St. George
Serbian Orthodox Church
Carmichaels, PA

Bulletin 952 - April 3 / 16, 2017


The Orthodox Faith


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


No. 952
April 3 / 16, 2017
Feast of Christís Entry in Jerusalem


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


Recent Services
April 7
Two people came for Great Compline with Canon for Lazarus Saturday.
April 8
Fourteen people came for Divine Liturgy with Procession. Four communicants.
One person came for Great Vespers with Litya.
April 9
Matins was read.
Third and Sixth Hours were read followed by Divine Liturgy and Procession. Forty-eight people attended. Fifteen communicants.
April 10
First, Third, Sixth and Ninth Hours were read including the complete Gospel of St. Matthew and half the Gospel of St. Mark.
Seven people came for Bridegroom Matins.
April 11
First, Third, Sixth and Ninth Hours were read including the second half of the Gospel of St. Mark and two-thirds of the Gospel of St. Luke.
Six people came for Bridegroom Matins.
April 12
First, Third and Sixth Hours were read including completion of the Gospel of St. Luke and initials section of the Gospel of St. John.
Three people came for the Akathist at Waynesburg University.
April 13
Seven people came for the Divine Liturgy. Six communicants.
Thirteen people came for the Matins of Holy Friday with the Twelve Gospel Readings.

Services This Week. Always Call to Confirm Weekday Schedule.

Bright Monday
8:00 AM Divine Liturgy.

Bright Tuesday
8:00 AM Divine Liturgy.

Bright Thursday
5:30 AM Matins.
2:30 PM Waynesburg University

Bright Friday
5:30 AM Matins

Bright Saturday
10:00 AM Divine Liturgy at Fairmont,W.Va.

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

Important Dates

Today - Resurrection Matins and Paschal Divine Liturgy
April 23 - Thomas Sunday
April 30 - Sunday of the Myrrbearers
May 3 - Venerable Joseph of Serbia, St. Nicholai of Zicha.
May 6 - St. George Day.
May 7 - Parish Slava Celebration Dinner and Program. Plan to attend.

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

Stan Brozik, Aaron Carson, Lt. Col. Willie and Thekla Spens, Milosh Serb Krewasky and Josephine Gresko attended Deanery Vespers at Holy Trinity Cathedral on Palm Sunday.

Stan Brozik, Sonia Janson, Aaron Carson, Mary Jo Krivitsky, Paulette Radock, Djelosh Milosevich, Wilma Milosevich, Dr. Rade Dimitric, and Dr. Ivko Dimitric attended the Holy Unction service at Holy Trinity Cathedral on Holy Wednesday evening.

Sympathy extended to Arthur John and Linda Chambers, Arthur Johnís aunt departed this life.

Linda Porter is accepting donations for flowers decorating the church for Pascha.

Professional Counselor Rebecca Mitchell will give a brief talk about her work during coffee hour next Sunday.

Dr. Ezekiel Olagoke and John Thompson brought Waynesburg University students to the church this past week. The students are a welcome presence.

Dr. Richard Romanos Pierceís poetry reading at the recent Climacus Conference can be heard on Ancient Faith radio.

If you or a relative are hospitalized and want visited, notify the priest.

Pray for miners, steel workers and workers threatened with loss of jobs and benefits.

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 enduring hope established by Christís Resurrection.
The meaning of the Resurrection for loved ones departed this life.
The lasting change occurring due to Christís Resurrection.

Recent Activities of Parish Priest

April 8 - Went to Morgantown, W.Va. for printing.
April 9 - Went to Holy Trinity Cathedral in Pittsburgh for Deanery Vespers.
April 10 - Went to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, W.Va.
April 12 - Went to Waynesburg University for Akathist. Went to Holy Trinity Cathedral for Holy Unction.
April 13 - Went to Morgantown, W.Va for printing.

Wisdom of Sirach 21:21

To a wise man instruction is like a golden ornament and like a bracelet on the right arm.

( 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)


Enter into the Resurrection Joy. Be immersed in the Resurrection Joy. Savor Christís everlasting, immeasurable and unconditional love! Freely share Christís peace and love.

Actively welcome the Resurrected Christ into the heart, mind and soul. Consider Christís majesty and glory. Know how fortunate we are for Christ to love us.

Let thanksgiving fill every fiber of our being. Realize we can never be sufficiently thankful for Christís every goodness and mercy. Be ever mindful of Christís suffering on the Cross.

Forget not Christís unconditional love and life-renewing goodness. Acknowledge the unending renewal existing only in Christ. Life unfolds in Christ as fully intended.

Embrace and welcome the mystery of living in Christ. Trust in Christ with all the heart, mind and strength. Be patient in Christ. Find patience in Christ.

Christís time matters and governs life. The eternal is beyond comprehension. Christ enables us to live and comprehend. Christ is always visible and reassuring.

The Risen Christ verifies His presence to open eyes and ears. Death is defeated and Christ radiates in overflowing hearts. New and eternal life is in Christ.

Faith in Christ makes possible lifeís fullness. Enduring hope emanates from the Empty Tomb. Christís love envelopes all hearts welcoming the Risen Lord!


St. George Serbian Orthodox Church, Carmichaels, Pennsylvania.
April 3 / 16, 2017
Pascha 2017.

Fr. Rodney Torbic

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