St. Michael the Archangel
Russian Orthodox Church
335-37 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Blessing of Students and Divine Liturgy Fall/Winer Schedule Begins with Service at 10 AM

This Sunday, September 10th at the end of Divine Liturgy there will be a special blessing for all students for the new school year.  Please make every effort to have all students attend Divine Liturgy.

Note:  Divine Liturgy will be at 10 AM.  

Feast Day of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist, September 11

This Monday, September 11th is  the feast day of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist and is a day of strict fast.  This day is also Patriot Day and we will offer prayers for the victims of 9/11 during Divine Liturgy.   Services will be held at 10 AM upstairs in the church.  

Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord on Saturday August 19

Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ will be served at 10am on Saturday August 19, 2017. 
Following the veneration of the Cross, fruit baskets will be blessed in the courtyard of our Church.  
Please make every effort to come and bring your basket  for this glorious holy day and the traditional blessing of the fruits of the earth that God has so richly given us. 
 

 

Services in August to Honor the Virgin Mary

Orthodox Philadelphia will honor the Virgin Mary with special services on the Sundays in August.  August 20th at Saint Nicholas Serbian church in Elkins Park (concelebrated by their bishop). August 27th.at Saints Peter and Paul church, Wilmington. All of the services will begin at 4 p. M.

Summer Picnic

Thanks to the Kunasz and Williams families for donating and making most of the food for our recent church picnic as well as the Soklouk and Koscinski family for decorating and proving all of the kid-friendly activities.  We appreciate everyone who helped with cooking, serving and cleaning up…and of course everyone who attended.  Because of all of you, the day was enjoyable.  Thank you

Celebrate the End of Saints Peter and Paul Fast on July 12

Divine Liturgy will be served at 10 AM on July 12 to celebrate the end of the fast.  

Summer Picnic on July 23

Attend our summer picnic on Sunday, July 23rd after Divine Liturgy.  Enjoy games and food off the grill as well as salads and sides in our courtyard and/or in our air-conditioned hall. Food generously donated by the Kunasz and Williams families. Desserts and beverages provided by Parish Council members.  Reservations appreciated via email at office@saintmichaelsroc.org .  Thank you.

Summer Hours

Summer hours begin this Sunday, June 11.  This means that Divine Liturgy will start at 9:30 AM.   Once the weather gets warmer, we will move our summer services downstairs to the air-conditioned Church Hall. Summer hours will end the Sunday after Labor Day on September 10.  Thank you.

Join Us for Pentecost on Sunday, June 4

The Feast of Holy Pentecost commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles. It also celebrates the establishment of the Church through the preaching of the Apostles and the baptism of the thousands who on that day believed in the Gospel message of salvation through Jesus Christ. The Feast is also seen as the culmination of the revelation of the Holy Trinity.
 
ETHNIC FOODS
We invite you to bring in an ethnic food to share during coffee hour.  We hope to see foods from all different ethnicities that reflect the fact that our parish represents people from all different ancestral backgrounds. If you will be bringing in a food/dish, please let Barbara Saverino know.
 
WEARING GREEN
Many times you will hear Pentecost being called "Green Sunday." So we hope you will wear green to help enhance the special celebration. 
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