Russian Orthodox Church and
Skete of the Resurrection of Christ
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Exaltation of the Cross

~St. John of Shanghai

Before the time of Christ, the cross was an instrument of punishment; it evoked fear and aversion. But after Christ’s death on the Cross it became the instrument of our salvation. Through the Cross, Christ destroyed the devil; from the Cross He descended into hades and, having liberated those languishing there, led them into the Kingdom of Heaven.
The sign of the Cross is terrifying to demons and, as the sign of Christ, it is honored by Christians.

“O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance.

Grant victory unto Orthodox Christians over their adversaries,

and by the virtue of Thy Cross, preserve Thy habitation.”

The beginning of this prayer is taken from the twenty-seventh Psalm. In the Old Testament the word “people” designated only those who confessed the true faith, people faithful to God. “Inheritance” referred to everything which properly belonged to God, God’s property, which in the New Testament is the Church of Christ. In praying for the salvation of God’s people (the Christians), both from eternal torments and from earthly calamities, we beseech the Lord to bless, to send down grace, His good gifts upon the whole Church as well, and inwardly strengthen her.



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Weekly Schedule of Services


  5:30 pm    Vigil

  8:00 pm    Confessions


  8:15 pm    Nocturnes, Confessions

  9:00 pm    Divine Liturgy


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*Please see our most current schedule found in the latest bulletin

*Обновления к расписания служб могут быть найдены в последнем церковном листке

Contact Information

Russian Orthodox Church

and Skete of the Resurrection of Christ

1201 Hathaway Lane, NE

Fridley, MN 55432


phone ~ 763.574.1001
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