St. Mary's Orthodox Cathedral



From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." (Matthew 4:17)

If we are to make progress coping with our thoughts, we must make progress in repentance. And if we are to make progress in repentance, it is critical that we learn to accuse ourselves of our sins, rather than excuse them or deny them... Unfortunately, even in confession, it is not uncommon for people to weave a series of excuses or denials, so that the person will appear to be virtuous even in his sin! This is why simplicity is also such a fundamental virtue for every Christian. The Lord Jesus Christ spoke of simplicity when he said, “when thine eye is simple (the KJV translates the word ἁπλοῦς as singular), thy whole body also is full of light.” There is one way to be simple and that is to humbly, responsibly, confess our sins and our wrongs with awareness of the harm we have caused ourselves and others. There are, however, many ways to make excuses, for like the passions, excuses are “paths that are always crooked and perverse.”

 ~ Bishop-elect Alexis Trader in



Service cancellation policy:

  • No one should travel to church for services if the road conditions are dangerous.
  • No services will be cancelled.
  • Those who cannot get to services should instead stay home, give thanks to God, be happy that at least a priest and a chanter are singing the services and praying for them.
  • Good church etiquiette also suggests staying home if you are sick or feel like you are coming down with an illness.
All services are held at the Cathedral unless otherwise noted.
Please watch the Messenger and website for places/times of other services.

Schedule of ServicesWednesday, January 15
6:15 p.m. Vespers

Thursday, January 16
9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy

Saturday, January 18
5:00 p.m. Vespers

Sunday, January 19
31st Sunday after Pentecost
Venerable Macarius the Great of Egypt + Parastas Sunday
7:45 a.m. Matins @ Cathedral
9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy @ Cathedral
Parastas: Mary Cook, Thomas O’Reilly, Joseph & Susie Hafich, William Dzubay, Anthony & Anna Dzubay, Olga & Tony Migliaccio, Resa Ellison, Josiah Griffin, and Celerina Gonzalez


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

This Week's EventMonday, January 13
Church Office Closed
8:30 a.m. Perohi
7:00 p.m. Board Meeting

, January 14
8:30 a.m. Perohi
6:30 p.m. Iconography Group
7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Study

Wednesday, January 15
7:00 p.m. Choir Rehearsal

Friday, January 17
11-2 p.m. Perohi Sales
Saints Winter Camp: Friday, Jan. 17 - Monday Jan. 20

Sunday, January 19
11:00 a.m. Church School @ Parish Center (Gymnasium reserved for Pre-K class)
7:30 p.m. Floor Hockey @ Gymnasium


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