St. Mary's Orthodox Cathedral


Holy Apostles Peter and Paul
Jesus Heals the Leper

A joyous feast has shone out today on the ends of the earth, the all-honoured memorial of the wisest Apostles and their princes, Peter and Paul; and so Rome dances and rejoices. Let us also, brethren, celebrate in songs and psalms this all-revered day, as we cry out to them: Hail, Peter, Apostle and true friend of your teacher, Christ our God. Hail, Paul, well-loved, and herald of the faith and teacher of the inhabited world. Holy pair, chosen by God, as you have boldness, implore Christ God that our souls may be saved. (Vespers for the Feast)

The Orthodox Christian faith as we know it is based upon the testimony, apostolic labor and martyric witness of the holy Apostles Peter and Paul. They openly proclaimed the Gospel. They saw to the planting and nurture of local churches. They worked miracles, taught, and by their example inspired and strengthened their spiritual children.

During the Paschal season, we read from the Book of the Acts about the witness of the apostles and the remarkable growth of the Church, and above all about the ministries of Peter and Paul. Peter's ministry was primarily to the Jews, while we know Paul as 'the Apostle to the Gentiles', although both Jews and Gentiles were addressed by each.

In the New Testament, fourteen of the Epistles are said to be written by the Apostle Paul and two are attributed to the Apostle Peter. Together the combined witness and ministry of these apostles came to express the mind of the Church, its dogmatic teaching and moral vision, and the integration of all peoples, both Jew and Gentile, in the one Body of Christ.

- 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
, June 29
Feast of Sts. Peter & Paul
9:00 AM Divine Liturgy @ Cemetery Chapel
7:00 PM Peters Parastas @ Kozlak-Radulovich NE Chapel

Tuesday, June 30
10:00 AM Peters Visitation @ Cemetery Chapel
11:00 AM Peters Funeral @ Cemetery Chapel

Wednesday, July 1
6:15 PM Vespers @ Cemetery Chapel

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

Sunday, July 5th
5th Sunday after Pentecost
8:30 AM Divine Liturgy @ Cemetery Chapel
9:00 AM Divine Liturgy @ Parish Center Gym
10:00 AM Divine Liturgy (Slavonic) @ Cemetery Chapel


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

This Week's Events
Monday, June 29
Church Office Closed

Tuesday, June 30
6:00 PM Stretcherize
6:00 PM Slovak Class I
7:00 PM Slovak Class II
7:00 PM Balalaika Rehearsal

Wednesday, July 1
9:00 AM Wednesday Crew
7:15 PM Melodies Class

Friday, July 3
Parish Center Closed
NO Perohi Sales

Sunday, June 28
Coffee Hour following Liturgy @ Dining Hall


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