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

Boldness in prayer

Sit in the presence of the Lord every moment of your life, as you think of him and recollect him in your heart.  Otherwise, when you only see him after a period of time, you will lack freedom of converse with him, out of shame; for great freedom of converse is born of of constant association with him.  Constant assoication with fellow-beings involves the body, whereas when it is with God, it involves the soul's meditation and the offering of prayers.

As a result of its great intensity, this meditation is sometimes mingled with wonder: 'The heart of those who seek the Lord shall rejoice.'  Seek the Lord, O sinners, and be strengthened in your thoughts with hope.  Seek his face through repentance at all times - and you shall be sanctified by the holiness of his face.  You shall be purged clean of your wickedness.  Run to the Lord, all who are wicked; he forgives wickedness and removes sins.

St. Issac of Syria



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Mercy and Compassion
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The Problem of Evil
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Walking in the Presence of the Lord
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Steadfast AND Active!
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Not Seeking My Own Advantage
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Not Tempted Beyond Your Strength
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Kept Under Restraint
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Woe to Me If I Do Not Preach
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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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