St. Michael's Orthodox Church
Orthodox Church in America
512 Summer St. Old Forge, PA 18518 / (570)-457-3703
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Women's Retreat

Women's Retreat - 02/22/20

There is a Women's Retreat at the Trapeza of St. Tikhon's Monastery on Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 9:30 - 3 PM.  The cost is $10 per person and includes continental breakfast and lunch.  Deadline to mail in registration is February 17, 2020.  For more information, please contact Matushka Emilia Sheperd at 910-988-3462 or email at

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Presentation given by Dr. David Ford
Presentation on "Gems of Wisdom on St. John Chrysostom

Holy Resurrection Cathedral located at 591 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA, will be hosting Dr. David Ford on Tuesday Feb. 25th at 6:30 PM.  The presentation is called "Gems of Wisdom from St. John Chrysostom, in Brand-New Translation."  Following the presentation there will be time for Q & A and refreshments will also be served.

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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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