St. George
Serbian Orthodox Church
Carmichaels, PA

Bulletin 928 - October 17 / 30, 2016


The Orthodox Faith


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


No. 928
October 17 / 30, 2016
Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost


Diocesan Bishop - His Grace Bishop IRINEJ


Parish Priest - Father Rodney Torbic

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



Romans 5:1

Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:

Recent Services
October 21
Vespers was read.
October 22
Midnight Office was read.
Third and Sixth Hour were read followed by Divine Liturgy at Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Mission in Fairmont, W.Va. Seven people attended.
Vespers was read at St. George Church.
October 23
Matins was read.
Third and Sixth Hours were read followed by Divine Liturgy. Twenty-seven people attended. Five communicants.
October 24
Matins was read.
October 25
Vespers was read.
October 26
Two people came to Waynesburg University for the Akathist of Thanks.
Six people came to Holy Trinity Mission in Fairmont,W.Va for Vespers and class.
October 27
Matins was read.
Four people came for Divine Liturgy.

Services this Coming Week. Call to Confirm Weekday Schedule.

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

Afternoons
4:00 PM on Monday.

Monday
8:00 AM Divine Liturgy. St. Luke.

Wednesday
8:00 AM Divine Liturgy
3:30 PM Akathist at Waynesburg University
6:30 PM Vespers and Class at Holy Trinity Mission in Fairmont, W.Va

Thursday
3:00 PM Akathist and class.

Akathists and Prayers for Special Needs held on Request. Ask the Priest.

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

Important Dates

October 30, Today - Parish Anniversary celebration. Dinner and Program.
October 31 - St. Luke. St. Peter of Cetinje. Divine Liturgy at 8:00 AM.
November 1 - Prophet Joel, Ven. Prohor of Pcinja; Ven. Jovan of Rila
November 5 - St. James the Apostle, First Bishop of Jerusalem. Memorial Saturday.
November 8 - St. Demetrius the Greatmartyr
November 10 - St. Arsenius of Srem, Archbishop of Serbia
November 12 - Sts. King Milutin, Teoktist and Mother Jelena, Con. Varnava of Hvosno.
November 13 - Choir Slava. Covered Dish Dinner and Program.
November 16 - Renovation of Church of St. George

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


Remember the Suffering Serbian People in Kosovo and All Suffering People throughout the world.

Parish Life

Thank you to all attending and helping with the parish Anniversary celebration.

Sympathy extended to Aaron Carson. Aaronís grandfather departed this life.

Please note - November 20 Sunday, Divine Liturgy will start at 9:30 AM.

Bring your children each Sunday for Divine Liturgy and church school

Joseph and Richelle Romanchak have graciously accepted to teach the children.

Listen to the St. George Church weekly radio broadcast on the Uniontown station 590 each Sunday or on the parish website at any time.

Come to church and adult class during the week.

Honor Wednesdays and Fridays as fast days.

Honor your patronal feast/saint-Slava.

If you want your house blessed, ask the priest.

If you want your marriage blessed in the Orthodox Church, ask the priest.

Pray for the miners and steel workers losing their jobs at a high rate. Pray fn thor their families. Pray for and support workers having their pensions and benefits threatened.

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.

If you have questions about the services or teachings of the Church, ask the priest.

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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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Consider

The immeasurable goodness and mercy of God.
The immeasurable love of God.
The immeasurable willingness of God to listen to each person

Recent Activities of Parish Priest

October 12 - Blessed a dorm room at Waynesburg University.
October 21 - Went to Morgantown, W.Va. for printing.
October 22 - Went to Fairmont, W.Va. for Divine Liturgy.
October 26 - Went to Waynesburg University for Akathist and then to Fairmont, W.Va. for Vespers and class.
October 27 - Went Ruby Memorial Hosptial in Morgantown, W.Va. to visit patient.

Wisdom of Solomon 16:12

But it was Your word, O Lord, which heals all men.

( The New Oxford Annotated Bible with the Apocrypha. New York, Oxford University Press, 1977 )


The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Luke 6:31-36

And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise. For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them. And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same. And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again. But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for He is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil. Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful. (KJV)

The Holy Gospel encourages believers to be kind to the unthankful and to the evil. The Holy Gospel tells believers to be merciful as God is merciful. Trust in the wisdom of God is necessary to follow the Holy Gospel.

Following the teachings of the Holy Gospel requires believers to put full confidence in the Lord Jesus Christ. The depth of faith and confidence believers have in Christ is revealed by their personal adherence to the Gospel.

Growth in Christ advances as greater care is shown to the teachings of the Gospel. The words of the Lord Jesus Christ carry power and wisdom. The words of the Lord Jesus Christ endure through the centuries.

The Church values preserving and proclaiming the Gospel. Believers have the responsibility to be attentive to the Gospel. Believers are expected to make Christís teachings part of personal life.

When a person comes to the Divine Liturgy and hears the Gospel, the personís life is to change for the better. Christ speaks to each person through the Gospel.

Each proclamation of the Gospel has purpose and power. Believers have a responsibility to look deeply into Christ and to learn from Him. Believers have a responsibility to cast off aspects of life having nothing to do with the Gospel.

Todayís world makes it easy for individuals to follow paths that lead far from the Kingdom of God. The present world can often be hostile to peace and tranquility.

Looking to Christ for peace and tranquility requires placing confidence and trust in Christ. Confidence and trust in Christ are reaffirmed by seeing Christ at work in the present and through the centuries.

Being a Christian involves conscious use of the mind. Being a Christian means being fully attentive to Christ. Coming to church is a blessing and an opportunity to learn the most valuable of lessons.

Being in the Divine Liturgy is the richest experience offered by Godís Holy Church on a regular basis. The Divine Liturgy enriches each person actively participating with the heart and mind.

The Gospel is central to the Divine Liturgy. The Gospel permeates the Divine Liturgy. The Gospel is the presence of Christ. The Gospel is Christ alive. Christ enlivens attentive listeners.

Parish churches reflect the commitment of believers. Parish churches represent the investment of believers. Parish churches are part of Godís Holy Church beyond the parish and through the centuries.

God is experienced in the parish church. God is to be found in the parish church. Individuals come to the parish church to learn about God. Parishes of the Holy Orthodox Church are in seamless unity with each other.

Bound together in Christ, parish churches direct believers towards Godís Kingdom. Believers coming to the parish church have the opportunity to experience Godís Kingdom to the degree possible in earthly life.

The present Gospel calls believers to be more than casual followers of Christ. The present Gospel summons believers to actively follow Christ. Believers are to be like Christ in love for each person.

This Gospel message intends greater love from each person and for each person. The unkind and evil people in life benefit from Godís love and mercy. Christians make a difference in this world by showing Godís love and mercy.

When believers are harsh and hostile they are far from the Christ with whom they identify. When believers experience harshness and hostility great attention to this Gospel is necessary.

The Epistle of St. John states: ďBeloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.Ē (I Jn. 4:7) We find Godís love in His Holy Church.

We learn best to love as God loves by faithfully attending His Holy Church. Godís love is not confined to His Holy Church. Heeders of the Gospel will share Godís love.

Heeders of the Gospel will share the love of God in the home, in the workplace and in the community. Heeders of the Gospel reflect the love of God in the daily words they use.

Heeders of the Gospel reflect the love of God in their use of daily time and effort. Heeders of the Gospel are constantly grateful for Godís love. Constant gratefulness to God is shown in love of God and neighbor.


St. George Serbian Orthodox Church, Carmichaels, Pennsylvania.
October 17 / 30, 2016
The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost.
Holy Prophet Hosea.
Venerable Andrew of Crete, Martyr.

Fr. Rodney Torbic

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