St. Mary's Orthodox Cathedral


The Exaltation of the Cross
12th Cent. Novgorod Sch.
September 14: The Exaltation of the Cross

To Him who was nailed of His own will to the Cross and through the Cross freed the fallen from the ancient condemnation, to Him alone let us sing, for He has been glorified. (Octoekhos)

The redeeming death is the ultimate purpose of the Incarnation. (Fr Georges Florovsky)

What we call 'the work of Christ' embraces the whole of His life: the incarnation, His nativity, His ministry, the passion, crucifixion, resurrection, ascension and sending of the Spirit to establish the Church.

The crucifixion is the emblem of His total sacrificial self-offering in love, and it stands at the heart of this saving 'work', for us and for our salvation.

St. Gregory the Theologian writes: 'We needed an Incarnate God; God put to death, that we might live". Fr. Florovsky writes: "Death is vanquished not simply by the appearance of Life in the mortal body [that is, the incarnation] but rather by the voluntary death of the Incarnate Life [the crucifixion]."

- Fr. Andrew


All services are held at the Cathedral unless otherwise noted.

Please watch the Messenger and website for places/times of other services.

Schedule of Services
Wednesday, September 17
6:15 PM Vespers

, September 18
6:15 PM Vespers

Friday, September 19
9:00 AM Divine Liturgy

Saturday, September 20
2:30 PM Princ/Thompson Wedding
4:30 PM Jesus Prayer
5:00 PM Great Vespers

, September 21
15th Sunday After Pentecost

Parastas Sunday

7:45 AM Matins @ Cathedral
9:00 AM Divine Liturgy @ Cathedral

Parastas for William Reshetar, Amy Holscher, John Super, Lorraine Robinson, Ann Skirka, Susan Johnson, James Felegy, Pantelija Petrovich, Dushan Petkovich

NOTE: Elevators available at both the Cathedral and the Parish Center.

This Week's Events
Monday, September 15
Church Office Closed
8:30 AM Perohi

Tuesday, September 16
8:30 AM Perohi
6:00 PM Yoga
6:00 PM Slovak Class I
7:00 PM Slovak Class II
7:00 PM MEOCCA Choir Rehearsal
7:30 PM Balalaika Rehearsal

Wednesday, September 17
9:00 AM Wednesday Crew
5:30 PM Faith Night
6:00 PM Festival Committee Meeting
7:00 PM Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, September 18
10:30 AM Senior Talk for all ages

Friday, September 19
11-3:00 PM Perohi Sales

Saturday, September 20
8:00 AM MEOCCA Choir Retreat

Sunday, September 21
11:00 AM Church School @ Parish Center
11-11:20 AM every Sunday Perohi Sales @ Parish Center
11:50 AM Youth Carpathian Dance Practice @ PreK Room
11:50 AM Interior Restoration Committee @ Ministry Room
4-7:00 PM Lynn Olson Medical Crisis Program Kick-off Gala @ Stillwater Library


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