St. Michael's church photo

Welcome to St. Michael's Orthodox Church!

Founded: 1907

Diocese:  Diocese of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania

Deanery:  Frackville Deanery

Parish Highlights:

Dome repainting

In preparation for celebrating St. Michael’s Orthodox Church’s 110th Anniversary, in Mt. Carmel, we repainted the silver cupulas that overlook the community. The domes have been painted numerous times since 1952, when major modifications were made to alter the tops of the domes and place stainless steel crosses. The most recent repainting work was done by Rick Laske

More photos are available here.

Photo of church domes

Summer basket raffle

On Sunday, July 29th, 2018, we will have our summer basket raffle drawing. To enter, fill out a raffle form, and return it by July 18th.

Forms should be mailed to:

St. Michael's Basket Raffle

131 North Willow Street

Mt. Carmel, PA  17851

Meet our 2018 Parish Council:

On March 18, 2018, our new Parish Council took the Oath of Office. The officers were elected at the annual parish meeting held on January 14th. More pictures of the ceremony are available here

Parish council photo

Front row from left to right:  Sandy Tosca (President), Stephanie Peek (Assistant Secretary), Father Ignatius Hunter, Olga Thomas (Vice President), Julia Bushick (Auditor), and Larissa Holowaty (Auditor).

Back row from left to right:  Joe Tosca (Treasurer), Chris Mathias (Secretary), Andrei Nemoianu (Auditor), Leon Markovich (Assistant Treasurer).

Veneration of the Holy Cross

Sunday, March 11, was the third Sunday of Great Lent, which is also known as the Veneration of the Holy Cross. On this day, we commemorated the Holy Cross in preparation for the Crucifixation during Holy Week and for the Resurrection.

Pictures from the Veneration of the Holy Cross service Pictures from the Veneration of the Holy Cross service

Easter flower pledges

As we approach Pascha, we think about those we care for, both living and departed. The Easter Flower Pledge is an opportunity to honor those dear to you.

As in prior years, you can pledge an Easter Flower at $25 in memory of or for the health of loved ones. If you would like to participate, submit this form by March 25th with your donation. The pledges will be published on April 8th.

Blessing of homes

If you would like to have your home blessed after January 6th, please schedule time with Father Ignatius.

2018 Envelopes

Church donation envelope boxes for 2018 are now available for pickup in the vestibule.

2017 Nativity Appeal for Seminarians

There are three seminarians from the Diocese at St. Tikhons. These individuals have families and limited incomes. If you would like to send in a donation we have envelopes with the Diocese address in the Vestibule. See the posting on the hall bulletin board for additional information.

Christmas flower pledges

As we approach the Nativity, we think about those we care for, both living and departed. The Christmas Flower Pledge is an opportunity to honor those dear to you.

Like in prior years, you can pledge a poinsettia at $25 in memory of or for the health of a loved one. If you would like to participate, submit this form by December 10, 2017 with your donation. The pledges will be published December 24th, and ornaments noting the pledges will be placed on the Christmas tree in the church.