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On this Memorial Day weekend, we remember those who served our country over the years.
A memorial service and tribute will be offered at the end of the Divine Liturgy this Sunday, May 24, which will be live-streamed on our Facebook page.
The service at St. Mary’s will be held in place of the service at Lakewood Cemetery.
November 2019 marked the centennial of the Hellenic Post 129 American Legion.
Post expires at 12:00pm on Saturday May 30th, 2020
Once again, St. Mary’s will be volunteering in support of Families Moving Forward during the weeks of June 14-June 28 and ask you to join us. HOWEVER, because of the need for social distancing during the COVID-19 outbreak, we will not be hosting the families at St. Mary’s, instead, we are volunteering to bring commercially prepared meals to the families at their place of residence (yet to be determined.) Please consider the openings available and commit to providing a dinner if you are able. This is a rewarding opportunity to help these struggling families find a stable future during uncertain times.
To sign up for a meal, please go to our Sign Up Genius page.
Monetary donations can be sent directly to the St. Mary’s Church Office with a notation of FMF in the memo line.
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.
Until further notice, services at St. Mary’s, and at houses of worship around the world, are suspended.
We are live-streaming our services and programs on our Facebook page and many of our services are being recorded and available on our YouTube page. We encourage everyone to subscribe! Videos of services, story time for young kids, messages from the clergy, and Fr. Anthony’s funeral are found there.
Since we are not able to attend in-person worship, we are offering and encouraging some options for prayer at home, and our prayers should become more frequent and more fervent.
Worship resources are found on the Stay Connected page.
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.
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 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 to the top of this page to go to our online giving site. Here’s an instruction sheet for the one
You may mail your offering to the church or go on-line to make a payment. Go back to our website’s homepage and click the “Give Now” button on the right side. We are providing a detailed instruction sheet to assist you with this task. Download it here.
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.
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.
Saturday, May 30 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sunday of the Holy Fathers
Sunday, May 31 2020
Sunday, May 31 2020 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Sunday, May 31 2020 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Small Blessing of Water
Wednesday, June 3 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm