St. Michael's Orthodox Church
Orthodox Church in America
512 Summer St. Old Forge, PA 18518 / (570)-457-3703
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God wants and desires only one thing from us: our humbleness.  He does not need anything else; just to humble ourselves, so He can actually make us partakers of his divine grace, which was granted to us through the mystery of Holy Baptism.  Although we did not love Him yet, neither had we struggled to acquire His grace, He gave it to us as a gift our of His extreme kindness.  He is only asking from us to humble ourselves and respond out of gratefulness and appreciation to His love.  Thus, divine grace, which abides in us, will be activated and function accordingly.  It will make us love God and get to know Him; it will do everything for us, if we only humble ourselves and allow for it to act.  The only obstacle to the energy of God's grace is our pride, our lack of humility.

Elder (Saint) Paisios of the Holy Mountain

 

 


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The Passions
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Into the Kingdom
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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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