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 Two Hundred Chapters on Knowledge:

135.  It is not necessary that those who seek the Lord seek him outside themselves; rather, those who seek him should seek him in themselves through faith in works: "The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart, that is, the word of faith,"  Seeking the word of faith is the same as seeking Christ.

147.  For those who search according to the flesh after the meaining of God, the Lord does not ascend to the Father; but for those who seek him out in a spiritual way through lofty contemplations he does ascend to the Father.  Let us, then, not always hold him here below though he came down here out of love to be with us.  Rather, let us go up to the Father along with him, leaving behind earth and what is earthly, so that he will not say to us what he said to the Jews who remained unconverted, "I am going where you cannot come."  For without the Word, it is impossible to come to the Father of the Word.

156.  The one who prays to receive his daily bread does not exactly receive it as the bread is in itself but as the one who receives it is capable.  For the Bread of Life, because he loves men, gives himself to all who ask but not to all in the same way; rather to those who perform great works of righteousness in a fuller way, to those who do less in a smaller way - to each in accordance with his spiritual capacity.

St. Maximus the Confessor



The Chaplain
7 Aug 2020 at 5:58pm

The Holy Oblation
6 Aug 2020 at 9:43am

Standing for Worship
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The Cloud of Witnesses
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Tending Our Garden
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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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