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What Is Orthodoxy?
What Is the Orthodox Church?

The Orthodox Church is evangelical ... but not Protestant.
It is orthodox ... but not Jewish. 
It is catholic ... but not Roman. 
It isn't non-denominational - it is pre-denominational. 
It has believed, taught, preserved, defended and died for the Faith of the Apostles since the Day of Pentecost, over 2000 years ago.
We invite you to come meet us and find out more about the Ancient Christian Faith.

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A Look Ahead
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This Week's Schedule
06/11/23

Tuesday, June 6th

Tuesday Vespers & Fellowship

at 6:00 p.m.

 

Thursday, June 8th

Parish Council

at 6:30 p.m.

 

Saturday, June 10th

Monthly Panikhida

at 4:15 p.m.

Great Vespers

at 5:00 p.m.

(live streamed)

followed by

Confessions

 

Sunday, June 11th

Hours

at 8:40 a.m.

Divine Liturgy

at 9:00 a.m.

(live streamed)

followed by

Fellowship

followed by 

Church School

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Important Dates
06/30/23

Monday, June 5th - Friday, June 9th

Fast Free Week.

 

Monday, June 12th

Apostles Fast Begins

(June 12th - June 30th)

 

Thursday, June 29th

Holy Apostles Peter & Paul

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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's 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 Wilmington 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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St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church
Wilmington, Delaware
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