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 from the Holy Fathers


†St Sarah of Egypt, Saint of the day for July 13th.

During St. Sarah's sixty years living as a hermit near the Nile, she fought with many demons tempting her to indulge in fornication. She lived a very ascetic life. Many visited her in the desert and sought her advice. She is reported to have said "It is good to give alms for men's sake. Even if it is only done to please men, through it one can begin to seek to please God." Amma Sarah is one of the few women to be included in the Sayings of the Desert Fathers.

Troparion — Tone 1

Giving your mind the wings of divine understanding,
you soared above visible creation seeking God the Creator of all.
When you had found Him, you received rebirth through baptism.
As one who enjoys the Tree of Life,
you remain eternally incorrupt, ever-glorious Sarah.

Upcoming Events
All American Council in St. Louis, MO - July 23rd-27th - 07/27/18

According to the Statute of The Orthodox Church in America, "the highest legislative and administrative authority within the Church is the All-American Council" (Article III, Section 1). All parishes are required to send delegates to the All-American Council. Every three years, the bishops, clergy and lay delegates of the Orthodox Church in America gather together in Council. The Church assembles for various reasons: to pray together, to discuss the state of the Church, to share experiences and thoughts, and then to deliberate and to make decisions affecting her life. The 19th All-American Council is to be held on July 23 to 27, 2018 with the theme "For the Life of the World" from Protopresbyter Alexander Schmemann's book of the same name. This Council builds on the work of the 18th All-American Council and integrates a discussion on the future work of the Church in North America. Catalina Finck and Father Barnabas will be representing St. Michael’s. Please pray for safe travels and a fruitful AAC.

VCS July 30th - August 1st - 07/30/18

We will be offering Vacation Church School this summer July 30th through August 1st. We hope you can make it to this summer's VCS! Schedule coming soon and will include lessons about the Cross, songs, crafts, outdoor fun, and more. Please see Laura Whalen or Maria Peck for more details.

Study Group Summer Break - June, July, and August - 09/02/18

Our Study group will be taking a break for the Summer months of June /July/August. We will meet once again in September.

Other Announcements
Welcome Newly Illumined! - 07/15/18

Yesterday we welcomed into the Church, through the sacrament of holy baptism and chrismation, Jameson Edward Reed, the son of Leah (Hojnicki) & Christopher Reed. We pray that our Lord will grant Jameson Edward and his family many blessed years!

News from the Orthodox Church in America

Thursday, 19 Jul 2018

SVOTS grants emeritus status to two retired professors
19 Jul 2018 at 12:27pm

Wednesday, 18 Jul 2018

Clergy consider current issues at STOTS Continuing Education gathering
18 Jul 2018 at 1:04pm

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2018

Fifth Small Parish Forum draws attendees from 23 parishes
17 Jul 2018 at 3:01pm

Monday, 16 Jul 2018

19th All-American Council is just one week away!
16 Jul 2018 at 5:31pm

Sunday, 15 Jul 2018

Monastery Pilgrimages to mark Great Feast of the Transfiguration
15 Jul 2018 at 11:31am

Friday, 13 Jul 2018

West Sacramento, CA church suffers serious damage after fire
13 Jul 2018 at 12:11pm

Thursday, 12 Jul 2018

SVOTS begins academic collaboration with theological school in Romania
12 Jul 2018 at 10:09am

Wednesday, 11 Jul 2018

Pastoral Changes for May, June 2018 released
11 Jul 2018 at 1:24pm

Tuesday, 10 Jul 2018

OCA represented at anniversary celebration in Prague
10 Jul 2018 at 12:28pm

Monday, 9 Jul 2018

OCA Archivist participates in recent Ft. Ross Dialogue Conference
9 Jul 2018 at 1:49pm


Vacation Church School

Monday, July 30th - Wednesday, August 1st

5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

See the Parish News page for details on all current announcements