St Michael Orthodox Church Old Forge, PA

St Michael Orthodox Church Old Forge, PA St Michaels Orthodox Church is a parish of the Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania under the Omophorion

04/24/2024

Come spend the day at church beginning with Liturgy this Saturday. After liturgy it will be a parish work day. It is very important that as many people as possible participate in this Saturday’s parish work day. Quite a few people have said they cannot make it, so I am asking those of you who will not be out of town (or otherwise engaged) to please come and help out. It’s really not a lot of work if enough people show up. Thanks!

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"Man had been created to desire God, the Uncreated Source of his joy. But, in falling in love with himself, he had inste...
04/24/2024

"Man had been created to desire God, the Uncreated Source of his joy. But, in falling in love with himself, he had instead begun to desire created things. Because of all this, God allowed suffering to enter the world. He did this not out of vengeance, but out of love for man, so that through suffering arising from self-love, sensual pleasure, and the resulting desire for created things, man might see through the illusion of his self-sufficiency and return to his original designation: the state of pristine simplicity and communion with the Way."

-Hieromonk Damascene

04/23/2024

Pascha is almost upon us. Let us finish Lent with perseverance! For more Abbot Tryphon content, and the All-Merciful Savior Monastery, ...

" A person must be very watchful of himself and be precise with his schedule. He should pay attention to the time, and s...
04/23/2024

" A person must be very watchful of himself and be precise with his schedule. He should pay attention to the time, and say, This hour is for this task. This hour is for prayer. This hour is for handiwork. This hour I should be occupied in this place. Because if we loiter around, the devil takes us and dances with us. He takes us here and there, saying, Sit right there, and we sit; Do that, and we do it."
-Gerondissa Makrina

Picture from the first week of our iconography class with Susan Shiposki. This Saturday will be our last session!

04/21/2024

Through the Holy Scriptures and through our fathers God has shown us the way to salvation, saying: 'Ask your father, and he will show you; your elders, and they will tell you' (Deut. 32:7). So if you wish not to go astray on the path of salvation, do nothing without asking the spiritual fathers, and you will not err, thanks to the grace of God Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth' (I Tim. 2:4). ☦️ Sts. Barsanuphius and John. Directions in Spiritual Work, Text #71. Philokalia, B #23.

"Abba Zosimas again inquired, “How is it that you require neither food, nor clothing?”She answered, “After finishing my ...
04/21/2024

"Abba Zosimas again inquired, “How is it that you require neither food, nor clothing?”

She answered, “After finishing my bread, I lived on herbs and the things one finds in the desert. The clothes I had when I crossed over the Jordan became torn and fell apart. I suffered both from the summer heat, when the blazing heat fell upon me, and from the winter cold, when I shivered from the frost. Many times I fell down upon the earth, as though dead. I struggled with various afflictions and temptations. But from that time until the present day, the power of God has guarded my sinful soul and humble body. I was fed and clothed by the all-powerful word of God, since man does not live by bread alone, but by every word proceeding from the mouth of God (Dt 8:3, Mt.4:4, Luke 4:4), and those who have put off the old man (Col 3:9) have no refuge, hiding themselves in the clefts of the rocks (Job 24:8, Heb 11:38). When I remember from what evil and from what sins the Lord delivered me, I have imperishible food for salvation.”

When Abba Zosimas heard that the holy ascetic quoted the Holy Scripture from memory, from the Books of Moses and Job and from the Psalms of David, he then asked the woman, “Mother, have you read the Psalms and other books?”

She smiled at hearing this question, and answered, “Believe me, I have seen no human face but yours from the time that I crossed over the Jordan. I never learned from books. I have never heard anyone read or sing from them. Perhaps the Word of God, which is alive and acting, teaches man knowledge by itself (Col 3:16, 1 Thess 2:13). This is the end of my story. As I asked when I began, I beg you for the sake of the Incarnate Word of God, holy Abba, pray for me, a sinner. "

-From the life of St. Mary of Egypt: https://www.oca.org/saints/lives/2024/04/21/18-5th-sunday-of-great-lent-st-mary-of-egypt

04/21/2024

See you all in the morning!

Do you stand at the doors of the church and convert everyday?  If you haven’t been to church in a while; please come! (H...
04/20/2024

Do you stand at the doors of the church and convert everyday? If you haven’t been to church in a while; please come!

(Having placed all their hope)

Thou wast standing before the doors of the Church, polluted with evil and unable to enter.
Accused by thine own conscience, O wise one of God, thou wast converted to a better way of life.
Looking upon the icon of the blessed Mother of God, thou didst condemn all thy past sins, O Mother Mary, and didst go to bow before the precious Cross.

"I read [in Genesis 1] that God created everything by his power and out of his great love. God is the source of all life...
04/20/2024

"I read [in Genesis 1] that God created everything by his power and out of his great love. God is the source of all life. Everything comes from him, finds its life in him, and returns to him.

So how is it I have come to live my life as if I am the center of everything, while I have shoved God away from his place of prominence and preeminence? Why do I prefer my own desires, thoughts, words, motives, and deeds above God’s? When and how did I become my own God?

When I search my heart honestly, I realize what I really want is to control my own world. I want God, but only when his presence is convenient for me."

-Archpriest Steven John Belonick, Pilgrimage to Pascha
--From St. Vladimir's Great Lent Meditations

04/19/2024

The past few years have seen an undeniable and, for many parishes, an unprecedented surge of inquirers, catechumens, and converts to the Orthodox Church.What...

04/19/2024

Not your normal gap year: Applications open Bright Friday for young adults 18-35 to learn servant leadership, event planning, hospitality, and non-profit management. College credit available during the internship.

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04/18/2024

Reminder tonight at 5:00PM we will have Little Compline with the full Great Canon of Repentance by Saint Andrew of Crete and the life of St Mary of Egypt. Don’t miss it.

"The devil is the better than most Christians.Christians fast from food.The devil never eats.Christians keep vigil.The d...
04/18/2024

"The devil is the better than most Christians.
Christians fast from food.
The devil never eats.
Christians keep vigil.
The devil never sleeps.
Christians read the scriptures.
The devil has memorized the scriptures.
Christians believe in God.
The devil has seen God.
But there is one thing that separates the devil from Christians, and that is Humility.
Humility is the only thing that no devil can imitate.”
— St. John of the Ladder

“Pride more than anything else, deprives people of both their good deeds and the help of God.  Where there is no light, ...
04/18/2024

“Pride more than anything else, deprives people of both their good deeds and the help of God. Where there is no light, there is darkness, and where there is no humility, pride takes its place.”

-St Macarius

04/18/2024

The Orthodox Christian Attorney Network (OCAN) is pleased to announce its establishment as a formal nonprofit corporation, marking a significant milestone in its journey to minister to…

04/17/2024

The kindness or the severity of spoken word will be remembered.

"Remember, when you speak, you give birth to the word, you have spoken the word, and it will never die but will live until the Last Judgment. It will be with you at the Last Judgment and will be good for or against you."
- St. Theophan the Recluse (19th century Russian bishop)

04/17/2024

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04/16/2024
Proverbs 15:7-19"The lips of the wise disperse knowledge, but the heart of the fool does not do so. The sacrifice of the...
04/16/2024

Proverbs 15:7-19

"The lips of the wise disperse knowledge, but the heart of the fool does not do so. The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord, but the prayer of the upright is his delight. The way of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord, but he loves him who follows righteousness. Harsh discipline is for him who forsakes the way, and he who hates correction will die. Hell and Destruction are before the Lord; so how much more the hearts of the sons of men. A scoffer does not love one who corrects him, nor will he go to the wise. A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance, but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken. The heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge, but the mouth of fools feeds on foolishness. All the days of the afflicted are evil, but he who is of a merry heart has a continual feast. Better is a little with the fear of the Lord, than great treasure with trouble. Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a fatted calf with hatred. A wrathful man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger allays contention. The way of the lazy man is like a hedge of thorns, but the way of the upright is a highway."

Mt 3:2 “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
04/13/2024

Mt 3:2 “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

"More honorable than the Cherubim and more glorious beyond compare than the Seraphim"Watch more on Theosis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2x2WTWjcEA Read ...

04/12/2024

Today, April 12, His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon sent the following letter to the members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America. He also sent copies to the members…

04/12/2024

This Sunday's bulletin. Come and See!

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512 Winter Street
Old Forge, PA
18518

Opening Hours

Wednesday 11am - 1:30pm
5pm - 6pm
Saturday 5pm - 6pm
Sunday 9am - 12pm

Telephone

+15704573503

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