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Sunday of the Paralytic

God manifests himself in our life in secret and spiritual ways... The world we live in is the world of the fall, and death is inherent to it. If we do not die today, we shall tomorrow. Even if today Christ raises us up as he did Lazarus, in a short while we shall depart from this world. If we do not depart as a result of illness or a terrible accident, we shall depart in some other way. God’s presence is meant to give us an awareness of salvation – not of health, power or endless life in this world, but the longing for immortality, the expectation of eternity. It is meant to give us the awareness that even if we are in pain, even if we are sorely tried, even if we are being unjustly treated, even if we are perhaps deprived of the immediacy of the divine presence in the way our reason demands or our physical needs require it, we are able to experience the warmth, the sense and the experience of his spiritual presence in our life. What do our difficulties and ordeals count for when we experience Christ within us, when we have Christ near us, when we feel that we are in his embrace!

Ultimately, the world is not the one that we see but another world that exists and that we have to discern. Then we shall glorify God for the rich blessings he gives us: for the possibility not so much of gaining our health (we shall lose that at some point), nor of escaping some threat to our life (that too will come to an end), but above all of enjoying our salvation – the possibility for us too to become partakers and members of the Kingdom of God eternally, and to see our God and Saviour 'face to face'....

This Gospel account is not simply a reminder of one miracle, but serves as a wake-up call for all of us. All of us are paralysed with spiritual blindness and physical infirmity, all of us are cheated by our rationalism; and we are all sitting round the pool of Bethesda, the pool of the tears and lost hopes of this life.

~ from Nikolaos, Metropolitan of Mesogaia and Lavreotiki, When God Is Not There (2018)

Summer Liturgy Services

Starting Sunday, June 2, 2024, Divine Liturgy will be served at the Cemetery Chapel (3025 Stinson Blvd, NE) at 8:30 a.m. on Sundays during the summer, in addition to Divine Liturgy served at the Cathedral at 9:00 a.m.

Bear one another's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.  (Galatians 6:2)

Schedule of ServicesServices listed below will be live streamed at

Monday, 27 - Memorial Day
8:30 AM Divine Liturgy @ Cemetery Chapel (3025 Stinson Blvd)

Tuesday May 28

Wednesday, May 29
6:15 PM Vespers

May 30
9:00 AM Divine Liturgy

Friday, May 31

Saturday, June 1
11:00 AM Wedding: Sarah & Jeffrey Kult
5:00 PM Great Vespers @ Cathedral

Sunday, June 2 - 5th Sunday of Pascha
Sunday of the Samaritan Woman
Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!

8:30 AM Divine Liturgy @ Cemetery Chapel
9:00 AM Divine Liturgy @ Cathedral

If you missed any of the live streaming services you can go to the playlist to replay them by clicking here


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

This Week's Events
Monday, May 27
Church Office Closed
Parish Center Closed

, May 28

, May 29
7:00 PM Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, May 30

, May 31

Saturday, June 1
10:00 AM Parish Center Reserved

Sunday, June 2
10:30 AM Graduates’ Recognition Coffee Hour @ Parish Center
NO Church School for summer


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