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

The Four Hundred Chapters on Love:

383. Such a one has offended you; do not hate him but rather the offense and the demon who contrived the offense.  If you hate the offender, you hate a person and transgress the commandment, and what he did in word you do in deed.  But if you keep the commandment, give proof of your love, and if you in any way can, help him so that he can be delivered from wickedness.

384. Christ does not want you to have hate for anyone, or grief, or anger, or resentment in any way at all for any temporal reason whatsoever.  And this is thoroughly proclaimed in the four Gospels.

385. Many of us talk but few of us act.  But no one should falsify the word of God by his own carelessness.  Rather, he should confess his weakness and not hide from God's truth, lest he be charged with transgressing the commandments and misrepresenting God.

St. Maximus the Confessor



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A Nation on the Brink
1 Jun 2020 at 7:29pm

The Authority of the Bishop
29 May 2020 at 5:48pm

The Ascension
28 May 2020 at 8:45pm

Love and Mercy
27 May 2020 at 6:36pm

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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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