St. Mary's Orthodox Cathedral


Christ Administering Holy Eucharist
The Sunday of Zacchaeus

The story of Zacchaeus rings like a warning bell: Lent is fast approaching!

From today, there are just four weeks until the Vespers of Forgiveness (February 22) and our entry into the lenten season itself.

Next week we begin the time of the Triodion, and each Sunday in this period has a specific theme. The first three weeks are framed by Sundays that are each meant to show us important truths about an active spiritual life, based on the appointed Gospel readings, and explored in wonderful hymnography.

The Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee (Luke 18:9-14) highlights humility;

The Sunday of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32) repentance; the Sunday of the Last Judgment (Matt 25:31-46) good works;

The Sunday of Forgiveness (Matt 6:14-2) the expulsion of Adam and Eve from Paradise, that is, the theme of alienation, as well as that of forgiveness.

Fasting and abstaining, alms-giving and good works, enriched prayer and spiritual reflection. The coming weeks are the time to make decisions about how we will each observe lent, to set some goals, mindful that the Church directs that we should take this up with a degree of urgency. We need to make an effort that will take us, even a little bit, outside of our comfort level.

- Fr. Andrew


Service cancellation policy:

  • No one should travel to church for services if the road conditions are dangerous.
  • No services will be cancelled.
  • Those who cannot get to services should instead stay home, give thanks to God, be happy that at least a priest and a chanter are singing the services and praying for them.

All services are held at the Cathedral unless otherwise noted.

Please watch the Messenger and website for places/times of other services.

Schedule of Services
Wednesday, January 28
9:30 AM Service @ Catholic Eldercare
6:15 PM Vespers

, January 29
6:15 PM Vespers

Friday, January 30
9:00 AM Divine Liturgy

Saturday, January 31
4:30 PM Jesus Prayer
5:00 PM Great Vespers

, February 1
34rd Sunday after Pentecost

7:45 AM Matins @ Cathedral
9:00 AM Divine Liturgy @ Cathedral
9:00 am Divine Liturgy (Slavonic) @ Cemetery Chapel

6:15 PM Vespers (Meeting of Our Lord in the Temple) @ Cathedral

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

This Week's Events
Monday, January 26
Church Office Closed
8:30 AM Perohi

Tuesday, January 27
8:30 AM Perohi
6:00 PM Stretchersize
6:00 PM Slovak Class I
7:00 PM Slovak Class II
7:30 PM Balalaika Rehearsal

Wednesday, January 28
9:00 AM Wednesday Crew
5:30 PM Faith Night
7:00 PM Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, January 29
7:00 PM MEOCCA Choir

Friday, January 30
11-3:00 PM Perohi Sales

Sunday, February 1
11:00 AM Church School @ Parish Center
11:50 AM Carpathian Juniors (4 yrs-3rd grade) @ Pre-K Room
12:00 PM Sts. Peter & Paul Annual Meeting @ Kitchen/Dining Hall/Ministry Room
4:30 PM Super Bowl Party @ Parish Center

NO Floor Hockey


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