St. Michael's Orthodox Church
Orthodox Church in America
512 Summer St. Old Forge, PA 18518 / (570)-457-3703
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Quotes from the Saints

On Prayer of the Nous and Heart

Comple yourselves in the Jesus prayer; this will become everything for you - food and drink and clothing and light and consolation and spiritual life.  This prayer becomes everything for him who possesses it.  Without it, the emptiness of the soul cannot be satisfied.  Do you want to love Christ?  Long for the prayer and embrace humility, and then you will realize that the kingdom of God is within us.

Do not let evil thoughts rule over you; drive them out immediately with the prayer.  Oh, this prayer - what miracles it performs!  Cry out the prayer, and your guardian angel will send you spiritual fragrance!  The angels greatly rejoice when a person prays with the prayer of our sweetest Jesus.  May Jesus be the delight of your soul.

Elder Ephraim from the Holy Mountain



Fasting for the Right Reasons
23 Feb 2018 at 10:38am

The Banishment of Hell
21 Feb 2018 at 12:03pm

Jesus: The Sole Mediator
20 Feb 2018 at 10:27am

Great Lent
19 Feb 2018 at 1:42pm

16 Feb 2018 at 11:41am

God or the Snake?
23 Feb 2018 at 1:01am

You Are a Living Breath of God
22 Feb 2018 at 1:01am

Made FOR Him To Be LIKE Him
21 Feb 2018 at 1:01am

And The Evening and The Morning….
20 Feb 2018 at 1:01am

The Power of Logos
19 Feb 2018 at 1:01am

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St. Michael's Orthodox Church
512 Summer St.; Old Forge, PA 18518
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First & Second Finding of the Venerable Head of John the Baptist

The Mission of The Orthodox Church in America, the local autocephalous Orthodox Christian Church, is to be faithful in fulfilling the commandment of Christ to “Go into all the world and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…”

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St. Michael Orthodox Church is part of the Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania, which is presided over by The Most Reverend Mark (Maymon), Archbishop of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania. Our mission is bringing the joy of Christ's resurrection to those who have never heard the Good News, and to strengthen and encourage the faithful who reside within Old Forge and the local area. 

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The Holy Scripture is a collection of books written over multiple centuries by those inspired by God to do so. It is the primary witness to the Orthodox Christian faith, within Holy Tradition and often described as its highest point. It was written by the prophets and apostles in human language, inspired by the Holy Spirit, and collected, edited, and canonized by the Church.

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Holiness or sainthood is a gift (charisma) given by God to man, through the Holy Spirit. Man's effort to become a participant in the life of divine holiness is indispensable, but sanctification itself is the work of the Holy Trinity, especially through the sanctifying power of Jesus Christ, who was incarnate, suffered crucifixion, and rose from the dead, in order to lead us to the life of holiness, through the communion with the Holy Spirit.

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