Parish News & Events

Schedule of Christmas Services 2021

Thursday, December 23 - Forefeast of Nativity
* Divine Liturgy at 9:00 a.m.
* Vespers of the Eve of Nativity at 7:00 p.m.

Friday, December 24 -Eve of the Nativity
Royal Hours at 9:00 a.m.
* Christma s Caroling at 3:30 p.m.
* Festal Vespers at 4:00 p.m.
* Festal Compline & Litiya at 9:00 p.m.
* Festal Liturgy (Cemetery Chapel) at 11:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 25 - Nativity of Christ
* Festal Matins at 7:45 a.m.
* Festal Liturgy at 9:00 a.m.
* Great Vespers at 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 26 - Sunday After the Nativity
Divine Liturgy (Cemetery Chapel) at 8:30 a.m.
* Matins at 7:45 a.m. & Divine Liturgy (Cathedral) at 9:00 a.m.

St. George Greek Lenten Lecture Series 2021

St. George Greek Orthodox Church welcomes you to join them for their annual Lenten Lecture Series online or in-person at St. George GOC (1111 Summit Ave, St. Paul, 55105).

On Wednesdays, immediately following Presanctified Liturgy, they will be discussing the book Toolkit for Spiritual Growth: A Practical Guide to Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving by Fr. Evan Armatas. On Fridays, immediately following the Salutations, they will have lectures on various topics. Below is the schedule with Zoom links, and attached is the flyer. Blessed Great Lent!

All Events Begin at approximately 7:00 pm (following Lenten Services)

1. Wed, Mar 17, Lenten Book Discussion - Toolkit for Spiritual Growth... Meeting ID: 869 7743 6851, Passcode: 390533 
2. Friday, Mar 19, Lecture "The Role of Women in the Orthodox Church (Past & Present)" with Presvytera Anna Kallis Meeting ID: 850 1153 1819, Passcode: 826711 
3. Wed, Mar 24,  Lenten Book Discussion - Toolkit for Spiritual Growth... Meeting ID: 842 7600 4457, Passcode: 856414 
4. Friday, Mar 26, Lecture "Ministering to the Vulnerable during COVID" with Fr. John & Khouria Jane Chagnon Meeting ID: 817 8444 1505, Passcode: 173996 
5. Wed, Mar 31, Lenten Book Discussion - Toolkit for Spiritual Growth... Meeting ID: 832 7205 3496, Passcode: 400915 
6. Friday, Apr 02, Lecture "Engaging in the Liturgical Life" with Fr. George Dokos Meeting ID: 832 0951 9417, Passcode: 882837 
7. Wed, Apr 07, Lenten Book Discussion - Toolkit for Spiritual Growth... Meeting ID: 822 9430 0402, Passcode: 890158 
8. Friday, Apr 09, Lecture "Missions" with Dan Christopulos Meeting ID: 836 0164 8739, Passcode: 003996 
9. Wed, Apr 14, Lenten Book Discussion - Toolkit for Spiritual Growth... Meeting ID: 837 5648 0469, Passcode: 731625 
10. Friday, Apr 16, Lecture  'Being a Light of Joy in a Dark World" with Paul Karos Meeting ID: 860 9998 8880, Passcode: 493023

For questions, please email [email protected] or call (651) 222-6220.

St. Mary's Choir CD
Available for the Holidays

Choir CD

Make Ready, O Bethlehem

"This enjoyable CD contains rarely heard musical settings of hymns for the pre-Nativity and Nativity season, as well as favorite traditional carols. It is a marvelous documentary of the venerable traditions of St Mary's Choir, one of the longest-standing Orthodox church choirs in North America."

Vladimir Morosan
Music Russica

2016 Annual St Alexis (Toth) Lecture

Dr. Scott KenworthyThe Seventh Annual St Alexis Lecture takes place on Bright Friday, May 6 at 7 pm, following Paschal Vespers. We are blessed this year to have Professor Scott Kenworthy, Associate Professor of Comparative Religion at the Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies, Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Dr. Kenworthy will speak on St Tikhon and Orthodoxy in Early Twentieth Century America.

Dr. Kenworthy's research interests focus on the history and thought of Eastern Orthodox Christianity, particularly in modern Russia. His first book was The Heart of Russia:Trinity-Sergius, Monasticism and Society after 1825 (Oxford University Press, 2010), which won the 2010 Frank S. and Elizabeth D. Brewer Prize of the American Society of Church History. Dr. Kenworthy is currently writing a biography of St Tikhon (Bellavin, 1865-1925). He is also working on a book on the controversy concerning the Name of God in early 20th century Russia and Mt. Athos.


2015 Annual St Alexis (Toth) Lecture

Christopher Veniamin

The Sixth Annual St Alexis Lecture took place on Wednesday, May 6 at 7 pm, following Vespers. We are blessed this year to have the well-known scholar and speaker Dr Christopher Veniamin, Professor of Patristics at St Tikhon's Theological Seminary, speaking on the topic: The Orthodox Understanding of Salvation: Theosis in Saint Silouan the Athonite and Elder Sophrony of Essex. A reception followed.

2014 Annual St Alexis (Toth) Lecture

Archimandrite Luketook place at the historic St Mary's Cathedral in northeast Minneapolis on Tuesday, May 6.  The speaker was Archimandrite Luke, Abbot of Holy Trinity Orthodox Monastery and Seminary at Jordanville, New York. A reception followed in the parish center.

The St Alexis (Toth) Lecture is an annual event sponsored by St Mary's Boriss-Hansen Committee, which is dedicated to furthering educational opportunities for Cathedral parishioners and the local Orthodox community. Previous speakers were Metropolitan Jonah (Paffhausen), Archimandrite Meletios (Weber), Bishop Matthias (Moriak), Archpriest John Jillions. The series is named for the founder of the Orthodox community in Minneapolis over 120 years ago, a great Orthodox missionary and apologist who was glorified by The Orthodox Church in America in 1994.



St. Mary's Choir at The Museum of Russian Art

In December visitors to The Museum of Russian Art in Minneapolis enjoyed several performances by the St. Mary's Orthodox Cathedral Choir. The choir sang harmonized chant melodies from monasteries throughout Russia in keeping with traditions presented in the TMORA exhibition The Romanofs: Legacy of an Empire Lost.

St. Mary's Choir at TMORA

Wonder Blog

"Wonder" is a publication of the Department of Youth, Young Adult, and Campus Ministries of the Orthodox Church in America. "Wonder" is published monthly on a particular theme and presents four or five articles from a variety of perspectives.  This blog is particularly geared for young adults and college students, and those who minister to them.

The October 2012 issue, on the topic "Help My Unbelief", contains several articles contributed by St. Mary's young adults.

2012 Annual St Alexis (Toth) Lecture
Archpriest John Jillions, Chancellor
Orthodox Church in America


An annual event sponsored by the Borris-Hansen Committee at St Mary's Cathedral

Bishop Matthias visits St. Mary's for the 3rd Annual St. Alexis (Toth) Lecture.

Archimandrite Meletios Webber visits St. Mary's for the 2nd Annual St. Alexis (Toth) Lecture.

Metropolitan JONAH and Archbishop JOB visit St. Mary's for the remembrance of the 100th Anniversary of St. Alexis (Toth) repose.

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