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:

COVID-19 update, March 18, 2020.

Due to concerns about the Coronavirus that causes COVID-19, Archbishop Mark has announced that all public services will be suspended until April 1st, and several parishes will work to provide live streaming services during that time period. For more information, please read Archbishop Mark's letter.

COVID-19 precautions, March 15, 2020.

In the interest of protecting our parishioners and guests during these trying times, the upcoming Lenten Mission Services scheduled in our parish and in St. Clair have been cancelled. Additionally, there will be no fellowship after Divine Liturgy on Sundays for the next several weeks.

Meet our 2020 Parish Council:

On March 8th, Father Mircea Airinei administered the Oath of Office to Council of St. Michael's Orthodox Church.

Parish council photo

Front row from left to right: Julia Bushick, Olga Thomas, Father Mircea, Sandy Tosca, Andrei Nemoianu / Back row from left to right: Stephanie Peek, Leon Markovich, Joe Tosca

Frackville Deanery Lenten Mission Services - These services have been cancelled.

The Frackville Deanery will hold two Lenten Mission Services during the 2020 Lenten period. One will be held in our parish on March 15th, and the other will be held at St. Mary's Church in St. Clair on March 18th. Details are available in this flyer and on the Service Schedule page.


On January 6th, Father Ignatius Hunter celebrated Theophany, which means "appearance of God" and is one of the Great Feasts of the Orthodox Church. Theophany reveals the Most Holy Trinity to the world through the baptism of Jesus Christ.

Picture from the Theophany

Calendars and envelopes available

2020 Calendars and church envelopes are now available in the Vestibule!

Coat drive

Photo of donation submission to the United Way

This year, our parish collected $425 and 14 coats to donate to the Central Susquehanna Opportunities organization.

Our donation will help to provide coats to needy children in the Susquehanna Valley.

Clergy Appreciation Month

October is clergy appreciation month, and the second Sunday, October 13th, is nationally recognized as Pastor Appreciation Day.

Support for the United Way

Photo of donation submission to the United Way

Our parish is supporting the after-school program for at-risk children in the Mt. Carmel Area School District. The program is coordinated by the Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way, and our parishioners collected school supplies and cash for the to contribute to the effort.

The 5th and 6th grade students in this program are making Christmas cards for the parish to distribute to local nursing homes.

Shown in the photo are Stephanie Reitmeyer (GSVUW), Sandy Tosca (St. Michael’s), and Joanne Troutman (GSVUW).

Divine Liturgy for Transfiguration

On August 6, 2019, Father Ignatius Hunter celebrated Divine Liturgy for Transfiguration.

Pictures from the Divine Liturgy for Transfiguration Pictures from the Divine Liturgy for Transfiguration

Diocese Instagram page

The Diocese is now on Instagram! You can follow them @oca_doepa or OCA Diocese of Eastern PA.

Annual Basket Raffle

We are requesting assistance covering the cost of our annual basket raffle prizes. Any cash donations would be greatly appreciated!

The items needed to be covered include:

Palm Sunday

On March 21st, Father Ignatius Hunter celebrated Palm Sunday.

Palm Sunday image