St. Michael's Orthodox Church
Orthodox Church in America
512 Summer St. Old Forge, PA 18518 / (570)-457-3703
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The Four Hundred Chapters on Love:

149.  The one who does not envy or is not angry, or who does not bear grudges against the one who has offended him, does not yet have love for him.  For it can be that even one who does not yet love does not return evil for evil because of the commandment but in no way does he render good for evil spontaneously.  Indeed, deliberately to do good to those who hate you is a mark of perfect spiritual love alone.

151.  When you see your mind dallying with pleasure over material things and taking fond delight in thinking of them, know that you love these things rather than God.  "For where your treasure is," says the Lord, "there will you heart be also."

153.  Scripture calls material things the world, and worldly people are those who let their mind dwell on them.  Against these is the very sharp reproof: "Do not love the world nor the things in the world; the concupiscence of the flesh and the concupiscence of the eyes, and the pride of life are not from God but from the world."

St. Maximus the Confessor

 

 

Me First
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These Dangerous Times
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Artificial Christianity
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Mercy and Love
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Noetic Faculty
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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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