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

“I do not venerate matter, I venerate the fashioner of matter, who became matter for my sake and accepted to dwell in matter and through matter worked my salvation, and I will not cease from reverencing matter, through which my salvation was worked. I reverence therefore matter and I hold in respect and venerate that through which my salvation has come about, I reverence it not as God, but as filled with divine energy and grace. We therefore venerate the images, not by offering veneration to matter, but through them to those who are depicted in them. ‘For the honor offered to the image mounts up to the archetype,’ as the divine Basil says.”

†St. John of Damascus
(One of the Fathers of the 7th Ecumenical Council)

Upcoming Events
Church Open - October 20th - 10/20/2021

St. Michael’s will be open from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. this coming Wednesday (October 20th). Father will be available for counsel, confession, to pray for you or any requests you have, or feel free to pray silently on your own.

Meet and Greet with Madre Emilia - October 23rd - 10/23/2021

Attention to all the ladies of our parish! A meet and greet will be held for Madre Emilia in the Fellowship Hall after Vespers on Saturday the 23rd. Please bring an appetizer or dessert to share. Please confirm with me that you will attend - email I look forward to seeing you all there.

- Alice Morjana

Memorial Saturday - October 23rd - 10/23/2021

Next Saturday is Memorial Saturday of St. Demetrius. We will have our October Panikhida service at 4:15 p.m. Please joins us to pray for all those departed  this life before us. I’ll send an email out on Tuesday morning with a list from our Metrical book and also welcoming requests.

Veteran's Charity Collection - 10/31/2021

Veteran’s Day is approaching! It’s time again for us to begin collecting funds for our needy veterans. Please place your offering in the Sunday offering plate. If it is cash please use an envelope with “VETS“ written on it and your name, if you would like it to be recorded. If it is a check, please make it payable to St. Michael’s (memo: "VETS"). We will buy $25 Acme gift cards and donate them to the Veterans Hospital where they'll be distributed before Veterans Day on November 11th. Thank you for your compassion for those who served our country.

Annual All Parish Meeting - November 14th - 11/14/2021

The Annual All-Parish Meeting will be next month (disregard the statement in the calendar for October). It is scheduled for after Divine Liturgy on November 14th. Please make plans to be present at Fellowship Hour on that date.

Foundations Class - Sundays - 01/02/2022

We are holding a class on the foundations of the Orthodox faith.  It is being held Sunday mornings in the sanctuary during church school time (at the ringing of the bell).  This Sunday, October 24th, Father Silouan will be teaching on The Fall and Sin.

Other Announcements
Family Promise Ministry - Thank You! - 10/10/2021

Thank you to all the Saint Michael's volunteers who contributed their treasure, time, and talents to this past week's Family Promise meals program. Your work is a blessing to many.

-Maria (Sue) D’Orazio

Reader Schedule


Date 3rd Hour 6th Hour Epistle
Oct 24 Vojacsek Peck Peck
Oct 31 Riley Riley Riley
Nov 7 George D'Orazio Carey


Service Schedule


Date Coffee Hour Service Duty Church Cleaners
Oct 17 Wojciechowski / D'Orazio Riley / Riley Riley
Oct 24 Clause Sulpizi Bunitsky / Finck
Oct 31 Riley Hojnicki / Najemy Baldychev / Shatley-Sylvest
Nov 7 C. Peck Telep / Baldychev Sulpizi


News from the Orthodox Church in America

Tuesday, 19 Oct 2021

November Retreat Registration Open for St. Tikhon’s Monastery Music Program
19 Oct 2021 at 4:54am

Friday, 15 Oct 2021

Albanian Orthodox Archdiocese Announces Renewed Episcopal Search
15 Oct 2021 at 6:20pm

Thursday, 14 Oct 2021

Orthodox Church in America’s 2022 Desk Calendar now available
14 Oct 2021 at 3:09pm

Monday, 11 Oct 2021

Expanded Joint Meeting of the Holy Synod and Metropolitan Council to Convene ...
11 Oct 2021 at 2:52pm

Monday, 4 Oct 2021

Sunday, 3 Oct 2021

His Beatitude Gives Sermon at the Meeting of the Assembly of Canonical Orthod...
3 Oct 2021 at 7:44pm

Friday, 1 Oct 2021

His Beatitude Visits Three Saints Church in Ansonia, CT
1 Oct 2021 at 12:00pm

Thursday, 30 Sep 2021

Orthodox Church in America’s 2022 Desk Calendar
30 Sep 2021 at 11:32am

Wednesday, 29 Sep 2021

Communique of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America
29 Sep 2021 at 5:24pm

His Beatitude Addresses Albanian Archdiocesan Assembly
29 Sep 2021 at 12:40pm