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On The Holy Trinity

We likewise believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and abides in the Son; who is adored and glorified together with the Father and the Son as consubstantial and co-eternal with Them; who is the true and authoritative Spirit of God and the source of wisdom and life and sanctification; who is God together with the Father and the Son and is so proclaimed; who is uncreated, complete, creative, almighty, all-working, all-powerful, infinite in power; who dominates all creation but is not dominated; who deifies but is not deified; who fills but is not filled; who is shared in but does not share; who sanctifies but is not sanctified; who, as receiving the intercessions of all, is the Intercessor; who is like the Father and the Son in all things; who proceeds from the Father and is communicated through the Son and is participated in by all creation; who through Himself creates and gives substance to all things and sanctifies and preserves them; who is distinctly subsistent and exists in His own Person indivisible and inseparable from the Father and the Son; who has all things whatsoever the Father and the Son have except the being unbegotten and the being begotten. For the Father is uncaused and unbegotten, because He is not from anything, but has His being from Himself and does not have from any other anything whatsover that He has. Rather, He Himself is the principle and cause by which all things naturally exist as they do. And the Son is begotten of the Father, while the Holy Ghost is Himself also of the Father—although not by begetting, but by procession. Now, we have learned that there is a difference between begetting and procession, but what the manner of this difference is we have not learned at all. However, the begetting of the Son and the procession of the Holy Ghost from the Father are simultaneous.

†St. John of Damascus
An Exact Exposition of the Orthodox Faith, Writings, The Fathers of the Church, pp 183-184

Upcoming Events
Tuesday Vespers - June 6th - 06/06/23

Tuesday Vespers resumes this week at 6:00 p.m. - As usual, fellowship with a “snackluck” will follow and Father will be available for confession before and after Vespers.

Parish Council - June 8th - 06/08/23

June’s parish council meeting is this Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

Fast Free Week - June 5th - 9th - 06/11/23

Take note that this week is a Fast Free week in celebration of Pentecost. Next Monday (June 12th) the Apostle’s Fast begins.

Fathers Day Potluck - June 18th - 06/18/23

Father’s Day is around the corner - June 18th. It is the women’s turn to host, but take note it is during the Apostle’s Fast - it is a fish day.

Other Announcements
Camp Paperwork!!! - 05/28/23

All those who still have not submitted their summer camp paperwork, please do so by the end of this week!!!

Baby Margarita Is Born! - 05/28/23

Troy (Constantine) & Ekaterina Bergwall are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Margarita. She was born on Tuesday, weighing in at 6 pounds, 10 ounces. Please continue to keep the family in prayer as they recover. A mealtrain has also been organized for them.

Thank you from Father and Madrecita - 05/28/23

Thank you to all who expressed their sympathy at the passing of my mom. The outpouring of love is appreciated. We look forward to being back home and celebrating Pentecost with you all.

     -Father & Madrecita

Reader Schedule


Date 3rd Hour 6th Hour Epistle
Jun 11 Skomorucha D'Orazio Lewis
Jun 18 Jones TBD Peck
Jun 25 Riley Skomorucha Jones


Service Schedule


Date Coffee Hour Service Duty Church Cleaners
Jun 4 Diehl / Kendall / Koehler / Riddle Bunitsky / Morjana Clause / Whalen
Jun 11 Baldychev / Prior / Pacienza / Bergwall / Crozier TBD Skomorucha / Ashton / Stultz
Jun 18 Fathers Day - Women host potluck Hojnicki / Najemy S. Peck
Jun 25 Shatley / Bunitsky / Davis / Ricks Telep / Baldychev N. Carey


Adult Altar Servers


Date Servers
Jun 11 Burns / Crozier
Jun 18 Burns / Jones
Jun 25 Jones / Mordasov
Jul 2 Crozier / Mordasov
Jul 9 Bergwall / Ricks
Jul 16 Burns / Mordasov
Jul 23 Crozier / Ricks
Jul 30 Bergwall / Jones


News from the Orthodox Church in America

Tuesday, 6 Jun 2023

His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon celebrates services for Holy Pentecost at S...
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Monday, 5 Jun 2023

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Wednesday, 31 May 2023

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31 May 2023 at 1:51pm

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31 May 2023 at 1:09pm

Saturday, 27 May 2023

Location Announced for 21st All-American Council
27 May 2023 at 7:52am

Tuesday, 23 May 2023

Orthodox Convert Survey to Close May 29
23 May 2023 at 9:06am

Friday, 19 May 2023

His Eminence Archbishop Daniel Receives New Parish Into the Diocese of the Mi...
19 May 2023 at 12:01pm

Thursday, 18 May 2023

Historic concelebration at St. Tikhon’s Monastery on Memorial Day
18 May 2023 at 9:34am

Sunday, 14 May 2023

His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon attends enthronement of His Eminence Metrop...
14 May 2023 at 6:45pm

Wednesday, 10 May 2023

DCE Releases New Materials for Spring and Summer Learning
10 May 2023 at 9:27am

A Look Ahead

This Week's Schedule

Tuesday, June 6th

Tuesday Vespers & Fellowship

at 6:00 p.m.


Thursday, June 8th

Parish Council

at 6:30 p.m.


Saturday, June 10th

Monthly Panikhida

at 4:15 p.m.

Great Vespers

at 5:00 p.m.

(live streamed)

followed by



Sunday, June 11th


at 8:40 a.m.

Divine Liturgy

at 9:00 a.m.

(live streamed)

followed by


followed by 

Church School


Important Dates

Monday, June 5th - Friday, June 9th

Fast Free Week.


Monday, June 12th

Apostles Fast Begins

(June 12th - June 30th)


Thursday, June 29th

Holy Apostles Peter & Paul


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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St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church
Wilmington, Delaware