St. Mary's Orthodox Cathedral


God has gone up with a shout;
The Lord with the sound of a trumpet!
Jesus Heals the Leper

Last Thursday, we celebrated the Great Feast of the Ascension, and we keep the feast for eight days, up to the Friday before Pentecost. For forty days, the risen Lord appeared to His disciples and followers, and then, mysteriously, while they were with Him, He was taken up, a cloud received Him, and He vanished from their sight. This was a sign that He would no longer be seen on earth, save in visions, because He has passed out of time and space.

His presence among us is a mysterious presence, a sacramental presence, not tied to any particular location or moment but manifested wherever and whenever two or three are gathered in His name.

We confess the ascended and glorified Christ as Lord. All authority has been given to Him in heaven and on earth. He is our Great High Priest - the one unique and perfect Mediator between God and man, our Intercessor and Advocate before the Father. He is the Head of the Church and although He is in heaven, He is not far away, He is near to us.

The Church of which He is the Head is meant to be His presence in this world, to be the manifestation and epiphany of His rule, His authority, of His love, of His ongoing work of reconciling and healing. The Church is empowered to do this by the grace of the Holy Spirit, who always manifests Christ in and among us, and nourishes us with Christ, and gives and perfects all that is needed for us to do the work of Christ. The ascension and glorification of Christ leads to the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, and the eternal work of Christ, manifested in the ongoing ministry of the Church, sustained in the constant renewal of the Spirit in our lives.

- Fr. Andrew



Services held at the Annunciation (Cemetery) Chapel, are located at 3025 Stinson Blvd, St. Anthony
Please watch the Messenger and website for places/times of services during the renovation.

Schedule of Services
, May 25
Memorial Day
8:30 AM Divine Liturgy @ Cemetery Chapel
10:00 AM Memorial Day Program
Luncheon to follow at Parish Center

Wednesday, May 27
6:15 PM Vespers @ Parish Center Gym

, May 28
No Vespers

Friday, May 29
No Divine Liturgy

Saturday, May 30
4:30 PM Jesus Prayer @ Cemetery Chapel
5:00 PM Great Vespers @ Cemetery Chapel

Sunday, May 31
Sunday of the Holy Fathers
7:45 AM Matins @ Parish Center Gym
9:00 AM Divine Liturgy with Kneeling Prayers @ Parish Center Gym
11th Grade Recognition
9:00 AM Divine Liturgy (Slavonic) @ Cemetery Chapel

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

This Week's Events
Monday, May 25
Memorial Day
Church Office Closed
Luncheon at Parish Center to follow Memorial Day services

Tuesday, May 26
9:00 AM Salad Luncheon Prep
No Stretcherize
6:00 PM Slovak Class I
6:00 PM Camp Staff Meeting @ St. Mary’s Greek
7:00 PM Slovak Class II
7:30 PM Balalaika Rehearsal

Wednesday, May 27
9:00 AM Salad Luncheon Prep
10:30 AM Wednesday Crew
7:00 PM Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, May 28
11-1:00 PM Salad Luncheon
6-9:00 PM Camp Staff Meeting

Friday, May 29
11-3:00 PM Perohi Sales

Sunday, May 31
No Church School for summer
Grade 11 Brunch @ Jax Café


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