Saturdays: 9:00 a.m.-Orthros; 10:00 a.m.-Divine Liturgy
Sundays: 8:30 a.m.-Orthros; 9:30 a.m.-Divine Liturgy
(Saturday and Sunday attendance is by reservation)
Weekday services are open without reservations.
Sunday Liturgy is streamed on our YouTube channel beginning at 8:30 a.m.
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Each week at our weekday Lenten services, we will receive an offering in support of a variety of worthy charities. Even though we are not able to host our weekly Lenten dinners where an offering is received, we still wish to support an outreach agency each week of Great Lent. This week’s offering (April 19-23) supports the Philoxenia House in Rochester, Minnesota. Click the graphic at the left to go to our giving site, or you may bring an offering to church with you during the week. Please make checks payable to St. Mary’s.
Join us on Saturday, April 24, for our annual Lazarus Saturday Family Service Day,
Orthros- 8:30 a.m. — Divine Liturgy- 9:30 a.m.
We have two projects to perform this year:
We are looking for 6 families (kids 12 and up) ready to work hard and help our church become spic and span for Holy Week!
Making Palm Crosses (Plaiting Palms)
Family groups will sit at a table with their children in the Great Hall and make palm crosses for Palm Sunday! We will serve pre-packaged snacks and beverages after Liturgy to those participating.
Everyone must register for this event, maintain 6 feet of social distancing and wear a mask, per State and Metropolis guidelines. A maximum of 75 will be allowed at this event.
Each week during Great Lent, various Orthodox churches in the region host a Lenten Vespers service on Sundays at 4:00 p.m. Due to the ongoing pandemic and restrictions on in-person gatherings, attendance is limited at all host churches. The services will be live-streamed. Vespers on Sunday, April 18, will be streamed from Twelve Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church in Duluth. You may view it on YouTube. You are welcome to make an offering to assist MEOCCA with its ministry and outreach.
Our Church School Holy Friday Retreat will be held on Friday, April 30. Details and registration information is found on our Church School page. Join us!
Vacation Church School 2021 is scheduled for June 14-18!
Go to the VCS page to find out more and to register your kids.
Our Virtual Bible Study meets on Monday nights online via Zoom from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Father John Kostas is leading the sessions. In preparation for Lent and Holy Week, the discussion theme is “Holy Week According to Matthew’s Gospel.”
The classes will meet each week.
Click here to join the meeting. Meeting ID and Passcode are in the Sunday bulletin. Please join us.
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. Please note that we request pre-registration for all attending Liturgy on either Saturday or Sunday.
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 YouTube channel.
Please watch your e-mails for the weekly sign up to attend a Liturgy.
As our world continues to face 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.
In-person worship at St. Mary’s has resumed. 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 have returned 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 the Sunday Liturgy on our YouTube channel. A number of services and features have been recorded and are available on the channel. We encourage everyone to subscribe! Videos of services, story time for young kids, and messages from the clergy are found there.
For those who wish to worship at home, we offer a number of resources on the Stay Connected page of our website.
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.
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.
Monday, April 19 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
Wednesday, April 21 2021 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, April 23 2021 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Friday, April 23 2021 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
Friday, April 23 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday, April 24 2021
Saturday, April 24 2021 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Saturday, April 24 2021 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Saturday, April 24 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sunday, April 25 2021
Sunday, April 25 2021 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Divine Liturgy (Live-streamed)
Sunday, April 25 2021 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Sunday, April 25 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Live Stream from St. Herman Orthodox Church
Sunday, April 25 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm