Saints Mary & Michael Orthodox Parish

A growing Sacramental community of Christians worshipping at Saint Michael Church in Irvona, Pa., and Nativity of the Theotokos Church in Madera, Pa., ministering to the people of the greater Clearfield area.


We gather every Sunday at 9:30am for the Divine Liturgy, every Saturday at 6pm for Great Vespers, and on the eve of Great Feasts at 6pm for Vespers and the Divine Liturgy. Places alternate; view the calendar to see the location.   

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Our Story

Welcome to
Ss. Mary & Michael’s

In 1909, a group of converts to the Orthodox Faith founded Nativity of the Theotokos Church in Madera, Pennsylvania. They built a stone temple with their own hard labor and began growing their community there. 

Ten miles away and ten years later, Russian immigrants bought property in Irvona and built St Michael’s Church. As more discovered Orthodox Christianity, they would eventually build a parish house and hall on their campus.  

Through the guidance of Father David (Lewis), the two communities began worshipping as one family, sharing their love of Christ with each other. In 2021, Fr. David retired after a quarter century of faithful ministry. With a vision to become one parish to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ and serve the people of Clearfield County according to His commandments—feeding the hungry, visiting the sick, etc.—Fr. Alexander Cadman was appointed to help lay a firm foundation for future growth and ministry. The mission is to cooperate with our Lord through services and outreach so that He would add daily to His Church those who are being saved.

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Connect with the Parish

Registered users to Saints Mary and Michael’s online portal can view the parish directory, manage what information is shared with others, set up recurring donations, and more.

Schedule a Home Blessing

Parishioners, inquirers, and visitors alike can use this powerful tool to set apart their homes for God’s glory and purpose.


Come and See!

Visitors are always welcome to join us for worship and fellowship (all services are in English). Click on any listing to see the location. Beyond the current month, events should be considered tentative and/or subject to change.

For information, please contact:

Ss. Mary & Michael Parish
151 Alexander Road
Madera, PA 16661
Office: 814-862-8694
(call or text)

Sacrificial gifts support our parish. Thank you.


St. Michael Orthodox Church
163 Hemlock Road • Irvona, PA 16656

Nativity of the Theotokos
Orthodox Church
151 Alexander Road • Madera, PA 16661