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See the week's schedule below for links

February 25: Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee

If there is a moral quality almost completely disregarded and even denied today, it is indeed humility. The culture in which we live constantly instills in us the sense of pride, of self-glorification, and of self-righteousness. It is built on the assumption that man can achieve anything by himself and it even pictures God as the One who all the time ‘gives credit’ for man’s achievements and good deeds. Humility - be it individual or corporate, ethnic or national - is viewed as a sign of weakness, as something unbecoming of real man. Even our churches - are they not imbued with that same spirit of the Pharisee? Do we not want our every contribution, every ‘good deed,’ all that we do ‘for the Church’ to be acknowledged, praised, publicized? But what is humility? The answer to this question may seem a paradoxical one for it is rooted in a strange affirmation: God Himself is humble! Yet to anyone who knows God, who contemplates Him in His creation and in His saving acts, it is evident that humility is truly a divine quality, the very content and the radiance of that glory which, as we sing during the Divine Liturgy, fills heaven and earth.

~ Father Alexander Schmemann, Great Lent

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 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 on our website: www.stmarysoca.org.

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 https://www.youtube.com/c/StMarysOCAMinneapolis

Fast Free Week (February 26-March 1)


Monday, February 26

Tuesday February 27

Wednesday, February 28
6:15 PM Vespers
https://youtube.com/live/ew2XWUzfHdw?feature=share

Thursday,
February 29
St. John Cassian
9:00 AM Divine Liturgy
https://youtube.com/live/suBtFyRhuVI?feature=share

Friday
, March 1

Saturday
, March 2
5:00 PM Great Vespers
https://youtube.com/live/fHMFG-EspLs?feature=share

Sunday
, March 3 - 39th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday of Prodigal Son
7:45 AM Matins @ Cathedral
9:00 AM Divine Liturgy @ Cathedral
https://youtube.com/live/HajP_nICfC8?feature=share




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 Events
Fast Free Week (February 26-March 1)

Monday, February 26
Church Office Closed
Parish Center Closed

Tuesday
, February 27

Wednesday
, February 28
7:00 PM Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, February 29
7:30 PM Adult Bible Study (via Zoom) Click here

Friday
, March 1

Saturday, March 2
6:15 PM Saints: Escape Room Event

Sunday, March 3
10:30 AM Saints Meeting @ Gym
11:00 AM Church School @ Parish Center
11:00 AM Coffee Hour @ Dining Room
11:45 AM Youth Folk Dance @ Pre-K Room















 


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