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)

Presanctified Liturgy:  Wednesdays  6 PM  (March 5 - April 16)


Holy Week Services:

Tuesday April15 - 6 PM   Bridegroom Matins (Watching and Waiting for the Lord)
Wednesday April16 - 6 PM - Presanctified Liturgy and Unction (healing service)
Thursday April17 - 10 AM   Divine Liturgy
Thursday April17 - 6 PM   Passion Gospels (This service recalls the Washing of the Disciples feet, the Betrayal, the Last Supper and Christ's Vigil in the Graden)
Friday April18 - 10 AM   Royal Hours (Retells the Story of Christ's Passion)
Friday April 18 - 3 PM   Vespers of Holy Friday (the Palschanitsa is taken to the Tomb)
Friday April 18 - 6 PM   Matins/Lamentations  (we sing the Praises and lament Christ's death - outdoor Procession)
Friday April 18 - 8 PM   Vigil all night by The Tomb - (we keep Vigil at the side of the Crucified Christ)

Saturday April19 - 10 AM   Divine Liturgy (a day of Hope and Waiting - Old Testament readings)
Saturday April 19 - 7 PM to 10 PM   confessions and Acts of Apostles read

Saturday April 19 - 10:30 PM   Paschal Compline (dark then Procession)
Sunday April 20 - midnight   Matins of Holy Pascha
Sunday April 20 - 1:30 AM   Paschal Liturgy followed by shared meal - and Blessing of the Baskets - everyone welcome!!!
Sunday April 20 - 2 PM   Vespers of Holy Pascha





photos from lenten fish fry

photos of our new driveway and sign

Chelsea Church Celebration

Sunday May 11th (Mother's Day)

9:30 AM


Hierarchial (with Bishop) Liturgy


Chelsea Orthodox Church


St. Mary's Orthodox Church

110 Washington Avenue

Chelsea, MA  02150


90th Anniversary Celebration

with Father John Bacon (retiring)


Festive Dinner at the Wyndahm Hotel to follow

Dinner Donation $40


Contact Gregory Shesko (781) 444-8404

for more info or to reserve dinner ticket


there will be no service at St. Marks this day




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"


April 5     5th Saturday of Great Lent: of the Akathist to the Theotokos            Info here

April 6     5th Sunday of Great Lent: St Mary of Egypt            info here

April 7     St Tikhon the Patriarch of Moscow, and Enlightener of North America            info here

April 12   The Raising of Lazarus (Lazarus Saturday)            info here

April 13  Entry of Our Lord into Jerusalem (Palm Sunday)            info here

April 14   Great and Holy Monday            info here

April 15   Great and Holy Tuesday            info here

April 16   Great and Holy Wednesday            info here

April 17   Great and Holy Thursday            info here

April 18   Great and Holy Friday            info here

April 19   Great and Holy Saturday            info here

April 20  HOLY PASCHA: The Resurrection of Our Lord            info here

April 21   Bright Monday            info here

April 22   Bright Tuesday            info here

April 23   Bright Wednesday           info here

               Greatmartyr, Victory-bearer and Wonderworker George            info here

April 24   Bright Thursday            info here

April 25   Bright Friday: The Life Giving Spring of the Mother of God            info here

               Apostle and Evangelist Mark            info here

April 26   Bright Saturday            info here

April 27   Antipascha: St Thomas Sunday            info here

April 29   Day of Rejoicing            info here

April 30   Apostle James the Brother of St John the Theologian            info here


New Council elected

Newly Elected Members of the Parish Council for 2014 are as follows:



Warden/Council President:   Subdeacon Peter Condrick


Vice President:   Subdeacon Gregory Arnold


Treasurer:   Andrei Dubrovsky


Secretary:   Jen Paulin


At Large:   George Haddad


At Large:   Maria Mojica


At Large:   Alexandra Laferte



Womens Group Officers Elected

Saint Mark of Ephesus Orthodox Church

Women's Group


Newly 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!






Parish Life Conference

sponsored by the Antiochian Diocese of Worcester and New England

June 19 - 22, 2014

at the Radisson Plymouth Harbor Inn


hosted by Saint George Orthodox Church of Boston
Very Reverend Timothy Ferguson

for more information:







Luminary/Open House 2013

Luminary 2013 - 12/21/13

Church opn house during Kingston Luminary

(4 images)

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  (
$15 cash or check made payable to: "St. Mark's Women's Group"

30th Anniversary celebration - May 19, 2013

Bishop's visit and 30th Anniversary of St. Mark of Ephesus parish - 05/19/13

Glory be to God!!!  A great turnout for the anniversary of our parish.  We celebrated a hierarchial Divine Liturgy with Bishop Nikon, then gathered together at Isaacs in Plymouth for memories, fun and gratitude.  

Jen put together a great video history - watch it by clicking here    CLICK

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photos from pascha 2013

Artos 2013
Artos 2013
Artos 2013
Resurrection Icon
Resurrection Icon
Resurrection Icon
Pascha flowers 2013
Pascha flowers 2013
Pascha flowers 2013

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






Resources to check out...

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

view a wonderful video featuring our Church click here

An interesting and informative article on church eitiquette can be found here:

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:

A good online Bible with commentary approved by the Orthodox Church is at

Church Cleaning List

- Margitich                   
February - Dubrovsky               March - Haddads
April - ALL (Pacha month!)       May - Laferte                              June - Father Antony - Matushka Beverly

July -                                      August - Laura                           September - Peter and Catherine     

October -                                    November - Nancy Zotos         December - Vantangolis 







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