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


“A person who owns nothing - or, more precisely, who desires to own nothing, and regards nothing as a personal possession - owns everything in spirit. He can look at a beautiful valley, regardless who the legal owner is, and rejoice in its beauty. He can look at any fine building, and marvel at the artistry in its construction. He can use any tool that someone lends him, and admire the skill with which it is designed. The man who owns much, and is only concerned with the things that he possesses, owns nothing in spirit.”

†St. John Chrysostom

Archbishop of Constantinople

Upcoming Events
Little Angels - 07/07/2020

Our Little Angels Group will also meet online during this time. Please check your emails for Meeting times.

Other Announcements
In-Person Worship - 06/28/2020

We are continuing with Phase One of our plan for re-opening. The past few weeks we have been averaging about 30-40 people at Divine Liturgy. This week the parish council will discuss our movement to Phase Two. We are also continuing to stream our services for those who are still at home. Next week we will invite parishioners alphabetically. Those parishioners will receive a call or an
email inviting them to the Liturgy. If you are interested in attending, you will be asked to follow all procedures. If there are special needs or if anyone feels uncomfortable attending, we will be happy to try and accommodate. Please continue to pray for and support our committee as they face these challenging decisions.

In-Person Confessions - 06/28/2020

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. We hope to have a schedule and a signup. 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. Please look to your emails for updates.

Update on St. Michael’s Liturgical Life - 05/31/2020

The Holy Synod of Bishops has offered guidelines and requirements for the re-opening of our parishes. The parish council has from a sub-committee that will organize and implement St. Michael’s re-opening. There is a lot to do in preparation for re-opening, we ask your patience and understanding. Please look to your email or our parish web site for ongoing updates.

Reader Schedule


Date 3rd Hour 6th Hour Epistle
Jul 5 Confession Prayers Riley
Service Schedule


Date Coffee Hour Service Duty Church Cleaners
Jul 5 Online Coffee Hour Sulpizi / Telep / Riley Skomorucha / D'Orazio


News from the Orthodox Church in America

Saturday, 4 Jul 2020

Message of His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon for Independence Day
12 hours ago

Wednesday, 1 Jul 2020

Feast of the Tikhvin Icon Celebrated at Chicago’s Holy Trinity Cathedral
1 Jul 2020 at 12:39pm

Friday, 26 Jun 2020

Preconciliar Commission Holds Second Meeting
26 Jun 2020 at 11:29am

Thursday, 25 Jun 2020

Greetings of His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon to Metropolitan Onufriy for th...
25 Jun 2020 at 7:25pm

Friday, 19 Jun 2020

Parish Development Forum Registration Now Open
19 Jun 2020 at 12:59pm

Thursday, 18 Jun 2020

Office of Pastoral Life to Hold Conference for the Wives of Parish Priests
18 Jun 2020 at 12:41pm

Tuesday, 16 Jun 2020

FOCA Makes Convention and Celebrations of Faith Announcement
16 Jun 2020 at 12:37pm

Thursday, 11 Jun 2020

Office of Pastoral Life Hosts Digital Clergy Conference
11 Jun 2020 at 8:16pm

Greetings of His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon to His All-Holiness Patriarch ...
11 Jun 2020 at 5:03pm

Metropolitan Tikhon Requests Prayers for Metropolitan Theodosius
11 Jun 2020 at 1:29pm