St. Mary Orthodox Church

Cambridge, MA

  • Sermon: Welcome to the New World (January 21, 2018)
    Zaccheus lived in a world of his own dominated by fear and greed, by hatred and suspicion. He lied and cheated to survive and to prosper at the expense of others. He was hated and despised by his neighbors and he returned the favor. He must have despised himself as well, for only those who do mistreat others.

  • Sermon: Believing is Seeing (Jan 14, 2018)
    When our eyes are closed, we miss what is right in front of us. When we look elsewhere, with envy or greed or mindless distraction, we miss what is right in front of us. We stare into space, we are scattered, we suffer and blindly fall into sin. Is this how God calls us to live?

  • Swing Dancing: Young Adult Fellowship Night
    Join us for an evening of swing dancing at St Mary’s beginning with Great Vespers at 5pm, followed by a Potluck Dinner at 6pm, with the Swing Dance Lesson and a chance to socialize for those who just want to hang out around 6:30 pm! No partner or experience needed. Bring a dish to share, a friend, and your dancing shoes!

  • 2018 Stewardship Campaign
    As we kick off our 2018 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.

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February 2018 Monthly Message from Fr. Antony

Our Lenten discipline is not to try and impress God. It is to help us recognize our absolute dependence on him. If we have not yet owned our own powerlessness, Great Lent returns year after year to give us another chance to do so. And also to become more and more convinced that God is Trustworthy, even when we are not.   Read more »

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Listen to your life. Listen to what happens to you, because it is through what happens to you that God speaks. It's in language that's not always easy to decipher, but it's there, powerfully, memorably, unforgetably.

 

  - Frederick Buechner

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Upcoming Services and Events

Sunday, February 18
No church School
8:45 amOrthros
10 amDivine Liturgy
11:30 amMemorials
6 pmForgiveness Vespers
Monday, February 19
Great Lent Begins
Tuesday, February 20
6:30 pmLittle Compline w/Canon of St. Andrew
Wednesday, February 21
6:30 pmPre-Sanctified Liturgy followed by pot luck
Thursday, February 22
6:30 pmLittle Compline w/Canon of St. Andrew
Friday, February 23
7 pmMadayeh (Akathist)
Sunday, February 25
Lenten Food Sale Deadline
8:45 amOrthros
10 amDivine Liturgy
Wednesday, February 28
6:30 pmPre-Sanctified Liturgy followed by pot luck
Friday, March 2
7 pmMadayeh (Akathist)
Saturday, March 3
9:30 amCooking

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Service Schedule and Calendar

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

Great Vespers - 1st Saturday of the Month 5:00 pm
Confessions - By appointment

Sermons and Messages

Sermons and Messages

Living in the Present: An Orthodox Perspective

February 10, 2018 -
We are in the midst of a kind of awakening. The sciences, including neuroscience and the quantum sciences, have discovered that there is mystery at the core of the universe. Psychology is being revolutionized by the discovery of the benefits of mindfulness practice in religious people, including prayer and meditation. Even the Orthodox practice called hesychasm is being studied. Classically, our words for the now ubiquitous term 'mindfulness' are 'watchfulness and vigilance,' and nepsis. They mean the same thing and I tend to use them interchangeably. It is wonderful that religion, science, and psychology suddenly are no longer always at war. Metropolitan Zizioulas, I believe, said that religion and science are not at odds with each other at all, they 'coinhere.' I think he is right. This has been an object of interest and research for me for over 20 years. Read more »
 

Welcome to the New World

January 21, 2018 - by Fr. Antony Hughes
Zaccheus lived in a world of his own dominated by fear and greed, by hatred and suspicion. He lied and cheated to survive and to prosper at the expense of others. He was hated and despised by his neighbors and he returned the favor. He must have despised himself as well, for only those who do mistreat others. If we do not love ourselves, our true, godly, beautiful self, then we cannot love God or neighbor. Read more »
 
 

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