St. Michael the Archangel
Russian Orthodox Church
335-37 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Blessing of Graves on St. Thomas Sunday, April 23

Following Diving Liturgy, Father Vincent and Father Gregory will be at Oakland Cemetery to bless graves.  Please note that other times and cemeteries may be arranged by contacting the priests.  If there in inclement weather, an update will be shared.  

We are Live Streaming Easter Service on Facebook

Unable to attend service?  We have started to live video stream our Holy Week services on Facebook. Go to our Facebook page to join us remotely. 

49ers Senior Social Club

The 49ers Senior Social Club will be meeting on Tuesday, April 18th at 11:30 AM in our church hall to enjoy food and fellowship.  Special guest speaker will be appearing for presentation and one-on-one consultation will be available.  For fun:  "April showers, brings May Flowers"...wear your favorite rain gear or floral attire.  All are welcome.  Please contact Julianna Sokoluk for details.  

Palm Sunday Fish Dinner

 Thank you to all who attended, supported and volunteered at last Sunday's dinner.  This event is the Women's Fellowship Annual fundraiser.

Lenten Mission Update

Thank you to all who have supported and donated to our 2017 Lenten Mission. The Bethesda Project is a local nonprofit that serves the homeless in Philadelphia.  Under the leadership of our champion, Gail Shast, we have eight boxes of supplies that will be delivered after Easter. 


Illuminate Pascha

We will once again be selling luminaries, which we will light around the church on Holy Saturday night.  The candles are to burn for 4-5 hours.

You can buy a luminary "For the health of" or "For the memory of" your loved ones.

Luminaries are $5 each or 6 for $25. If an indoor procession is required due to weather, we will make arrangements to light these luminaries on another occasion in the coming weeks. To purchase your luminaries please see Emily Stine on a Sunday on or before April 9th.

2017 Lenten Mission Services

As we journey through Great Lent, the Greater Philadelphia Orthodox Clergy Brotherhood is presenting the following mission services throughout the region.  All servcies start at 4 PM. 

  • Sunday of Orthodox, March 5 at Saints Peter and Paul, 1406 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, DE
  • Sunday of Saint Gregory of Palamas, March 12 at St. Michael's in Philadelphia (Our church)
  • Sunday of the Adoration of the Cross, March 19 at Saints Peter and Paul, 9230 Old Bustleton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
  • Sunday of John the Ladder, March 26 at St. Mark, 452 Durham Road, Wrightstown, PA
  • Sunday of Saint Mary of Egypt, April 2 at St. Herman of Alaska - Gradyville, 1855 Middletown Road, Glen Mills, PA