Our Church opened a Food Pantry on September 1, 2016. We are open the first Thursday of the month and the third Saturday of every month from 11 AM to Noon in the small classroom of the Hall. Each family who qualifies and lives in Old Forge, Taylor or Duryea will be able to obtain food and non-food items once a month. Click on the Food Pantry menu item at the top of any page to find out more about the Food Pantry.
Our Church is having a Pierogie sale on Tuesday, April 25 from 2 PM to 5 PM. The price is $6.50 a dozen. To request an order call Sandra (570-457-9280), Church Hall (570-457-2875) or sign up at the candle stand. Many volunteers are needed for this project.
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.