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The Ascension of our Lord
The Ascension of our Lord

“AND ASCENDED INTO HEAVEN....” V. Rev. George Florovsky, D.D. “I ascend unto My Father and your Father, and to My God, and Your God” (John 20:17). In these words the Risen Christ described to Mary Magdalene the mystery of His Resurrection. She had to carry this mysterious…

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Martyr Aquilina of Byblos in Syria
Martyr Aquilina of Byblos in Syria

The Holy Martyr Aquilina, a native of the Phoenician city of Byblos, suffered under the emperor Diocletian (284-305). Her parents raised her in Christian piety. When the girl was only twelve years old, she persuaded a pagan friend to convert to Christ. One of the servants of the imperial governor…

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Saint Triphyllius, Bishop of Leucosia (Nicosia), Cyprus
Saint Triphyllius, Bishop of Leucosia (Nicosia), Cyprus

Saint Tryphillius, Bishop of Leukosia, was born in Constantinople, and he received his education at Berit (Beirut, in Lebanon). He was very intelligent and eloquent. In spite of this, the saint chose as his guide a man neither bookish nor learned, but one of conspicuous holiness: Saint Spyridon of…

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Venerable Andronikos, Disciple of Saint Sergius
Venerable Andronikos, Disciple of Saint Sergius

Saint Andronikos (Andrónikos), a native of Rostov, began his spiritual life under the guidance of the great luminary Saint Sergius of Radonezh. He was a lover of the spiritual life, so Metropolitan Alexei chose Andronikos to be the Igoumen of the new Monastery of the All-Merciful Savior, which he…

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Venerable Savva, Abbot of Moscow
Venerable Savva, Abbot of Moscow

Saint Savva of Moscow succeeded Saint Andronicus as the igumen of the monastery of the Savior, dedicated to the Icon of Christ Not-Made-By Hands (August 16) in 1395. He died in 1410.

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Martyr Antonina of Nicea
Martyr Antonina of Nicea

The Holy Martyr Antonina suffered during the third century under Diocletian (284-305) in the city of Nicea. They tortured her in various ways: they burned her with fire, they put her on a red-hot plate, they bored into her hands and feet with red-hot rods and they threw her in prison, where she…

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Saint Anna and her son, Saint John, of Constantinople
Saint Anna and her son, Saint John, of Constantinople

Saint Anna and her son Saint John lived in the ninth century. Saint Anna was the daughter of a deacon of the Blachernae church in Constantinople. After the death of her husband, she dressed in men’s clothing and called herself Euthymianus. She and her son Saint John lived in asceticism in one…

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Venerable James, who was deceived and worshiped the Antichrist

Saint James had so much love for Christ, and so little regard for the things of this world, that he sold all of all his possessions, and distributed the money to the poor, keeping none for himself. Unfortunately, he was overcome with pride. He said to himself, “Who knows better than I do,…

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Saint Antipater, Bishop of Bostra, Arabia
Saint Antipater, Bishop of Bostra, Arabia

Saint Antipater’s life is not to be found in the Synaxaristes. From other sources, we know that he was the Bishop of Bostra in Arabia, and he lived in the second half of the fifth century. He was esteemed highly by his contemporaries. His best known work was a book refuting the doctrines of…

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Saint Anthimus, Bishop of Georgia
Saint Anthimus, Bishop of Georgia

Saint Anthimus of Iberia was one of the most highly educated people of his time. He was fluent in many languages, including Greek, Romanian, Old Slavonic, Arabic, and Turkish and well-versed in theology, literature, and the natural sciences. He was unusually gifted in the fine arts—in…

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10,000 Martyrs

Today we also commemorate 10,000 Martyrs, beheaded by the sword for Christ. The year of their death is not known.

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The Finding of the Holy Relics of Saint Nicholas the Deacon of Lesbos
The Finding of the Holy Relics of Saint Nicholas the Deacon of Lesbos

Today we commemorate the finding of the relics of Saint Nicholas the Deacon at Karyes Monastery on Lesbos on June 13, 1960. In April of 1960 he appeared to three women in the town of Thermi, telling them where his relics were to be found. They hesitated to ask the Metropolitan of Mytilene for…

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Transfer of the relics of Saint Paraskevḗ the New
Transfer of the relics of Saint Paraskevḗ the New

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A Look Ahead
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This Week's Schedule

Wednesday, June 12th

Great Vespers with Litya & Anointing

at 6:00 p.m.

 

Thursday, June 13th

Hours

at 8:40 a.m.

Divine Liturgy with Potluck Fellowship

at 9:00 a.m.

†††

Adult Bible Study

at 7:00 p.m.

 

Friday, June 14th

Women's Fellowship

7:00 p.m. at the Najemy's

 

Saturday, June 15th

Baptism of Sophia Tice

at 10:00 a.m.

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Youth Choir

at 2:30 p.m.

Youth Group

at 3:00 p.m.

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Great Vespers and

Commemoration of June Departed

at 5:00 p.m.

(livestreamed)

followed by

Confessions

 

Sunday, June 16th

Matins

at 8:00 a.m.

Divine Liturgy

at 9:00 a.m.

(livestreamed)

followed by

Father's Day Potluck

followed by

Parish Council

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Important Dates

Sunday, June 23rd

Pentecost

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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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