St. Mary's Orthodox Cathedral


Services are streaming live.
See the week's schedule below for links

Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word.
(1 Timothy 4:12)

The Apostle's words here are an encouragement to youth, and a caution to those who are older!

Those who are older are often dismissive of young people. Older people tend to see youth as impulsive, inexperienced, untested in life, unqualified and yet exasperatingly opinionated and passionate about some things. Even in the biblical Wisdom literature, youth and age are often contrasted in a way that is unfavorable to youth, although it is also acknowledged that age is no guarantor of wisdom!

We shouldn't, in general, despise anyone. And we certainly ought not to despise people who are exemplary in the things that matter, whatever their age. Younger people can actually be exemplary in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity. Older people, alas, might not be so much. Character matters. It is especially important to encourage, nurture, engage with our children, youth and young adults and not to dismiss or diminish. In fact, a most important task parents and older adults, including church people, is to harness that zeal and idealism and the desire to commit to something, to live according to a 'big idea', for Christ and His Church.

February is sometimes marked as Orthodox Youth Month. The feast of the Meeting of the Lord (Feb 2/15) is often considered the feast of Orthodox Youth generally, and it is the official feast day of SYNDESMOS (the World Fellowship of Orthodox Youth). The SYNDESMOS website has a good collection of articles and resources by, for and about the engagement and ministries of youth in the life of the Church:

~  Fr. Andrew


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 livestreamed (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:

Parking Restrictions for remainder of winter: Please note that the City of Minneapolis has implemented Winter Parking Restrictions. Parking is banned on the EVEN numbered side of non-Snow-Emergency routes until April 1, unless conditions allow the City to lift the ban earlier. Parking is allowed on Snow Emergency routes, parkways, and the ODD-numbered side of non-Snow Emergency routes, unless otherwise posted. At the Cathedral, you should park in the parking lots, or on the Cathedral side of the street on 5th St. (ODD)  and the Parish Center side of the street on 17th Ave (ODD). Drivers parking in Minneapolis must follow these Winter Parking Restrictions, or they could be ticketed and towed.

With the lifting of the mask mandate for Minneapolis, the Cathedral no longer requires masks to be worn. Masks are welcome, however, and we ask that everyone follow good sense if they have any symptoms. 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!

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

Wednesday, February 1
6:15 PM Festal Vespers

, February 2
Meeting of the Lord in the Temple
9:00 AM Festal Liturgy

Friday, February 3
6:00 PM Ice Candle Parastas @ Cemetery Chapel

, February 4
5:00 PM Vespers

Sunday, February 5 - 34th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday of the Publican & the Pharisee
7:45 AM Matins @ Cathedral  CANCELLED
9:00 AM Divine Liturgy @ 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
Monday, January 30
Cathedral Office Closed
Parish Center Closed

, January 31
7:00 PM Balalaika Rehearsal  CANCELLED

, February 1
7:00 PM Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, February 2
7:30 PM Adult Bible Study (via Zoom) Click here

, February 3

Saturday, February 4
3:30 PM Rusin Assoc. Duchnovich Day Celebration @ Parish Center
6:30 PM Rusin Association Annual Dinner

Sunday, February 5
10:30 AM Coffee Hour @ Parish Center
10:45 AM Saints Meeting @ Gym Stage
11:00 AM Church School @ Parish Center
12:00 PM Youth Folk Dance @ Pre-K Room


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