St. Mary's Orthodox Cathedral


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See the week's schedule below for links

Sunday of the Veneration of the Cross

In the old rugged Cross, stain'd with blood so divine/ A wondrous beauty I see/ For the dear Lamb of God, left his Glory above/ To pardon and sanctify me. (verse from The Old Rugged Cross, by George Bennard, 1913)

In one of his sermons on the Veneration of the Cross, Fr. Sergius Bulgakov notes this spiritual teaching of the Church: the Cross is a symbol of the mystical Cross imprinted at the heart of all created things. In our hymns concerning the Cross we say that it binds together the four corners of the world. It is written, so to speak, in the image of Moses and Joshua praying with their arms uplifted in prayer and thus the human body itself, in this fundamental posture of prayer, reminds us of the tree of the Cross, the center of which is the heart. And in this, Fr Sergius continues, we apprehend that the image of the Creator is deeply printed upon all creation. It reveals God's love, and especially His love for His Creation, and this is a sacrificial love that gives itself for the other, for us. He writes: "The world is created by the power of the Cross, for God's love for the creation is sacrificial. The world is saved by the Cross, by sacrificial love; it is blessed by the Cross and overshadowed by its power."

Because the life of the believer enters into and grows in the love of Christ, we share in "both the burden and sweetness of His Cross." And therefore, to venerate the Cross and to glorify it is not an external commandment but an inner calling, an inevitable vocation, the mark of Christian character: “Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it." (Mark 8:34-35)

~  Fr. Andrew


Service Cancellation Policy
* No one should travel to church for services if the road conditions are dangerous.
* No services will be cancelled. Most services will be livestreamed (links available on the our website).
* Those who cannot get to services should instead stay home, watch the live stream of the service if possible, and be happy in the knowledge that a priest and a chanter are singing the services and praying for them.
* Cancellation of services and activities will be posted on our website:

Parking Restrictions for remainder of winter: Please note that the City of Minneapolis has implemented Winter Parking Restrictions. Parking is banned on the EVEN numbered side of non-Snow-Emergency routes until April 1, unless conditions allow the City to lift the ban earlier. Parking is allowed on Snow Emergency routes, parkways, and the ODD-numbered side of non-Snow Emergency routes, unless otherwise posted. At the Cathedral, you should park in the parking lots, or on the Cathedral side of the street on 5th St. (ODD)  and the Parish Center side of the street on 17th Ave (ODD). Drivers parking in Minneapolis must follow these Winter Parking Restrictions, or they could be ticketed and towed.

With the lifting of the mask mandate for Minneapolis, the Cathedral no longer requires masks to be worn. Masks are welcome, however, and we ask that everyone follow good sense if they have any symptoms. The use of hand sanitizers and social distancing are still considered to be helpful. We are very grateful - before God and to our parish community - for our overall safety and stability through these long, difficult months! We look forward to seeing you!

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, March 20
10:00 AM Peterson Visitation @ Kozlak-Radulovich NE Chapel (1918 University Ave. NE Minneapolis)
11:00 AM Peterson Funeral

Wednesday, March 22
9:00 AM Presanctified Liturgy

Friday, March 24
9:00 AM Presanctified Liturgy
4:00 PM Eisentrager Baptism
6:30 PM Festal Matins & Litiya

, March 25
9:00 AM Festal Liturgy
5:00 PM Great Vespers & Litiya

Sunday, March 26 - 4th Sunday of Great Lent
St. John Climacus (of the Ladder)
7:45 AM Matins @ Cathedral
9:00 AM Divine Liturgy @ Cathedral

5:00 PM Pan-Orthodox Lenten Vespers
St. Michael's Ukrainian Orthodox Church: 505 4th St. NE, Minneapolis

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, March 20
Cathedral Office Closed

, March 21
7:00 PM Balalaika Rehearsal

, March 22
7:00 PM Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, March 23

, March 24
7:45 PM Lenten Dinner

Saturday, March 25

Sunday, March 26
10:30 AM Coffee Hour @ Dining Room
11:00 AM Church School @ Parish Center
11:50 AM Youth Choir @ Choir Office


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