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


“God, Who is by nature good and dispassionate, loves all men equally as His handiwork. But He glorifies the virtuous man because in his will he is united to God. At the same time, in His goodness he is merciful to the sinner and by chastising him in this life brings him back to the path of virtue. Similarly, a man of good and dispassionate judgment also loves all men equally. He loves the virtuous man because of his nature and the probity of his intention; and he loves the sinner, too, because of his nature and because in his compassion he pities him for foolishly stumbling in darkness.”

†Saint Maximos the Confessor

"Whoever sees in himself the traces of hatred toward any man on account of any kind of sin is completely foreign to the love of God. For love toward God does not at all tolerate hatred for man."

†St. Maximos the Confessor

Upcoming Events
In-Person Worship - September 27th - 09/27/2020

We are continuing with limited in person worship. The past few weeks we have been averaging about 30-40 people at Divine Liturgy. We are also streaming our services for those who are still at home. Next week (September 20th) we will invite parishioners alphabetically “A”- “M”. All are asked to follow all procedures. Please continue to pray for and support our parish as we face these challenging times.

Book Study on "The Life of Moses” by St. Gregory of Nyssa - Wednesdays in October - 10/28/2020

On Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. during the month of October, Fr. Barnabas will be offering a book study. We will be reading and discussion the book, “The Life of Moses”, by St. Gregory of Nyssa. The book study will begin October 7th and meet online. All will be welcome to join us!

Other Announcements
In-Person Confessions - 07/26/2020

Fr. Barnabas will be hearing individual confessions with social distancing. Confessions will be available on Saturday afternoon from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. prior to Vespers. Please email Fr. Barnabas for an appointment. We will also be temporarily offering the Prayers in Preparation for Confession (General Confession prayers) prior to every Divine Liturgy until the restrictions are eased.

Reader Schedule


Date 3rd Hour 6th Hour Epistle
Sep 27 Confession Prayers


Oct 4 Confession Prayers


Oct 11 Confession Prayers


Service Schedule


Date Coffee Hour Service Duty Church Cleaners
Sep 27 Online Coffee Hour Riley / Riley Clause / Whalen
Oct 4 Online Coffee Hour Sulpizi Shomorucha / M Kiflemariam
Oct 11 Online Coffee Hour Hojnicki / Najemy S. Peck


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Monday, 21 Sep 2020

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Saturday, 19 Sep 2020

Metropolitan Council continues Fall Session
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Friday, 18 Sep 2020

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Thursday, 17 Sep 2020

Diocesan Chancellors and Treasurers hold Meeting
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Tuesday, 15 Sep 2020

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Pastoral Changes for May through August 2020 released
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Monday, 14 Sep 2020

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Thursday, 10 Sep 2020

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