St. Michael the Archangel Russian Orthodox Church
A Patriarchal Parish in the USA
335 Fairmount Avenue Philadelphia
2020 Festival Update - Sold Out

Due to COVID-19 guidelines and concern for everyone's safety, we did not hold our traditional Festival this year.  Thank you to all who supported our frozen pierogi sale.  We are sold out and will only be able to honor preorders already confirmed for pick-up. We can not accept any more orders.  We look forward to seeing you and truly appreciate the support.  Thank you.

Church Has Re-Opened as of June 14

As we prepare for the opening of Divine Liturgy in our church on Sunday, June 14th, the health, safety and well being of our parishioners and community continues to be our top priority. 
Dvine Liturgy will be downstairs in the church hall at 10:00 AM, with Reading of the Hours prior. 
Restrictions are in place. We are following the Hierarchal directives as well as the CDC, state and local government guidelines.
Attendance:  Please, let us know by sending an email to the church to inform us of your attendance. Please include your names(s) and contact information.
Occupancy is limited. A rotation over weeks may be necessary, to accommodate all individuals who want to attend. We will confirm with you.
In case someone in our church tests positive for CoVid-19, we will be able to inform you immediately.  Those with health issues please use utmost caution; any concerns please contact your medical professional for guidance. Additional information can be found on the Covid-19 Coronavirus Page

Blessing of Graves 2020

On Saturday, July 18th, blessing of graves in Oakland Cemetery took place. A Panikhida was served at the gravesite of Fr. Vincent of blessed memory, at 11 AM. Following the service, Fr. Luka walked throughout the cemetery blessing graves of departed parish family and friends. Memory Eternal! Vechnaya Pamyat! 
Thank you to everyone in attendance and those who helped by lending their time and talents.

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Pentecost Message from Fr. Luka

Dear Brothers and Sisters,
On this Holy day, Orthodox Church is remembering fulfillment of the promise which our Lord Jesus Christ has given to His Apostles and followers while He was living with them and proclaiming the Holy Gospel. At that time, they couldn't fully understand the teaching revealing the existence of Kingdom of God, eternal life and spirit of Salvation of mankind from death. In Old Testament Apostles learned about Great God, with coming of Jesus Christ into this world they learned about Son of God and with  sending Holy Spirit on Apostles they learned about third face of the Holy Trinity.  Read more in our Bulletin
Paschal Epistle of His Holiness, Patriarch Kyrill

Paschal Epistle of His Holiness, Patriarch Kyrill, to the Archpastors, Pastors, Deacons, Monastics & All the Faithful Children of the Russian Orthodox Church

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Palm Sunday Greeting from Fr. Luka

Spraznikom! I greet you with great joy upon this Feast! For today, Our Lord, Jesus Christ, enters Jerusalem greeted by the faithful, of which the children are first. Let us begin Holy Week with a pure heart, without fear, as they did when they greeted our Lord and Savior waving palm branches and singing, "Hosanna! Hosanna! Hosanna, in the Highest!"  To read Fr. Luka's Palm Sunday message, go to update page .

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Orthodoxy Sunday 2020

2020 Church Council Installation

Theophany, Blessing of Water 2020



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