The first Sunday of Great Lent every year commemorates the restoration of icons in the Churches in the year 847 after almost a century of controversy over their use in prayer and worship. Finally, the true teaching that the Word of God truly became flesh and blood in the person of Jesus Christ and it was therefore not idolatry to paint and honor his physical image prevailed. To this day in the Church, icons continue to add beauty to our worship and help us to raise our minds from earth to heaven.
Regular ScheduleGreat Vespers: Saturday @ 6pm
Divine Liturgy: Sunday @ 10am
Confession: Before or after Vespers or by appointment with Fr Jacob
This Week at the Church
6p Wed: Presanctified Liturgy
10a Thur: Great Canon with the Life of St Mary of Egypt
10a Fri: Presanctified Liturgy
12p Fri: Blood Drive
9a Sat: Spring Cleaning
Daily Scriptures and Saints
St. Mary’s Orthodox Center is newly renovated and ideal for small to medium sized events whether it be the intimate gathering of a few friends, a meeting, a dance or a formal banquet of up to 240 guests. Come check out our new accommodations!
Our facilities are nestled in a serene, country setting, yet are conveniently located with easy access to Interstates 80/94 and 65, U.S. 30 and Route 51.
Please contact us at (219) 730-4698 to book your next event .