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Welcome to St. Michael's Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church

Divine Liturgy Every Sunday at 10:00am
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Our mission... to tend to the flock of our Lord Jesus Christ and to spread the Good News of Christ to those outside the flock.  The mission is to be accomplished by:

  • Living a full and liturgical and sacramental life
  • Proclaiming the Orthodox Christian Faith to all people
  • Providing effective charitable and social programs
  • Establishing strong spiritual leadership and educational resources






 To join the "Bell-ringer Team" please speak to Lisa Tereshko





This year’s episcopal visit by His Grace Bishop THOMAS will take place during the celebration of the Great Feast of the Nativity of Christ. His Grace will be with us beginning some time on Monday, December 22. He will depart early in the morning on December 25.

Christmas Memories

at the Palace Theater

Tuesday, December 9 at 7:30 PM

Reservations due by November 9

$30 per ticket

Show includes Christmas music, singing and dancing!

See Michelle Gajewski or Michele Murray

to make your reservation.

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

          At the Antiochian Women’s Meeting of this Summer’s Parish Life Conference, a suggestion was made for a good book to read to help enliven and deepen our participation in our worship of God in His Divine Services. The book is entitled, Help! I’m Bored in Church, by Father David Smith (available and reasonably priced in our Bookstore).

          The Antiochian Women of St. Michael’s are planning to host/sponsor gatherings where at each convening we will read through and discuss a chapter or two of Fr. David’s book, that God may help us grow and mature in understanding and experience of what we do as worshiping Orthodox Christians.

If you are interested, please help us with the logistics:

Would you participate? If “YES,” please CLICK HERE, print the form, complete and give it to Dianne Anton (724-691-0319) or Miriam Yazge (724-691-0197).

The complete text of the Great Vespers and Matins services for each Sunday may be retrieved and printed from the Antiochian Archdiocese website at

His Eminence the Most Reverend Metropolitan Joseph

Metropolitan Joseph was consecrated to the Holy Episcopacy on June 30, 1991 at the St. Mary Cathedral in Damascus, after many years of serving as a deacon and a priest. His Eminence was born in Damascus, Syria, in 1950. He completed his basic schooling at the St. John of Damascus and al-Alliyeh schools in Damascus and then at Our Lady of Balamand Monastery in Koura, Lebanon. He completed his undergraduate studies at Lebanese University in Beirut and then earned his Master of Theology (M.Th.) with special studies in music and languages from Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from St. Tikhon Seminary in South Canaan, Pennsylvania, in May, 2010.

Please read the entire article by CLICKING HERE

“Honor the Lord from your righteous labors, and offer Him the first-fruits from the fruits of your righteousness, that your storehouses may be filed with abundance of grain, and your winepresses may gush with wine.” - Proverbs 3:9-10

A Word on Financial Stewardship and
Pledge CardsOctober is Pledge Month.

Pledging shows our commitment and supports our good fiscal health. Our pledges, informal giving (non-pledge) and fund-raising fills our General Fund which covers both everyday expenses, the monthly mortgage and our tithe to the Archdiocese. While this is a more complex operation than most of us need to know about, our Parish Council, Stewardship Committee and Treasurer use the data from our pledge cards for planning our annual budget. (With a little extra effort and God’s help we might even be able to retire the mortgage early. Please be generous and turn in your pledge cards as soon as you can.

We take good care to maintain, repair and update our homes, cars, clothes, educations, etc., in the interest of our temporal lives, let us likewise take care of the homes of our immortal souls, our church.

Church School Activity Calendar


You May Find the Text of the Divine Liturgy beginning on the bottom page 91 of the Service Book (gold embossed cross on the reddish brown cover) or in the green-spiral-bound book; sheet music can be found in the 8.5” x 11” large, spiral-bound booklet.

At the Kiss of Peace,our practice is for each of us to greet the person to our right and left with the bowing of our head, hands held in a prayerful clasp or crossed on the chest, while offering each other the Christian greeting, “Christ is in our midst!” and responding, “He is and shall be!”

Please remember that Holy Communion is reserved for those Chrismated Orthodox Christians who have appropriately prepared themselves through prayer, fasting and Confession to receive the Holy Mysteries of the Church. The bread (anti’doron, which means ’in place’ of the gifts) which we share after Communion and at the end of the Liturgy is for all.

Being mindful we are in church, let us always remember to quiet and attentive.Let us sing, pray, stand., sit, kneel and respond where responses are indicated. Let us not talk, look around, text message, play games, etc. Especially let us work at this in the Communion line and when in line to venerate the Cross and depart. If we cannot hear the post-Communion prayers being chanted during our departure, we are way too noisy.

...refrain from eating, drinking or chewing gum (most obviously and especially if you will be receiving Holy Communion).

...stay put. Except in rare cases, there are few of us who cannot stay in one location for two hours (usually less, for most of us).

Blessing of the Bells

Blessing of the Bells - 10/27/13

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Dinner with Bishop Thomas, Father John and Deacon James - 10/25/13

(9 images)


His Grace, the Right Reverend Thomas (Joseph) is a bishop of the Antiochian Archdiocese of North America, serving in the Diocese of Charleston, Oakland and the Mid-Atlantic. READ MORE

Please Remember...

Please remember that ALL articles for inclusion in each Sunday’s bulletin MUST be received by NOON on Wednesday. Thank you for your cooperation!

Orthodox Books, Jewelry and other items
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St. Michael's Antiochian Christian Orthodox Church Tour

Please click "View Slideshow" for the tour of the church of pictures from - 05/26/12

(66 images)


Saturday, November 29th
6:00 Great Vespers
Sunday, November 30th
8:45 Matins
10:00 Divine Liturgy
11:20 Church School
Saturday, December 6th
St. Nicholas
6:00 Great Vespers
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November 11th or November 12th!

Print and Read October 26th 2014
Weekly Bulletin


Holiday Bake Sale!!!!

Syrian Bread, Bakalava Log, Meat Pies

Grapeleave Tray, Spanakopita

and much more!!

CLICK HERE for Order Form

On Tuesday, Novenber 4th, the Men’s Fellowship will prepare a free meal for the benefit of people in our community. There are at least two ways in which you may participate in this charitable activity. The first is to come and help with the planning and execution. The second is to support the event financially. Donation may be given to Dan Davis. CLICK HERE for all of the details!

December's "Food on the Hill" will be on December 2nd !

Anyone who would like to support “Food on the Hill” in whatever capacity you would like should contact Dan Davis (724-237-2064) or Gus Flizanes (724-863-4443).


Would you like to get to know someone better?

Read a book with them. No, don’t each read the book alone and then get together and talk about it. Read it together.

      Many of us can remember reading a book to a child who could not read yet. All through the activity there would be frequent “interruptions” with comments and questions. And then, as the young person learned to read, there would be a sharing of the reading activity and a continuation of the “interruptions.” In the course of a short reading session much could be discovered about what was going on in each person’s head. You got to know each other better.

That’s what we do on Saturday evenings after Great Vespers. The book we use hardly matters at all. What works is sitting quietly, reading, listening and conversing.

Come get to know someone better on Saturday evening; and if you do, you’ll get to know yourself a little better, too.

Father John's 25th Anniversary Luncheon - from our You Tube site

Blessing of the Bells from our You Tube site

Please CLICK HERE for the form to provide us with your information. Or, see the form on the new back page of the weekly bulletin. We want to serve you better and we need your help. Please understand that we will protect yur privacy from the standpoint of the church. We will not show or distribute your email address!



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CLICK HERE for phone and email information of your parish council members

October 19th Attendance



It’s now a little less treacherous to navigate the Internet seas to our website and discover what’s happening at St. Michael’s! Set your course to a simplified  ‘’ and “Land-ho,” you are on our shores! “Argh,” to ’Skipper’ Ed Sam, Jr. for pacifying the web waters for us internet salty dogs, virgin voyagers and Landlubbers alike!

Vacation Bible School 2013

CLICK HERE for pictures from the last day of Vacation Bible School 2013

Check out the 2012 Vacation Bible School Album on Facebook
2011 Graduates
CLICK HERE to read about all of the Graduates NEW!!!

Son Harvest Bible School Slideshow
CLICK HERE to view a slide show of last years Vacation Bible School

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  • Calendar: Check out what's scheduled this month including weekly services, meeting, fasting dates, events etc.
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  • The Holy Gospel: This weeks reading
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  • Weekly Announcements: Keep in touch with all of the happenings of St. Michael's, the services, events and more
  • Votive Candles: Candle donations for Health, Welfare and Salvation for the week
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  • 2010 Graduates
  • Church School: Orthodox Institute for Christian Education
  • Administration: Names, phone numbers and email addresses for Father and Parish Council
  • Stewards of St. Michael's: Here you can find the schedules of the stewards and how to serve as a steward
  • Illumination Project: Learn how you can be a part of beautifying St. Michaels and who to contact
  • Festival: Information about this years and next years festival
  • Photo Album: Pictures of Services and events at St. Michael's
  • About Orthodoxy: Articles about the faith
  • You Tube: Watch St. Michael's and other Orthodox events on You Tube
  • Ancient Faith Radio: Listen to music, listen to discussions or play the radio itself
  • The Word: Read The Word Magazine online - "NEW EDITION!"
  • History and Founders: The History and Founders of St. Michael's
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