His Beatitude, The Most Blessed Tikhon - Archbishop of Washington, Metropolitan of All America and Canada
His Eminence, The Right Reverend Mark - Arch Bishop of Philadelphia and the Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania
V. Rev. Peter Henry
512 Summer St.
Old Forge, PA 18518
V. Rev. Theodore Orzolek - Attached
V. Rev. Elias Krenitsky - Retired, Attached
Vice President: Vacant ,
Treasurer: Mat. Mary Lynn Henry
Secretary: Barbara Sevensky
Financial Secretary: Paul Polanchik
Enevelope Secretary: Patricia Jones
President Society of St. Michael's: Dorothy Polanchik
Auditor: Emily Krenitsky
Auditor: Patricia Jones
Trustee: Emily Krenitsky
Trustee: Dr. David Lezinsky
Trustee: Jean Wasko
Choir Director - Nina Kouznetsov
Choir Director - Mat. Paula Soucek
Custodian - David Cushner
Cemetery Custodian - John Labrosky
James (Iakovos) the Apostle, brother of Our Lord
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…”
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.
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.
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.