St. Mary's Orthodox Cathedral


St. Mary's Orthodox Cathedral, Minneapolis, MN

Christ is Risen!

Sunday of the Man Born Blind

This Sunday commemorates the gift of sight to the man born blind. According to the explanation in the Synaxarion, the miracle of the healing of this man is commemorated on this particular Sunday because it was accomplished during the season of Pentecost.

Making an example of him for us, Church presents an image of any sinner, who is blind from birth, "because all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Rom 3:23). By the spiritual and physical gift of sight, we are taught that Jesus, the Light of the World, is truly the Lord, and only in His light is it possible to behold the true and saving light.

The hymns for the day appeal to us to cry out: O Christ God, the Sun of righteousness, Who by Thy most pure touch enlightened all, now give sight to our spiritual eyes and Enlighten my spiritual eyes which are blind, O Lord, from the darkness of sin, and enlighten, O Compassionate One, my closed eyes being washed by tears of humility and repentance.

- Adapted from S. V. Bulgakov, Handbook For Church Servers


All services are held at the Cathedral unless otherwise noted.

Schedule of ServicesTuesday, May 23
6:15 PM Vespers

, May 24
9:00 AM Paschal Liturgy
6:15 PM Festal Vespers

Thursday, May 25
7:45 AM Festal Matins
9:00 AM Festal Liturgy

Saturday, May 27
5:00 PM Great Vespers

Sunday, May 28
Holy Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Council
God has gone up with a shout!
The Lord with the sound of a trumpet!
7:45 AM Matins @ Cathedral
9:00 AM Divine Liturgy @ Cathedral

9:00 AM Slavonic Liturgy @ Cemetery Chapel

4:00 PM Gierke/Seiberlich Wedding @ Cathedral

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

This Week's EventsMonday, May 22
Church Office Closed
8:30 AM Perohi

Tuesday, May 23
8:30 AM Perohi
6:00 PM Stretchercise
NO Balalaika Rehearsal

Wednesday, May 24
5:30 PM Slovak Class I
6:30 PM Slovak Class II
7:00 PM Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, May 25
12:00 PM Sts. Peter & Paul Meeting

Friday, May 26
11-3:00 PM Perohi Sales

Sunday, May 28
NO Church School


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