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  (paisius1@verizon.net)


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 new bell!!!

upcoming events

Summer Retreat!!! August 19 - 21

 

Please Join us for the 1st Annual St. Mark's of Ephesus Retreat!

This retreat will focus on Faith, Community and Fellowship. You are welcome to stay the entire weekend or to join when you are able.

Below is a schedule that we will hope to follow. All activities are subject to change weather permitting.

Schedule of Events:


Thursday - 8/18 - arrive any time after 5pm. Dinner/events are up in the air as we will be setting up and prepping for the weekend.

Friday - 8/19
8am - Morning Prayers w/breakfast to follow
9:30am – Making Icons – painting pieces of wood and pasting Icons on them 
11:30am – Plymouth Beach/Splash Pad 
12pm – Lunch (at the beach)
6pm - Dinner 
7pm – Folk Dancing
9pm - Evening Prayers
10pm - Camp Fire

Saturday - 8/20
8am - Morning Prayers w/breakfast to follow
10am – Tie Dying
11am – Discussion/Presentation by Peter Condrick
12pm – Lunch
1pm – Nature walk/hike at Putney Farm
5pm – Vespers 
6pm – Dinner
8pm - Talent Show
9pm - Evening Prayers
10pm - Camp Fire

Sunday - 8/21
10am - Liturgy followed by coffee hour and good-byes :-(



WHAT TO BRING:
Bibles
snacks or any food you would like to share
clothes
shoes
blankets
sleeping bags
tents
bathing suits
cameras
games (indoor and outdoor)
instruments
your family (including kids)
music
T-Shirt for Tye Dying
sun-block
towels
bug spray
Talent show talent
Anything and everything!!

Lodgings:


There are several Hotels and Bed and Breakfasts in the Kingston/Plymouth area. You also have the option of camping at the church.

 

 

 

 

 

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"

 
 
 
Aug 13     St Tikhon the Bishop of Voronezh and Wonderworker of Zadonsk and All Russia     info here
 
Aug 14     Prophet Micah     info here
 
Aug 15     The Dormition of our Most Holy Lady the Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary     info here
 
Aug 20     Prophet Samuel     info here
 
Aug 31     The Placing of the Cincture (Sash) of the Most Holy Mother of God     info here
 
Sep 1       Church New Year     info here
 
Sep 6      Commemoration of the Miracle of the Archangel Michael at Colossae     info here
 
Sep 8      The Nativity of our Most Holy Lady the Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary     info here
 
Sep 9      Holy, Righteous Ancestor of God, Joachim     info here
              Holy, Righteous Ancestor of God, Anna     info here
 
Sep 14    The Universal Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross     info here
 
Sep 22    Prophet Jonah     info here
 
Sep 23    Conception of the Honorable Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John     info here
 
Sep 24    Synaxis of All Saints of Alaska     info here
              Martyr Peter the Aleut     info here
              Martyr Juvenal of Alaska     info here
 
Sep 26   Repose of the Holy Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian     info here
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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)

 

Peace Garden

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diocesan Newsletter

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

 

Axios!

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

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"

ministries

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)

 

Acolytes:

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 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 - 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 

 

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

 


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