Believers have been attending the Divine Liturgy at the small chapel on Morgantown Avenue in Fairmont, West Virginia for twenty-five years.

Wayne and Joyce Kirby have graciously provided the space in their building.

The Mission is part of the Diocese of Eastern America. The Rt. Reverend Bishop Irinej is the Diocesan Bishop. Protopresbyter Sasa Nedic serves as the priest for the Mission.

On June 29, 2024, the Apodosis of Pentecost, the parish Slava was celebrated.

The parish is dedicated to and named in honor of the Holy Trinity. This year Protopresbyter-Stavrophor Rodney Torbic served as Slava Host-Kum.

Father Sasa, Father Rodney and Deacon Daniel August served at the Divine Liturgy. Sonia Janson, Andrea Janson, Djelosh Milosevich and Milosh Krewasky from the St. George Choir in Carmichaels, Pennsylvania sang the responses.

The Holy Trinty Chapel overflowed with believers in attendance. In addition to the faithful of the Mission, friends and supporters of the Mission came from Aliquippa and Carmichaels, Pennsylvania and communities in West Virginia.

Carlos and Edith Godbey with their son Cameron accepted to be the Hosts-Kumovi for next year. The Godbey’s have a long and faithful relationship with the Mission.

Following the Divine Liturgy and Blessing of the Festal Bread-Slavski Kolach and Memorial Wheat, the attendees gathered at Muriale’s Restaurant for the Slava dinner and program.

Mission Trustee Board President Vanessa Lasobek warmly welcomed all in attendance. Father Sasa spoke of the warmth and love existing in the Mission.

He presented an icon of St. Basil of Ostrog to Father Rodney in behalf of the Mission. He thanked Deacon Daniel for serving and all attending the Slava.

The Mission has benefitted from consistent and strong support through the years from friends beyond the confines of the parish. God has blessed the Mission to continue even with its small size.

Father Sasa travels to Fairmont on Wednesday evenings to serve an Akathist and hold education classes. The Divine Liturgy is served at least two Saturdays each month. Visitors are always welcome.

Thank God for the wonderful Slava celebration. Gratitude is due to all attending and supporting the Mission through the years. May the Mission continue to grow and nourish the hearts, minds and souls of believers in West Virginia and beyond.

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