The Annunciation & Fish Feast 2022

We will be having Liturgy for the Feast of the Annunciation on Friday 3/25 at 6:00 PM (Orthros at 5:00). Following Liturgy, we will be having our annual Fish Feast to benefit ZOE House, a pan-Orthodox crisis pregnancy support center in Ohio. Please let Kh. Alyssa know you will be coming to the dinner.

St. Michael Pascha Card 2022

In the tradition of the Myrrh-bearing women who were the first to see the empty tomb and to proclaim the news of the Resurrection, the Women’s Group is recognized as the cornerstone of every parish. This is why our Archdiocese shines a spotlight on Antiochian Women Groups and all their efforts during March every year! Just as we commemorate the Theotokos during the Feast of the Annunciation on March 25 who proclaimed “Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be according to your word” (Luke 1:38), so must all of us be prepared to answer His call.

Antiochian Women chapters in our parishes are vital to their churches and to the Archdiocese. Every woman of the parish is a member of Antiochian Women. Since 1975, the Women’s groups have raised over $4 million in support of charitable projects supporting the Archdiocese, not to mention the tireless efforts they put in to raise funds and to nurture their own parishes and communities.

This year’s national project is to support the Cathedral, the Monastery & Cemetery, the Episcopal Retirement Residence and an Independent/Assisted Living Facility for retired hierarchs – all at the Antiochian Village in Bolivar PA. To that end, the Women’s group of St Michael has pledged part of the proceeds from the annual Pascha card to this effort. You will soon be receiving your sign-up form. Please complete it and return to the Women’s Group by April 10 so your name can be included in the Pascha card. If you prefer, a link to the form is here: Pascha Card 2022 Order Form.

As always, we thank you for your generosity and your unwavering commitment to St Michael. May God keep you strong during the upcoming Lenten season.

Scarves for Homeless 2022

Thank you to everyone who donated Dunkin’ gift cards, helped package and distribute care packages and scarfs!

St.Michael Newsletter, December 2021


  • A Message from Fr. Ben Kjendal
  • THANK YOU and Plans for 2022
  • Church School Corner
  • The Kjendal Kliros
  • A Quote from a Saint
  • The Unexpected Gift
  • Mount Tabor School
  • Outreach
  • Women’s Group
  • Recipe Box

Christmas Meals 2021

We will be delivering 50 Christmas meals to Faith Family Kitchen on Monday 12/20, and each meal will include a tin of (mostly) homemade cookies…which adds up to 200 dozen cookies! Please consider baking a few dozen (or more) cookies! All cookies need to be at the church by Sunday 12/19 so we can package them and have them ready for delivery the next day. Please speak to Kh. Alyssa if you plan to bake. Thank you!!!

In addition to homemade cookies, we are in need of monetary donations to cover the cost of the grocery store gift cards and the hams that are being given to each family as part of our Christmas meal donation. We are providing 50 families with meals, and your generosity is greatly appreciated! Please give your checks (made out to St. Michael with “Christmas Meals” in the memo) to Kh. Alyssa. Thank you for sharing the light of Christ this Nativity season!

Thanksgiving Meals 2021

Once again we are being given the opportunity to provide Thanksgiving meals to families served by Faith Family Kitchen in Hyannis. If you are able to purchase food items, please speak to Kh. Alyssa about what is needed. Monetary donations are also very much appreciated to help purchase the turkeys and other items that will be included in the dinners. Delivery of the meals will be in the morning on Friday, November 19. Please speak to Kh. Alyssa about how you can help!

Thank you for being a blessing to our neighbors in need this Thanksgiving!

“THE ARCHANGELS” Any Occasion Greeting Cards

We are excited to announce that the Archangel icons painted and donated by our own Zoya Sheglov have been made into blank greeting cards for use on any occasion.
The icons were blessed during vesper service on November 7, 2020 to commemorate the Synaxis of the Archangel Michael and the Heavenly Bodiless Powers. They hang in the nave of St Michael.
The cards created out of these icons are a beautiful set of 8, one for each Archangel, that will be available on Sunday as a complete set for only $10. They include the icon, the story of the Archangel, and a prayer to each Archangel.
Thanks to Zoya Sheglov for her beautiful work and generous donation of the icons; to Mircea Dumitrescu for taking the pictures of each icon; and to Ksenia Pryme for formatting the cards and getting them ready to print.
God bless you all for your support of St. Michael!