St. Mary's Orthodox Cathedral


September 8: Nativity of the Mother of God

...There is so much evil around us that this faith in man, in his freedom, in the possibility of handing down a radiant inheritance of goodness has almost evaporated and been replaced by cynicism and suspicion. This hostile cynicism and discouraging suspicion are precisely what seduce us to distance ourselves from the Church when it celebrates with such joy and faith this birth of a little girl in whom are concentrated all the goodness, spiritual beauty, harmony and perfection that are elements of genuine human nature. Thus, in celebrating Mary’s birth we find ourselves already on the road to Bethlehem, moving toward the joyful mystery of Mary as the Mother of God.

 ~ from Protopresbyter Alexander Schmemann, Sermon on the Nativity of the Theotokos

SERVICE SCHEDULE All services are held at the Cathedral unless otherwise noted.
Please watch the Messenger and website for places/times of other services.

Schedule of ServicesWednesday, September 11
6:15 p.m. Vespers

Thursday, September 12
9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy

Friday, September 13
6:15 p.m. Festal Vespers & Litiya

Saturday, September 14
Elevation of the Cross
Strict Fast

7:45 a.m. Festal Matins
9:00 a.m. Festal Liturgy
5:00 p.m. Vespers

Sunday, September 15
13th Sunday After Pentecost + Parastas Sunday
Afterfeast of the Elevation of the Cross
7:45 a.m. Matins @ Cathedral
9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy @ Cathedral
Parastas: Nicolai Avdulov, James Pavlik, James Manoleff


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

This Week's EventsMonday, September 9
Church Office Closed
8:30 a.m. Perohi
7:00 p.m. Board Meeting

Tuesday, September 10
8:30 a.m. Perohi
1:30 p.m. Holubki Cabbage Coring
6:30 p.m. Iconography Group
7:00 p.m. Balalaika Rehearsal

Wednesday, September 11
4:00 p.m. Festival Holubki Making

Thursday, September 12
4:00 p.m. Festival Holubki Making

Friday, September 13
11-2 p.m. Perohi Sales

Saturday, September 14
10:00 a.m. Parish Center Reserved

Sunday, September 15
11:00 a.m. Church School @ Parish Center
11:45 a.m. Saints Meeting @ Parish Center


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