St. Mary's Orthodox Cathedral


St. Mary's Orthodox Cathedral, Minneapolis, MN

Sunday of the Holy Fathers

Thou hast established the Holy Fathers as lights on the earth! Through them thou hast guided us to the true faith!

At His Glorious Ascension, the Lord transformed His disciples into apostles by giving them the mission to "Go into all the world and proclaim the good news to the whole creation” (Mark 16:15), and with the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, the Church as a whole is empowered to take up this fundamental apostolic ministry. The Holy Fathers in particular are celebrated in and by the Church as esteemed teachers and proven guides in living out the new life in Christ.

Today, on this Sunday falling between the Ascension and Pentecost, we are reminded that the 'great commission' and the Descent of the Holy Spirit are crucial parts of salvation history: of the salvation of mankind, of our own personal salvation, of the Church as the agent of salvation, proclaiming the good news of salvation in Christ to all.

- Fr. Andrew


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Schedule of ServicesWednesday, May 23
6:15 p.m. Festal Vespers

Thursday, May 24
8:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy

Saturday, May 26
5:00 p.m. Festal Vigil

Sunday, May 27
9:00 a.m. Festal Divine Liturgy @ Cathedral
Kneeling Prayers @ Cathedral



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

This Week's EventsMonday, May 21
Church Office Closed
6:00 p.m. RCC Russian Dance Group

Tuesday, May 22
8:30 a.m. Perohi
6:00 p.m. Camp Staff Training
NO Stretchercise
NO Balalaika Rehearsal

Wednesday, May 23
5:30 p.m. Slovak Class
7:00 p.m. Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, May 24
11-1:00 p.m. Salad Luncheon, sponsored by Women’s Club
7:15 p.m. Theology on Thursdays CANCELLED

Friday, May 25
11-2:00 p.m. Perohi Sales

Sunday, May 27
NO Church School


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