St. Michael Orthodox Church

For first time visitors to our site, and to our Church, we welcome you!  This page contains some basic information about our parish and Orthodox worship for those who haven’t experienced it yet.

Many of the visitors and members of our Church come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.We are precisely the same Church across the globe, and across time, preaching the Gospel, teaching the Lord’s commandments, and worshiping God in spirit and in Truth just as we have these many centuries.

You can contact us by


To start with, we want you to know at least this much:

You are welcome here. We are always honored to have visitors join us for prayer and worship.

Our children worship with us. If you have young children, they are welcome here, too. If you need to step to the back of the Church with your child for any reason, you are not disturbing us. We expect Christian children to be raised in the Church and to do that, they have to be in the Church.

All of our facilities are handicap accessible. If you need any assistance at all, please let us know. We are here to be of service to you.

If you are an Orthodox Christian, and you have prepared yourself to receive Holy Communion according to your Spiritual Father’s direction, be sure to introduce yourself to our priest before the service. You are welcome to approach the chalice.

We are part of the worldwide Orthodox Church – the oldest Christian Church in the world. This is not a theological statement, it is an historical one. And in every part of the world, there are Orthodox Christians, Churches and missions:  in traditionally Orthodox countries like Russia, Greece, Romania, Serbia, the Middle East, and India but also in Japan, China, the Philippines, throughout Europe including Germany, France, Poland, Finland, across the British Isles, throughout the African continent including Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, and across Central and South America.

Saint Michael Church invites you to

A Conference on Parenting

How to raise good kids who know and love God in a non-Christian world; we’ll discuss the challenges facing parents nowadays and some solutions

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

The talk will be given by Fr. Patrick Tishel


Who is Fr. Patrick Tishel?

The Very Rev.Fr. Patrick Tishel is an archpriest of the Bulgarian Orthodox Diocese of USA Canada and Australia and Pastor of Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church 62 Harvard Ave.,in Allston, MA. He was the Orthodox Chaplain for Boston University Orthodox Christian Fellowship and worked with the OCF chapter there and on other campuses for 10 years. Fr. Patrick is the founder and the present Headmaster of St. Herman of Alaska Christian School, the only full Orthodox Christian elementary school (K-8th grade) in Boston, now in its 25th   year.

He speaks frequently on the topic of education, raising children, family life and spiritual life. He has been a presenter at various conferences on Education and Orthodox Spiritual life including at Boston University, Gordon College, Holy Cross/Hellenic College and at other parishes in the U.S. and Canada.

Fr. Patrick is married. His wife Paula actively shares in many vital ways in the ministry of the parish and school. They have two children.


Schedule: 6.00PM: Greetings refreshments; Conference starts: 6.30 PM

We have volunteers to watch all kids during the Conference

No fee

Location: St. Michael’s Hall

Saint Michael’s Orthodox Church,

16 Romanian Avenue, Southbridge, Massachusetts 01550

P.O. Box 823 (508) 765-5276