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Great Lent 2024

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Archpastoral Visit - Spring 2024 - Great Lent

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Baptisms 2024

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Theophany 2024

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St Nicholas & Nativity 2023

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Backwall Iconography Installed

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2023 Fall Baptisms

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Feast of the Cross

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Dormition & Transfiguration - August 2023

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St. Elijah - Blessing of Vehicles

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Archpastoral Visit - June 2023

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Hill Wedding (Fr. John Black)

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Pentecost 2023

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Holy Week & Pascha

Photos from Holy Week and Pascha - 2023

A video montage of some short clips:  https://stmichaelsdelaware.org/files/Video/HWP.mov

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Lazarus Saturday Baptisms & Palm Sunday

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Great Lent

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Photos from Nativity through Theophany, including the baptism of Keenan (Nicholas) and the Greater Blessing of the Waters. 

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Phase 1, part 2 of our Iconography Project.  The lower side walls are now done - come and see! The photos do not do justice to how beautiful these are. 

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Glory to God! What a wonderful, joyous, and festive day today commemorating our patron, Holy Archangel Michael. We also blessed our renovated Church School and all our teachers and children that were present. The festivities concluded with a potluck and activities for the children.

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Archpastoral Visit - Fall 2022

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Nativity of the Theotokos, Exaltation of the Cross, various Baptisms

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Dormition & Chrismations
Iconography Project - First Phase
Transfiguration & Baptism

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Bishop's Visit

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Baptism - Infant Emelia Tice

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Pentecost 2022

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Ascension and Youth Talent Show 2022

The St. Michael's faithful celebrated our Lord's Ascension on Thursday (June 2) and at capped it off with a potluck in the evening that included several of our youth sharing their God-given talents. God willing, this will become an annual tradition and many more of our youth will become involved. Glory to God for such a vibrant parish!

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Great Lent through Pascha 2022
Iconography Project - Fall 2022
Presentation of the Lord - 2022
Archpastoral Visit by Archbishop Mark - October 2021
Photo Gallery - Feast Days 2021
Photo Gallery - 2021
Fr. Barnabas' Last Sunday

Father Barnabas is taking a leave of absence from full time ministry.  Sunday, August 29th was his last day with us.

We thank him for his six years of leadership and faithful service to the parish.  Many thanks to Matuskha Daria, Myra, and Matthew for their service as well. We will always remember their tireless efforts during the depths of the COVID-19 epidemic.

We offer our best wishes and fervent prayers that God will richly bless them during this next chapter in their lives.

Many Years!

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Baptism of Daniel Alexander Defillippo

Daniel Alexander Defillippo was baptized on August 20, 2020 - 08/20/20

His parents are Stephanie Pacienza and Robert Defillippo, and his godparents are Ellen Gundersen and Michael Struelens.

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Ekaterinburg - 2018

Ekaterinburg, 2018 - 06/16/18

Pictures from Irina Baldycheva's trip to Ekaterinburg, Russia in June of this year.

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Alapaevsk - 2018

Pictures from Irina Baldycheva's trip to Alapaevsk in June, 2018.

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Matthew 25:35 Project

"For I was hungry and you gave me food...." - 09/03/17

Jesus said: "For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in...I tell you the truth, just as you did it for one of the least of these brothers or sisters of mine, you did it for me."  (Matt 25:35, 38-40)

John (Travis) and Mary (Misty) Robinson have began a project to help alleviate hunger in our community. This project is currently weekend based since Saturday and Sunday are the hardest days for the homeless to obtain food.

Since September 3rd was Good Samaritan Sunday, it was an auspicious day to kick things off by assembling food kits which were distributed later that day.


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Holy Friday 2017

Holy Friday Vespers - 04/14/17

Holy Friday Vespers commemorate the Crucifixion of Christ and burial in the Tomb.  An epitaphion or “winding sheet” (a cloth embroidered with the image of Christ prepared for burial) represents the body of Jesus wrapped in a burial shroud.  It is carried in procession to a low table (the tetrapod) in the center of the church which is decorated with many flowers and represents the Tomb of Christ.

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Palm Sunday Children's Procession 2017

Palm Sunday Children's Procession

At the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy on Palm Sunday, the children of the parish held a victory procession.  Holding their palm branches, they processed three times around the nave.

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Theophany 2017

Theophany and Blessing of the Water - 01/06/17

The feast of Theophany, means the shining forth and manifestation of God, The emphasis in the present day celebration is on the appearance of Jesus as the human Messiah of Israel and the divine Son of God, One of the Holy Trinity with the Father and the Holy Spirit. Thus, in the baptism by John in the Jordan, Jesus identifies himself with sinners as the “Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world” (Jn 1:29), the “Beloved” of the Father whose messianic task it is to redeem men from their sins (Lk 3:21, Mk 1:35).

The Theophany Divine Liturgy was held on Friday, January 6th followed by the Great Blessing of Waters.

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Christmas Eve 2016

Christmas Eve Holy Supper - 12/24/16

Holy Supper is a pious tradition from the Christian faithful of various Eastern European regions. The supper is observed on the eves of our Lord’s Nativity in the flesh and His baptism by Saint John in the Jordan River. The meal is a fasting meal with 12 courses representing Christ’s twelve apostles.

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Baptism of Misty Robinson

Misty Robinson was baptized on Sunday, December 18th, 2016.

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Little Angels

Little Angels

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Vacation Church School 2016

Vacation Church School 2016

Vacation Church School was held from Monday, June 20th through Wednesday, June 22nd.  Thirteen of your youth learned about our initiation into God's family through water and sealed with the gifts of the Spirit from holy chrism.  We had great fellowship, games, activities, and even a service project for our parish shut-ins.  Thanks to all who participated!

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Baptism of James Phillip Clause

James Phillip Clause was baptized on Saturday, June 4, 2016.

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Baptism of Lydia Christine Kendall

Lydia Christine Kendall was baptized on Sunday, February 14, 2016.


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Baptism of Elizabeth Noelle Conover


Blessing of New Church Sign - 4/28/13
St. Michael's new church sign was blessed on Palm Sunday, April 28, 2013
St. Michael's new church sign was blessed on Palm Sunday, April 28, 2013
St. Michael's new church sign was blessed on Palm Sunday, April 28, 2013
Blessing of New Gospel Book
A new Gospel book donated in memory of Onufriy Zabinko was blessed on April 14, 2013 after Vespers.
A new Gospel book donated in memory of Onufriy Zabinko was blessed on April 14, 2013 after Vespers.
A new Gospel book donated in memory of Onufriy Zabinko was blessed on April 14, 2013 after Vespers.
2013 Lenten Retreat

St. Michael's Lenten Retreat 2013 - 04/13/13

On Saturday, April 13, 2013, St. Michael's hosted Mother Christophora and Mother Barbara from Holy Transfiguration Monastery in a Lenten Retreat on the subject of Spiritual Growth Through Hospitality.

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Daniel Kukoleca Baptism 6-21-12
Jim Carpenter's Diaconate Program Graduation Celebration

Jim Carpenter's Diaconate Program Graduation Dinner - 06/02/12

A dinner was held in honor of James Carpenter on Saturday June 2, 2012 at Michael's.  James graduated from St. Tikhon's Deaconate program. May God Grant Many Years to James as he continues to serve the Lord.

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Mission Vespers 2012

Mission Vespers 2012 - 04/01/12

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Hierarchical Divine Liturgy 2012

Vespers and Hierarchical Divine Liturgy With Bishop TIKHON of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania - 03/18/12

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Transfiguration Vespers and Divine Liturgy

Transfiguration Vespers and Divine Liturgy - 08/06/11


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2011 Vacation Bible School

"Encounters With Christ"

St. Michael's 2011 Vacation Bible School was held from July 26-28, 2011. This year's theme was "Encounters With Christ."

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Installation of 2011 Parish Council

Installation of 2011 Parish Council - 01/16/11

The 2011 St. Michael's Parish Council was installed at the conclusion of Divine Liturgy on Sunday, January 16, 2011.

Officers include:

President: Michael Sensor
Vice President: James Carpenter
Treasurer: Stephen Braskowski
Recording Secretary: Susan Skomorucha
Financial Secretary: Vera Chalfant
Corresponding Secretary: Olga Maloney
Trustee: Basil Peck
Purchasing Agent: Cathy Souder
Evelyn Kutch
James Riley, Jr.
Michael Sinovich

Also installed were:
2011 Diocesan Assembly Delegate: James Carpenter
Alternate: Michael Sensor

2011 All-American Assembly Delegate: Dr. Luke Wales
Alternate: Anna Wales

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Nativity 2010

Nativity 2010 - 12/25/10

The St. Michael's community celebrated the birth of Jesus Christ with a Holy Supper followed by Nativity Vigil on Christmas Eve and Nativity Divine Liturgy on Christmas Day. Our rector, Fr. James Weremedic, concelebrated both services with V. Rev. Mark Koczak.

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2010 Church School Christmas Play

Church School Christmas Play - 12/19/10

On December 19, 2010, the St. Michael's Church School presented its Christmas play. The theme was "Presenting Gifts." Thanks to Mat. Lisa Weremedic and Tom Sulpizi for their work organizing the play.

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95th Anniversary and Consecration of New Social Hall

95th Anniversary and Consecration of New Social Hall - 10/10/10

On October 10, 2010, a hierarchical Divine Liturgy was celebrated by His Beatitude, Metropolitan JONAH and His Grace, Bishop TIKHON in honor of the parish's 95th anniversary and to consecrate the parish's new social hall. Bishop TIKHON also appointed Rev. James Weremedic as the permanent rector of St. Michael's parish.

Priests concelebrating were Rev. James Weremedic; V. Rev. S. David Mahaffey, Dean of the Philadelphia Deanery; V. Rev. Mark W. Koczak; V. Rev. David Skopp; and Rev. Timothy Hojnicki (a "son" of St. Michael's parish).  Among those assisting included Protodeacon Joseph Matusiak and Subdeacon Matthew Souder (also a "son" of St. Michael's).

At the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy, Bishop TIKHON awarded a Diocesan Gramota to James F. Riley, co-chair of the Building Committee, for his hard work and vision over the past eight years in bringing the project to fruition. His Grace also awarded an icon of St. Michael was awarded to Harry and Evelyn Kutch, co-chairs of the Building Committee, for their invaluable assistance to the Committee and the parish.

A festive luncheon was held with the hierarchs in the new Social Hall after Liturgy, where the faithful of St. Michael's and guests enjoyed a meal catered by Bachetti Brothers Catering.

Sunday's Divine Liturgy followed an Orthodox Christian Fellowship retreat sponsored by the University of Delaware OCF chapter, at which Metropolitan JONAH was the speaker.

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Building Project Progress Photos

Progress Photos of our Building Project

 Here is a gallery of all progress photos of our building project, from 9/9/09 to the present.

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Pascha 2010

Holy Week and Pascha 2010 - 04/04/10

St. Michael the Archangel celebrated a full series of liturgical services leading up to Great and Holy Pascha, starting with Lazarus Saturday and culminating with Paschal Matins and Divine Liturgy on April 4, 2010 

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Hierarchical Divine Liturgy and Presentation of RBO Mortgage

Hierarchical Divine Liturgy and Presentation of RBO Mortgage - 10/17/09

On October 17, 2009, His Grace, Bishop TIKHON of the Diocese of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania presided at a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at St. Michael's. Also present were Orthodox college students from around the area for the University of Delaware OCF's Annual Retreat.

During the Divine Liturgy, His Grace presented Father Andrew with a Gold Cross awarded by the Holy Synod of Bishops in recognition of Father's hard work in growing our parish.

At the conclusion of the Liturgy, representatives of the Russian Brotherhood Organization of the U.S.A. presented the parish with a $500,000.00 mortgage to complete the funding of our building program.

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Archpriest Daniel Byantoro Visits St. Michael's

Archpriest Daniel Byantoro's Visit - 10/11/09

On October 10-11, 2009, Archpriest Daniel Byantoro of Indonesia visited St. Michael's to lecture and preach about the Orthodox Church in Indonesia.

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2009 Church Picnic

St. Michael's Annual Church Picnic - 09/13/09

Our Church Picnic was held inside this year due to the ground being thoroughly soaked from days of rain. A good time was still had by all!

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Blessing of the Construction Site and Equipment

Blessing of the Construction Site and Equipment - 09/06/09

After two years of zoning and permitting issues, our building project has finally begun!

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Pascha 2009

Pascha 2009 - 04/18/09

Nocturnes, Matins, Divine Liturgy, and Agape Meal, followed by Paschal Vespers in the afternoon

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Hierarchal Divine Liturgy and Groundbreaking

Hierarchal Divine Liturgy and Groundbreaking for St. Michael's Building Project - 11/30/08

On November 29-30, 2009, His Grace, Bishop TIKHON of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, visited St. Michael's to participate in Vespers, Divine Liturgy, and the official groundbreaking for our building project.

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A Look Ahead

This Week's Schedule

Tuesday, April 16th

Great Compline

at 6:00 p.m.


Wednesday, April 17th

9th Hour & Typica

at 8:45 a.m.

Presanctified Liturgy

at 9:00 a.m.


Matins with the Great Canon

of St. Andrew of Crete and the

Life of St. Mary of Egypt

at 6:00 p.m.


Saturday, April 20th

Women's Group

at 3:00 p.m.


Great Vespers

at 5:00 p.m.

(live streamed)

followed by 



Sunday, April 21st

Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt


at 8:00 a.m.


Divine Liturgy of St Basil the Great

at 9:00 a.m.

(live streamed)

followed by





Important Dates

Sunday, April 27th

Lazarus Saturday


Sunday, April 28th

Palm Sunday


Sunday, May 5th

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Wilmington, Delaware