St. Mark Of Ephesus
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 each month 6:00 PM


  See below for service schedule through Pascha


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


Please save the date - our   Image result for 8th    Annual Lenten Dinner is

Friday, March 16 from 5pm-8pm


This has become our largest fundraiser and everyone’s participation is appreciated   

All of the details are on the flyer below

You can RSVP by replying to this email or by speaking with me in church

Deadline for reserving will be Tuesday, March 13

If paying by check, please make them out to St. Mark of Ephesus Church

Please let George Haddad know if you have any questions



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Please join us for the 8th Annual 

Lenten Dinner


St Mark of Ephesus Orthodox Church

241 Main Street - Kingston, MA

Friday, March 16th 

 from 5 ~ 8 p.m.

$15 per person


Dinner includes:  

salad, roll & butter - Baked Haddock - rice pilaf - green beans

dessert & beverage


All are welcome!




Wednesday  March 7      PreSanctified Liturgy   6 p.m.
Wednesday  March 14    PreSanctified Liturgy   6 p.m.
Wednesday  March 21    PreSanctified Liturgy   6 p.m.
Friday           March 23    PreSanctified Liturgy   6 p.m.
Sunday         March 25    Feast of Annunciation 10 a.m.
Wednesday  March 28    PreSanctified Liturgy    6 p.m.
Saturday      March 31    Lazarus Saturday         10 a.m.
April  Holy Week
Sunday          April 1      Palm Sunday Liturgy    10 a.m.
Tuesday         April 3      Bridegroom Matins       6 p.m.
Wednesday   April 4      Holy Unction                  6 p.m.  
Thursday       April 5      Liturgy of St Basil         10 a.m.
Thursday       April 5      Passion Gospels           6 p.m.
Friday             April 6      Vespers                          3 p.m.
Friday             April 6      Lamentations                 6 p.m.
Saturday        April 7      Liturgy of St Basil         10 a.m.
Saturday        April 7      Paschal Compline         11:30 p.m.
      (Celebrants 10 p.m.)(Faithful should arrive by 11:15)
Sunday         April 8       Pascha! Agape Vespers  2 p.m.

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

Feb 24          1st Saturday of Great Lent: The Miracle of the Boiled Wheat     info here

Feb 25          Sunday of Orthodoxy     info here

Feb 27          Repose of St Raphael the Bishop of Brooklyn     info here

Mar 3            2nd Saturday of Great Lent: Memorial Saturday     info here

Mar 4            2nd Sunday of Great Lent: St Gregory Palamas     info here

Mar 10          3rd Saturday of Great Lent: Memorial Saturday     info here

Mar 11          3rd Sunday of Great Lent: Veneration of the Cross     info here

Mar 14          Venerable Benedict of Nursia     info here

Mar 17          St. Patrick the Bishop of Armagh and Enlightener of Ireland     info here

Mar 18          4th Sunday of Great Lent: St John Climacus (of the Ladder)     info here

Mar 24          5th Saturday of Great Lent: of the Akathist to the Theotokos     info here

Mar 25         The Annunciation of our Most Holy Lady, the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary     info here

Mar 26          Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel     info here

Mar 31          The Raising of Lazarus (Lazarus Saturday)     info here

Apr 1             Entry of Our Lord into Jerusalem (Palm Sunday)     info here 
Venerable Mary of Egypt     info here

Apr 2             Great and Holy Monday     info here

Apr 3             Great and Holy Tuesday     info here

Apr 4             Great and Holy Wednesday     info here

Apr 5             Great and Holy Thursday   (The last Supper)     info here

Apr 6             Great and Holy Friday     info here

Apr 7             Great and Holy Saturday     info here
                      St. Tikhon the Patriarch of Moscow, and Enlightener of North America     info here

Apr 8             HOLY PASCHA: The Resurrection of Our Lord     info here





In 2018, we would like to begin a monthly remembrance of loved ones who have departed to the Lord.  If you would like to have someone remembered, please PRINT their first name on the calendar form available below and return it to George Haddad by the end of the year. The purpose of this project is to ensure that a loved one is remembered during the month they reposed, just in case you are away or can’t make it to church. 

You can print and send the calendar to St. Marks - 261 Main Street - Kingston MA  02364      or there are hard copies in the vestibule in church. 



From the North

Take Route 3 South to Exit 9 (route 3A). Take a right at the end of the ramp towards Kingston.  After passing two stoplights you will come to a fork - bear left onto routes 106 and 27.  That is Main Street. Proceed approximately 1/2 mile. After passing the Police Station on your left, our Church will be 50 yards up on your right.                  




From the South

Route 3 North to Exit 9 (route 3A)  Take a right at the end of the ramp towards Kingston.  After passing two stoplights you will come to a fork - bear left onto routes 106 and 27.  That is Main Street. Proceed approximately 1/2 mile. After passing the Police Station on your left, our Church will be 50 yards up on your right. 


The most recent version of the ONE (our Diocesean newsletter) may be found here
If you would like to receive an electronic copy of the Diocese newsletter, email Father Joshua Mosher, editor at


It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Father Micahel Margitich.  He fell asleep in the Lord  November 11th, 2017.  Father Michael was the first Priest of St. Michael's when it began in 1984.  He built this community as well as the wonderful Santa Rosa California parish through his humility, intelligence, unwavering faith and consistent love for God and all people.  He is much loved, respected and honored by so many across this country - most especially by our own Mark, Gina, Bobby and Simon Margitich.

Father Michael represents all that is good and right about the clergy and the Orthodox Church. His leadership and wisdom helped so many find and keep their faith - including as an Air Force Chaplain in Viet Nam.  He recently retired after over 60 years of active service as a priest - with his son Father Lawrence now overseeing the church in Santa Rosa.  Archpriest Michael Margitich will be remembered always and his legacy of faith and love endure in our hearts forever.

Please keep Father Michael and his family in your prayers - May His Memory Be Eternal.


The father of our close friend Protodeacon Nicholas Drobot fell asleep in the Lord recently.  He was quite an interesting man and a beloved Priest within the Orthodox Church.  More information can be found here -

Please keep Father Wsevolod and his family - especially Nick - in your prayers.


On Wednesday, November 8, Archpriest Wsevolod Drobot, longtime cleric of the Eastern American Diocese, reposed in the Lord. Fr. Wsevolod’s clerical service lasted 57 years, and he had been rector of Nativity of the Mother of God parish in Albany, NY. In the course of his 52-year service in Albany, Fr. Wsevolod oversaw the construction of a new church building, the great consecration of which took place in September 2010. Fr. Wsevolod buried his Matushka Nadezhda in 2015.

Fr. Wsevolod will be buried at Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY.

Memory eternal to the newly reposed Archpriest Wsevolod!


Obituary for Father Wsevolod can be found here




Many of us remember Haig Karakashian - he was part of the early beginnings of Saint Mark's - Mark Margitich was a good friend and helped bring him to church when he was not attending in his home parish near Boston.

Haig was kind and filled your heart with love when you talked to him.  Always smiling - he was a gift to our community when he was present.  May his Memory be Eterrnal.

Haig fell asleep in the Lord on June 21, 2016 and his obituary and a story about him are found at the links that follow.


The drop down page on the menu has been updated with the most recent By-Laws for the parish from 2018  

The relevant OCA bylaws may be found at


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)


Our elected Council is as follows for 2018:

1. President- Laura Geigle
2. Treasurer-John Rusinak
3. Secretary-Catherine Samiotes Condrick
4. At Large-George Haddad
5. At. Large-Ron LePage
6. At Large-Katina Venetis Manning
7. At Large-Andrei Dubrovsky

Finance Committee
1. Nancy Haddad
2. Subdn. Gregory Arnold
3. Dan Bacon

Auditor- Elena Degtyareva Williams

Catherine Condrick will be managing the bookstore as wel as our lending library.


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  

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

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

Substitute Directors: 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

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

- 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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