PA: Allentown - 2

Metro Area: Allentown - Bethlehem - Easton (PA)
St Michael the Archangel Byzantine (Ruthenian) Church
156 W Green St
Phone: 610-432-6773
Fax: 610-841-5176

Rite: Byzantine
Church sui iuris: Byzantine Ruthenian Catholic
Canonical Jurisdiction(s):
Metropolitan Archeparchy: Pittsburgh of the Ruthenians
Eparchy: Passaic of the Ruthenians
Cemetery: This parish has a cemetery


Schedule of Divine Services

Always call ahead to verify times




Sunday Divine Liturgy 10:00am
Solemn & Simple Feast Days Divine Liturgy As Announced (Consult Bulletin)

Mystery of Reconciliation

Sunday 9:00am - 9:45am
Other Days & Times By Appointment

The Weekly Bulletin is available online

The Monthly Calendar is also available online

Mailing Address: As Above
Served By: Resident Clergy
Sacramental Records: In custody of the parish

The Official Website is a shared site of St Michael the Archangel and The Blessed Apostles Peter & Paul (Palmerton, PA) Churches

The exterior photograph is by William Komnath, Cantor and parishioner of St Michael's Church, and a member of the Byzantine Forum community - where he posts as William. It originally appeared on the Forum's Photo Gallery.

The interior photograph appears on the parish website. It is used here with the kind permission of Father J. Michael (Venditti), pastor of St Michael the Archangel

Status & Location Changes:
Formed in: 1907, by GCU Lodge 418, meeting at Sacred Heart German (Latin) Catholic Church
Relocated in: 1907, to its present site
Parish erected in: 1907, under the patronage of St Michael the Archangel
Other Date: 1940, divided, resulting in formation of Protection of the Theotokos Orthodox Greek-Catholic Church (ACROD)

This Entry Last Updated: 01/15/2017

Latitude: 40.616252
Longitude: -75.462996
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Teachings of Christ

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’" (Matthew 7:21-23 ESV)


At Your baptism in the Jordan, O Lord, * worship of the Trinity was revealed, * for the Father's voice bore witness to You, calling You His “beloved Son”, * and the Spirit in the form of a dove confirmed the truth of these words. * O Christ God, * Who appeared and enlightened the world, glory to You! (Troparion - Tone 1)

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.

You have appeared to the whole world today, * and Your light, O Lord, is signed upon us, * who with knowledge sing praise to You: * “You have come, and You have appeared , O Unapproachable Light." (Kontakion, Tone 4)

Christ is Born!

Your Nativity, O Christ our God, * has dawned upon the world the light of knowledge. * for through it, those who served the stars * were taught by a star to worship You, the Sun of Righteousness * and to know You, the Dawn from on high. * Glory to You, O Lord! (Troparion, Tone 4)

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever and to the ages of ages. Amen.

Today the Virgin gives birth to the Transcendent One, * and the earth offers a cave to the Unapproachable One. * Angels and shepherds sing His glory; * Wise Men journey with a star * for there is born for us an infant Child, the God Who is before all ages. (Kontakion, Tone 3)

Random Proverb

"My son, be attentive to my wisdom; incline your ear to my understanding, that you may keep discretion, and your lips may guard knowledge." (Proverbs 5:1,2 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

When the holy Abba Anthony lived in the desert he was beset by boredom, and attacked by many sinful thoughts. He said to God, 'Lord, I want to be saved but these thoughts do not leave me alone; what shall I do in my affliction? How can I be saved?'

A short while afterwards, when he got up to go out, Anthony saw a man like himself sitting at his work, getting up from his work to pray, then sitting down and plaiting a rope, then getting up again to pray. It was an angel of the Lord sent to correct and reassure him: 'Do this and you will be saved.' At these words, Anthony was filled with joy and courage. He did this, and he was saved.

The Desert Fathers