St. Mary's Orthodox Cathedral


St. Irenaeus of Lyons
Church New Year (September 1)

The Church New Year ushers in yet another 'year of grace' for us. It presents itself to us with an incentive to take up our Orthodox faith in a more intentional, a more personal way than we may have been living it. Here are some suggestions to help get the journey going.

  • We ought to pray at least morning and evening. A rule of prayer does not have to be lengthy and overly wordy. On the contrary, for most of us it should be short, but focused and quiet.
  • We ought to participate in Confession on a monthly basis, or before each of the 12 major feasts, in addition to preparing ourselves to receive Holy Communion by attending Vespers and reading our Pre-Communion prayers.
  • Find a Church Calendar and follow the liturgical seasons of Church life both at Church and at home, keeping the fasts and the feasts.
  • Repeat 'Lord, Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me!' throughout the waking day and when you wake up at night. You can fill time with this prayer.
  • Do you really need to fuss and hurry and be so busy all the times? Slow down and reduce stress!
  • Give your full attention to whatever it is that you are doing.
  • Struggle against habits that you know are bad habits, and try not to be so self-indulgent (doing only what you like to do, not doing what you don't care for). Try to do the right and good thing to do, not the selfish thing.
  • Make an effort to do more for others, in a kind way, making it your joy to do so.
  • Spend more time more often with fellow believers, and spend less time plugged into social networking and surfing the internet and watching stuff that when you think about it is actually contrary to our faith and subtly subversive.
  • Read the Gospels, and the Psalms, and pick up some spiritual reading from the library or the Olive Shoot. Read these things in a way that allows them to inspire, encourage and offer wise counsel. Make friends with the saints by reading the lives of the saints.

- Fr. Andrew


Services held at the Annunciation (Cemetery) Chapel, are located at 3025 Stinson Blvd, St. Anthony.

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Schedule of Services
September 2
6:15 PM Vespers @ Cathedral

Saturday, September 5
11:00 AM Griffin Baptism @ Cathedral
3:00 PM DeWall/Yakovleva Baptism @ Cathedral
4:30 PM Jesus Prayer @ Cathedral
5:00 PM Great Vespers @ Cathedral

Sunday, September 6
15th Sunday after Pentecost
7:45 AM Matins @ Cathedral
9:00 AM Divine Liturgy @ Cathedral
9:00 AM Divine Liturgy (Slavonic) @ Cemetery Chapel

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

This Week's Events
Monday, August 31
Church Office Closed
NO Perohi

Tuesday, September 1
8:30 AM Perohi
7:00 PM Balalaika Rehearsal
7:30 PM Men’s Club Meeting

Wednesday, September 2
8:30 AM Perohi
9:00 AM Wednesday Crew
6:00 PM Festival Meeting
7:00 PM Choir Rehearsal
8:00 PM Choir Meeting

Friday, September 4
11-3:00 PM Perohi Sales

Saturday, September 5
Parish Center Rented

Sunday, September 6
Coffee Hour follows Divine Liturgy @ Parish Center


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