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 Trials and Temptations

Sometimes a person seeks the will of God or to be delivered from some passion, and God allows some predicament to befall us which will bring the desired result.  But at first sight the thing seems arduous, and he thinks that it is a temptation due to his carelessness.  Yet when the benefit ensuing from the predicament or the temptation is revealed, it is seen clearly that hidden within it was God's will or the deliverance from the passion for which he had begged God. 

Thus we learn that in each temptation we need patience and forbearance in order to ascertain what is hidden within it once it passes.  Many times a temptation happens which, at first glance, does not seem to conceal anything salvific within it.  Yet afterwards, we see that within it is eternal life!

Elder Ephraim from the Holy Mountain



The Seal of Confession
19 Sep 2017 at 10:38am

Spiritual Drought
18 Sep 2017 at 10:23am

Avoiding Hypocrisy
15 Sep 2017 at 2:33pm

Why Ask the Saints?
13 Sep 2017 at 10:24am

Orthodoxy and Beauty
12 Sep 2017 at 10:13am

All Who Wander Aren’t Lost
19 Sep 2017 at 1:01am

Emotionally Moved, But Not Changed
18 Sep 2017 at 1:01am

Taste Suffering So That You Can Taste Glory
15 Sep 2017 at 1:01am

Folly Or The Power Of God
14 Sep 2017 at 1:01am

Consider Jesus
13 Sep 2017 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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