St. Michael's Orthodox Church
Orthodox Church in America
512 Summer St. Old Forge, PA 18518 / (570)-457-3703
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Words of Salvation:

65. When you are praying and thoughts are swarming all around you, simply choose to ignore them.  The more attention you pay to them, the stronger they become.  If these thoughts are sinful thoughts, repent before God for them before they enter too deeply into you.

66. Contrition is a state of the heart in which you recognize your place, where you see that before God you are nothing at all.  In this state, our spirit descends deeper into the heart and becomes safe there.

67. One of the dangers in prayer is to make it a totally cerebral activity.  Our motivation must be love of God Himself, not love of knowledge of Him or love of understanding of Him.  Prayer must be a spiritual act, not a mental one.  Concentration is not solely a mental act; all of our facilities must work together on it.

Elder Sergei of Vanves



Taste the Presence
13 Apr 2021 at 10:24am

Dark Forces
12 Apr 2021 at 11:22am

When Our Prayers Become Dry
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Our Weaknesses
7 Apr 2021 at 11:45am

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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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