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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Our Saturday of Souls liturgies are March 6, 13, and 20.
Please submit names of departed by 4:00 p.m. on Friday for remembrance the next day.
In preparation for Great Lent our Bookstore will be opening to allow parishioners to come and purchase books and other items to assist with Lenten efforts. In addition to these dates and times, our Bookstore Manager, Rebecca Myerly, remains available to assist you with special orders and requests.
Monday, March 8 — 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 11 — 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
You must register in advance to visit the Bookstore in person.
To allow as many people as possible to come to the Bookstore the following guidelines have been established:
• A maximum of two customers in the bookstore at a time.
• Limit your browsing to 15 minutes so others will have an opportunity to shop.
• Follow all COVID-19 protocols, including wearing a mask that covers your nose and mouth and sanitizing your hands upon entry.
We hope to provide additional opportunities for our parishioners to support the St. Mary’s Bookstore.
The annual Philoptochos Membership Drive in support of the charitable arm of the church is in progress! All levels of giving and volunteerism are welcome. Please consider joining with a donation in any amount, knowing the first $22 goes to Metropolis and National Philoptochos. Pick up info and drop off your form and “dues” at the high top table in the Narthex, join through the Give Now button above (please indicate that it’s for Philoptochos), or use the mailing envelope sent to all women of the parish.
The Twin Cities YAL will begin Great Lent with a virtual Q&A session on Sunday, March 21, 1:30-3:30 p.m. with Fr. Ben Tucci and Fr. Jason Houck.
Details can be found here.
Contact the YAL Board of Directors for Zoom link information.
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.
First Saturday of Souls
Saturday, March 6 2021
Saturday, March 6 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Saturday, March 6 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, March 6 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Judgment Sunday (Meatfare)
Sunday, March 7 2021
Sunday, March 7 2021 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Divine Liturgy (Live-streamed)
Sunday, March 7 2021 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
40 Martyrs at Lake Sebaste
Tuesday, March 9 2021
Tuesday, March 9 2021 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Tuesday, March 9 2021 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am