St. George
Serbian Orthodox Church
Carmichaels, PA

Bulletin 902 - April 18 / May 1, 2016


The Orthodox Faith


Chronicle of St. George Serbian Orthodox Church
296 Old Route 21
Carmichaels, Pennsylvania 15320


No. 902
April 18 / May 1, 2016
Pascha


Diocesan Bishop - His Grace Bishop Dr. MITROPHAN


Parish Priest - Father Rodney Torbic

Phone 724-966-7428
Phone/Fax 724-966-7780
Cellular Phone 412-860-0944


Hristos Voskrese! Vaistinu Voskrese!
Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!
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Recent Services
April 23
Eight people came for Divine Liturgy with Procession. Four communicants
Two people came for Great Vespers with Litya.
April 24
Matins was read.
Third and Six Hours were read followed by Divine Liturgy with Procession. Forty-nine people attended. Thirteen communicants.
First Hour was read.
Third Hour was read including half of Gospel of St. Matthew.
Two people came for the Sixth Hour with the reading of the second half of the Gospel of St. Matthew.
Two people came for the Ninth Hour with reading of half of the Gospel of St. Mark
April 25
Matins readings.
The Third Hour with the reading of second half Gospel of St. Mark.
Two persons came for the Sixth Hour with reading one third of Gospel of St. Luke.
One person came for the Ninth Hour with reading of second third of the Gospel of St. Luke.
April 26
Matins readings.
One person came for the Third Hour with the final third of the Gospel of St. Luke.
One person came for the Sixth Hour with reading from Gospel of St. John.
The Ninth Hour was read with prescribed portions from the Gospel of St. John.
April 27
Six people came for the Vesperal Divine Liturgy.
Eight people came for rhe Matins of Holy Friday with the Gospel Readings.
April 29
Eleven people came to Holy Trinity Mission in Fairmont, W.Va. for Royal Hours.

Services This Week. Always call to Confirm Weekday Schedule.

Mornings
5:30 AM on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.

Bright Monday
8:00 AM Divine Liturgy

Bright Wednesday
6:30 PM Service at Holy Trinity Mission in Fairmont, W.Va.

Bright Friday
8:00 AM Divine Liturgy. St. George Day.

Remember St. Mark Monastery and Monastery Marcha with Prayers and Contributions

Important Dates

Today - Feast of Feasts, Pascha
Bright Friday, May 6 - St. George Day. Divine Liturgy at 8:00 AM.
May 8 - Thomas Sunday. Parish Slava celebration including dinner and program.
May 15 - Sunday of the Myrhrrbearers

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


Remember the Suffering Serbian People in Kosovo and Metohijia and All People Suffering.

Parish Life

Thank you to all attending the weekday services during Great Lent and Holy Week.

Thank you to all seriously observing the fast during Great Lent and Holy Week.

Thank you to all attending Deanery Vesper services.

The following attended Holy Unction in Pittsburgh: Dr. Rade and Dr. Ivko Dimitric, Carlos, Edith and Cameron Godbey, Aaron Carson, Stan Brozik, Sonia Janson, Willie and Thekla Spens, Paulette Radock, Mildred Bezjak and Djelosh Milosevich.

Plan to attend the St. George Slava celebration on Sunday, May 8. Confirm your plans to attend with the parish office.

Dr. Rade Dmitric includes St. George Church in his journeys from New York City

Dr. Andrei Popa is visiting from Bakersfield, California as he does regularly each year.

Please sign the list on the bulletin board if you are willing to help with the picnic on June 5. Include if you are willing to help on Thursday, Saturday and/or Sunday.

Willie Spens and Thekla Spens plan to marry in St. George Church on May 15.

Pray for the miners and steel workers losing their jobs at a very high rate. Pray for their families. Pray for all workers having their jobs, pensions and benefits threatened.

Thank you to all continuing to contribute food goods for the Greene County Food Bank.

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 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.

Ask the priest if you have a question about the services or teachings of the Church

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Remember the St. Sava School of Theology in Libertyville with prayers and contributions.
St. Sava School of Theology has helped greatly to fill the continuing need for priests in established and new parishes.
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To Consider

Christ is Risen!
Christ is Risen!
Christ is Risen!

Recent Activities of Parish Priest

April 23 - Went to Morgantown, W.Va. for printing.
April 24 - Went to Holy Trinity Cathedral in Pittsburgh for Deanery Vespers.
April 27 - Went to Holy Trinity Cathedral in Pittsburgh for Holy Unction.

Proverbs 20:6

Man is important, and a man who shows mercy is noble, but it is difficult to find a faithful man.

( Orthodox Study Bible St. Athanasius Academy of Orthodox Theology, 2008 )


Pascha

John 1:1-17

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me. And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace. For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. (KJV)

Today we celebrate the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Resurrection of Christ transcends time. Today Christ is Risen! Christís joy exceeds all joy.

Christís joy is beyond measure. Christís love is beyond measure. Christís light is beyond measure. The life in Christ exceeds the limits of the imagination. Human life is fulfilled in Christ.

The Orthodox Christian life is a free choice. The Orthodox Christian life is rooted and unbroken from the time of the Holy Apostles. The Risen Christ is proclaimed in the lives of Holy Fathers and Mothers, Saints and Martyrs.

Today is the culmination and celebration of the journey begun at the beginning of Great Lent. The journey to Pascha is rooted in the Churchís wisdom of the centuries.

Christí s love captivates attentive hearts and minds. Christís love radically changes lives. Christís love restores hope to the hopeless. Christís love heals broken lives.

Pascha lifts Christian lives to new heights. A new understanding of life exists in Pascha. The Risen Christ is the inexhaustible nourishment for every moment of life.

Godís churches and monasteries radiate with the message of the Resurrection. Believersí eyes and countenance reflect Christ is Risen! The Risen Christ is experienced deep within each serious believer.

Pascha is the Feast of Feasts. Pascha shapes time and life. Pascha is the inexhaustible source of learning and living. Gazing into Pascha is gazing into Christ.


St. George Serbian Orthodox Church, Carmichaels, Pennsylvania.
April 18 / May 1, 2016
Pascha.

Fr. Rodney Torbic

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