St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church
A Parish of the Orthodox Church in America
2300 W. Huntington Drive, Wilmington, Delaware 19808 • (302) 995-6775
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Thoughts for the Week
Wisdom From the Holy Fathers

"If you are truly merciful, then when what is yours is unjustly taken, don't be sad inside, and do not tell of our loss to your neighbor. Let a better loss, inflicted by those who insult you, be absorbed by your mercy."

†St. Isaac the Syrian

"He who repents rightly does not imagine that it is his own effort which cancels his former sins; but through this effort he makes his peace with God."

†St. Mark the Ascetic

Upcoming Events
Paraklesis on Wednesday Evenings - Starting October 18th - 10/08/17

There have been several requests for a prayer service during the week to help strengthen us in our resolve and struggle. The service of the “Paraklesis” or “Service of Supplication” is a service most often addressed to the Theotokos, but can be used to seek the intercessions of any saint. The feature of a paraklesis is the inclusion of a supplicatory canon to the saint whose intercessions are being sought. It is appropriate to be served at any time of need.  We hope to tentatively begin on Wednesday evening October 18th.  If you are interested please consider making a commitment to be a reader or be willing to offer the responses. See the signup sheet in the narthex if you are interested in helping or being a part of the mid-week service of supplication.

Upcoming Choir Rehearsals - November 4th through December 16th - 10/08/17

We will have choir rehearsals on the following Saturdays:
    November 4th
    November 18th
    December 2nd
    December 16th
The rehearsals begin at 3:30 PM. We meet in the choir loft at church. The rehearsals go on until the beginning of Vespers.

"Wedding Welcome" for John (Joe) Elliott and Colleen McDonald- November 5th - 10/08/17

To show our love & support for their upcoming marriage, we’ve planned an informal “wedding welcome” in conjunction with the coffee-hour pot luck luncheon on Sunday, November 5th. For those who have expressed interest in a gift, ‘Orthodox’ gift items would work well or perhaps gift cards for Macy’s or Amazon. See Nona Carey if you have any questions.

Wedding - November 11th - 10/08/17

John (Joe) Elliott & Colleen McDonald are getting married on Saturday, November 11th at 2:00 p.m. They would like to warmly invite all the faithful of St. Michael’s to attend. They ask for your prayers in the Rite of Holy Matrimony.

Other Announcements
News from the Orthodox Church in America

Wednesday, 18 Oct 2017

SVOTS Missions Weekend to highlight South Korea, Albania
13 hours ago

Tuesday, 17 Oct 2017

Urgent announcement concerning unauthorized fundraising appeal
17 Oct 2017 at 11:11am

Monday, 16 Oct 2017

St. Tikhon’s Community celebrates Founder’s Day
16 Oct 2017 at 11:22am

Saturday, 14 Oct 2017

Department Highlights: October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month
14 Oct 2017 at 3:42pm

Friday, 13 Oct 2017

Preconciliar Commission announces assessments for 19th All-American Council
13 Oct 2017 at 12:00pm

Thursday, 12 Oct 2017

Assembly of Bishops releases message at conclusion of eighth annual meeting
12 Oct 2017 at 6:00am

Wednesday, 11 Oct 2017

Archbishop Benjamin asks for ongoing prayers as wildfires spread
11 Oct 2017 at 1:30pm

SVOTS announces three major October events
11 Oct 2017 at 6:00am

Tuesday, 10 Oct 2017

California communities spared in raging wildfires
10 Oct 2017 at 11:55am

Monday, 9 Oct 2017

Memory Eternal:  Remembering Archimandrite Alexander [Pihach]
9 Oct 2017 at 12:01pm


See the Parish News page for details on all current announcements