St. Michael's Orthodox Church
Orthodox Church in America
512 Summer St. Old Forge, PA 18518 / (570)-457-3703
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Homilies on Prayer

Many times when I, the lowly one, had taken all measures to find prayer at night, for the most part I would not find it.  I would get up on time, in my stillness, according to my schedule; I would do everything attentively; I would not make a sound.  I struggled for hours, yet I would not find prayer.  Then, after this lengthly struggle to pray attentively, I would do something else, some other spiritual work, and would find so much grace from God.  I thought to myself, "So much labor, such a great effort, so much attention resulted in nothing, and now suddenly so much grace?"  God gave me to understand that I should not trust in my own efforts to find prayer.

Elder Ephraim from the Holy Mountain



The Mystery of the Church
21 Mar 2018 at 12:11pm

20 Mar 2018 at 1:13pm

Sharing the Faith
19 Mar 2018 at 1:22pm

Where Is Everyone?
16 Mar 2018 at 9:58am

Persuasion by Love
14 Mar 2018 at 12:48pm

God Changes Your Name
21 Mar 2018 at 1:01am

Believing IS Doing!
20 Mar 2018 at 1:01am

Where Are Your Holy Places?
19 Mar 2018 at 1:01am

Sweet Words and Distant Hearts
16 Mar 2018 at 1:01am

The Cornerstone
15 Mar 2018 at 1:01am

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St. Michael's Orthodox Church
512 Summer St.; Old Forge, PA 18518
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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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