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 | (401) 658-0874

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.



Parish News and Events

Saturday, March 2

Maslenitsa and Great Vespers is cancelled due to winter weather.


Sunday, March 3

Confessions 9:00 AM | Third & Sixth Hour 9:30 AM | Fr. John celebrating Divine Liturgy | Church School

Coffee Hour sponsored by Subdeacon Gregory and Elaine Arnold

Meatfare Sunday - Sunday of Last Judgement


Monday, March 4 - Meat Fast


Thursday, March 7

Parish Council Meeting at 6:30 PM


Sunday, March 10

Forgivness Sunday & Cheesefare | Confessions 9:00 AM | Third & Sixth Hour 9:30 AM | Church School

Maslenitsa Potluck Coffee Hour & Forgiveness Vespers with the Rite of Forgiveness immediately following


Wednesday, March 13

Presanctified Liturgy at 6:00 PM


Sunday, March 17

Sunday of Orthodoxy | Third & Sixth Hour 9:30 AM | Fr. Kevin Kalish celebrating Divine Liturgy | Church School







9th Annual Lenten Dinner

Please join us for the 9th Annual Lenten Dinner


Friday, April 5th from 5:00-8:00 PM

Tickets are $15 per person

To purchase your tickets, please contact George or Nancy Haddad at

or email Cookie Bakas at


Dinner Includes:

Salad, Dinner Roll and Butter

Baked Haddock, Rice Pilaf and Vegetable

Dessert & Beverage






Please Remember in Your Prayers

The ill and shut-in: Juliana, Reader John, Gina, Paula & Jeff, Norma & Peter, Archpriest Steven Belonick, Nancy & Thomas, Aban (Frank), Mat. Eleanor, Priest Antony, Child Joshua, Tatiana, Kh. Diana, Frances, Alexandra, Eugenia, Lydia, Reader George, Mat. Irene, Gregory, the kidnapped Heirarchs Metropolitan Paul (Boulos Yazigi) & Archbishop John (Yohanna Ibrahim), the suffering Christians of Egypt & Syria, those who suffer from terrorist attacks, fires, storms, floods, earthquakes (especially in Alaska). 


Please pray for and visit those who are sick and suffering today, as many need our love and support.