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

Sunday of the Holy Fathers

God has gone up with a shout! The Lord with the sound of the trumpet!
(Psalm 47/48.5)

This Sunday between Ascension and Pentecost is a commemoration of the Holy Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Council at Nicea.

1. We understand this Council not simply as an important historical event, but as a profoundly constitutional moment in the life of the Church. Their words are our Creed: we believe in one God, Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all ages, Light of Light, true God of true God, begotten, not made, of one essence with the Father, by whom all things were made. This is fundamental Christian teaching and belief.

2. We confess that the Son of God became incarnate in order to die, and He died in order to rise again, and He rose again in order to ascend back to the Father, and He ascended to the Father in order that the Holy Spirit would be sent, and the Holy Spirit was sent so that we might be filled with a new, glorious and grace-filled life in Christ. The life and work of Christ are at the heart of the history of salvation.

3. This movement from the Ascension to Pentecost is expressed in the structure of the Divine Liturgy. As we celebrate the Eucharist, laying aside all earthly cares we ascend liturgically, mysteriously, sacramentally into the realm of heavenly worship, the Kingdom of God - and receive the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon us and the gifts of bread and wine that we have offered. In short: we ascend with Christ; we receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Our participation in Communion, like our Chrismation at Baptism, is a personal Pentecost: the Holy Spirit makes Christ present in and for and of us. This is a very deep and rich mystery and deserves much continued spiritual reflection. It is at the heart of Christian life.

~ Fr. Andrew

Summer Liturgy Services

Starting Sunday, June 2, 2024, Divine Liturgy will be served at the Cemetery Chapel (3025 Stinson Blvd, NE) at 8:30 a.m. on Sundays during the summer, in addition to Divine Liturgy served at the Cathedral at 9:00 a.m.

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

Monday, June 17

Tuesday June 18

Wednesday, June 19
6:15 PM Vespers
https://youtube.com/live/sNWOOvP-bxI?feature=share

Thursday,
June 20
9:00 AM Divine Liturgy
https://youtube.com/live/a75pmyGgiek?feature=share

Friday, June 21

Saturday, June 22
3:15 PM Bodell Baptism
5:00 PM Great Vespers & Litiya @ Cathedral
https://youtube.com/live/H5K24J32wAc?feature=share

Sunday, June 23 - 8th Sunday of Pascha
Holy Pentecost
NO LITURGY AT CEMETERY CHAPEL TODAY
7:45 AM Festal Matins @ Cathedral
9:00 AM Festal Liturgy w/Kneeling Vespers @ Cathedral
https://youtube.com/live/NtfN6_8e9QU?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
Monday, June 17
Church Office Closed
Parish Center Closed

7:30 AM Perohi: Set-up & food prep
9:00 AM Perohi Making

Tuesday
, June 18
7:30 AM Perohi: Set-up & dough making
9:00 AM Perohi Making

Wednesday
, June 19

Thursday, June 20

Friday
, June 21

Saturday, June 22

Sunday, June 23
10:30 AM Coffee Hour @ Parish Center
NO Church School for summer















 


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