Cathedral of Saint Michael the Archangel

Leaders of the heavenly armies, although we are unworthy, we always beseech you, to fortify us by your prayers and to shelter us beneath the wings of your sublime glory. Watch over us who bow to you and cry out fervently: Deliver us from danger, for you are the commanders of the powers on high. 

Troparion for St Michael and the Holy Angels

Saint Michael's Food Pantry

St Michael's Food Pantry serves our neighbors by offering non-perishable food items.  The Pantry is stocked entirely by the donations of parishioners and friends.  The Food Pantry is open weekdays 9:30am to 1:30pm.

Upcoming Events/Services

FRIDAY, JULY 20, is the feast of the Holy Prophet Elias (Elijah).  We will bless vehicles after the 9am Liturgy at the Cathedral. There is also a 7pm Liturgy in Mahwah with blessing of vehicles.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 5:  St Nicholas Pilgrimage to Carpathian Village in the Poconos.  Private transportation only.  This pilgrimage will include ordination to minor orders for a number of candidates. See poster for details.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 11:  Sister Servants’ Monastery, Sloatsburg NY. Bus transportation from St Michael’s Chapel departs 11am.   Return to St Michael’s Chapel approximately 9:30pm. Sign up sheet to reserve your place on the bus in the Vestibules of the Cathedral and the Chapel.

LOOKING AHEAD:  RADIO CITY TRIP: Once again it’s time to think toward the cooler weather and make preparations for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular on Saturday, November 18. $80.00 per person includes a ticket for the show, a seat on the bus, tip for driver, a sandwich and drink. Depart St Michael’s Chapel at 2pm, show time 5pm, return approximately 7:30pm. Please call Pat Ditzig at 973-773-5521 if interested. Seats sell out quickly, so don’t delay!

This is several weeks earlier than usual, so we need to adjust our sense of timing.
RIGHT NOW: We need donations of new items for our popular Tricky Tray raffles. Donations may be left in the vestibule of the Cathedral or the Chapel or delivered to the Cathedral office between 9:30 and 1:30 on weekdays. New items only please!
Start spreading the word about our Festival!  Watch for more ways that YOU can help make it successful!
COOKING AND BAKING FOR THE FESTIVAL: Pirohy will be made August 2-4; holubky: August 18; kolači: August 25; babka and cabbage shredding for haluški: September 8.  For more information or to volunteer, please contact Vlasta Berry (201-370-2656).

BYZANTINE CATHOLIC HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE led by Deacon Tim and Fr. Bryan Eyman: October 4-14.  See flyers in vestibule for more information or contact Deacon Tim: 731-423-7013 or

PILGRIMAGE TO AUSTRIA, HUNGARY, SLOVAKIA AND UKRAINE led by Bishop Milan of Parma, September 16-28.  See brochures in vestibule or contact

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V. Rev. John S. Custer, SSL, STD, Rector

Father Jody Baran

Cantor John Klapko