St. Mary's Orthodox Cathedral


St. Mary's Orthodox Cathedral, Minneapolis, MN

Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women

The Holy Myrrh-Bearers accompanied the Lord, served Him from their property, from their means, were with the Lord on Golgotha, at the removal of the Lord from the Cross, and at His burial. They hastened to Christ’s Tomb and were the first to know of Christ’s Resurrection. St. Joseph of Arimathea requested the body of Jesus Christ from Pilate, and with Nicodemus took him down form the Cross, wrapped him in a shroud and laid Him in a tomb, in a cave in his garden.

The Holy Myrrh-Bearers and Saints Joseph and Nicodemus are succeeded by all those who today serve the Lord and His body, the Church, some from their means, some by work, and some by their talents. “In place of myrrh we bring Thee song, O Master,” we sing in the Paschal days. Do those singing feel this? Do they understand that by their singing their are serving the Lord, bringing Him myrrh, taking their place alongside the Myrrh-Bearers? Do all the Church workers and donors feel Whom they are serving and to Whom they are bringing sacrifice?

- from a sermon by Bishop Mefody of Campanie


Service cancellation policy:

  • No one should travel to church for services if the road conditions are dangerous.
  • No services will be cancelled.
  • Those who cannot get to services should instead stay home, give thanks to God, be happy that at least a priest and a chanter are singing the services and praying for them.
  • Good church etiquiette also suggests staying home if you are sick or feel like you are coming down with an illness.

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

Schedule of ServicesMonday, April 23
9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy (Great Martyr George)

Wednesday, April 25
6:15 p.m. Vespers

Thursday, April 26
Apostle Mark
8:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy

Friday, April 27
10:00 a.m. Homzik Visitation @ Cathedral
11:00 a.m. Homzik Funeral @ Cathedral

Saturday, April 28
3:00 p.m. Baptism
5:00 p.m. Vigil

Sunday, April 29
Sunday of the Paralytic
Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!

9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy @ Cathedral
9:00 a.m. Slavonic Liturgy @ Cemetery Chapel  



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

This Week's EventsMonday, April 23
Church Office Closed
8:30 a.m. Perohi
6:00 p.m. RCC Russian Dance Group

Tuesday, April 24
8:30 a.m. Perohi
6:00 p.m. Stretchercise
6:00 p.m. Boris-Hansen Committee Meeting
No Balalaika Rehearsal
7:00 p.m. PMC: Strategic Planning Committee Meeting

Wednesday, April 25
5:30 p.m. Slovak Class
7:00 p.m. Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, April 26
7:00 p.m. Ethnic Dance Company
7:15 p.m. Theology on Thursdays

Friday, April 27
11-2:00 p.m. Perohi Sales
5:00 p.m. Parish Center Reserved

Saturday, April 28
10:00 a.m. Parish Center Reserved

Sunday, April 29
11:00 a.m. Church School @ Parish Center
11:07 a.m. Veterans Association Meeting 2 Fr. Andrew’s Office
11:50 a.m. Children’s Carpathian Dance Rehearsal @ Pre-K Room
1:00 p.m. 3rd Annual Amy Holscher Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser @ Dining Room


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