St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church
A Parish of the Orthodox Church in America
2300 W. Huntington Drive, Wilmington, Delaware 19808 • (302) 995-6775
Thoughts for the Week

Wisdom of the Holy Fathers

"Human affairs are fainter than a shadow; more deceitful than a dream. Youth fades more quickly than the flowers of spring; our beauty wastes with age or sickness. Riches are uncertain; glory is fickle. The pursuit of arts and sciences is bounded by the present life; the charm of eloquence, which all covet, reaches but the ear: whereas the practice of virtue is a precious possession for its owner, a delightful spectacle for all who witness it. Make this your study; so will you be worthy of the good things promised by the Lord."
†St. Basil the Great

“My children, beware of all unrighteousness, and do not give in to envy or slander. Refrain from anger, and do not practice usury. Beware of unjust judgment. Do not swear an oath falsely, but rather fulfill it. Do not indulge the bodily appetites. Always be meek and bear all things with love. This virtue is the beginning and root of all good.”
†St. Barlaam
Abbot of Khutyn

"We must give thanks for all things to the Lord, Who has rightly given us difficulties that we may learn patience, which is more beneficial than comforts, and ennobles the soul."
†St. Moses of Optina
Upcoming Events
Other Announcements
Church Library - 11/10/19

Be sure to check out a book or DVD during the Nativity fast! Remember that continued education in our faith is necessary for effective and enduring discipleship and stewardship.

Amazon Smile - 10/20/19

At this time of year, as Nativity approaches, we begin buying gifts for our friends and family. This is just a reminder that if you purchase items from, St. Michael’s could benefit from your purchases. Amazon Smile will give St. Michael’s a small rebate for every purchase you make if you use the web address below. This address is specific to St. Michael’s, so it is easy to use. We have already been receiving benefits from this program. Just type the address into your web browser.

Reader Schedule


Date 3rd Hour 6th Hour Epistle
Dec 8 D'Orazio (sub) Skomorucha (sub) Lewis (sub)
Dec 15 Sulpizi Skomorucha Carey
Dec 22 D'Orazio Bunitsky Lewis
Dec 29 Riley Riley Riley
Service Schedule


Date Coffee Hour Service Duty Church Cleaner Library
Dec 1 J. Peck / Weins Hojnicki / Souder Riley Skomorucha
Dec 8 Hojnicki / Flynn / Roberts Telep / Baldytchev Bunitsky / Finck Maloney
Dec 15 Gerassimakis / Bunitsky Bunitsky / Morjana Farrell Gundersen
Dec 22 Bacuta / Fravel Riley / Riley Clause / Whalen Farrell
Dec 29 Shatley / Hines Sulpizi / Finck Skomorucha / Lewis / M Kiflemarian Skomorucha


News from the Orthodox Church in America

Wednesday, 4 Dec 2019

Metropolitan Tikhon to Celebrate 25th Anniversary of Representation Church in...
4 Dec 2019 at 6:16pm

Tuesday, 3 Dec 2019

Giving Tuesday: Continuing the Mission
3 Dec 2019 at 10:07am

Monday, 25 Nov 2019

Thriving in Ministry Board of Directors Meets at Saint Vladimir Seminary
25 Nov 2019 at 2:23pm

Tuesday, 19 Nov 2019

Holy Synod concludes Fall 2019 Meeting
19 Nov 2019 at 12:32pm

Wednesday, 13 Nov 2019

Holy Synod Issues Anniversary Proclamation; Celebrates Seventh Anniversary of...
13 Nov 2019 at 3:56pm

Tuesday, 12 Nov 2019

Holy Synod Elects Auxiliary Bishops
12 Nov 2019 at 4:09pm

Saturday, 9 Nov 2019

Treasurer’s report for first three quarters of 2019 released
9 Nov 2019 at 10:00am

Thursday, 7 Nov 2019

Holy Synod of Bishops’ Fall Session to open November 12
7 Nov 2019 at 11:55am

Tuesday, 5 Nov 2019

Metropolitan Tikhon welcomes Archbishop Elpidophoros to OCA Chancery
5 Nov 2019 at 11:04am

Saturday, 2 Nov 2019

OCA Represented at 800th Anniversary of Autocephaly Celebration of Serbian Or...
2 Nov 2019 at 3:36pm




Monday, December 2nd

Family Promise

(at St Philip's Lutheran Church)

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.


Tuesday, December 3rd

Family Promise

(at St Philip's Lutheran Church)

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.


Thursday, December 5th

Study Group

at 10:00 a.m.

Family Promise

(at St Philip's Lutheran Church)

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Eve of St Nicholas Day Vespers

at 7:00 p.m.


Friday, December 6th

St Nicholas Day

Divine Liturgy

at 9:30 a.m.

followed by

Family Feast Day Fellowship


Saturday, December 7th

Great Vespers

at 5:00 p.m.

followed by



Sunday, December 8th

Divine Liturgy

at 9:00 a.m.

followed by

St Nicholas Day Celebration

For details plus other news

see the Parish News page.