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On God

Now, we both know and confess that God is without beginning and without end, everlasting and eternal, uncreated, unchangeable, inalterable, simple, uncompounded, incorporeal, invisible, impalpable, uncircumscribed, unlimited, incomprehensible, uncontained, unfathomable, good, just, the maker of all created things, all-powerful, all-ruling, all-seeing, the provider, the sovereign, and the judge of all. We furthermore know and confess that God is one, that is to say, one substance, and that He is both understood to be and is in three Persons—I mean the Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost—and that the Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost are one in all things save in the being unbegotten, the being begotten, and the procession. We also know and confess that for our salvation the Word of God through the bowels of His mercy, by the good pleasure of the Father and with the co-operation of the All-Holy Spirit, was conceived without seed and chastely begotten of the holy Virgin and Mother of God, Mary, by the Holy Ghost and of her became perfect man; and that He is perfect God and at the same time perfect man, being of two natures, the divinity and the humanity, and in two intellectual natures endowed with will and operation and liberty—or, to put it simply, perfect in accordance with the definition and principle befitting each, the divinity, I mean, and the humanity, but with one compound hypostasis. And we know and confess that He hungered and thirsted and was weary, and that He was crucified, and that for three days He suffered death and the tomb, and that He returned into heaven whence He had come to us and whence He will come back to us at a later time. To all this holy Scripture and all the company of the saints bear witness.

†St. John of Damascus
An Exact Exposition of the Orthodox Faith, Writings, The Fathers of the Church, pp 167–168.

Upcoming Events
Great Feast - June 4th - 06/04/23

Next Sunday, June 4th, we celebrate the Great Feast of Pentecost during which John Koehler will be Chrismated! Make plans to join us on Saturday evening, June 3rd,  for a festal Great Vespers that will include a litya service - an anointing and blessed bread.

Other Announcements
Camp Paperwork!!! - 05/28/23

All those who still have not submitted their summer camp paperwork, please do so ASAP!

Baby Margarita Is Born! - 05/28/23

Troy (Constantine) & Ekaterina Bergwall are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Margarita. She was born on Tuesday, weighing in at 6 pounds, 10 ounces. Please continue to keep the family in prayer as they recover. A mealtrain has also been organized for them.

Thank you from Father and Madrecita - 05/28/23

Thank you to all who expressed their sympathy at the passing of my mom. The outpouring of love is appreciated. We look forward to being back home and celebrating Pentecost with you all.

     -Father & Madrecita

Reader Schedule


Date 3rd Hour 6th Hour Epistle
Jun 4 Stultz D'Orazio Burns
Jun 11 Skomorucha D'Orazio Lewis
Jun 18 Jones TBD Peck


Service Schedule


Date Coffee Hour Service Duty Church Cleaners
May 28 Morjana / Hamwi / Tsegay Telep / Baldychev Koehler / Long
Jun 4 Diehl / Kendall / Koehler / Riddle Bunitsky / Morjana Clause / Whalen
Jun 11 Baldychev / Prior / Pacienza / Bergwall / Crozier TBD Skomorucha / Ashton / Stultz
Jun 18 Fathers Day - Women host potluck Hojnicki / Najemy S. Peck


Adult Altar Servers


Date Servers
Jun 4 Crozier / Jones
Jun 11 Burns / Crozier
Jun 18 Burns / Jones
Jun 25 Jones / Mordasov
Jul 2 Crozier / Mordasov
Jul 9 Bergwall / Ricks
Jul 16 Burns / Mordasov
Jul 23 Crozier / Ricks
Jul 30 Bergwall / Jones


News from the Orthodox Church in America

Wednesday, 31 May 2023

His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon Presides at 119th Annual Memorial Day Pilgr...
31 May 2023 at 1:51pm

Grants Available to Further the Mission of Orthodoxy
31 May 2023 at 1:09pm

Saturday, 27 May 2023

Location Announced for 21st All-American Council
27 May 2023 at 7:52am

Tuesday, 23 May 2023

Orthodox Convert Survey to Close May 29
23 May 2023 at 9:06am

Friday, 19 May 2023

His Eminence Archbishop Daniel Receives New Parish Into the Diocese of the Mi...
19 May 2023 at 12:01pm

Thursday, 18 May 2023

Historic concelebration at St. Tikhon’s Monastery on Memorial Day
18 May 2023 at 9:34am

Sunday, 14 May 2023

His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon attends enthronement of His Eminence Metrop...
14 May 2023 at 6:45pm

Wednesday, 10 May 2023

DCE Releases New Materials for Spring and Summer Learning
10 May 2023 at 9:27am

Tuesday, 9 May 2023

Clergy Wives Retreat to be held on May 20
9 May 2023 at 1:33pm

His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon Visits Holy Ghost Orthodox Church, Bridgepo...
9 May 2023 at 5:42am

A Look Ahead

This Week's Schedule

Tuesday, May 30th

† No Tuesday Vespers †


Saturday, June 3rd

Great Vespers with

Litya & Anointing

at 5:00 p.m.

(live streamed)


Sunday, June 4th



at 8:40 a.m.

Divine Liturgy

at 9:00 a.m.

(live streamed)

followed by



Important Dates

Monday, June 5th - Friday, June 9th

Fast Free Week.


Monday, June 12th

Apostles Fast Begins

(June 12th - June 30th)


Thursday, June 29th

Holy Apostles Peter & Paul


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's 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 Wilmington 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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St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church
Wilmington, Delaware