St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church

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Our Usual Schedule of Services

Saturday Evenings 5:00 PM  Great Vespers\

SundayMornings The Third and Sixth Hour is served at 9:00 AM with Holy Divine Liturgy at 9:30

The Liturgy of the Presactified Gifts is served at 6:30 PM on the Wednesdays of Great Lent

Great Vespers is served at 6:30 PM on the eve of Great Feasts with the Typica Service served at 6:30 AM on the Mornin of the Feast , s

For a list of Pan-Orthodox Lenten Services for 2013 see the News and Events section of this website

FOCUS Gateway City

St. Michael's Church has now partnered with FOCUS Gateway City. FOCUS (Fellowship of Orthodox Christians United to Serve) is a Pan-Orthodox Fellowship of Orthodox Chrustian Men and Woman offering Food, Occupation, Clothing,  Understanding, and Shelter to the needy in St. Louis. FOCUS is renting St. Michael's Parish Hall for utilization as office space and for it's program activity. St. Michael will assist in FOCUS program activity and FOCUS will assist St. Michael in it's outreach and evangelism effots. for more information see FOCUS website at WWW.FOCUSGatewayCity.ORG or e-mail at mail@focusgatewaycity.org. Toll free 866-267-3083ext711 

FOCUS Gateway City's Program Schedule is as follows:

Sunday's 4:30 to 5:30 PM Sunday Suppoers

Monday's from 9:00 to12:00 The Man Class

Wednesday's from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM Employment Assistance, Working Wardrobe, and Food Panty 

Bible Class

Starting in June, 2012, Fr Christopher will teach Bible Class on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 PM.
Welcome to Our Parish!

St. Michael's was founded in Otober of 1909. The parish was made up of immigrants from parts of Europe such as Austria-Hungary, Galicia and Russia. They sought work in the mining areas of Illinois and Missouri and a few settled in St. Louis.

Our first meeting place was a home purchased at 1125 Hickory Street, which was converted into a temporary house of worship. Early in 1926 parishoners began raising funds for a church and ground was broaken for a new temple in 1927 located at 1901 Ann Ave at Gravois. The dedication of the new church building took place on June 2, 1929.   St. Michael's architectural style is Byzantine cross and dome with coupolas. Many people traveling on Gravois stop to gaze and photograph the little Russian Haga Sophia that has become a prominant land mark in St. Louis.  Life as an Orthodox Christian Community has continued to the present.

While the parish has a stellar Russian heritage, our mission and vision is to embrace all who wish to partake of the fullness of Orthodox faith. Our current membership includes ethnic Russians and English speaking Americans, cradle Orthodox and converts. All are welcome in the mystical body of Christ.

The parish is under the omophorion of His Grace, Matthias, Bishop of Chicago and the Diocese of the Mid-West. 

Services at St. Michael are in the English language an ar celebrated on the new (Revised Julian) calandar.

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