St. Mary's Orthodox Cathedral


True Riches Make Us Rich in Virtue

...Would anyone have believed me if I had said that thorns stood for riches? After all, thorns are piercing and riches pleasurable. And yet riches are thorns because thoughts of them pierce the mind and torture it. When finally they lure a person into sin, it is as though they were drawing blood from the wound they have inflicted.

According to another evangelist, the Lord spoke in this parable not simply of riches but of deceptive riches, and with good reason. Riches are deceptive because they cannot stay with us for long; they are deceptive because they are incapable of relieving our spiritual poverty.

The only true riches are those that make us rich in virtue.

Therefore, if you want to be rich, beloved, love true riches. If you aspire to the heights of real honor, strive to reach the kingdom of heaven. If you value rank and renown, hasten to be enrolled in the heavenly court of the angels.

 ~ St. Gregory the Great

SERVICE SCHEDULE All services are held at the Cathedral unless otherwise noted.
Please watch the Messenger and website for places/times of other services.

Schedule of ServicesMonday, October 14
10:00 a.m. Rusinak Visitation @ Cathedral
11:00 a.m. Rusinak Funeral @ Cathedral

, October 16
6:15 p.m. Vespers

Thursday, October 17
9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy

Friday, October 18
7:00 p.m. Vespers

Saturday, October 19
8:30 a.m. Hierarchical Liturgy
(Ordination of Deacon Gregory Ealy)
5:00 p.m. Vespers

Sunday, October 20
18th Sunday After Pentecost
Great Martyr Artemius at Antioch + Parastas Sunday
7:45 a.m. Matins @ Cathedral
9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy @ Cathedral
Parastas: Michael & Eugenia Samoszuk, Mary Dzubak, Ethel Chimel, and Irene Guhanick

Tuesday, October 22
5:00-8:00 p.m. Kalina Visitation @ Cathedral
7:00 pl.m. Kalina Parastas

Wednesday, October 23
10:00 a.m. Kalina Visitation @ Cathedral
11:00 a.m. Kalina Funeral @ Cathedral


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

This Week's EventMonday, October 14
Church Office Closed
7:00 p.m. Board Meeting

Tuesday, October 15
8:30 a.m. Perohi
7:00 p.m. Rachmaninoff Choir Rehearsal
7:00 p.m. Balalaika Rehearsal

Wednesday, October 16
8:30 a.m. Perohi

Friday, October 18
11-2:00 p.m. Perohi Sales

Saturday, October 19
12:00 p.m. Ealy Reception (Dining Room)
3:00 p.m. 2nd Annual Metropolitan Leonty Seminar on Orthodox Spirituality @ Parish Center
"Fighting the Good Fight: Spiritual Warfare in Our Daily Lives"

Sunday, October 20
11:00 a.m. Church School @ Parish Center
2:00 p.m. Speaker: Joy Corey @ Parish Center
"Living in the World: Spiritual Challenges and Tools for Women"


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