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

“The Holy Scriptures were not given to us that we should enclose them in books, but that we should engrave them upon our hearts.”
†St. John Chrysostom

“What does the daily invocation of the saints signify — of different ones each day, during the whole year, and during our whole life? It signifies that God’s saints — as our brethren, but perfect — live, and are near us, ever ready to help us, by the grace of God. We live together with them in the house of our Heavenly Father, only in different parts of it. We live in the earthly, they in the heavenly half; but we can converse with them, and they with us. God’s saints are near to the believing heart, and are ready in a moment to help those who call upon them with faith and love.”
†St. John of Kronstadt

“Neither do walls or rich furniture make a home. Millionaires in magnificent mansions may never know a home. But where there are good relationships, where love binds the family together and to God, there happiness is always to be found. For good relationships are heaven anywhere.”
†St. Seraphim of Sarov
Upcoming Events
All Parish Meeting - October 27th - 10/27/19

On Sunday October 27th, 2019, during the coffee hour, we will have our Annual All Parish Meeting. Please make plans to stay following Divine Liturgy for this important work in the life of the church.

Annual All Parish Meeting Reports Needed - 10/27/19

Our annual parish meeting is coming up in October. Just a reminder that reports in preparation for our ll Parish meeting should be submitted to Jeff Kendall. Thank you all for your continued work for St. Michael’s!

Thanksgiving Veterans Collection - Now Through November 3rd - 11/03/19

Once again the St. Michaels family will be donating to help local Veterans and their families! For Thanksgiving, they are requesting $25 gift cards from local grocery stores to supplement their dinner tables! OR you can donate any amount, and we will purchase the gift cards for them! Fill out the slip in the Narthex, place the gift card or money in the envelope and place in the collections basket or drop off in candle room. Deadline: November 3rd. See Sam Sylvest or Ellen Gundersen .

Other Announcements
Welcome to the Newly Illumined! - 10/13/19

Welcome to the newly illumined Eleanor Kendall, received into the church through the sacrament of Holy Baptism and Chrismation on Sunday, October 13th. May God grant her and the entire Kendall family Many blessed years!

Welcome to Our New Catechumen! - 10/13/19

Welcome also to our newest catechumen Kristin Mackenzie. We look forward to being part of her continued journey towards baptism in the Orthodox Church.

Prosphora Bakers Requested - 09/29/19

St. Michael’s could use your help in baking the holy bread and small Prosphora that is used every Sunday and on Holy Days. If you are interested in participating in this ministry, please see Susan Skomorucha. Baking instruction is available.

Reader Schedule


Date 3rd Hour 6th Hour Epistle
Oct 27 J. Peck Peck Peck
Nov 3 Riley Riley Riley
Nov 10  Sulpizi J. Peck  Carey 
Nov 17 D'Orazio Bunitsky Finck
Service Schedule


Date Coffee Hour Service Duty Church Cleaner Library
Oct 20 Whalen / Clause / Gabriel Sulpizi / Finck Clause / Whalen Gundersen
Oct 27 M. Kiflemarian Hojnicki / Souder Skomorucha / Lewis / M. Kiflemarian Farrell
Nov 3 Hamwi / Morjana Telep / Baldytchev S. Peck Skomorucha
Nov 10 St. Michael's Day Dinner Riley / Hojnicki Bunitsky / Morjana N. Carey Maloney
Nov 17 Najemy / Kendall Riley / Riley Baldytchev / Shatley / Sylvest Gundersen


News from the Orthodox Church in America

Wednesday, 16 Oct 2019

In The News: New Press Offerings from STS and SVOTS; Upcoming Events in NY, N...
16 Oct 2019 at 8:27pm

Wednesday, 9 Oct 2019

Metropolitan Tikhon celebrates Name Day
9 Oct 2019 at 2:49pm

Tuesday, 8 Oct 2019

Metropolitan Tikhon celebrates the Feast of Saint Innocent at Saint Vladimir ...
8 Oct 2019 at 12:35pm

Saturday, 5 Oct 2019

Metropolitan Tikhon Presides at All Night Vigil for Saint Innocent
5 Oct 2019 at 1:32pm

Thursday, 3 Oct 2019

October 6 designated OCF College Student Sunday
3 Oct 2019 at 4:28pm

Wednesday, 2 Oct 2019

Metropolitan Tikhon to open October Lecture Series dedicated to Autocephaly
2 Oct 2019 at 12:05pm

Thursday, 26 Sep 2019

St. Tikhon Choir to perform Benedict Sheehan’s Composition of “The Divine Lit...
26 Sep 2019 at 8:51am

Wednesday, 25 Sep 2019

Preconciliar Commission holds first meeting to plan 20th All-American Council
25 Sep 2019 at 3:38pm

Tuesday, 24 Sep 2019

Metropolitan Council concludes Fall Session
24 Sep 2019 at 2:46pm

Saturday, 21 Sep 2019

Executive Committee of the Assembly of Bishops Recommits to Orthodox Unity in...
21 Sep 2019 at 8:50am




Thursday, October 24th

Study Group

at 10:00 a.m.


Friday, October 25th

Little Angels

at 9:30 a.m.


Saturday, October 26th

Great Vespers

followed by


at 5:00 p.m.


Sunday, October 27th

Divine Liturgy

at 9:00 a.m.

followed by

* All Parish Meeting *

For details plus other news

see the Parish News page.