St. Mary's Orthodox Cathedral


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

October 1: Protection of the Mother of God

Our feast day commemorates a famous vision of the Mother God above Constantinople, spreading her veil over the city, signifying that it was under her protection. This was very important, even critical, because the city was under siege and at the point of despair. In sharing this vision, the man who had received it, St. Andrew, the Fool for Christ, inspired the population and they endured. Those laying siege decamped. The city was saved. Our Cathedral has this dedication; our chapel downstairs is dedicated to St Andrew, the Fool for Christ (whose feast day is Oct 2).

What this vision meant for the people of Constantinople, and what it means for us, is that believers are united in an unbreakable and unending communion of mutual love and care in the Church, together with the Mother of God and all the saints. Indeed, she stands at the head of this communion of the saints, both as victorious leader and tender-hearted intercessor. She - and they - are not far away or remote from us. They are close at hand. They pray with us and intercede for us. We sense them especially in our churches, as a 'cloud of witnesses', in our iconography and hymnography and in our prayers. In church and at home, wherever we are, we pray: Through the prayers of the Mother of God - and of all the saints - Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us!

How important this spiritual truth is for us! And what a consolation! We are besieged by many anxieties - may we be refreshed with a lively sense of the heavenly intercessions of the Mother of God. By her prayers and in this communion of the saints may we be given the grace to endure and navigate all the sorrows, anxieties and inconveniences that afflict us!

~  Fr. Andrew

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

Monday, October 2

Tuesday, October 3

Wednesday, October 4
6:15 PM Vespers

October 5
St. Charitina
9:00 AM Divine Liturgy

, October 6

, October 7
11:00 AM  Silverdahl Baptisms
1:00 PM  Lanchava Baptism
5:00 PM Great Vespers

Sunday, October 8 - 18th Sunday after Pentecost
Holy Fathers of the 7th Ecumenical Council
7:45 AM Festal Matins @ Cathedral
9:00 AM Divine Liturgy @ Cathedral
10:45 AM Parastas @ 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, October 2
Church Office Closed
Parish Center Closed

, October3

, October 4
2:00-8:00 PM Directory Photo Sessions
7:00 PM Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, October 5
2:00-8:00 PM Directory Photo Sessions
6:30 PM Women’s Club Meeting
7:30 PM Adult Bible Study (via Zoom) Click here

, October 6
2:00-8:00 PM Directory Photo Sessions
Family Camp

Saturday, October 7
10 AM-4 PM Directory Photo Sessions
3:45 AM Youth Choir Rehearsal @ Cathedral
Family Camp

Sunday, October 8
11:00 AM Coffee Hour @ Dining Room
11:00 AM Church School @ Parish Center
11:45 AM Youth Folk Dance ages 5-10 (PreK Room).
Family Camp


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