St. Mary's Orthodox Cathedral


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Metropolitan Kallistos Ware

All Things are Sacred

We are not to restrict God's presence in the world to a limited range of "pious" objects and situations, while labelling everything else as "secular"; but we are to see all things as essentially sacred, as a gift from God and a means of communion with him.

It does not, however, follow that we are to accept the fallen world on its own terms. This is the unhappy mistake of much “secular Christianity” in the contemporary west.

All things are indeed sacred in their true being, according to their innermost essence; but our relationship to God's creation has been distorted by sin, original and personal, and we shall not rediscover this intrinsic sacredness unless our heart is purified. Without self-denial, without ascetic discipline, we cannot affirm the true beauty of the world. That is why there can be no genuine contemplation without repentance.

- Metropolitan Kallistos, The Orthodox Way


All services are held at the Cathedral unless otherwise noted, with the exception of Vespers on Saturdays at 5 pm and an 8:30 Sunday morning Divine Liturgy, beginning June 5, 2016, 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 Services Wednesday, July 27
St. Panteleimon
6:15 PM Vespers @ Cathedral

Thursday, July 28
9:00 AM Divine Liturgy

Saturday, July 30
11:00 AM Olson Baptism @ Cathedral
4:30 PM Jesus Prayer
5:00 PM Great Vespers @ Cemetery Chapel

Sunday, July 31
6th Sunday after Pentecost
8:30 AM Divine Liturgy @ Cemetery Chapel
9:00 AM Divine Liturgy @ Cathedral

10:15 AM Slavonic Liturgy @ Cemetery Chapel

5:00 PM Vespers @ Cathedral

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

This Week's EventsMonday, July 25
Parish Center Closed
8:30 AM Perohi Making

Tuesday, July 26
8:30 AM Perohi Making
7:30 Balalaika Rehearsal

Wednesday, July 27
5:30 PM Slovak Class I
6:00 PM Stretchercise
6:30 PM Slovak Class II
7:30 PM Slovak Class III

Friday, July 29
11-3:00 PM Perohi Sales

Saturday, July 30
PC reserved

Sunday, July 31
Coffee Hour @ Dining room


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