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Holy Myrrhbearers Orthodox Mission, St Cloud, United States

Holy Myrrhbearers Orthodox Mission

General Details

Autocephalous Metropolis:
Orthodox Church in America
Diocese of the Midwest
Minneapolis Deanery

Contact Details

601 7th Ave S, St Cloud, Minnesota, MN 56301 United States

Services Details

Divine Liturgy:
Sunday 9:30am
Saturday 5:00pm

Historical Details

Build - Founding Year:
In 1895, an Orthodox parish, St. Mary’s Orthodox Church, was established in Holdingford, Minnesota. It existed for about one hundred years, but eventually closed in the mid-1990’s. This community was the first Orthodox church in Central Minnesota. Since the late 1980’s, a few Orthodox Christians in St. Cloud began meeting in people’s homes for worship. Priests visiting from St. Mary’s Cathedral in Minneapolis periodically visited St. Cloud and the newly-formed mission of St. James. There was no permanent priest, however. In 1999, several Orthodox families in the St. Cloud area decided that it was time to start a more permanent Orthodox community. His Eminence Archbishop JOB established us as a mission community, then known as St. Cloud Orthodox Mission. Father Nathan Kroll from St. Mary’s Cathedral, Minneapolis, agreed to become our pastor. Worship often took place within the homes of the parishioners. Eventually, a suitable building was found for our community. On Holy Myrrhbearers Sunday (April 29, 2001), we celebrated our first Divine Liturgy in our new building. Archbishop JOB visited and renamed our parish from St. Cloud Orthodox Mission to Holy Myrrhbearers Orthodox Church. As of now, our church is the only Orthodox congregation in Central Minnesota. Many parishioners live fairly close to the church, although others drive for several hours to get here. Visitors are always welcome!

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