St. Mary's Orthodox Cathedral



Humility and Thanksgiving


The word 'humility' comes from the Latin word 'humus' which means fertile ground. Humility is the situation of the earth. The earth is always there, always taken for granted, never remembered, always trodden on by everyone, somewhere we cast and pour out all the refuse, all we don't need. It's there, silent and accepting everything and in a miraculous way making out of all the refuse new richness in spite of corruption, transforming corruption itself into a power of life and a new possibility of creativeness, open to the sunshine, open to the rain, ready to receive any seed we sow and capable of bringing thirtyfold, sixtyfold, a hundredfold, out of every seed.
- Metropolitan Anthony Bloom, Beginning to Pray


What words can adequately describe God’s gifts? They are so numerous that they defy enumeration. They are so great that any one of them demands our total gratitude in response...How, then, shall we repay the Lord for all his goodness to us? He is so good that he asks no recompense except our love: that is the only payment he desires.
- Saint Basil the Great; Rules for Monks


At the direction of the Archbishop, and following the policies of the State of Minnesota and the Cities of Minneapolis and St. Anthony, it is strongly recommended, whether or vaccinated or not vaccinated, to wear masks at the Cathedral or the Annunciation Chapel. The use of hand sanitizers and social distancing are still considered to be helpful. We are very grateful - before God and to our parish community - for our overall safety and stability through these long, difficult months! We look forward to seeing you!

Service Cancellation Policy
* No one should travel to church for services if the road conditions are dangerous.
* No services will be cancelled. Most services will be live streamed (links available on the our website).
* Those who cannot get to services should instead stay home, watch the live stream of the service if possible, and be happy in the knowledge that a priest and a chanter are singing the services and praying for them.
* Cancellation of services and activities will be posted on our website:

Bear one another's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.  (Galatians 6:2)

Schedule of ServicesServices listed below will be live streamed at

(Nativity Fast continues)

Monday, November 29
6:15 PM Great Vespers

Tuesday, November 30
Holy Apostle Andrew
9:00 AM Divine Liturgy
5:00-7:00 PM Manoleff Visitation @ Kozlak-Radulovich NE Chapel (1918 University Ave NE)
7:00 PM Manoleff Parastas

Wednesday,December 1
10:00 AM Manoleff Funeral (no visitation) @ Cathedral
6:15 PM Vespers

Thursday, December 2
9:00 AM Divine Liturgy

Saturday, December 4
5:00 PM Great Vespers with General Confession following

Sunday, December 5   24th Sunday after Pentecost
7:45 AM Matins @ Cathedral
8:30 AM Divine Liturgy @ Cemetery
9:00 AM Divine Liturgy @ Cathedral
Choir Group: St. Romanos
5:00 PM Great Vespers @ Cathedral

If you missed any of the live streaming services you can go to the playlist to replay them by clicking here


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

This Week's Events
(Nativity Fast continues)

, November 29
Church Office Closed
Parish Center Closed

, November 30

, December 1
7:00 PM Choir Rehearsal

, December 2

Friday, December 3
NO Perohi Sales

Saturday, December 4

Sunday, December 5
11:00 AM Church School @ Parish Center
11:00 AM Coffee Hour @ Parish Center


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