St. Michael's Orthodox Church
Orthodox Church in America
512 Summer St. Old Forge, PA 18518 / (570)-457-3703
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The Four Hundred Chapters on Love:

240. The mind of the one who loves God does not engage in battle against things nor against their representations, but against the passions joined to these representations.  Thus it does not war against the woman nor against the one who offends him, nor against their images, but against the passions that are joined to these images.

248.  In everything that we do God looks at the intention, as has frequently been said, whether we do it for him or for any other motive.  Therefore when we wish to do something good, let us not have human applause in view but rather God, so that always looking to him we might do everything on his account; otherwise we shall undergo the labor and still lose the reward.

250.  If we sincerely love God we cast out the passions by this very love.  Love for him means to prefer him to the world and the soul to the body.  It means to despise worldly things and to devote onself continually to him through self-mastery, love, prayer, psalmody, and so forth.

St. Maximus the Confessor

 

 

Joyful Living
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Mary, the Mother of God
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Peace of Heart
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The Church Militant
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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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