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

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В нашем храме службы совершаются на церковно-славянском и английском языках. Проповеди на русском и английском. Мы всем рады!

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Weekly Schedule of Services

Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt
Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt
Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt
Saturdays 6 PM Vespers (Vigil) Вечерня в сб в 18
Confessions after the service on Sat. night

Sundays at 9:00 AM Hours and Confessions. Часы и исповедь в воскресенье
в 9:00 утра

Divine Liturgy 9:30 AM followed by coffee and conversation. Литургия в 9:30, кофе и беседа после

Братья и сестры! Если желаете поисповедоваться и причаститься,
пожалуйста приходите до начала Божественной Литургии, то есть к 9:00 утра!
Thu. Apr. 18 at 6:30 PM Canon of St. Andrew of Crete
Fri. Apr. 19 at 6:30 PM Akathist - Похвала Богородицы
Sat. April 20 at 6 PM Vespers
Sun. April 21 at 9:00 Hours, Confessions
Divine Liturgy at 9:30 St. Mary of Egypt / 4-ая неделя поста Св. Марии Египетской
Sat. Apr. 27 6:30 PM Eve of Palm Sunday
Sun. Apr. 28 9:30 AM Divine Liturgy Palm Sunday Вербное воскресение
Великий Пост в этом году 18 марта - 4 мая Great Lent 3/18-5/4
Пасха Христова - 5 мая; Pascha Sunday - May 5

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

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






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News of the Parish

All sermons in Russian simultaneously translated into English.
Проповеди по-русски с переводом на английский язык.


Слово в Неделю 4-ю Великого поста - проповедь старца о. Иоанна (Крестьянкина)

Четвертое воскресенье Великого Поста Церковь Христова посвящает памяти преподобного Иоанна Лествичника, или, как его еще называют, списателя «Лествицы». В этом установлении Церкви виден глубокий смысл. Ведь пост всецело связан с покаянием.

Но что значит покаяться? Разве только перечислить свои грехи и сказать – грешен? Нет! Для покаяния этого слишком мало. Покаяться – это значит переменить грешные мысли и чувства, исправиться, стать другим. Хорошо осознать свои грехи, почувствовать тяжесть грехопадения. Но взамен оскверненной жизни, изглаживаемой Господом Иисусом Христом в покаянии, нужно начать создавать новую жизнь, жизнь по духу Христову. Необходимо возрастание, духовное восхождение «от силы в силу», как бы по ступеням лестницы.

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+ Metropolitan  Anthony  of  Sourozh - SAINT JOHN OF THE LADDER - 9 April 1989

 In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost.

Lent is a time of repentance, a time when our heart of stone must be made by the power of God into a heart of flesh, from insensitive to become perceptive, from cold and hard to become warm and open to others, and indeed, to God Himself.

Lent is a time of renewal when like spring, everything become new again; when our life that had gone into a twilight becomes alive with all the intensity which God can communicate to us, humans, by making us partakers of His Holy Spirit, by making us partakers, through the Holy Sacraments and the direct gift of God, of the Divine nature.

It is a time of reconciliation, and reconciliation is a joy: it is God's joy, and it is our joy; it's a new beginning.

Today is the day of Saint John of the Ladder, and I want to read to you a few phrases of his which are relevant to the particular time of the year in which we live:

“Repentance, that is our return to God is renewal of our baptism; it is our effort to renew our covenant with God, our promise to change our life. It is a time when we can acquire humility, that is peace; peace with God, peace with ourselves, peace with all the created world. Repentance is born of hope and rejection of despair. And one who repents, is one who deserves condemnation - and yet, goes away from the tribunal without shame, because repentance is our peace with God. And this is achieved through a worthy life, alien to the sins we committed in the past. Repentance is cleansing of our conscience. Repentance implies carrying off all sadness and pain.”

And if we ask ourselves how we can achieve it, how we can come to this, how we can respond to God Who receives us as the father received the prodigal son, a God Who has waited for us, longingly, Who, rejected, never turned away from us - how can we respond to Him? Here is a short word about prayer :

“Don't use in prayer falsely wise words; because it is often the simple and uncomplicated whispering of children that rejoices our heavenly Father. Don't try to say much when you speak to God, because otherwise your mind in search of words will be lost in them. One word spoken by the publican brought Divine mercy upon him; one word filled with faith saved the thief on the cross. The use of the multiplicity of words when we pray disperses our mind and fill it with imaginations. One word spoken to God collects the mind in His presence. And if a word, in thy prayer, reaches you deeply, if you perceive it profoundly - dwell in it, dwell in it, because at such moments our Angel guardian prays with us because we are true to ourselves and to God”.

Let us remember what Saint John of the Ladder says, even if you forget the short comments (which I introduced) to make his text more readily understandable. Let us remember his words because he was a man who knew what it means to turn to God, to   stay   with God, to be God’s joy and to rejoice in Him. He is offered us in this time, when we are ascending towards the days of the Passion, he is offered us as an example of what grace Divine can do to transform an ordinary,  simple human being into a light to the world.

Let us learn from him, let us follow his example, let us  rejoice  in what God can do by His power in a human being, and let us confidently, with faith, with an exulting and yet serene joy follow the advice, listen to God  begging   us to find a way of life and telling us that with Him,  in Him we   will   be alive, because He  is  the Truth but also the Way and also Life eternal. Amen.










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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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