St. Michael the Archangel Russian Orthodox Church
A Patriarchal Parish in the USA
335 Fairmount Avenue Philadelphia
Orthodoxy Sunday 2020

On March 1, the first Sunday of Great Lent, clergy and parishioners celebrated Orthodoxy Sunday.  Following Holy Communion, the clergy and faithful, led by the youth of the parish  processed around the interior of the church and outside in the church courtyard with their icons. This event reminds the faithful that our Savior and the saints are present with us on every step of our Lenten Journey.  

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Theophany 2020

Divine Liturgy for the Great Feast of Theophany Eve followed by the Blessing of Water was celebrated on Saturday, January 18th. Our parish celebrated the Feast of Theophany on Sunday, January 19th with Divine Liturgy and the Blessing of Water followed by the Women's Fellowship Coffee Hour Fundraiser for all.  

Holy Theophany or Epiphany is one of the greatest Feast days celebrated in the calendar of the Orthodox Church. The Feast day of Theophany or Epiphany is celebrated on the 6th of January each year. On this day we celebrate the great event of the Baptism of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the waters of the Jordan River. The Theophany, or Epiphany as it is also known, is the centre point and climax of the Holy Twelve days following the Birth of Christ.


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2020 Christmas

Christ is born!    Glorify Him!   Христос Рождается!    Славите Егo!

On January 6, Father Luka Novakovic and Deacon Michael Ardan led the Nativity Eve Vigil: Compline followed by Matins.  The services were preceded by Holy Supper/Shared Meal in the parish hall.  Divine service for the feast of the Nativiy of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ was held on Janaury 7.  After the service, the choir sang Christmas carols and the Women's Fellowship provided coffee and light fare. 

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September 22 Celebration and Appreciation

On Sunday September 22nd the Archpriest Luka Novakovic was the Chief Celebrant of his first Divine Liturgy as Rector of St. Michael the Archangel Church in Philadelphia.  His co-celebrant was the recently retired Father Gregory Winsky, and Father Deacon Michael Ardan.  After Divine Liturgy a wonderful celebratory Luncheon was prepared by the Women's Fellowship of the Parish to welcome Father Luka, and to celebrate Father Winsky's 35 years of service to the St. Michaels parish

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Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos 2019

On Saturday September 21nd the Divine Liturgy was celebrated to commemorate the Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos.  This Liturgy was also the introduction of the new Rector of St. Michael the Archangel Church in Philadelphia, the Archpriest Father Luka Novakovic.  We were blessed to have the Archpriest Father John Vass as the Chief Celebrant conducting this Liturgy along with the Archpriest Father Luka, and the recently retired Father Gregory Winsky.  Father Proto Deacon Leonid Roschko and Father Deacon Michael Ardan were also serving that Liturgy.

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2019 Easter

Photos from Easter

Christ is Risen!

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Theophany 2019


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2019 Christmas

Altar Boys Serving December 16

Back to School Blessing of Students - September 9, 2018

Blessing for Our New College Students - August 12, 2018

Parishioner Michael Ardan Ordained Deacon June 17

Frederica Mathewes-Green Discussion June 16

Mother's Day Coffee Hour

Bright Saturday Paschal Divine Liturgy

On Bright Saturday, April 14, the Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk celebrated Divine Liturgy at our church. The Patriarchal Parishes in the USA website has a recap and photos, 180414_1.html
Be sure to click on "view slideshow."  
Bright Monday 2018

Blessing of Baskets 2018

Easter 2018

Palm Sunday, April 1, 2018

Dr. Pavuk's Presentation March 25 - The Significance of the All-Russian Church Council That was Convened One Hundred Years Ago

Triumph of Orthodoxy Procession with Sunday School on February 25

2018 Swearing In of Church Council Members

2018 Blessing of the Schuylkill River

Theophany 2018