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Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel
Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel

The Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel is celebrated on the day after the Annunciation, and a second time on July 13. It was instituted in the ninth century, perhaps to celebrate the dedication of a church at Constantinople. Originally, the Feast was observed on October 16 (Juan Mateos, Le Typikon De…

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Venerable Stephen of Saint Savva Monastery
Venerable Stephen of Saint Savva Monastery

Saint Stephen of Saint Savva’s Monastery, the nephew of Saint John of Damascus (December 4), was born in the year 725. When he was ten years old he entered the Lavra of Saint Savva the Sanctified (December 5) and was tonsured as a monk. He spent his whole life at this monastery, sometimes…

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Saint Julian, Bishop of Cenomanis (Le Mans), Gaul
Saint Julian, Bishop of Cenomanis (Le Mans), Gaul

Saint Julian, Bishop of Cenomanis, was elevated to bishop by the Apostle Peter. Some believe that he is the same person as Simon the Leper (Mark 14:3), receiving the name Julian in Baptism. The Apostle Peter sent Saint Julian to preach the Gospel in Gaul. He arrived in Cenomanis (the region of the…

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Martyr Serapion

The Holy Martyr Serapion, suffered for Christ before the Emperor Severus (193-211). As a Christian he was brought to judgment before the governor Achilles. The holy martyr firmly proclaimed to the pagans his faith in Christ, and he was subjected to inhuman torments. Afterwards, he was thrown into…

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Martyr Marcian of Iconium

The Holy Martyr Marcian, a native of Lycian Iconium, while still at a youthful age converted many to Christ by his fiery preaching. For his zeal the idol-worshippers subjected the saint to bodily punishment, and then sent him to Cappadocia to the governor Perennias. By persuasion and threats, he…

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“It Is Truly Meet” (“Axion Estin”) Icon of the Mother of God
“It Is Truly Meet” (“Axion Estin”) Icon of the Mother of God

The “It is Truly Meet” Icon of the Mother of God is in the high place of the altar of the cathedral church of the Karyes monastery on Mount Athos. One Saturday night an Elder went to Karyes for the all-night Vigil. He left, instructing his disciple to remain behind and read the service…

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Saint Just of Penwith
Saint Just of Penwith

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Virgin Abbess Sarah of Sketis in Libya
Virgin Abbess Sarah of Sketis in Libya

It is written in The Paradise of the Fathers that Mother Sarah spoke these words: “If I were to ask God that all people might be built up through me, I would be found expressing contrition at the door of each one who repents. But I pray to God especially that my heart may be pure with Him and…

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A Look Ahead
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This Week's Schedule

Tuesday, July 9th

Weekday Vespers & Fellowship

at 6:00 p.m.

 

Wednesday, July 10th

Hours

at 8:40 a.m.

Weekday Divine Liturgy

at 9:00 a.m.

 

Thursday, July 11th

Parish Council

at 6:30 p.m.

 

Friday, January 12th

Summer Play Date

from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Battery Park, New Castle, DE

 

Saturday, July 13th

Monthly Panikhida

at 4:15 p.m.

Great Vespers

at 5:00 p.m.

(livestreamed)

followed by

Confessions

 

Sunday, July 14th

Matins

at 8:00 a.m.

Divine Liturgy

at 9:00 a.m.

(livestreamed)

followed by

Fellowship

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Important Dates

Thursday, August 1st

Dormition Fast Begins

 

Tuesday, August 6th

Great Feast: The Transfiguration of our Lord

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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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