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St. Silouan: A Saint for our Day

... Suffering from spiritual despondency, convinced that God had abandoned him, he entered the mill church one evening to attend Vespers. There he was granted the vision that enabled him to assume his future struggles with extraordinary strength and peace. It was this vision of the exalted Lord that gave him the ability to assume the ultimate challenge of his spiritual life, expressed in words uttered by God himself: “Keep thy mind in hell, and despair not!” This admonition – this awesome spiritual challenge – was above all an invitation to humility. It represented the assurance, expressed by the Psalmist, “Even if I made my bed in hell, Thou art there!” (Ps. 138/9:13). But it was also a call to spiritual warfare: to struggle, with courage and hope, against the onslaughts of demons and personal temptations. And it served as well to provide the foundation for one of his most important teachings: love for one’s enemies. This is a love so selfless and “disinterested” that it actually transforms the other from an enemy into a brother in Christ. It is a love that marked the monk Silouan so deeply that he could implore God ceaselessly: “Grant that all the peoples of the earth come to know Thee by Thy Holy Spirit!”

St. Silouan is in the truest sense “a saint for our day.” His ascetic labors and reclusive life might seem foreign to many Christian people today. Nevertheless, his struggles against his own inner weaknesses, against insidious doubt and temptation, and against the darkest powers of the fallen spiritual world, make of him both a model and a guide along the only pathway that leads to salvation and eternal communion with the God of infinite love and inexhaustible compassion.

~  Fr. John Breck, in Saint Silouan and the Mystery of God

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, September 25

Tuesday, September 26

Wednesday, September 27
6:15 PM Vespers

September 28
9:00 AM Divine Liturgy

, September 29
10:00 AM Leschisin Visitation @ Cathedral
11:00 AM Leschisin Funeral @ Cathedral

, September 30
3:15 PM Labine/Elfstrom Wedding @ Cathedral
5:00 PM Festal Vespers & Litiya

Sunday, October 1 - 17th Sunday after Pentecost
Protection of the Mother of God
7:30 AM Festal Matins @ Cathedral
8:45 AM Greeting of Archbishop @ Cathedral
9:00 AM Hierarchical Festal 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, September 25
Church Office Closed
Parish Center Closed

, September 26

, September 27
7:00 PM Choir Rehearsal
7:15 PM Theology on Wednesdays @ Parish Center

Thursday, September 28
7:30 PM Adult Bible Study (via Zoom) Click here

, September 29

Saturday, September 30

Sunday, October 1
11:00 AM Coffee Hour @ Dining Room
NO Church School & Classroom Choir (Prek-2nd) @ Parish Center


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