St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church
A Parish of the Orthodox Church in America
2300 W. Huntington Drive, Wilmington, Delaware 19808 • (302) 995-6775
Thoughts for the Week

Wisdom from the Holy Fathers

 

It is not necessary to fear weakness, for the Lord came down from Heaven for the weak. If a man recognizes his weakness and repents, the Lord in his mercy will not remember his weaknesses and sins. The most necessary things to fear are devilish pride, vainglory, hostility and condemnation, but weaknesses serve to humble our imagined piety. Don't be surprised that good people who are close to the Church and are deep believers are always heaping abuse when they are wounded. These people are superficial, they have no understanding of the one thing needful, and so outward piety does them no good.

Father John
Christ Is in Our Midst: Letters from a Russian Monk

Upcoming Events
Feast of Ss. Peter and Paul - 06/29/18

Just a reminder that this week is the celebration of the feast of Saints Peter and Paul. Vespers for the feast will be Thursday June 28th at 7:00 p.m. and Divine Liturgy on June 29th at 9:00 a.m. Join us for this feast celebrating the fruit of the Holy Spirit!


Special All Parish Meeting - 07/08/18

We will be holding a special all parish meeting on Sunday, July 8th, 2018 during coffee hour. We ask for as many as possible to stay as the council will present cupola maintenance and repair work.


VCS July 30th - August 1st - 07/30/18

We will be offering Vacation Church School this summer July 30th through August 1st. Please make plans to be with us. There will be more details to come.


Study Group Summer Break - June, July, and August - 09/02/18

Our Study group will be taking a break for the Summer months of June /July/August. We will meet once again in September.


Other Announcements
Welcome to the Newly Illumined! - 06/24/18

Welcome to the newly illumined Glykeria Anassa Peck, received into the church through the sacrament of Holy Baptism and Chrismation this morning. May God grant her and the entire Peck family Many blessed years!


Many Years Graduates! - 06/16/18

Congratulation and Many Years to graduates from St. Michael’s Kate Bunitsky and Nicholas Carey. We want to offer our best wishes and prayers for continued health, success, and length of days. Many Years!


Summer Giving / Summer Vacationing - 06/09/18

If you are heading out on vacation please do not take a vacation from your financial support of St. Michaels. St Michaels is here even when Her parishioners are away, and She continues to count on Her people for support. If you do travel, also visit the “Orthodoxy in America” website to find an Orthodox Church wherever you are heading. All the canonical Orthodox jurisdictions (OCA, Greek, Antiochian, Serbian, etc.) are listed together on this one helpful site: www.orthodoxyinamerica.org - Check it out! Also, whichever parish you visit on vacation please remember to contact the priest ahead of time to inform him that you would like to come for Holy Communion at the Liturgy. Thank you, God bless your travels and come back safe and sound!


News from the Orthodox Church in America

Sunday, 24 Jun 2018

Help SVOTS student strengthens ministries to the poor and suffering
11 hours ago


Friday, 22 Jun 2018

OCA clergy participate in Summer Institute in Moscow
22 Jun 2018 at 3:02pm


Thursday, 21 Jun 2018

US Ambassador to Russia visits OCA’s Moscow Representation Church
21 Jun 2018 at 1:35pm


Wednesday, 20 Jun 2018

Symposium exploring creative side of Church music opens in Minneapolis
20 Jun 2018 at 1:45pm


Tuesday, 19 Jun 2018

Metropolitan Tikhon addresses President Trump on the separation of families
19 Jun 2018 at 11:53am


Monday, 18 Jun 2018

SVOTS resurrects renowned Orthodox voices through digitized recordings
18 Jun 2018 at 2:46pm


Sunday, 17 Jun 2018

IOCC reaches out after Baltimore area flooding
17 Jun 2018 at 1:04pm


Friday, 15 Jun 2018

Official 19th AAC report books released
15 Jun 2018 at 3:40pm


Thursday, 14 Jun 2018

STOTS announces speakers for June 19-21 Clergy Continuing Education Program
14 Jun 2018 at 1:24pm

STM Press seeks historic photos for 2019 calendar
14 Jun 2018 at 11:23am


Announcements


Feast of Saints Peter and Paul

Saints Peter and Paul Fast

Monday, June 4th

through

Friday, June 29th.

Vespers

Thursday, June 28th at 7:00 p.m.

Divine Liturgy

Friday, June 29th at 9:00 a.m.



Special All Parish Meeting

Sunday, July 8th during coffee hour.



See the Parish News page for details on all current announcements