St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church
A Parish of the Orthodox Church in America
2300 W. Huntington Drive, Wilmington, Delaware 19808 • (302) 995-6775
Paschal Message

Christ is Risen!

 

Archpastoral Message of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon
Pascha 2018

To the Venerable Hierarchs, Reverend Clergy, Monastics, Distinguished Stewards, and the entire family of the Orthodox Church in America:

Christ is risen!  Indeed He is risen!

pascha

I greet all of you on this bright day, the radiant and holy day of Pascha, the day upon which the light of Christ has risen upon all mortal human beings.  The light that now surrounds us in our Churches, in our Monasteries, and in all of creation, is greater than can be accounted for by physical candles, chandeliers, or the sun and the moon.

The light that presently shines is the light of the Lord’s dramatic victory over hell, over corruption and over death itself.  He had reminded His Disciples that whosoever lives and believes on me, shall never die and today, that promise is fulfilled in us, for Christ’s victory has become our victory – we have entered fully into it.

The Holy Apostle Paul reminds us of this when he says: Know ye not that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?  Therefore, we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we should also walk in newness of life.  For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall also be in the likeness of his resurrection (Romans 6:3-5).

As we share the joy of the Feast of Feasts in our communities, with our families, and even with strangers, let us all give thanks for the light in our hearts, for it is not a simple emotional response, but an experience of authentic life – life which pierces through the darkness of our earthly cares and passions.

And so, let us rejoice in the Lord with thanksgiving for His great victory, and let us cry out with the paschal hymn: Yesterday, O Christ, I was buried with Thee, and today I rise again with Thee, in Thy rising.  Yesterday I was crucified with Thee, now glorify me, O Savior, in Thy Kingdom.

Christ is risen!

† TIKHON
Archbishop of Washington
Metropolitan of All America and Canada

Welcome to Our Parish!
The Church Building - October 2010
The Church Building - October 2010
The Church Building - October 2010

 

Welcome to St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church in Wilmington, Delaware!

Celebrating 100 years of Worship

1915-2015

We are a growing community of over 100 Orthodox Christian families from northern New Castle County and the surrounding area. We come from all over: "cradle" Orthodox, new converts, and recent arrivals from traditional Orthodox countries. 

 
Saturday and Sunday Services

Saturday Vespers are at 5:00 p.m.

Sunday Divine Liturgy at 9:00 a.m., with Hours at 8:40 a.m.

All Services are in English.

How To Find Us

St. Michael's is located at 2300 West Huntington Drive in suburban Wilmington, Delaware. This is on the corner of Kirkwood Highway (Route 2) and West Huntington Drive in the Pinecrest development, between the intersections of Milltown Road and St. James Church Road. The largest major intersection due east on Kirkwood Highway is Limestone Road (Route 7).


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Recent Updates
04/08/18Site Template Changes plus Latest Bulletin and Announcements -
  • Changed the web site template to a brighter color scheme and switched to more readable fonts.
  • Added the Bulletin for Pascha (April 8th) to the Weekly Bulletins page. 
  • Added new announcements to the Parish News page.
04/03/18Latest Bulletin and Announcements -
  • Added the Bulletin for Palm Sunday (April 1st) to the Weekly Bulletins page. 
  • Added new announcements and Thoughts for the Week to the Parish News page.
03/30/18Latest Bulletin and Announcements -
  • Added the Bulletin for March 25th to the Weekly Bulletins page. 
  • Added new announcements and Thoughts for the Week to the Parish News page.
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- 12/31/18

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