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

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Beautifying the Iconostasis

We ask all of you who wish to donate for this beautifying of the iconostasis. If you are able to help cover the cost ($2,500), you can give your donation to Br. James, the Treasurer, or Victor Durnev, the Assistant Starosta.



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We have some important dates approaching +++ 

*Coming up is the Feast of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, which is on Wednesday, December the 19th.

*Monday, January 7, 2019 The Nativity of our Lord, God and Saviour Jesus Christ 

*Мироточива Чудотворная Иверская Икона Б.М.прибудет к нам на Рождество, 6 и 7 Янв.

The Hawaiian Myrrh-Streaming Icon of the Theotokos will visit us at Nativity


*Our insurance bill, which is due October 14th, is for $1,400.00. The monks need help with paying this large amount. If you can help, any contributions would be greatly appreciated, and given to Br. James, the Treasurer. Any small amount would be most helpful for this important insurance payment.








Rejoicing in the Nativity Fast

Archpriest Artemy Vladimirov

 The whole history of humankind, which began with the fall of our forefather and mother, Adam and Eve, the continuation of history through their descendants, the history of peoples and kingdoms (especially the history of ancient Israel), all led up to and arrived at Bethlehem, to the mysterious cave, where Christ the Savior of the world manifested His wondrous infant countenance to us.

It is no surprise that even two thousand years later, we, the children of Christ’s Church, do not suddenly or immediately celebrate the Lord’s Nativity, but rather embark upon a forty-day fast (as the holy fathers have ordained of old), so that we might be gradually illuminated by the wondrous light of the Nativity night.

This period of fasting begins directly after the commemoration of the Holy Apostle Philip, on the 15th November (new style, November 28) according to the Church calendar, and concludes with the Feast itself, on Christmas night, December 25/January 7. The last day before the fast when we can eat non-fasting foods falls this year on Thursday (26 November, 2009)—the commemoration day of St. John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople. The rubrics of this labor of fasting are not so strict as those of Great Lent or the Dormition fast: fish can be eaten on every Saturday and Sunday, as well as on festal days of the Church calendar that do not fall on Wednesday or Friday (if the All-night Vigil is not served the evening before). The fast becomes stricter with the onset of the Forefeast of the Nativity on December 20/January 2 (on which day we also commemorate the Holy Martyr Ignatius the God-bearer), when fish is completely excluded from the table of those who strive to observe the Church rubrics in all strictness...

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 Fasting I call the eating of a little bit once a day. Getting up from the table when still hungry, having his food, bread, and salt, and his drink-water, which the springs themselves bring forth. Behold the royal way of receiving food, that is, many have been saved by this path, so the Holy Fathers have said. To refrain from food for a day, or two days, three, four, five, or a week, a man cannot do always. But, so as every day to eat bread and drink, one can always do this; only, having eaten, one should be a little hungry so that the body will be submissive to the spirit and capable of labors and sensitive to mental movements, and so the bodily passions will be conquered. Complete fasting cannot mortify the bodily passions as well as poor food mortifies them. Some fast for a time and then give themselves over to delicious foods, for many begin fasting beyond their strength and also other severe labors, and then they grow weak from the lack of measure and unevenness of this labor, and they seek tasty foods and repose for the strengthening of the body. To act in this way means to build and then again to destroy, since the body through thinness from fasting is yearning for sweet things and seeks consolation, and the sweet foods ignite the passions. But if someone establishes for himself a definite measure as to how much poor food to eat in a day, he will receive great profit...

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Weekly Schedule of Services



 ~Sunday December 2

Prophet Obadiah / Пророка Авдиа


8:15 am Nocturns, Hours, Confessions

9:00 am Divine Liturgy / Литургия



~Monday December 3 

Vigil Entry of Theotokos into the Temple / Бдение – Введение во Храм Пр. Бцы


6:30 pm Vigil



~Tuesday December 4

Entry of Theotokos into the Temple / Введение во Храм Пресвятой Богородицы


9:00 am Divine Liturgy / Литургия



~Saturday December 8


5:30 pm Vigil



~Sunday December 9

St. Innocent / Свят, Уббийебтуя еп. Иркутскаго


8:15 am Nocturns, Hours, Confessions

9:00 am Divine Liturgy / Литургия



~Tuesday December 18

St. Nicholas / Свят. Николая


6:30 pm Vigil



~Wednesday December 19

St. Nicholas / Святителя Николая


9:00 am Divine Liturgy / Литургия



~Sunday January 6 / 6 Янв

Christmas Eve Day / Сочельник


8:15 am Nocturns, Hours, Confessions

9:00 am Divine Liturgy / Литургия

6:00 pm Christmas Vigil / Празднич. Всенощная



~Monday January 7 / 7 Янв

Xmas Day / Рождество Христово


9:00 am Divine Liturgy / Литургия





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

*Обновления к расписанию 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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