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:

293.  On the one hand, the holy angels urge us on to the good, and natural tendencies and a good will assist us.  On the other hand, passions and an evil will support the assaults of the demons.

294.  Sometimes God himself lights on a pure mind and teaches it, sometimes the holy angels propose fine things, sometimes the nature of material reality is contemplated.

301.  The mind is first of all in wonder when it reflects on God's universal infinity and that inaccessible and greatly desired ocean.  Next is is amazed at how from nothing he has brought into existence everything that is.  But just as, "of his greatness there is no end," so is his wisdom unsearchable.

St. Maximus the Confessor



Dangerous Times
19 Feb 2020 at 9:26am

The Gym
18 Feb 2020 at 8:18am

Anxiety and Unease
17 Feb 2020 at 6:18pm

The Eucharist
11 Feb 2020 at 12:29pm

Spiritual Parents
7 Feb 2020 at 10:09am

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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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