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

On Prayer:

When you are unable to do something, practically or personally, for someone you wish to help, you may still send a message to God.  You may take that person in mind, place him at the Feet of Christ and pray the Lord to bless him.  Then you would have done what you could.  This may be practised gradually.  This is what Monastics who have completely withdrawn from the world do.  They did not withdraw because they did not love people, they went into retreat because they loved people very much and wished to do nothing else but pray for them.  If the world stands on its feet today, it is because thousands of Monastics pray for that.  People who don't know say: "What does a Monk or a Nun do?  They just pray.  So what?  Acts! Deeds!  That's what we need"!  They are not right though.  For there exists no energy greater than prayer.  Great is the Power of Prayer, says the Holy Scriptures, and indeed effective.  Because Prayer is power, It is energy.  Doesn't the Gospel tell us:  You can make even a mountain move with your prayer?  Father Lazarus says something very interesting:  that the mountain we move with our faith is our own Pride - a big mountain!  And we throw it into the sea!

Mother Gavrilia



Closed Communion
22 Mar 2019 at 8:55am

The Journey of Joyful Sorrow
21 Mar 2019 at 12:42pm

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Attaining a Healthy Soul
18 Mar 2019 at 9:11am

Will You Weary God?
22 Mar 2019 at 1:01am

Your Guilt is Taken Away
21 Mar 2019 at 1:01am

Woe to Those Who Call Evil Good
20 Mar 2019 at 1:01am

The Delusion of Riches
19 Mar 2019 at 1:01am

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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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