New Visitor Information

For first time visitors to our site, and to STMOC (St Michaels Orthodox Church), we welcome you!  We have plenty of parking, and a place for you. 

STMOC Church is a growing group of friends and neighbors from all over the NEPA and Old Forge, PA who have two things in common: a love for God and a passion to serve our community. We hope that no matter where you are with God, you will find STMOC to be the best place to take your next step. Show up this weekend. We would love to meet you!

To start with, we want you to know at least this much:

  • Relax, and enjoy your visit. Dress comfortably and modestly. No special protective equipment is required. No one is judging you. 
  • We will not do anything that will make you uncomfortable or embarrass you. 
  • We will not ask you to give money – we don’t expect visitors to contribute anything to the financial support of our parish or our programs. That is the privilege of parishoners.
  • Our children worship with us. If you have young children, they are welcome here, too. If you need to step to the back of the Church with your child for any reason, you are not disturbing us. We expect children to be raised in the Church and to accomplish that, they have to be IN THE CHURCH. Remember, if the babies ain’t cryin’, the church is dyin’. We have a "Cry Room" in the Narthex for mothers if it is needed.  
  • All of our facilities are handicap accessible. If you need any assistance at all, please let us know. We are here to be of service to you.

If you are an Orthodox Christian, and you have prepared yourself to receive Holy Communion according to your Spiritual Father’s direction, be sure to introduce yourself to our priest before the service. Once you have informed the priest of your status, you are welcome to approach the chalice.

We are part of the worldwide Orthodox Church – the oldest Christian Church in the world.

Upcoming Calendar
  • Sat

    5:00PM Great Vespers
  • Sun

    9:10 The Hours
    9:30 Divine Liturgy.
  • Wed

    11:00AM-1:00pm Silent Pray

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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