January 19 Friday Theophany
February 15 Thursday Meeting of Our Lord
April 5 Thursday Great Thursday (Vesper Liturgy)
April 9 Monday Bright Monday
May 17 Thursday Ascension
May 28 Monday Holy Spirit Day
July 12 Thursday St. Peter and St. Paul Day
August 28 Tuesday Dormition
September 11 Tuesday Beheading
September 21 Friday Nativity of the Theotokos
September 27 Thursday Elevation of the Holy Cross
November 21 Wednesday Patronal Feastday Synaxis of St. Michael
December 4 Tuesday Entry into the Temple
December 19 Wednesday St. Nicholas Day
Join us in celebrating Orthodox Christmas. We encourage you to invite family and friends to join us for services as well as the singing of traditional Russian Christmas carols along with well known favorite carols this year. All are welcome.
Christmas Eve Holy Supper, January 6 at 5:30 PM followed by Christmas Eve Service at 7:00 PM
Christmas Day Divine Liturgy, January 7 at 10:00 AM
Children’s Christmas Play & Community Caroling at 11:30 AM
Presentation on Pilgrimage to Mt. Athos will be held during coffee hour. Subdeacon Peter Winsky will narrate a slide show illustrating the pilgrimage he was blessed to take this fall to the Holy Mountain and answer questions about the monasteries there. Please plan to attend
http://www.hvmla.org/en/53-special-news.html#mainmenuor click here (the page lists the days with the final day of the pilgrimage first - scroll down to find day 1 of the pilgrimage)
Christmas Eve Meal and Service on January 6 : Nativity Parish Holy Supper Meal is a fasting (lenten) meal at 5:30 PM in the church hall. Please rsvp with number of attendees & if you are bringing a lenten dish to share (not required) to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 1. All are welcome. Matins and Compline will be at 7:00 PM. Thank you.
Once again we are collecting food for Philabundance. Philabundance relies on food drives to bring in much needed non-perishable items that they rarely receive from other donation sources. The items you donate will be sent to over 350 agencies and direct service within our region. These agencies include shelters, food pantries and after-school feeding programs. The people who rely on these programs are often struggling to feed a family with children.
Join us this Sunday and Tuesday to celebrate St. Nicholas.
Sunday, December 17 - Special Activity for Children: All children are encouraged to leave their shoes outside the sanctuary doors. We hope that they will find a special surprise in them after Divine Liturgy. Festive socks can be worn. To learn more about St. Nicholas, go to https://oca.org/saints/lives/2016/12/06/103484-st-nicholas-the-wonderworker-and-archbishop-of-myra-in-lycia .
Tuesday, December 19 - Feast Day of St. Nicholas: Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 10 AM.
Spread the Christmas spirit and sign on to St. Michael's Annual Christmas card. The card is printed and handed out on January 7th. We also mail to our extended family and friends. The cost is $15 per listing. Deadline to be included is Sunday. December 31st. To sign up, please contact Debbie Barth or Barbara Saverino.
Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 10 AM.
St. Innocent Orthodox Reading Society will meet for an ongoing discussion of the Divine Liturgy using the book: Orthodox Christianity Volume IV (pp.117-146) on Saturday December 2 at 4pm (just prior to Vespers at 5:30 pm). All are invited.
Archangel Kino: A presentation of the very new documentary: Becoming Truly Human will be made on Friday evening December 1 at 7pm. This movie presents the issue of the "Nones" the young people who answer poll questions about their religious affiliation as "none." Here is the trailer:
Everyone who cares about the future of Orthodoxy in America is urged to attend. A group discussion will follow the film
Vespers will be celebrated at 5:30 PM on Saturdays during Advent starting December 2nd.
A moleben will be celebrated on Thanksgiving, Thursday November 23 at 9 AM. Join us and give thanks to the Lord for all of our blessings.
Our church's patronal feast day will be celebrated with a Divine Liturgy on Tuesday, November 21 at 10 AM. All are welcome to join us and pray on the day devoted to our Church's patron saint.
Everyone is invited to attend the discussion meeting, even if you have not done the readings. You will be amazed to find out a lot more about the Divine Liturgy that you have attended for years.
We are currently reading Met. Hilarion's newest book, Orthodox Christianity Volume IV. We will concentrate on the Divine Liturgy spanning pages 101-211. For the second meeting (Friday, November 10), try to read from pages 101 through 129 if possible.
Divine Liturgy will be held this Saturday, October 14 at 9 AM.
49ers Senior Social Club October meeting will be on Tuesday, October 17th at 11:30 AM in our church hall to enjoy food, fellowship and fun. Halloween Happiness: Dress in costume or at least wear a hat or festive t-shirt. Can't wait to share the fun and creativity. All are warmly welcomed. Bring your friends - treat to lunch & enjoy the tricks! Please contact Julianna Sokoluk for more information.
Join us next weekend for our annual festival. This is our 41st year and we look forward to seeing friends new and old. This year we are celebrating national pierogi day by adding three new flavors (capusta, cherry and chocolate) to our traditional potato offering. In addition to traditional ethnic food, we have home-made baked goods, collectibles, religious articles and imported goods, hand-made crafts, folk music and dancing as well as fun activities for all ages. Visit our Facebook page for updates.
Friday, October 6 11 am - 4 pm
Saturday, October 7 11 am - 7 pm
Sunday, October 8 Noon - 4 pm
Join us and celebrate the Elevation of the Holy Cross with Divine Liturgy on Wednesday, September 27th at 10 AM.
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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.
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.
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.
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
Divine Liturgy will be served at 10 AM on July 12 to celebrate the end of the fast.
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 email@example.com . Thank you.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thank you to all who attended, supported and volunteered at last Sunday's dinner. This event is the Women's Fellowship Annual fundraiser.
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.
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.
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