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

Setting yourself as the good example for the other person, is of the utmost importance.  For what the other one needs is your example and silence and love...  Nothing else...  This is what experience has taught me, both for the children and grown ups - particularly for the grown ups.  If you happen to express an opinion, make a comment or pass judgment on whatever the other one believes or practices, you will be hitting straight at his Ego.  And the Ego will not admit, even inwardly, that what you are saying is correct.  The Ego does not want to be told anything by anyone else.  Unfortunately this is so...  Therefore, keep your silence.  Do not say anything until you are asked for your opinion.  The Lord has said it clearly:  "Give to every man that asketh of thee".  On all matters...  Are you asked for your opinion?  Then give it.  That is my experience.  Love and silence: with these two I am so happy, so quiet, so peaceful...  I cannot describe it adequately to you.  It is Heaven and Earth.  I wish for nothing else...

Mother Gavrilia



Venerating the Holy Virgin
7 Dec 2018 at 8:32am

Beauty Will Save the World
6 Dec 2018 at 12:56pm

Friends in High Places
5 Dec 2018 at 8:36am

Faith in Secular Society
4 Dec 2018 at 2:01pm

Faith in a Secular World
3 Dec 2018 at 11:18am

Finding Fault Always Fails
7 Dec 2018 at 1:01am

Are You Ready?
4 Dec 2018 at 1:01am

Do You REALLY Want To Know?
3 Dec 2018 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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