St. Mary's Orthodox Cathedral


Hold Unfailing Your Love for One Another

It is hard not to notice that the world is full of complaining. The right complains about the left and the left complains about the right. The west complains about the east and the east complains about the west. Parents complain about children, children complain about parents. Workers and bosses grumble about each other. Principals, teachers, students, neighbors, colleagues, relatives, parishioners.... everyone has someone and something to grouse about. It is not just 'out there' - we hear it around our own tables…

Yes, Christians too! We know, of course, that we are not supposed to steal, murder, cheat, commit adultery, get drunk and so on ... but we are so very quick to complain! Even from the beginning, Adam and Eve complained about each other. And although God brought the Hebrews out of terrible slavery in Egypt, and fed them manna in the desert - they whined and complained. The Apostle Paul warns the Corinthians not to be like them: "We must not put the Lord to the test, as some of them did... nor grumble, as some of them did". To the Philippians he writes: "Do all things without grumbling..." The Apostle James writes: "Do not grumble, brethren, against one another, that you may not be judged".

The Apostle Peter admonishes and reminds us: "Above all, hold unfailing your love for one another, since love covers a multitude of sins. Practice hospitality ungrudgingly to one another. As each has received a gift, employ it for one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace."

In a world full of complaint, believers are instead to give thanks, above all, and to always seek to find something good to say.

- 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
Nativity Fast Continues
Wednesday, November 26
6:15 PM Vespers

, November 27
Happy Thanksgiving
10:00 AM Thanksgiving Service
No Vespers

Friday, November 28
No Divine Liturgy

Saturday, November 29
4:30 PM Jesus Prayer
5:00 PM Great Vespers

, November 30
25th Sunday After Pentecost

7:45 AM Matins @ Cathedral
9:00 AM Divine Liturgy @ Cathedral

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

This Week's Events
Nativity Fast Continues
, November 24
Church Office Closed

Tuesday, November 25
6:00 PM Stretchercize with Barb
6:00 PM Slovak Class I
7:00 PM Slovak Class II
7:30 PM Balalaika Rehearsal

Wednesday, November 26
9:00 AM Wednesday Crew
No Rehearsal

Friday, November 28
Church Office Closed
No Perohi Sales

Saturday, November 29
6:00 PM Advent Potluck and Talk

Sunday, November 30
11:00 AM Church School @ Parish Center
11:50 AM Youth Choir @ Music Office
11:50 AM Renovation Interior Committee @ Ministry Room

7:30 PM Floor Hockey @ Gym


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