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:

210. When a person loves someone, he is naturally eager to be of service.  So if one loves God, he is naturally eager to do what is pleasing to him.  But if he loves his flesh, he is eager to accomplish what delights it.

212.  When the mind inclines toward God, it keeps the body as a servant and allows it nothing more that what is necessary for life.  But when it inclines toward the flesh, it becomes a servant of the passions and always makes provision for its lusts.

213.  If you want to prevail over your thoughts, take care of your passions and you will easily drive them from your mind.  Thus for fornication, fast, keep vigil, work hard, keep to yourself.  For anger and hurt, pray for the one who has hurt you and you will be rid of them.

St. Maximus the Confessor



Fasting Proceeds Forgiveness
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When We Fast
21 Nov 2019 at 10:56am

Authentic Christianity
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Standing for Worship
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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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