St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church
A Parish of the Orthodox Church in America
2300 W. Huntington Drive, Wilmington, Delaware 19808 • (302) 995-6775
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Church New Year Begins on September 1st

The first day of the Church New Year is also called the beginning of the Indiction. The term Indiction comes from a Latin word meaning, “to impose.” It was originally applied to the imposition of taxes in Egypt. The first worldwide Indiction was in 312 when the Emperor Constantine (May 21) saw a miraculous vision of the Cross in the sky. Before the introduction of the Julian calendar, Rome began the New Year on September 1.

According to Holy Tradition, Christ entered the synagogue on September 1 to announce His mission to mankind (Luke 4:16-22). Quoting Isaiah 61:1-2), the Savior proclaimed, “The spirit of the Lord is upon me; because He has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent me to proclaim release to captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord...” This scene is depicted in a Vatican manuscript (Vatican, Biblioteca. Cod. Gr. 1613, p.1). Tradition says that the Hebrews entered the Promised Land in September.

Church Calendar and Weekly Services
St. Michael the Archangel offers a rich variety of activities and services throughout the year. You can obtain a copy of the church's monthly calendar here, or check the list of our weekly services below.
Monthly Calendar
(Printing Instructions)
August Birthdays
Many Years!


 3rd - Chris Carey, Jr.

 5th - Stephen Peck

 6th - Colleen Shatley

14th - Joseph Wojciechowski

25th - Sasha Stoyanov

30th - Cindy Peck


September Birthdays
Many Years!


16th - Chris Carey

16th - Christina Kraiter

16th - Olga Riley

 19th - Maria Karawulan

Schedule of Services

5:00 pm - Vespers & Confessions



8:40 am - Hours

9:00 am - Divine Liturgy

Immediately after Liturgy - Church School


Eves of Great Feasts

7:00pm - Great Vespers with Litiya


Great Feasts
9:00am - Divine Liturgy (unless otherwise stated - check calendar and bulletin)

Wednesday Evenings in Great Lent
6:30 pm - Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts followed by potluck supper and Saint's life story


Friday Evenings in Great Lent
7:00 pm - Akathist


Upcoming Services & Events
Sunday, August 28th
8:40 Hours
9:00 Divine Liturgy
10:30 Church School (Immediately after Divine Liturgy)
Wednesday, August 31st
9:30 AM - Noon
  Little Angels
Thursday, September 1st
The Church New Year
10:00 AM - Noon
  Study Group
7:00 PM
  Parish Council
Saturday, September 3rd
5:00 Vespers & Confessions
Sunday, September 4th
Good Samaritan
8:40 Hours
9:00 Divine Liturgy
10:30 Church School (Immediately after Divine Liturgy)
Wednesday, September 7th
9:30 AM - Noon
  Little Angels
6:30 PM
  Eve of the
  Nativity of the
  Theotokos Vesperal
  Divine Liturgy
Thursday, September 8th
10:00 AM - Noon
  Study Group
Saturday, September 10th
5:00 Vespers & Confessions
Sunday, September 11th
8:40 Hours
9:00 Divine Liturgy
10:30 Church School (Immediately after Divine Liturgy)
Parents Church School Meeting

Meeting is August 28th.  See Parish News for details.

Parish Council Meeting

Thursday, September 1st at 7:00 PM.

Study Group

Study Group starts September 1st.  See Parish News for details.

Parish Family Picnic

Parish Family Picnic will be held on September 18th.  See Parish News for details.