St. Mary Orthodox Church

Cambridge, MA

  • 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.

  • Sermon: Growth in Faith (August 25, 2019)
    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.

  • Diocese SOYO Fall Camp & Family Camp
    The Diocese of Worcester & New England presents SOYO Fall Camp and Diocese Family Camp October 4 -6, 2019 at St. Methodios Faith & Heritage Center in Contoocook, NH.

  • 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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September 2019 Monthly Message from Fr. Antony

Everyone is called to this mystical life, not a simplistic imitation of the saintliness of others, but the nurturing of a holiness that is wholly unique to each person. As each one puts on the mind of Christ, the uniqueness of every person is revealed to be another magnificent facet in the jewel that includes everyone and everything.   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, September 22
8:45 amOrthros
9 amSt. Ignatius Catechetical Group
9 amOrthodoxy 102
10 amDivine Liturgy
Saturday, September 28
8 amWitness Program
Sunday, September 29
8:45 amOrthros
10 amDivine Liturgy
11:30 amMemorials
Saturday, October 5
4 pmChant rehearsal
5 pmGreat Vespers
6 pmYoung Adult Potluck
Sunday, October 6
8:45 amOrthros
10 amDivine Liturgy
11:30 amWomen's Club meeting
12 pmYAM Apple picking
Sunday, October 13
No Church School

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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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