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

"Where there is God, there is no evil. Everything coming from God is peaceful, healthy and leads a person to the judgment of his own imperfections and humility."

†St Seraphim of Sarov

"The devil greatly envies the man who prays, and uses every craft, in order to wound his purpose. Thus, when the demons see that you are eager to truly pray, they remind you supposedly of some supposed necessary things. In a little while however they make you forget them and push you to seek them. And because you won’t remember them, you get distressed and are sad. When you stand again at prayer, they again remind you of the things you were searching, for the mind to again turn to them and in the end to lost the fruitfulness of prayer."

†St Nilus of Sinai

"It is God's task to administer the world and the soul's task to guide the body."

†St. Thalassios the Libyan

"God never abandons a soul that puts its trust in Him, even though it is overpowered by temptations, for He is aware of all weaknesses. A man knows the weight that can be placed on the back of an ass, a mule or a camel, and burdens each beast with as much as it can carry; the potter knows how long he must keep his clay in the fire, for if he exposes it too long to the flames, the pot will crack, and if he does not bake it long enough, it will not be fit for use. Now if a man has judgment as precise as this, how infinitely greater is the wisdom of God in judging the degree of temptation which a soul is able to bear?"

†St. Nilus of Sora

Upcoming Events
Parish Picnic - September 17th - 08/13/17

Please mark your calendars, we are planning on having our parish picnic on Sunday September 17th. We hope that having the picnic after Labor Day the weather (God willing) will be a bit cooler and that more will be able to attend. Hope to see you there!

Other Announcements
VCS Thank You - 08/13/17

2017 Vacation Church School was very fruitful. Thank you to our parents (and grand/godparents) for offering their time and talents the building up of the Church through VCS. We pray that God will continue to bless our parish with youth. All are welcome to look out back by the shed to see the new reflection garden.

News from the Orthodox Church in America

Monday, 21 Aug 2017

OCA Youth Department: Celebrate Creation in the New Church Year
16 hours ago

Sunday, 20 Aug 2017

Planting Grant Missions:  “Freely Ye Have Received, Freely Give!”
20 Aug 2017 at 7:17am

Saturday, 19 Aug 2017

Assembly of Bishops responds to racist violence in Charlottesville, VA
19 Aug 2017 at 8:00am

Wednesday, 16 Aug 2017

Holy Synod of Bishops issues statement on recent tragic events in Charlottesv...
16 Aug 2017 at 7:14pm

STOTS to hold second annual joint retreat for alumni, seminarians
16 Aug 2017 at 8:00am

Monday, 14 Aug 2017

Metropolitan Tikhon presides, delivers homily, at 47th annual St. Herman Pilg...
14 Aug 2017 at 2:12pm

Sunday, 13 Aug 2017

Youth invited to FOCA celebration in Hershey, PA September 1-4
13 Aug 2017 at 2:23pm

Friday, 11 Aug 2017

Completed study materials for Fr. Hopko’s “The Orthodox Faith” series now ava...
11 Aug 2017 at 10:48am

Wednesday, 9 Aug 2017

Beginners’ on-line choral conducting course starts September 11
9 Aug 2017 at 10:41am

Monday, 7 Aug 2017

New Young Adult Conference Announced
7 Aug 2017 at 3:24pm

Parish Picnic

Sunday, September 17th

See the Parish News page for details on all current announcements