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:

37.  We must avoid doubts.  When we experience a doubt, we must not enter into discussion with it.  It is very common, when we are reading the Scriptures, for the demons to add their own commentary, for they too are theologians.  We must not have anything to do with these "interpretations."

38.  The demons want us to enter into dialogue with them.  We must do everything we can to avoid this.  The only way to do this is to totally ignore all their suggestions, to not pay any attention.

39.  When beginning our day, without considering what happened yesterday or wondering what will happen tomorrow, we must pray.  We must get back in the saddle again, like a rider, even if we think we don't even have any time for prayer.  In the evening, we should go over the day, repenting and asking God's forgiveness for all of our shortcomings.  Saying that we don't have time is no excuse; all that you need is a few seconds.

Elder Sergei of Vanves



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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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