Program and Event Updates

 

Many events at St. Mary’s are cancelled until further notice.

 

Liturgies and services are now open to our parishioners.

Weekday liturgies may be attended without reservations.

We request an RSVP for weekend liturgies.

The Sunday Divine Liturgy will continue to be livestreamed via our Facebook page.

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Paraklesis Services

The Service of the Small Paraklesis (Intercessory Prayer) to the Most Holy Theotokos during the Dormition fast (August 1-14) as well as on many other occasions, is chanted in times of distress and sorrow of soul.

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Weekend Worship

As an effort to accommodate our large congregation during this time, we will be offering the Divine Liturgy on Saturdays as well as Sundays for the upcoming weeks.

Saturdays will begin with Orthros at 9:00 a.m. followed by Liturgy at 10:00 a.m.

The Sunday schedule remains the same as always, Orthros at 8:30 a.m. and Liturgy at 9:30 a.m. The Sunday Liturgy will be live-streamed on our Facebook page.

Please watch your e-mails for the weekly sign up to attend a Liturgy.

Stay Connected with Saint Mary’s

As our world faces uncertain and challenging times, we at St. Mary’s want our parishioners and friends to know that we are here for you. At the present time, and until further notice, the church, building, and office are open during weekday business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.). We invite all who find a need, to stop in, light a candle, and spend some time in God’s House, praying or simply spending a few quiet moments away from the news and the outside world. If you have questions or concerns, please give us a call, 612.825.9595.

Prayer

In-person worship is resuming at St. Mary’s. Each week an e-mail with sign up links is sent to our parishioners to register to attend a weekend Liturgy. The weekday liturgies and other services do not require pre-registration unless otherwise noted.

Even though we are returning to in-person worship, not all may feel comfortable worshiping in such a setting. So that all may stay a part of our community, we will continue to live-streaming our Sunday Liturgy on our Facebook page. A number of services and features have been recorded and available on our YouTube page. We encourage everyone to subscribe! Videos of services, story time for young kids, and messages from the clergy are found there.

As we begin our return to in-person worship, we continue to offer and encourage some options for prayer at home. Worship resources are found on the Stay Connected page.

Benevolence

Saint Mary’s parishioners are very generous donors to the weekly food shelf collections. Now, more than ever, the need is even greater. Please don’t forget about the needy in our community. You can bring bags of packaged or canned food to St. Mary’s during weekday business hours or mail a contribution to any of the food shelves we support. A list of those organizations is on the Stay Connected page.

Stewardship

We invite all who are able to please continue your financial commitment to St. Mary’s during this difficult time.

Even though our in-person worship and activities are limited or suspended for the time being, we still have financial obligations to fulfill such as utility bills, staff salaries, our Archdiocesan stewardship, and building maintenance, among a number of other things.

Consider giving your offering online if you don’t already. It’s easy – just click the Give Now button above and to the right of this page to go to our online giving site.

Pastoral Services

As we live through these difficult times, please be assured that our clergy and staff are here for you. Even though larger public gatherings are strongly discouraged, our clergy are still willing to meet one on one. Please contact us or our clergy personally to schedule a time for confession or house blessings.

Online Giving

You can make a donation to St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church using the button below. This will take you to an online giving website operated by ParishSOFT LLC. Thank you.

Sunday Worship

5:00 PM / SATURDAY VESPERS

The word Vespers comes from the Greek word that means ‘in the evening,’ so this is the evening prayer service which thanks God for the day that is coming to a close and inaugurates the new day. Saturday night Great Vespers brings in the Lord’s Day and is therefore resurrectional in character.

8:30 AM / ORTHROS

The word Orthros, in Greek means 'sunrise' or 'dawn.' So the Orthros, or Matins Service is the sunrise worship service.

9:30 AM / DIVINE LITURGY

The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom (c. 347-407), Archbishop of Constantinople, is the most prevalent of four ancient liturgies utilized by the early Church and still celebrated today.

Worship Services

Tuesday, August 4 2020
  • Paraklesis

    Tuesday, August 4 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Wednesday, August 5 2020
  • Eve of Holy Transfiguration

    Wednesday, August 5 2020

  • Great Vespers

    Wednesday, August 5 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Thursday, August 6 2020
  • Transfiguration of Our Lord and Savior

    Thursday, August 6 2020

  • Orthros

    Thursday, August 6 2020 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am

  • Divine Liturgy

    Thursday, August 6 2020 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

  • Paraklesis

    Thursday, August 6 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Friday, August 7 2020
  • Paraklesis

    Friday, August 7 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Saturday, August 8 2020
  • Orthros

    Saturday, August 8 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

  • Divine Liturgy

    Saturday, August 8 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

  • Great Vespers (Live-streamed)

    Saturday, August 8 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Sunday, August 9 2020
  • Orthros (Live-streamed)

    Sunday, August 9 2020 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am

  • Divine Liturgy (Live-streamed)

    Sunday, August 9 2020 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Monday, August 10 2020
  • Paraklesis

    Monday, August 10 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm