St. Michael's Orthodox Church
Orthodox Church in America
512 Summer St. Old Forge, PA 18518 / (570)-457-3703
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On Trials and Temptations

God allows temptations so that they might rouse us to remember Him.  When we call upon Him, He acts as though He does not hear us so that we multiply our supplications and cry out His holy name, in fear of the various passions.  Then, through the pain of the entreaties, our heart is sanctified, and through experience we learn the weakness of our lame nature.  And thus we realize in practice that without God's help we are not able to do anything.

This deep experience is acquired with the blood of the heart and remains indelible; it becomes a foundation for the remainder of one's life.  The grace of God leaves and comes again, but experience never leaves, because it has been branded within the heart.  And no matter how much Satan praises the heart, it points to what is indelibly written within its depths, that without God it is impossible to do anything.

Elder Ephraim from the Holy Mountain

 

 


Lost
18 Aug 2017 at 9:48am


Politicized Christianity
17 Aug 2017 at 10:11am


Mercy
16 Aug 2017 at 5:59pm


Gratefulness
15 Aug 2017 at 9:26am


Our Patronal Feast
14 Aug 2017 at 10:28am




Crazy!
21 Aug 2017 at 1:01am


We Don’t Lose Heart!
18 Aug 2017 at 1:01am


This Treasure in Earthen Vessels
17 Aug 2017 at 1:01am


Abandon the Faith? Really?
16 Aug 2017 at 1:01am


Humble AND Obedient
15 Aug 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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