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)
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
Saturday, October 1st
Protection of the Theotokos
4:00 p.m.
  Basics of Orthodoxy
5:00 p.m.
  Vespers & Confessions
Sunday, October 2nd
8:40 Hours
9:00 Divine Liturgy
10:30 Church School (Immediately after Divine Liturgy)
Saturday, October 8th
5:00 Vespers & Confessions
Sunday, October 9th
8:40 Hours
9:00 Divine Liturgy
10:30 Church School (Immediately after Divine Liturgy)
Basics of Orthodoxy Class

Begins Saturday, September 24th at 4:00 p.m.  See Parish News for details.