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SERVICES ARE STREAMING LIVE.
SEE THE WEEK'S SCHEDULE BELOW FOR LINKS


Sunday, January 24: Blessed Xenia of St. Petersburg

At the age of 26, St. Xenia was widowed and appeared to have lost her mind from grief: she distributed her possessions to the poor, dressed herself in the clothes of her reposed husband, and, as if having forgotten her own name, called herself by his name. These eccentricities were not indicative of a loss of reason, however, but signified a complete disdain for earthly goods and the human opinion which places them at the center of existence. Thus, Xenia of Petersburg took upon herself the difficult podvig of foolishness for Christ's sake.

St. Xenia died at the end of the eighteenth century, but tradition has not preserved either the year or day of her repose. She was buried in the Smolensk Cemetery, where she had helped build the church. Pilgrimages to her grave began shortly afterwards. She often appeared in visions to people in difficult circumstances, forewarned of dangers and saved them from calamities. The righteous one has not ceased to show compassionate love toward all who with faith have called upon her, and many instances of her help for the suffering and those in desperate situations are known. (Adapted from the Life of Blesses St. Xenia ofPetersburg)

The epitaph on her grave reads: In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Here rests the body of the servant of God, Xenia Grigorievna, Wife of the imperial chorister, Colonel Andrei Theodorovich Petrov. Widowed at the age of 26, a pilgrim for 45 years, She lived a total of 71 years. She was known by the name Andrei Theodorovich. May whoever knew me pray for my soul that his own may be saved. Amen.

Here at the cathedral, St. Xenia is depicted on the north wall. Holy Mother Xenia, pray to God for us!

~ Fr. Andrew


SERVICE SCHEDULE

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 below).
  • 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 below.

At this time we are closed for public worship at the Cathedral and the Annunciation chapel. A limited number of parishioners are able to reserve space for Sunday morning services using our reservation platform. Weekday services and Saturday Vespers do not require a reservation.

Activities at the parish center are canceled until further notice, and the parish center is closed. 

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

Schedule of ServicesAll services listed below will be closed but will be live streamed at https://www.youtube.com/c/StMarysOCAMinneapolis

Wednesday, January 27
6:15 pm Vespers
https://youtu.be/B7maOi8-uPk

Thursday, January 28
Sts. Ephraim & Issac the Syrians
9:00 am Divine Liturgy
https://youtu.be/_KXQjOP4CIA

Friday, January 29
6:15 pm Great Vespers
https://youtu.be/OnCTI_rUjv8

Saturday, January 30
Three Hierarchs
9:00 am Divine Liturgy
https://youtu.be/KinrlKTfHIM
5:00 pm Vigil
https://youtu.be/4OUM10JCnj0

Sunday, January 31
34th Sunday after Pentecost
Holy Wonderworkers and Unmercenaries Cyrus & John
8:00 am* Divine Liturgy @ Cemetery Chapel
9:00 am Divine Liturgy @ Cathedral
https://youtu.be/ZgSk5mPVTZk
10:00 am Typika & Church School: Middle School @ gym


* Note time change back to 8:00 am
* Note change back to Church School




If you missed any of the live streaming services you can go to the playlist to replay them by clicking here  https://www.youtube.com/c/StMarysOCAMinneapolis

 



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

This Week's EventsMonday, January 25
Church Office Closed
Parish Center Closed

Tuesday
, January 26
Parish Center Closed

Wednesday, January 27
Parish Center Closed

Thursday, January 28
Parish Center Closed

Friday, January 29
Parish Center Closed
NO Perohi Sales

Saturday, January 30
Parish Center Closed

Sunday, January 31
10:00 am Church School - Middle School @ Gym (Click here for details).

















 


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