St. Mark Of Ephesus Orthodox Church
Orthodox Church of America
261 Main Street, Kingston, Massachusetts 02364
St. Mark of Ephesus Welcomes You!

Church Phone: (781) 585-8907

Administrator and Dean: Archpriest Vasily Lickwar 

Attached Priest: Archpriest John T. Bacon 

President/Warden: Catherine Condrick 

Third & Sixth Hour: Every Sunday morning at 9:30 AM

Divine Liturgy: Every Sunday morning at 10:00 AM followed by Church School and a fellowship meal

Vespers: The First Saturday of every month at 6:00 PM

 

To arrange a confession, baptism, marriage or funeral, please contact Fr. John Bacon.

You may also speak with him during the fellowship hour on Sundays.

 

St. Mark of Ephesus is blessed with a small, but actively participating congregation. We are a warm, family-oriented body of faithful believers and our members are of all age groups and we embrace many cultural and ethnic backgrounds. The parish conducts a regular and traditional cycle of Orthodox liturgical worship throughout the course of the year. Great Vespers takes place on the first Saturday of every month. Church School classes meet every Sunday after Divine Liturgy. The Parish Council meets the first Tuesday evening of every month, under the guidance of the parish rector to maintain and promote the wholesomeness, stability and well-being of the parish. 

 

Each Sunday, Divine Liturgy is followed by a time of pleasant fellowship and hospitality, as an expression of Eucharistic unity. The St. Mark parish participates regularly in several community charitable ministries such as on-going charities to aid local shelters, grocery collections for our on-going food pantry, and visiting the ill and shut-ins in our community. All these inititatives are supported by the free-will offerings and volunteer assistance of the parishioners.

 

 

Holy Theophany

Sunday, January 19: Venerable Macarius the Great of Egypt

Saint Macarius the Great of Egypt was born in the early fourth century in the village of Ptinapor in Egypt. At the wish of his parents he entered into marriage, but was soon widowed. After he buried his wife, Macarius told himself, "Take heed, Macarius, and have care for your soul. It is fitting that your forsake worldly life." The Lord rewarded the saint with a long life, but from that time the memory of death was constantly with him, impelling him to ascetic deeds of prayer and penitence. He began to visit the church of God more frequently and to be more deeply absorbed in Holy Scripture, but he did not leave his aged parents, thus fulfilling the commandment to honor one's parents. (To read more about Macarious the Great of Egypt, please visit the OCA Website, Live of the Saints for 1/19).

 

Third Hour at 9:30 AM | Divine Liturgy at 10:00 AM | Archpriest John T. Bacon, Celebrant | No Coffee Hour | Readings: 1 Timothy 1:15-17, St. :uke 18:35-43

 

Tuesday, 1/14: Leavetaking of the Theophany; St. Nina (Nino), Equal to the Apostles and Enlightener of the Georgians (355)

 

Wednesday, 1/15: Parish Council Meeting at 6:30 PM

 

Thursday, 1/16: Veneration of the Precious Chains of the Holy and All-Glorious Apostle Peter

 

Friday, 1/17: Venerable and God-Bearing Father Anthony the Great (356) (fish, wine & oil)

 

Saturday, 1/18: Saints Athanasius the Great (373) and Cyril (444), Archbishops of Alexandria

 

Sunday, 1/19: Women's Group Meeting

 

 

 

 

Panikhida Memorial Prayer and Funeral Services for Matushka Elizabeth - May Her Memory Be Eternal

Our beloved friend, Matushka Elizabeth, passed away on the morning of January 15. In this time of great sadness, please keep Matushka Elizabeth and her family in your prayers. May her Memory be Eternal.

 

Below is the information for the Panikhida Memorial and Funeral Service. You  may view the obituary at www.cartmelldavis.com. All services will be held at St. Mark of Ephesus.

 

Calling Hours: Sunday, January 19 from 4:00 - 7:00 PM

 

Panikhida Memorial Prayer Service: 7:00 Pm

 

Funeral: Monday, January 20 at 10:00 AM

 

Interment will be in Mt. Prospect Cemetery in Bridgewater. Relativies and friends are respecfully invited. In lieu of flowers, memorail donations may be made to St. Mark of Ephesus Orthodox Church, 261 Main Street, Kingston, MA 02364

 

 

 

 

Tentative Liturgical Schedule

Fr. John Celebrant: 1/19, 2/2, 2/9, 2/23, 3/1, 3/8

 

1/26: All-Parish Annual Meeting | Celebrant, Fr. Vasily

 

Celebrant to be announced: 2/16, 3/15

 

3/1: Cheesefare & Forgiveness Sunday - Cheesefare Vespers with the Rite of Forgiveness following Holy Liturgy - beginning the Great Fast

 

3/4: Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts at 6:00 PM

 

3/7: Great Vespers at 6:00 PM

 

3/8: Daylight Savings Time begins

 

 

 

 

Parish Annual Meeting

ANNUAL PARISH MEETING: Sunday, January 26, 2020

 

A Message from Fr. John: Everyone connected to this community should attend. To vote, you must be an actual member. The usual reports and elections (Delegates and Officers) are on the agenda. Father Vasily Lickwar, Dean and Parish Administrator, will preside at the 10:00 AM Holy Liturgy and the Annual Meeting. If bad weather cancels the meeting, the snow date is February 9

 

All are welcome to attend, but please remember that in order to vote, you MUST be a member of St. Mark of Ephesus.

 

MEMBERSHIP

1. Members have been Baptized and Chrismated in the Orthodox Church and consciously uphold and profess the Orthodox Faith.

2. Are regualr communicants, that is, participates in the Holy Mysteries of Confession and Communion (a "regular communicant" means those who partake of the Holy Mysteries frequently, ideally weekly, or at least once a year).

3. Fulfills the financial obligations established by the Parish. All members of the Parish are urged to make a yearly commitment for financial support to the Parish in the form of a pledge of which is the tithe of their income.

4. And declare their intention to be members.

 

See Catherine if you have any questions or concerns.