Parish Priest: Father James Robinson
Church phone: (781) 585-8907
Father James: (339) 204-3074 (email@example.com)
Liturgy: Sunday mornings 10:00 am (followed by coffee hour)
Vespers: first Saturday of each month 6:00 PM
Our Yard Sale scheduled for this weekend 5/19 has been moved to 5/26!
Many interesting Saints/Feasts listed below - check them out!!!
Spring 2018 Yard Sale – May 19th
This year the parish is again planning a spring yard sale at the parish, but with a different twist.
In order to make this event financially worthwhile we would like to begin collecting items well in advance of the sale date. Your priced items can be brought to church any time on or after April 29th. The Haddads will store the items in their garage until the date of the yard sale.
We are placing a signup pledge sheet in the back vestibule and are asking for a minimum of 20 persons to pledge to bring enough items to net $50. This could be one large piece of furniture in good condition, 50 small boxed items priced at $1 each, or a carton(s) full of 100 items priced at .50 cents. Your call. We are not asking for a commitment of sales, simply enough items to price at $50 to insure us an inventory.
By collecting goods in advance you can begin your spring cleaning and rid unwanted items from your home now. If you do not feel you have enough at home to net $50 we would ask you to solicit co-workers, neighbors or other family members to contribute in order to meet your pledge.
Understandably, all of the items may not sell, but at least we can be guaranteed an inventory for sale day.
All of the items that do not sell will be donated to Savers.
We are accepting reservations for your own table for $20 and you sell your own wares, i.e. jams/jellies, soaps, crafts, or yard sale items and you keep the proceeds. The church will benefit from the $20 table rental.
Alternative Three – Yardless Yard Sale Option
In the event you have a pristine home which is junk free, but would still like to help support this fundraiser, we will gladly accept any cash donation made payable to St. Mark of Ephesus, which of course is tax deductible. No stress, no work!
Thank you for your support,
Nancy Haddad and Cookie Bakas
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"
May 17 The Ascension of Our Lord info here
May 27 Holy Pentecost info here
June 3 Synaxis of All Saints info here
June 10 Synaxis of the Saints of North America info here
June 11 Apostle Bartholomew of the Twelve info here
June 14 Prophet Elisha info here
June 19 Apostle Jude the Brother of the Lord info here
June 24 Nativity of the Holy Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist, John info here
June 27 St. Sampson the Hospitable of Constantinople info here
June 29 The Holy Glorious and All-Praised Leaders of the Apostles, Peter and Paul info here
June 30 Synaxis of the Holy, Glorious and All-Praised Twelve Apostles 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.
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
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 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
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
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
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: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/
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