St. Mark Of Ephesus
St. Marks Welcomes You

Our mission has been in witness to Christ since 1983

 



Parish Priest: Father James Robinson

Church phone: (781) 585-8907
Father James:   (339) 204-3074

Liturgy:  Sunday mornings  10:00 am  (followed by coffee hour)

 

NEW!!!   Vespers:   First Saturday of the month 6:00 PM
  (please come!!!)

 

December 20th - Town Luminary - Church Open House

NOTE!!!   Date Change

 

 

Weds. 12/24 - Eve of Nativity Royal Hours 9 AM

Weds. 12/24 - Nativity Vespers  6 PM

Thursday Christmas Liturgy 12/25 at 10 AM

 

Our Annual Parish Meeting is Sunday January 11 after Liturgy

We need everyone to attend!

 

Sunday January 18th - Bishop Nikon visits us!

It is our Patronal Feast - for Saint Mark of Ephesus

It is very special to have a visit from our Bishop - please join us for this joyous occasion!

 

 

Santa visited Saint Marks!

Saint Nicholas visited St Mark's thsi past Sunday and brought gifts for the children that                                contained chocolate coins, oranges, and candy canes.
       Saint Nicholas will also be at Luminary Night on Saturday! 
Thank you to all who helped decorate!

Decorating our tree! - 12/07/14

Photos of some of the kids and (adults!) who decorated our church this year!   Many Thanks!!!

(9 images)

Please see Cookie or Laura 

to take part in the community Christmas Card

and/or to donate a Pointsettia

 

 

Upcoming

 

Saturday December 20th - Kingston Luminary Night and Church Open House - be at Church by 5:30 PM when they close the street   (NOTE:    DATE CHANGE to 20th from 13th)

 

Wednesday December 24 - Nativity Service - Royal Hours at 9 AM - Nativty Vespers at 6PM

 

Thursday December 25 - Nativity Divine Liturgy 10 AM

 

Great Vespers January 3

 

Womens Group Meeting January 4

 

Tuesday January 6 - Feast of Theophany

 

Saturday January 10 - Lifetouch will be at Saint Marks to photograph for the new Church Directory

between 11 AM and 6 PM - everyone who comes will get a free 8x10 photo - you don't need to be a member of Saint Marks - just a friend or family!  see or call Laura for details - 508-333-6727

 

Sunday January 11th - Annual Parish Meeting right after Liturgy - come and have a voice in our future!

 

January 19 - Patronal Feast of our Church - Saint Mark of Ephesus - Bishop Nikon will be with us!!!

 

 

Saints and Feasts for the Month

click on the words to the right of the Saint or Feast to learn more - now this opens a new windowso you don't have to hit "Back"

 
Dec 13     Repose of the Venerable Herman of Alaska, Wonderworker of All America    info here
 
Dec 14     Sunday of the Forefathers     info here
 
Dec 17      Prophet Daniel     info here
 
Dec 24      Eve of the Nativity of Our Lord     info here
 
 Dec 25     The Nativity of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ     info here
 
Dec 26      Synaxis of the Most Holy Mother of God     info here
 
Dec 27      Protomartyr and Archdeacon Stephen     info here
 
Dec 28      Holy Righteous Joseph the Betrothed     info here
                Holy Apostle James the Brother of the Lord     info here
                Holy Prophet-King David     info here
 
Dec 29      14,000 Infants (the Holy Innocents) slain by Herod at Bethlehem     info here
 
Dec 31      Venerable Melania the Younger of Rome     info here
 
Jan 1        St. Basil the Great, Archbishop of Cæsarea in Cappadocia     info here
 
 
Peace Garden

Please come and enjoy our Peace Garden behind the church - stop by and relax and pray

 

 

 

photos of our new driveway and sign

Parish Council

Members of the Parish Council for 2014 are as follows:

 

 

Warden/Council President:   Subdeacon Peter Condrick

 

Vice President:   Subdeacon Gregory Arnold

 

Treasurer:   Subdeacon Gregory Arnold

 

Secretary:   Jen Paulin

 

At Large:   George Haddad

 

At Large:   Maria Mojica

 

At Large:   Alexandra Laferte
 
 
 

 

 

Womens Group

Saint Mark of Ephesus Orthodox Church

Women's Group

 

Elected officers for 2014 are:

 

President - Laura Geigle

Treasurer - Pauline Clifford

Secretary - Nancy Haddad

 

Thank you all for serving Christ and our community through this ministry!

 

 

 

Saint Mark of Ephesus parish cookbook available!

St. Mark's Cookbook is now on sale!  Over 200 of our favorite recipes in an easy-to-read format!
 
Contact Women's Group President Diana Masood ( littletete@COMCAST.NET)  
or Women's Group Treasurer Pauline Clifford  (paulineclifford1944@yahoo.com)
 
$15 cash or check made payable to: "St. Mark's Women's Group"



Subdeacon Peter leads a monthly prayer service for the living/sick and Departed - you can send him your prayer requests at ...

 
 
 
What is Happening

 

 

The Women's Group is meeting the first Sunday of each month right after Liturgy - All are welcome to stay and meet with them!

 

Please stop by the Memory Eternal section to the right for photos and to pray for of those who have Fallen Asleep in the Lord

 

 

  

Please send any comments or suggestions for the website to George Sowpel at orthodox@comcast.net



 

 

 

 

 



Resources to check out...

excellent short film on prayer - be sure to watch part two...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnlXsWoE_Zw&feature=share


view a wonderful video featuring our Church click here

An interesting and informative article on church eitiquette can be found here:http://www.theologic.com/oflweb/inchurch/etiquet.htm

Interesting video from Serbia - Christos Voskrese song     click here

Please look at the MINISTRIES tab on the right for ways to get involved!

A wonderful link to a good basic primer/dictionary on Orthodoxy is:  http://www.stots.edu/these_truths_we_hold.html

A good online Bible with commentary approved by the Orthodox Church is at http://orthodoxstudybible.com/




Church Cleaning List


January
- Margitich                   
February -               March - Haddads
April - ALL (Pacha month!)       May - Laferte           June - Subdeacon Gregory and Elaine

July - Corey K.                          August - Laura        September - Subdeacon Peter and Catherine     

October -  Lisa Shortes            November - Nancy Zotos         December - Vantangolis 

 


IF YOU NEED A KEY TO GET INTO THE CHURCH, SEE LAURA GEIGLE



 

 

 

 


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