Chronicle of St. George Serbian Orthodox Church
Diocesan Bishop - His Grace Bishop Dr. MITROPHAN
Parish Priest - Fr. Rodney Torbic
296 Old Route 21
Carmichaels, Pennsylvania 15320
Cellular Phone 412-860-0944
June 13 / June 26, 2011
Second Sunday after Pentecost
Remember to listen to the parish radio broadcast each Sunday afternoon at 12:15
on WMBS, 590 AM, Uniontown.
Behold the proud, his soul is not upright in him; but the just shall live by his faith.
Services This Coming Week. Call to Confirm Weekday Schedule
- June 18
- Vespers was read.
- June 19
- Matins and First Hour were read.
- Third and Sixth Hour were read followed by Divine Liturgy.
Twenty-seven people attended. Three communicants.
- June 20
- Vespers was read.
- June 21
- Akathist to Jesus Christ was read.
- June 22
- Matins and First Hour were read.
- Matins and First Hour.
- Third and Sixth hours followed by Divine Liturgy.
- 9:00 AM on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.
- 3:30 PM Vespers on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.
- 5:30 AM Matins and First Hour
- 8:00 AM Divine Liturgy
- 6:30 PM Akathist followed by Adult Class.
Remember Monastery Marcha with Prayers and Contributions
Today - Vidovdan Program, Covered Dish dinner (Fasting).
June 28 - Holy Prince Lazarus and Serbian Martyrs. Vidovdan.
July 3 - Venerable Nahum of Ohrid
July 5 - Venerable Anastasia of Serbia
July 7 - Nativity of St. John the Baptist
July 11 - New Martrys of Dabar and Milesheva
July 12 - Sts. Peter and Paul
July 17 - Hieromartyr Sava of Upper Karlovac
July 26 - Synaxis of Holy Archangel Gabriel
August 2 - St. Elijah
August 7 - Diocesan Day, Shadeland
August 9 - St.Panteleimon-Healthcare Day
August 14 - Beginning of Dormition Fast
August 19 - Feast of Transfiguration
If you are too busy to pray...you are too busy!
Remember the Suffering Serbian People in Kosovo and Metohijia
and All Suffering People Everywhere
A Thought from His Grace Bishop Dr. MITROPHAN
- Sympathy extended to the family and friends of +Steve Popovich recently
departed this life. +Steve was very good to St. George Church.
- Sympathy extended to the family and friends of +Eli Matorivch departed
this life on Wednesday. +Eli’s beloved wife Sara recently departed this life.
- Thank you to all staying for the dinner and program today and for all
- Remember the sick, the suffering, the imprisoned, those in rehab centers,
the homebound, the mentally ill, their caretakers and the institution staffs.
- Remember the men and women serving in the military and their families.
- Remember the workers in mines, law-enforcement, corrections, probation
and parole and firefighters, all working in dangerous occupations.
- Come to the daily services of the church. Bring a friend or relative.
- Tell your friends and relatives about the parish radio and internet broadcasts.
- Tell friends about the twenty You Tube videos of parish services /activities.
- Honor the Apostles Fast until July 12.
- Read your Bible regularly.
- Pray regularly each day.
- One person came to Adult Class last week. Come to class this week.
But we are not united by blood alone, but also by flesh. The Holy Body, which
is given in the Holy Eucharist, unites us with His Most-Holy Body Incarnate.
The Holy Eucharist unites us with Him and with all members of the Church.
Remember the Students at St. Sava School of Theology, Libertyville, Illinois
The Teaching of Saint Apostle Paul on the Church
Translated by Protopresbyter Stefan Zaremba. Sremski Karlovac 2001, p. 48.
The Apostles Fast
Preparing for the Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul.
Honoring the fasts throughout the year
Recent Activities of Parish Priest
June 18 - Went to Morgantown for printing purposes.
June 19 - Pastoral visit in Clarksville.
June 20 - Visited patient in hospital in Waynesburg.
June 21 - Pastoral visit in Clarksville.
Psalm 124/125: 4
Do good, O Lord, to those who are good, and to those who are upright in their hearts.
The Second Sunday After Pentecost
And Jesus, walking by the Sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon called Peter,
and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen.
Then He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.”
They immediately left their nets and followed Him. Going on from there,
He saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother,
in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets. He called them,
and immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed Him.
And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching
the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds
of disease among the people.
The Lord Jesus Christ called Simon Peter, Andrew, James and John to join Him
as fishers of men. The men followed Jesus immediately. Jesus was of sufficient
attraction for them to give up their livelihood and begin anew.Following Christ
is always a process of beginning anew. The Holy Apostle Paul told the Corinthians:
“If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away.”
(2 Cor. 5:17)
Jesus initiated a process of change in the world with the enlistment of Simon
Peter, Andrew, James and John. When individuals commit to following Christ not only
are they affected by the decision. Individuals committed to Christ affect the people
they meet in daily life. Committed Christians living according to the way of Christ
live in ways reflecting a morality, ethics and human interaction consistent with the
Committed Christians do not tolerate immorality in the home or in the work place.
Committed Christians have relationships that reveal Christ is at the center of the
relationship and is the bond and basis for the relationship. Committed Christians
are nourished by Christ’s teachings. Committed Christians believe in Christ’s power
to heal sickness and disease. Committed Christians pray for Christ to heal the sick
The current Gospel is a basis for measuring and considering personal relationships
with the Lord Jesus Christ. The current Gospel is a basis for measuring personal
responses to the expectations of the Lord Jesus Christ. Obedience to Christ is
expected beginning at Holy Baptism and continuing until departure from this life.
Failure to be obedient to Christ is rectified through repentance and confession.
Individuals with sickness and disease benefit from turning to the Lord Jesus
Christ for healing. The current Gospel is a constant reminder of Jesus’ power to heal.
Christ provides believers with a basis for hope in all situations. Despair and
despondency have no place in the lives of Christians. Joy followed the Cross.
Believers need to press on in following Christ in times of adversity. Adversity
tests the faith of individuals and reveals the depth of commitment to Christ.Simon
Peter, Andrew, James and John set out on a journey with Christ. They were especially
chosen by Christ. They have a special place in history.
The time of Christ and His Holy Apostles is a source of intense interest among
believers and scholars. Believers seeking to be enriched turn to Christ seeking to
learn from Him and His influence on His followers. Learning from Christ is possible
and necessary throughout life. The ability to learn ceases only when the brain ceases
to function properly. Individuals committed to Christ find ways to learn from Him.
Prayer is the basis for beginning every effort in learning. Prayer is the basis
for sustained learning. Prayer unites the believer with Christ. Strength comes from
Christ for believers to continue in the efforts for greater unity with Him. World
events and personal occurrences may result in dramatic changes in life. Believers
find reassurance in knowing “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.”
Each day the inhabitants of the world move closer to the glorious return of Christ
and the final judgment. Wise individuals make the best use of time and resources to
live in ways pleasing to Christ. The Church beckons individuals to draw near to Christ
and to follow Christ just as Christ did in the current Gospel with Simon Peter, Andrew,
James and John. Individuals need never feel lost. Christ always lights the path to the
Christ can pleasantly surprise individuals with His goodness and mercy. Christ can
pleasantly surprise individuals with His enduring and compassionate love. Individuals
with long standing afflictions or diseases always have a basis for hope. Christ’s death
on the Cross seemed a finality that would render Christ as a non-factor in the days to
follow. Christ triumphed over death. He rose from the tomb. Ever since He rose from the
tomb believers have an irrevocable hope that in Christ their situations always can be
Christ brings peace in times of turmoil. Christ brings light in times of darkness.
Christ brings love in times of hate. Christ brings knowledge that eradicates ignorance.
Christ calls each of us to Him. He calls us from where we are and in the conditions we
find ourselves. He didn’t go to major universities to find His apostles. He took them
from where He found them. He takes us where He finds us.
St. George Serbian Orthodox Church, Carmichaels, Pennsylvania.
June 13 / June 26, 2011
Second Sunday after Pentecost.
Fr. Rodney Torbic
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