Schedule of Divine Services

The Cathedral is open one hour
before service times.
Memorials for the departed are served on Saturdays at 5:15pm upon request made in advance.

April 16 Holy Wednesday Evening

Friday, April 25

Theotokos: the Life-Giving Spring
Holy Apostle and Evangelist Mark

6:00 pm 9th Hour/Vespers

Saturday, April 26

9:00 am Paschal Liturgy/Distribution of Artos

5:30 pm Vigil Service

Sunday, April 27

Antipascha: Thomas Sunday

9:00 am Hours & Divine Liturgy

Thursday, May 1

6:00 pm 9th Hour/Vespers

Saturday, May 3

Ven Theodosios of Kiev Caves

5:30 pm Vigil Service

Sunday, May 4

Myrrhbearing Women

9:00 am Hours & Divine Liturgy

Thursday, May 8

St John the Theologian

6:00 pm 9th Hour/Vespers

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04/17/14: Great & Holy Thursday - Excerpt from the Office of the Passion of our Lord

04/14/14: Coffee with Sister Vassa Ep. 25 (Great & Holy Passion Week)

Palm Sunday (from 2013).

4/12/14: Coffee with Sister Vassa Ep. 25 (6th Week of Lent - St. Mary of Egypt and Addiction) 4/11/14: This Week in Orthodoxy with Emmy Louvaris at Orthodox Christian Network

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Metropolitan Kallistos Ware on Evolution: No conflicts between Faith and Science

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April 24, 2014

Bright Thursday

John 3.1-15

Now there was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that you do, unless God is with him.” Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born anew, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born anew.’ The wind blows where it wills, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know whence it comes or whither it goes; so it is with every one who is born of the Spirit.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can this be?” Jesus answered him, “Are you a teacher of Israel, and yet you do not understand this? Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak of what we know, and bear witness to what we have seen; but you do not receive our testimony. If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you heavenly things? No one has ascended into heaven but he who descended from heaven, the Son of man. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.”

Acts 2.38-43

And Peter said to them, “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is to you and to your children and to all that are far off, every one whom the Lord our God calls to him.” And he testified with many other words and exhorted them, saying, “Save yourselves from this crooked generation.” So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls. And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And fear came upon every soul; and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles.

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