St. Mary's Orthodox Cathedral


St. Mary's Orthodox Cathedral, Minneapolis, MN


Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my thoughts.
See if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
(Psalm 139: 23-24)

In this season of Pentecost, we have been reminded that the Holy Spirit was given - and is being given - to the Church, and has been received - and is being received - by each believer. Continually renewed in the life of the Church - and in our own lives - the presence of the Holy Spirit is at work, bearing spiritual fruit: love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Looking at it the other way, where ever these spiritual fruits are found, it is the Holy Spirit is at work.

When we examine ourselves, examine our conscience, spend some time reflecting on our thoughts, words and deeds - as we are encouraged to do each day - it is often a useful thing to examine ourselves in terms of these spiritual fruits. Have I given and gratefully received love? Where are joy and peace in my life? Have I been patient with others? Kind? Sought the good, to do good, to be good-willed? Have I been faithful? Gentle? Self-controlled? The Holy Spirit will show us where we’ve fallen short as we ask Him to search our hearts. A broken and contrite heart God will not despise!

- Fr. Andrew



All services are held at the Cathedral unless otherwise noted, with the exception of Vespers on Saturdays at 5 pm and 8:30 Sunday morning Divine Liturgy, beginning June 3, 2018, at the Annunciation (Cemetery) Chapel, 3025 Stinson Blvd, St. Anthony, through the beginning of September.

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

Schedule of ServicesSts. Peter & Paul Fast Continues
Wednesday, June 20
6:15 p.m. Vespers

Thursday, June 21
8:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy

Saturday, June 23
5:00 p.m. Vigil @ Cathedral

Sunday, June 24
Nativity of the Holy Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist, John

8:30 am
 Entrance and Vesting of the Metropolitan
9:00 a.m. Primatial Liturgy @ Cathedral



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

This Week's EventsSts. Peter & Paul Fast Continues
, June 18
Church Office Closed
8:30 a.m. Perohi
6:00 p.m. RCC Russian Dance Group

Tuesday, June 19
8:30 a.m. Perohi
7:00 p.m. Balalaika Rehearsal
7:00 p.m. Men's Bible Study

Wednesday, June 20
5:00 p.m. Music Syposium Registration

Thursday, June 21
Music Symposium Continued

Friday, June 22
Music Symposium Continued
11-2:00 p.m. Perohi Sales

Saturday, June 23
Music Symposium Continued

Sunday, June 24
NO Church School


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