St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church
A Parish of the Orthodox Church in America
2300 W. Huntington Drive, Wilmington, Delaware 19808 • (302) 283-9335

In everything that we do God looks at the intention, as has frequently been said, whether we do it for him or for any other motive. Therefore when we wish to do something good, let us not have human applause in view but rather God, so that always looking to him we might do everything on his account; otherwise we shall undergo the labor and still lose the reward.

Excerpt from: The Third Century on Love - #48
†St Maximus the Confessor

Upcoming Events
Moving - January 23rd, 28th, and 29th - 01/29/2022

The new wood flooring is being installed in the church during the week of January 24th. Everything in the Church (from the Candle Room all the way through to the Altar) has to be moved out to the hall on Sunday afternoon the 23rd.

Additionally, (almost) everything needs to go back at the end of the week before Vespers on the 29th. We’ll likely have two sets of times for the move back - Friday evening the 28th and Saturday morning / early afternoon the 29th-more details later on the move back.

All-Parish Meeting - February 6th - 02/06/2022

We will have an All-Parish Meeting on February 6th during Fellowship Hour to discuss the Heavenly Vision Phase 1 progress and plans for Phase 2.

Other Announcements
Family Promise - Volunteers Needed - 01/16/2022

Family Promise Volunteers are needed to cook or provide take-out for approximately two homeless families. Please sign up on the poster board in the Narthex or contact Maria (Sue) D’Orazio.

Ministry Groups - 01/16/2022

It is time to formalize some of the groups mentioned at the All Parish meeting in November. In addition to our current service groups, please let Father know if you are interested in being part of one or more of the following:
• Community Outreach (the local poor & needy)
• Homebound / Nursing Home Outreach (for our own)
• Maintenance / Inspection
• Gardening
• Hospitality (providing meals, hosting showers, etc)
• First Responder (hospital or crisis)

Liturgical Wish List - 01/16/2022

A binder is now on the glass cabinet in the narthex (entrance). This is a wish list of items we could use - altar server vestments in the colors we lack, gold chalices, censer stand, etc. If you are willing to sponsor an item please let Sb.Dn. Basil Peck or Father Silouan know.

Check Under the Baby's Seat! - 01/16/2022

Please remember to check under the baby's seat when you are about to leave Fellowship Hour. Some of the little ones leave quite the mess!

House Blessings - 01/16/2022

Father has the sign-up sheet - catch him at Fellowship Hour.

Home blessing after Pascha and during the summer are an option as well.

Reader Schedule


Date 3rd Hour 6th Hour Epistle
Jan 23 Riley Riley Riley
Jan 30 Wojciechowski D'Orazio Burns
Feb 6 George Skomorucha Wales


Service Schedule


Date Coffee Hour Service Duty Church Cleaners
Jan 16 Wojciechowski / D'Orazio Bunitsky / Morjana S. Peck
Jan 23 Clause / Burns Riley / Riley N. Carey
Jan 30 Emmelia and Jacquelyn Peck Hojnicki / Najemy Baldychev / Shatley - Sylvest
Feb 6 Riley / Hojnicki / Flynn Telep / Baldychev Rhine / Plummer


News from the Orthodox Church in America

Saturday, 22 Jan 2022

Strong Orthodox Presence at the 2022 March for Life
19 hours ago

Friday, 21 Jan 2022

Invitation for Exhibitors to attend 20th All American Council
21 Jan 2022 at 8:30am

Thursday, 20 Jan 2022

OCA Department of Liturgical Music to Offer Popular Introductory Courses
20 Jan 2022 at 12:31pm

Friday, 14 Jan 2022

Online Registration for 20th AAC Delegates Begins
14 Jan 2022 at 8:30am

Sunday, 2 Jan 2022

Sanctity of Life Sunday Announced for 2022
2 Jan 2022 at 7:35am

Thursday, 23 Dec 2021

Office of Pastoral Life holds winter Clergy Peer Learning Synaxis
23 Dec 2021 at 3:23pm

Tuesday, 21 Dec 2021

Sunday, 19 Dec 2021

Metropolitan Tikhon presides at the Divine Liturgy at St. Nicholas Russian Ca...
19 Dec 2021 at 9:06pm

Friday, 17 Dec 2021

Holy Synod Concludes Fall Session
17 Dec 2021 at 4:35pm

Board of New Youth & Young Adult Ministry Agency Concludes First Meeting
17 Dec 2021 at 1:46pm