Russian Orthodox Church and
Skete of the Resurrection of Christ
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Fourth Sunday of Great Lent

Mark 9:17-21

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
How much it must grieve a father or a mother to see his or her child suffering without reason. To undergo pain and confusion — for what? Where is God in our plight — we may often ask ourselves. Where is God in all this pain and confusion?

Today we arrive at the fourth week of Lent. In today’s Gospel reading we heard of a father who was on his last hope. His son was possessed by a certain spirit from childhood, which was causing his son pain and confusion. Not even Jesus’ disciples could cure the boy. He brought his son to Jesus, who upon hearing of the father’s plight became exceedingly upset at the whole crowd and expressed these strong and direct words "Oh you faithless generation, how much longer must I be with you? How much longer must I put up with you." The Child was immediately brought close to Jesus and the spirit convulsed him instantly. As we know the child was eventually healed. But at what price one may ask? The father accepted and confessed his unbelief and beseeched God with tears to make his faith complete? This is the price, the fulfilment of our faith — payed by Christ himself yet we must pray and beseech Him as well

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Weekly Schedule of Services




  5:30 pm   Vigil


  8:00 pm   Confessions    



  8:15 am   Nocturnes, Confessions


  9:00 am   Divine Liturgy


Church open daily (Monday-Friday) during monastic prayer services

  8:00 am

  6:00 pm  

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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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