Serbian Orthodox Church
Parish Outdoor Program - July 22, 2007
by Fr. Rodney Torbic
His Grace Bishop MITROPHAN Comes to Carmichaels
His Grace Bishop Dr. MITROPHAN came to the St. George Church in Carmichaels, Pennsylvania
to officiate at the Holy Hierarchical Divine Liturgy on Sunday, July 22, 2007. His Grace
preached on the Gospel for the Eighth Sunday of Pentecost, the feeding of the multitudes.
Parish priest Father Rodney Torbic and Father Deacon Dragoslav Kosic, Diocesan Secretary
served with His Grace. The St. George Choir sang responses under the direction of Sonia Janson.
Following the Divine Liturgy, an Outdoor Religious Program and parish picnic was held at
the St. George picnic grounds. Executive Board President Stanko Brozik warmly welcomed everyone
to the picnic grounds.
Dr. Rade Dimitric read and provided commentary for selections from St.Bishop NIKOLAI's
Prayers by the Lake. Father Dimitre Dimitrov from Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Orthodox Church in Masontown also read from Prayers by the Lake and provided an explanatory
Father Rodney Torbic spoke on "The Beatitudes" and Parish Nurse Practioner Mitzie Hunchuck
reviewed the different services of the parish nurse's office. Father Rumen Stoychev of St. John
the Evangelist Orthodox Church in Monessen was in attendance.
His Grace Bishop Dr. MITROPHAN officiated at the Akathist to the Lord Jesus Christ held at
The Cross in the St. George Cemetery. Father Torbic, Father Dimitrov, Father Deacon Kosic and
Sonia Janson participated in the reading of the Akathist.
In addition to local residents, Pennsylvania parishioners from St. Nicholas Church in
Monroville, St. Elijah Church in Aliquippa, St. George Church, Midland, Holy Trinity Cathedral
in Pittsburgh and Holy Trinity Mission in Fairmont, West Virginia were in attendance. The
St. George Church in Joliet, Illinois also was represented.
The Djuro Klipa Orchestra provided entertainment throughout the afternoon and evening.
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