Saint Michael the Archangel Russian Orthodox Church

355 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Phone: (215) 627-6148
Russian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate)

Saint Michael’s was founded November 28, 1909 in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia. It was given its present name and held its first parish council elections in 1910. The organizing impetus was from Russian, Galician, and Carpatho-Russian populations, many of whom had an Austrian heritage. Some founding members of the new parish were Orthodox in background, while others had worshipped within the Western Catholic jurisdiction. The first Divine Liturgy in the newly founded church was celebrated during the last week of December in 1909. The Church purchased its present house of worship in the spring of 1923 from German Reformed Christians. The additional acquisition of twin houses on the property entertains the Sunday School, the archives collection, the church library, and the conference room.

Divine Liturgy is celebrated at 10:00 a.m. every Sunday, or 9:30 a.m. during the summer months, followed by coffee hour after the service. On the first Sunday of each month, Holy Unction is offered following Liturgy, and Parastas are held the third Sunday of each month. Absolution is available for the faithful before Divine Liturgy every Sunday.

Services are in English.