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

“Wickedness does not do away with wickedness; but if someone does you wrong, do good to him, so that by your actions you destroy his wickedness.”

†Abba St. Poemen the Great
(340 A.D. - 450 A.D.)

Upcoming Events
Ss Peter and Paul Fast - June 24th - 28th - 06/28/19

The spirit of Holy Pentecost leads us to another feast and fast of the church. The feast of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul is celebrated on June 29th . From the 4th Century on, the Church has celebrated this feast which is spiritually linked with Holy Pentecost. It stands as the witness of the Apostles immediate fruit at the descent of the Holy Spirit when it came upon them. The Feast is preceded by a fasting period called "Saints Peter and Paul Fast.” The fast is different from year to year since it always begins on the Monday following All Saints' Sunday (1st Sun. after Pentecost). The fast in preparation for the feast begins this year on June 24th and continues to the feast on June 29th

Vacation Church School Help - August 1st - 3rd - 08/01/19

Please mark your calendars.  Our vacation church school will be held Thursday, August 1st through Saturday, August 3rd, 2019. We are asking for parents and volunteers to help and share in this work. Please see Fr. Barnabas if you are interested in taking the lead in organizing our 2019 VCS. Please save the date and look for more information to come.

Study Group Summer Break - June, July, August - 08/30/19

Our Study group will be taking a break for the Summer months of June, July, and August. We will resume once again in September. Thanks to all who continue to attend and participate in this parish education opportunity.

Other Announcements
Traveling this Summer? Try to Go to Church! - 06/09/19

Visit the “Orthodoxy in America” website to find an Orthodox Church wherever you are heading. All the canonical Orthodox jurisdictions (OCA, Greek, Antiochian, Serbian, etc.) are listed together on this one helpful site: - Check it out! Also, contact the priest ahead of time to inform him that you would like to come for Holy Communion at the Liturgy. May God bless your travels and come back safe and sound!

If you do travel, please do not take a vacation from your financial support of our parish! The Church is here working even when you are not. Thank you for your mindfulness and continued support!

Church Library Summer Reading - 06/02/19

Now that the nice weather is upon us, recharge your spiritual life by checking out one of the books at the library table, outside the Coffee Hour room. Our library team has set out a new selection of books, and there's something to inspire everyone: Saint's lives, books on the spiritual life, books on prayer, and books for the kiddos. Check it out today.

Reader Schedule


Date 3rd Hour 6th Hour Epistle
Jun 16 Wales Wales Wales
Jun 23 Bunitsky Bunitsky Finck
Jun 30 Lewis Souder Lewis
Service Schedule


Date Coffee Hour Service Duty Church Cleaner Library
Jun 16 Gerassimakis / Bunitsky Telep / Baldytchev Hines Skomorucha
Jun 23 Bacuta / Fravel Bunitsky / Morjana Baltytchev / Shatley / Sylvest Maloney
Jun 30 Shatley / Hines Riley / Riley Sulpizi Gundersen
Jul 7 Elia / Gundersen / Farrell Sulpizi / Finck Riley Farrell


News from the Orthodox Church in America

Monday, 17 Jun 2019

In The News: “International”
12 hours ago

Sunday, 16 Jun 2019

Saturday, 15 Jun 2019

Send us your summer camp and VCS photos!
15 Jun 2019 at 7:45am

Thursday, 13 Jun 2019

Speakers Announced for July 11-13 Parish Ministry Forum; Grant Program to Con...
13 Jun 2019 at 11:26am

Tuesday, 11 Jun 2019

OCF launches annual “First Forty Days” Campaign
11 Jun 2019 at 3:15pm

Monday, 10 Jun 2019

Applications being accepted for Ganister Foundation grants
10 Jun 2019 at 11:40am

Sunday, 9 Jun 2019

OCA represented at national chaplains’ gatherings
9 Jun 2019 at 11:58am

Friday, 7 Jun 2019

St. Herman’s Seminary holds 47th Commencement Exercises
7 Jun 2019 at 7:33am

Thursday, 6 Jun 2019

Wednesday, 5 Jun 2019

OCA represented at NA Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation
5 Jun 2019 at 10:55am


Important Dates:

The Ascension of our Lord

Thursday, June 6th


Holy Pentecost

Sunday, June 16th


Ss. Peter and Paul Fast

Monday, June 24th


Friday, June 28th

For details plus other news

see the Parish News page.