Schedule of Divine Services

The Cathedral is open one hour
before service times.

*Confessions are heard after divine services on Thursday and Saturday evenings, and until 9:20am on Sundays.

*Memorial Prayers (panikhida)for the departed are offered on Saturdays at 5:15pm upon request made in advance.

Contact: info@nycathedral.org

Friday, July 25

8:00 am Divine Liturgy

Saturday, July 26

5:30 pm Vigil Service

Sunday, July 27

Holy GM and Healer Panteleimon

9:00 am Hours & Divine Liturgy

Thursday, July 31

6:00 pm 9th Hour/Vespers

Saturday, August 2

5:30 pm Vigil Service

Sunday, August 3

9:00 am Hours & Divine Liturgy

Tuesday, August 5

Forefeast of Transfiguration

6:00 pm Festal Vigil

Wednesday, August 6

Transfiguration of Our Lord, Jesus Christ

8:00 am Divine Liturgy

Thursday, August 7

6:00 pm 9th Hour/Vespers

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July 25, 2014

Friday of the 7th week after Pentecost

Matt 15.29-31

And Jesus went on from there and passed along the Sea of Galilee. And he went up on the mountain, and sat down there. And great crowds came to him, bringing with them the lame, the maimed, the blind, the dumb, and many others, and they put them at his feet, and he healed them, so that the throng wondered, when they saw the dumb speaking, the maimed whole, the lame walking, and the blind seeing; and they glorified the God of Israel.

1Cor 7.35-8.7

I say this for your own benefit, not to lay any restraint upon you, but to promote good order and to secure your undivided devotion to the Lord. If any one thinks that he is not behaving properly toward his betrothed, if his passions are strong, and it has to be, let him do as he wishes: let them marry – it is no sin. But whoever is firmly established in his heart, being under no necessity but having his desire under control, and has determined this in his heart, to keep her as his betrothed, he will do well. So that he who marries his betrothed does well; and he who refrains from marriage will do better. A wife is bound to her husband as long as he lives. If the husband dies, she is free to be married to whom she wishes, only in the Lord. But in my judgment she is happier if she remains as she is. And I think that I have the Spirit of God.

Now concerning food offered to idols: we know that “all of us possess knowledge.” “Knowledge” puffs up, but love builds up. If any one imagines that he knows something, he does not yet know as he ought to know. But if one loves God, one is known by him. Hence, as to the eating of food offered to idols, we know that “an idol has no real existence,” and that “there is no God but one.” For although there may be so-called gods in heaven or on earth – as indeed there are many “gods” and many “lords” – yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist. However, not all possess this knowledge. But some, through being hitherto accustomed to idols, eat food as really offered to an idol; and their conscience, being weak, is defiled.

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