St. Mary Orthodox Church

Cambridge, MA

  • 2020 Stewardship Campaign
    As we kick off our 2020 Stewardship Pledge Drive, we urge you to think and pray about your annual contributions to St. Mary’s. As always, we are asking you to make a financial commitment to St. Mary’s for the coming year. Your generosity allows our wonderful parish to fulfill its Christian Ministry year after year.

  • Sermon: Descent is Ascent (September 8, 2019)
    The Christian path is a first a way of descent. A descent from pride to humility and from power to service are two others. Why a descent? Because we believe in the Incarnation.

  • Welcome to St. Mary's
    We welcome you to browse the site to learn more about our parish. Please consider joining us for Divine Liturgy on Sunday mornings or contact the parish office to schedule an appointment with Fr. Antony.

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October 2019 Monthly Message from Fr. Antony

What kind of ripples are we sending into the world? During the long 90 years of her existence, the people of this community opened themselves and the church doors to everyone regardless of national origin or ethnicity.   Read more »

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Spiritual Quotes

A Prayer for Today
St. Isaac the Syrian (613-700 CE)

Lord Jesus Christ, King of kings,
You have power over life and death.
You know even things
that are uncertain and obscure,
and our very thoughts and feelings
are not hidden from you.
Cleanse me from my secret faults,
for I have done wrong and you saw it.
You know how weak I am,
both in soul and body.
Give me strength, O Lord, in my frailty
and sustain me in my sufferings.
Grant me a prudent judgment, dear Lord,
and let me always be mindful of Your blessings.
Let me retain until the end, Your grace that
has protected me until now. Amen

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Upcoming Services and Events

Sunday, November 17
8:45 amOrthros
10 amDivine Liturgy
Wednesday, November 20
6:30 pmDivine Liturgy
Saturday, November 23
9:30 amWitness Program Retreat
Sunday, November 24
8:45 amOrthros
10 amDivine Liturgy
11:30 amMemorials
Sunday, December 1
8:45 amOrthros
10 amDivine Liturgy
3 pmMessiah
Wednesday, December 4
7 pmPLC Committee Mtg
Friday, December 6
8 pmDance Frriday
Sunday, December 8
8:45 amOrthros
10 amDivine Liturgy
4 pmChristmas Concert
Wednesday, December 11
7:30 pmParish Council

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Service Schedule and Calendar

Sunday Orthros - 8:45 am
Sunday Divine Liturgy - 10:00 am

Great Vespers - Varies (one Saturday each month) 5:00 pm
Confessions - By appointment

Sermons and Messages

Sermons and Messages

Descent is Ascent

September 09, 2019 - by Fr. Antony Hughes
There are a number of characteristics that mark Christian spirituality. One of them is this: the Christian path is a first a way of descent. Most other spiritual traditions are about making an ascent. To be sure, St. Paul writes about ascending 'from glory to glory.' But first there must be a descent, for example, from the mind to the heart (in classical Orthodox terms). There are other descents as well. Read more »

Growth in Faith

August 25, 2019 - by Fr. Antony Hughes
I don’t think it was because the disciples and the father had no faith at all. In fact, Christ says explicitly that they had very little faith, I think it was because all of them had faith that was insufficient for the task at hand. I do not know if you know this, but there are stages of faith. Faith grows, changes, and matures or it lies stagnant and ineffective. Read more »

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