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

Afflictions come in order to bring us closer to God, for afflictions grieve and oppress the heart, softening and humbling it.  And when it is humbled, God looks upon it: "A heart that is broken and humbled God will not despise."  "Upon whom shall I look, if not upon him who is humble and meek, and trembles at my words?"

He who bears his sorrows with joy and knowledge will be freed from his sins and their penance.  A spiritual character is also created in him: the person becomes merciful, humble, meek, etc.  The one who does not have true knowledge of trials is distressed and grieved at a time when he should rejoice, for he walks the road of holy Golgotha and of the Saints.

May the grace of God, which heals infirmities and makes up for deficiencies, help all of us to be patient in all things, that we be counted worthy of the kingdom of God.  Amen.

Elder Ephraim from the Holy Mountain



The Monk
30 Sep 2016 at 8:27am

The Ancient Apostolic Church
29 Sep 2016 at 9:11am

Banishing Hell
28 Sep 2016 at 9:59am

The Desire for Peace
27 Sep 2016 at 9:26am

Bringing Joy Into Our Lives
26 Sep 2016 at 7:57am

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St. Michael's Orthodox Church
512 Summer St.; Old Forge, PA 18518
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Gregory the Illuminator, Bishop of Armenia

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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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