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

On Marriage:

G.: Mother, what could you tell us on Marriage?

G.G."  To enter into married life is like entering into a Monastery.  For marriage is something sacred - it is a Sacrament of the Church blessed by God.  Do you know why?  Because two persons that are worlds apart from each other meet and become Husband and Wife.  How did this happen?  I do believe that to be born, to get married and to die are not in our hands.  They are planned by God.  Now these two persons have become spouses.  The wife should consider her husband as her Hegumen (Abbot)... Why?  Because the basis for happiness in this world is to stop having a will of our own, out of egoism.  When we cease to have our own will, and we both wish to obey God's Will, then the Blessing of God is upon us...

Mother Gavrilia



The Abuser
19 Feb 2019 at 12:25pm

Noetic Faculty
18 Feb 2019 at 7:40pm

Bad Thoughts
15 Feb 2019 at 8:21am

The Cloud of Witnesses
14 Feb 2019 at 7:26am

13 Feb 2019 at 9:20am

The Great and Powerful Oz
20 Feb 2019 at 1:01am

Delusions of Grandeur
19 Feb 2019 at 1:01am

The Slave Who Became Bishop
15 Feb 2019 at 1:01am

Good Suffering and Bad Suffering
14 Feb 2019 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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