Holy Myrrhbearers Chapel

St Cloud, Minnesota

Holy Myrrhbearers Chapel

Founded 2001

Diocese: Diocese of the Midwest

Deanery: Minneapolis Deanery

Address

601 Seventh Ave S
St Cloud, Minnesota 56301

http://www.holymyrrhbearers.org

Parish Contacts

V. Rev. Nathan D Kroll
Priest-in-Charge
708 S Sixth St
St Cloud, MN 56301
Home: 320-252-2595
Office: 320-656-1200

Directions

General Location
The Church is located in St. Cloud’s Historic Southside Neighbourhood and is immediately adjacent to the campus of St. Cloud State University.

From Minneapolis and the south
Take 94 westbound to exit 171 (Highway 75).  Turn right and follow 75 north about 2 miles, then turn right at 33rd Street/Clearwater Drive.  Continue about 2.5 miles.  Turn right at 6th Street.  Proceed east two blocks.  The church is on the corner of 6th Street and 7th Avenue.  We are about 1 hour 15 minutes from downtown Minneapolis.

From Alexandria and the west
Take 94 eastbound to exit 158 (left exit for Highway 75).  Continue on east on 75 about 8.5 miles through St.Joseph and Waite Park into St. Cloud (do not turn when 75 turns south).
Turn right on 7th Avenue in downtown St. Cloud.  Proceed four blocks to 6th Street.  The church is on the corner of 6th Street and 7th Avenue.  We are about 1 hour 15 minutes from Alexandria.

From Brainerd and the north
Take Highway 371 to U.S. 10 and then south to westbound Highway 23 St. Cloud.  After crossing the Mississippi, turn left on 7th Avenue.  The church is on the corner of 6th Street and 7th Avenue.  We are about 1 hour 10 minutes from Brainerd.

Schedule of Services

All Services are in English.

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.
Sunday Morning

Parish Background

Prior to 2000, St. Cloud was home to a number of Orthodox Christians who had become accustomed to driving to the Twin Cities or Duluth in order to worship.  In 2000 a priest from St. Mary’s Cathedral in Minneapolis began driving to St. Cloud to conduct Lenten services in a local family’s home and to begin dialogue on founding a community in St. Cloud.  By April 2001 a small group of the faithful, with a blessing from their pastor and the bishop, had purchased a 1920s Neo-Gothic church building and were officially recognized as a mission community.  The first service in the church was the Divine Liturgy on the Sunday of the Holy Myrrhbearers (29 April 2001).

In the short time since then, we have made several significant improvements to the building including renovation of the bell tower, installation of an historic bell from a now-closed Orthodox Church outside Holdingford, MN, and the construction of the iconostasis.

We have embraced the diversity of our church family and this is reflected in our liturgical practice, music, and community celebrations.  Irrespective of our small size, we are undoubtedly one of the most well-known faith communities in St. Cloud.  We owe this to our tenacious adherence to the Scripture and the Faith of the ancient Church, together with an enthusiasm for sharing our cultures with the community through fellowship.