St. George
Serbian Orthodox Church
Carmichaels, PA

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 commentary.

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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