St. Michael's Orthodox Church
Orthodox Church in America
512 Summer St. Old Forge, PA 18518 / (570)-457-3703
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On Pride, Self-Reproach, and Humility

Humility is a wonderful virtue, which makes fragrant the one who has it.  He who has humility also has obedience, love, patience, and every virtue.  When we get angry, or become enraged, or criticize, or do not obey, it is evident that we have a corresponding amount of pride and egotism.  The more we progress in humility, the more the evil offspring of egotism will retreat.

My children, let us humble ourselves for the Lord who humbled Hiself for us.  The Lord showed so much humility, even to the point of crucifixion.  So shouldn't we, who are lowly by nature, bow our head to our brother?  Do we expect always to get our own way?  If we want Jesus to dwell within our heart, let us love and humble ourselves like Christ.  Let us not grieve Him any more with egotistical manifestations.  Let us not crucify Him again with expressions and conduct lacking brotherly love.  No more bitterness in the holy heart of our most sweet Christ.

Elder Ephraim from the Holy Mountain



The Temple
24 May 2017 at 9:24am

Restraining Anger
23 May 2017 at 10:08am

A Peaceful Heart
19 May 2017 at 8:35am

Teaching Children the Love of God
18 May 2017 at 9:15am

Putting Off the Old Self
17 May 2017 at 9:22am

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St. Michael's Orthodox Church
512 Summer St.; Old Forge, PA 18518
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The Mission of The Orthodox Church in America, the local autocephalous Orthodox Christian Church, is to be faithful in fulfilling the commandment of Christ to “Go into all the world and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…”

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St. Michael Orthodox Church is part of the Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania, which is presided over by The Most Reverend Mark (Maymon), Archbishop of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania. Our mission is bringing the joy of Christ's resurrection to those who have never heard the Good News, and to strengthen and encourage the faithful who reside within Old Forge and the local area. 

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The Holy Scripture is a collection of books written over multiple centuries by those inspired by God to do so. It is the primary witness to the Orthodox Christian faith, within Holy Tradition and often described as its highest point. It was written by the prophets and apostles in human language, inspired by the Holy Spirit, and collected, edited, and canonized by the Church.

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Holiness or sainthood is a gift (charisma) given by God to man, through the Holy Spirit. Man's effort to become a participant in the life of divine holiness is indispensable, but sanctification itself is the work of the Holy Trinity, especially through the sanctifying power of Jesus Christ, who was incarnate, suffered crucifixion, and rose from the dead, in order to lead us to the life of holiness, through the communion with the Holy Spirit.

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