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)

Vespers:   first Saturday of the month 6:00 PM

   Christ is Risen!   Christos Voskrese!   Christos Anesti!


Women's Group will be meeting on Sunday, April 26th instead of April 5

 The Parish Council will not be meeting in April - Our next meeting is Tuesday, May 5 at 7:00pm


Prayers needed

Please pray for Randy Homyk's dad who has Fallen Asleep in the Lord


William Homyk

for obituary click here


and keep Randy, Susan, Peter, Vlad and Daniel in your prayers

Many Thanks!!!

Christ is Risen!  Indeed He is Risen!!
Message of gratitude from our warden - Laura Geigle:
Thank you to God for allowing everyone to use their gifts to glorify God!  
(I hope I didn't forget anybody)


Thanks to....
Fr. James, Fr. Antony & Fr. John for leading us in worship
Gina and Lisa for directing the services all week and to all the choir members
The Women's Group co-presidents Cookie & Nancy H. for decorating for Palm Sunday, dying the red eggs and arranging the lilies.
Subdn. Peter for picking up the baptismal font and baking the artos
Subdn. Gregory for ordering the candles and coordinating the food pantry box
Subdn. Shell ,Ron LePage and Nancy & George Haddad for digging for the septic cover
Altar Servers for assisting with the many duties on the altar
Fr. Bacon for writing and publishing the weekly bulletin
Mat. Bacon for delivering the lilies
Mat. Ellie for decorating the Ressurectional Icon
Jen for helping the church school students present their Palm Sunday play and for keeping our facebook page up to date
Maria for decorating the windows with flowers
George Haddad for organizing all night readers to read at the tomb
Frank for all of his groundskeeper work on Holy Saturday
Mark for his sacristan duties with the oil lamps
Nancy V. for the kitchen supplies
The Rusinak family for cleaning and polishing the candle stands
John & Anna Wozniak for the cases of altar wine
Pascha 2015

The King of Glory
The King of Glory
The King of Glory
Blessing the Artos
Blessing the Artos
Blessing the Artos
Blessing the Pascha Baskets
Blessing the Pascha Baskets
Blessing the Pascha Baskets
Christ is Risen!
Christ is Risen!
Christ is Risen!
Mark Your Calendar!

May 15th - Sunday - Yard Sale at the Church

Baked Goods Table - Women's Group

Cemetery Baskets for Memorial Day (from Nancy Haddad)

Please bring items that are clean and priced to the Church on Friday May 15th (from 5 to 8 PM)


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 17   Bright Friday: The Life Giving Spring of the Mother of God     info here
April 18   Bright Saturday     info here 
April 19   St. Thomas Sunday     info here
April 21   Day of Rejoicing     info here
April 23   Greatmartyr, Victory-bearer and Wonderworker George     info here
April 25   Apostle and Evangelist Mark     info here
April 26   Sunday of the Holy Myrrhbearing Women with the Noble Joseph     info here
April 30   Apostle James the Brother of St John the Theologian     info here
May 1     Prophet Jeremiah     info here
Diocesan Newsletter

If you would like to receive an electronic copy of the Diocese newsletter, email Father Joshua Mosher, editor at
 Current copy can be found here:



Our elected Council is as follows for 2015:

President:   Laura Geigle

Treasurer:   Subdn. Gregory Arnold

Reporting Secretary:   Jen Paulin

At-Large:    George Haddad

At-Large:    Subdn. Peter Condrick

At-Large:    Maria Mojica

At-Large:    Ramon Mojica

Also elected at the annual meeting were co-presidents of the Women's Group:  Nancy Haddad & Cookie Bakas

John Wozniak & John Rusinak will continue on the Finance Committee

as well as Anna Wozniak as our auditor

Lisa Shortes has agreed to start up a Teen/Young Adult group

Catherine Condrick will take over the bookstore managing.  She has rearranged the kiosk area already and will be using the bottom half of the bookshelf in that area as a lending library.


Orthodox New England - January edition

Peace Garden

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




Saint Mark of Ephesus parish cookbook available!

St. Mark's Cookbook is on sale!  Over 200 of our favorite recipes in an easy-to-read format!
Contact Women's Group Co-Presidents Cookie Bakas or Nancy Haddad
$15 cash or check made payable to: "St. Mark's Women's Group"


St. Mark’s Ministries  2015

If you are interested in serving the church, please contact the names listed below:

Clergy: Major Orders:

Pastor: Fr. James Ransford Robinson

Fr. John T. Bacon, retired Archpriest, attached to St. Marks

Fr. R. Antony Gori, retired, attached to Chelsea church

Fr. Vasily Gilbert, attached to Holy Annunciation, Maynard

Fr. John Bernardi, attached to St. Marks, resides in Arizona

Protodeacon Nicholas Drobot, attached to Norwich, CT, ROCOR


Minor Orders:

Subdeacon Gregory (Douglas) Arnold

Subdeacon Shell Shortes

Subdeacon Peter Condrick

Subdn. Nicholas Vantangoli

Reader Daniel Bacon (Diocesan Council Member)



Lawrence Reardon, Evan Shortes, Nicholas Haddad, Simon Margitich, Peter Rusniak, Nicholas Williams, George Williams


Parish Council:

President: Laura Geigle

Treasurer: Subdn. Gregory Arnold

Secretary: Jen Paulin

At Large: George Haddad

At Large: Subdn. Peter Condrick

At Large: Maria Mojica

At Large: Ramon Mojica


Finance Committee:     John Wozniak        John Rusinak

Auditor:     Anna Wozniak

Choir Director: Gina Margitich (please speak to Gina about joining the choir)

Substitute Directors: Lisa Shortes, Laura Geigle, Susan Homyk (summers)

Church School Director: Jen Paulin       Assistant: Julie Sutton

Teen Group Committee Chair: Lisa Shortes

Women’s Group Co- Presidents: Cookie Bakas & Nancy Haddad       Secretary: Nancy Haddad          Treasurer: Diana Masood

Webmaster: George Sowpel

Bookstore Manager & Lending Library: Catherine Condrick

Sacristan/Mower: Mark Margitich & Simon Margitich

Vestment Care: Maria Mojica

Food Pantry Box- Subdn. Gregory & Elaine Arnold

Church Cleaners

January - Margitich
February - OPEN!
March - Haddad
April - ALL (Pascha month!)
May - Laferte
June - Arnold
July - Corey K.
August - Geigle
September - Condrick
October - Shortes
November - Zotos
December - Vantangoli

Coffee Hour Hosts - Rusinak   Geigle   Vantangoli   Mojica   Robinson   Haddad   Arnold   Shortes   Kwong   Masood

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 -               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 




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