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


Many interesting Saints/Feasts listed below - check them out!!!




Our Peter Condrick accepted to Diaconate Program!

Peter with his Baba Lubov
Peter with his Baba Lubov
Peter with his Baba Lubov
Peter, Catherine and Nicholas
Peter, Catherine and Nicholas
Peter, Catherine and Nicholas

Congratulations to our Peter Condrick

on his acceptance to

The OCA Diaconate Study Program!


We are all proud of you and are sure your Baba Lubov is smiling!



harvest fair!

Harvest Fair

October 30th - Sunday


games - food - fun


see Catherine or the Church's Facebook page for more info!

link to Facebook page


Pie Making Contest too!


sad news

It is with sadness that we report the passing of our Betty (Vacellici) Cortissoz


Betty was one of the mainstays of our community for many years.  Her smile and gentle ways reflected her piety and helped make our community special.


Betty Fell Asleep in the Lord on October 1st 2016


Please remember her and her husband Paul in your prayers.


May her Memory be Eternal




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"

Oct 22   Memorial Saturday of St Demetrius     info here
Oct 23   Apostle James, the Brother of the Lord     info here
Oct 31   Priestmartyr John Kochurov     info here
Nov 1    Wonderworker and Unmercenary Cosmas of Asia Minor     info here
             Wonderworker and Unmercenary Damian of Mesopotamia
Nov 8    Synaxis of the Archangel Michael and the Other Bodiless Powers     info here
             Archangel Gabriel     info here
Nov 13   St John Chrysostom the Archbishop of Constantinople     info here
Nov 14   Holy, All-Praised Apostle Philip     info here
Nov 16   Apostle and Evangelist Matthew     info here
Nov 21   The Entry of the Most Holy Mother of God into the Temple     info here
Nov 24   Great Martyr Catherine of Alexandria     info here
Nov 30    Apostle Andrew, the Holy and All-Praised First-Called     info here

Dec 4     Glorification of the Priestmartyr Alexander Hotovitzky     info here
Dec 6     St Nicholas the Wonderworker and Archbishop of Myra in Lycia     info here   Share the true story of Santa with kids!

three excellent short resources


Short pamphlet on preparing for Orthodox marriage     files/CrownedBooklet.pdf (175kb)

Short pamphlet on Chhurch Etiquette     files/ParishEtiquetteBooklet.pdf (96kb)

Finishing the Race (by Concilar Press)     files/FinishingRaceBooklet.pdf (282kb)


Diocesan Newsletter

If you would like to receive an electronic copy of the Diocese newsletter, email Father Joshua Mosher, editor at



Our elected Council is as follows for 2016:

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

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.


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 (living in Maine), attached to St. Marks

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 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

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 - LePage
March - Haddads
April - ALL (Pascha month!)
May - Laferte
June - Arnold
July - Ed Carlier.
August - Geigle
September - Condrick
October - Haddads
November - Zotos
December - Vantangoli

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


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 - Ron and Carolyn Lepage       March - Haddads
April - ALL (Pacha month!)       May - Laferte                           June - Subdeacon Gregory and Elaine

July - Ed Carlier                        August - Laura                        September - Subdeacon Peter and Catherine     

October -  The Haddads          November - Nancy Zotos         December - Vantangolis 




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