St. Mary's Orthodox Cathedral


Thomas Sunday

Doubting ThomasThomas the Twin, who alone was bold, and brought blessing by his faithless faith, banished misty ignorance in all the ends of the earth by his believing unbelief; while for himself he wove a crown as he wisely said, ‘Thou art our God, O highly exalted, our God and the God of our fathers; blessed are Thou’. (7th Ode of the Canon on the Sunday of Thomas)

The liturgical texts for this Sunday, on which we commemorate the Lord's appearance to St Thomas, make it very clear that the church has no interest in condemning his doubts about the Resurrection. On the contrary, he is praised for his independent thought, his boldness, which become by grace his path to salvation. His is a fruitful sort of doubt, one that leads to an encounter with truth, with the Lord, and it is a humble sort of doubt is prepared to submit itself to the truth and ultimately to praise God.

The problem is not doubt itself, for him and for us, but rather a narrow-minded, arrogant, and above all a cynical sort of doubt that does not leave itself open to wonder and joy and the in-rushing presence of the Lord.

- Fr. Andrew


All services are held at the Cathedral unless otherwise noted.

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Schedule of Services
Tuesday, April 21
6:15 PM Parastas @ Cemetery, Blessing Graves &
Bring Your Own Picnic

April 22
6:15 PM Vespers

, April 23
6:15 PM Vespers

Friday, April 24
9:00 AM Divine Liturgy

Saturday, April 25
4:30 PM Jesus Prayer
5:00 PM Great Vespers

Sunday, April 26
Myrrbearing Women
7:45 AM Matins @ Cathedral
9:00 AM Divine Liturgy @ Cathedral
9:00 am Divine Liturgy (Slavonic) @ Cemetery Chapel

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

This Week's Events
Monday, April 20
Church Office Closed
8:30 AM Perohi
7:00 PM Board Meeting

Tuesday, April 21
8:30 AM Perohi
6:00 PM Stretcherize
6:00 PM Slovak Class I
7:00 PM Slovak Class II
7:30 PM Balalaika Rehearsal

Wednesday, April 22
9:00 AM Wednesday Crew
7:00 PM Choir Rehearsal

Friday, April 24
11-3:00 PM Perohi Sales

Sunday, April 26
11:00 AM Church School @ Parish Center
11:50 AM Youth Choir @ Music Room


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