
Keep your mind open to learning. We never will learn all there is to know about God.
We can never work too hard to live in ways pleasing to God.
Remember the martyrs of the Holy Church. Remember the sacrifices made through the
centuries enabling us to celebrate this Holy Divine Liturgy today. Honor your Christian
identity and do nothing to tarnish your soul.
Remain faithful to St. Sava and the way of the Serbian Orthodox Church. Be faithful
to Christ in all that you say, think and do. Repent throughout life. Seek God's mercy
Follow the words of St. Apostle Paul: "Giving thanks always for all things to God
the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ." (Eph. 5:20)
St. George Serbian Orthodox Church, Carmichaels, Pennsylvania.
October 9 / October 22, 2006
Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost.
Sunday of Holy Fathers of the 7th Ecumenical Council
Fr. Rodney Torbic
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