Heavenly Host Program

Heavenly Host is a structured program based on the Angelic Ranks, providing age-appropriate activities for 8 to 18 year-old Orthodox Christians.

Sometimes kids want to learn more about their faith, but they don’t always know how. Church school is usually only one day a week. Sometimes parents don’t know how to encourage their kids to participate in the richness that is the Orthodox faith.

The Heavenly Host program helps to provide structure and positive reinforcement. Kids study on their own, or with their friends and family, while their parents encourage them and monitor their progress. Periodically the parish gathers and recognizes the kid’s achievements and presents them with pins to show what they’ve accomplished. This is the Heavenly Host program in a nutshell.

It’s initiated by the kids, monitored by the parents and supported by the parish!

Upcoming Calendar
  • Wed
    17Jul

    11:00AM-1:00pm Silent Pray
  • Sat
    20Jul

    Prophet Elijah
    5:00PM Great Vespers
  • Sun
    21Jul

    9:10 The Hours
    9:30 Divine Liturgy.

What is the Orthodox Church?

“The Orthodox Christian Church is evangelical, but not Protestant.
It is orthodox, but not Jewish. It is catholic, but not Roman.
It is not denominational, it is pre-denominational.
It has believed, taught, preserved, defended, and died for the
Faith of the Apostles since the Day of Pentecost nearly 2,000 years ago.”
– Our Life in Christ

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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