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

Beloved of my heart, I give you my heart's greatest wish, that God may keep you from the evil one.  Amen.  "Fighth the good fight" of your soul; be aware of where you fall and correct yourself.  Strike your negligence with all your might - all evil originates from it.

Every time you fall, Satan comes that much closer to you to turn you into his plaything and make a spectacle of you.  Awaken from your insensibility; meditate and reflect on the things above; we shall go on a journey with no return.  Be careful, for some will go to the good things above, to the most beautiful Jerusalem, and have an endless Pascha with the angels, while others will go down to hell, having the demons as eternal companions!

Elder Ephraim from the Holy Mountain



Ancestral Sin
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The Whole
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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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