Sunday, July 28 - Apostles Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon and Parmenas of the Seventy | The Holy Relics of St. Panteleimon will be present for veneration, and a short service for the sick will follow the Holy Liturgy, with the anointing of Holy Oil - this anointing is open to everyone, Orthodox or Non-Orthodox.
(Readings: Luke 24:36-53, Romans 12:6-14, Matthew 9:1-8)
Saints Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon and Parmenas, Apostles of the Seventy were among the first deacons in the Church of Christ. In the Acts of the Holy Apostles (6:1-6) it is said that the twelve Apostles chose seven men: Stephen, Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas and Nicholas, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, and appointed them to serve as deacons. They are commemorated together on July 28, although they died at various times and in various places.
At first, Saint Procorus accompanied the holy Apostle Peter, who made him bishop in the city of Nicomedia. After the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos, Prochorus was a companion and coworker of the holy Apostle John the Theologian and was banished with him to the island of Patmos. There he wrote down the Book of Revelation concerning the final fate of the world. Upon returning to Nicomedia, Saint Prochorus converted pagans to Christ in the city of Antioch, where he suffered martyrdom.
Third Hour at 9:30 am | Divine Liturgy at 10:00 am | Fr. John T. Bacon Celebrant | Gina Choir Director | Dan B. and Julie S. Coffe Hour Hosts
Wednesday, July 31: Forefeast Procession of the Lifegiving Cross | Deadline to sign-up for the Summer Church School Day on Saturday, August 3. Please see the "Church School" tab on the website for details about the Summer Church School Day.
Church Cleaner for the month of August: Laura G.
Thursday, August 1: Beginning of the Dormition Fast & Blessing of Waters (Wine & Oil)
Saturday, August 3: Summer Church School Day! Beginning at 9:30 am at St. Mark | Confession at 5:00 PM - Great Vespers at 6:00 PM
Sunday, August 4: Seven Sleepers of Ephesus, Martyr Eudoxia of Persia - Third Hour at 9:30 am | Divine Liturgy at 10:00 am - Celebrant to be determined, Gina M. Choir Director | Catherine C. Coffee Hour (Lenten Coffee Hour) | Summer Church School Presentation
Tuesday, August 6: Transfiguration of our Lord (Fish, Wine & Oil) - Readings: Exodus 24:12-18, Composite 15 - Exodus 33:11-23; 34:4-6, 8, Composite 23-3  Kings 19:3-9, 11-13, 15, 16, Luke 9:28-36, 1 Corinthians 10:5-12, Matthew 16:6-12, 2 Peter 1:10-19, Matthew 17:1-9
Sunday, August 11: Holy Martyr and Archdeacon Euplus of Catania - Blessing of the Fruit | Third Hour at 9:30 am | Divine Liturgy at 10:00 am - Fr. John T. Bacon Celebrant, Gina M. Choir Director | John & Amy R. Coffee Hour (Lenten Coffee Hour)
Thursday, August 15: Dormition Most-Holy Theotokos - Readings: Genesis 28:10-17, Ezekiel 43:27-44:4, Proverbs 9:1-11, Luke 1:39-49, 56, 1 Corinthians 14:6-19, Matthew 20:17-28, Philippians 2:5-11, Luke 10:38-42; 11:27-28
Sunday, August 18: Martyrs Florus and Laurus, Ven. John of Rila - Afterfeast of the Dormition, including Sunday Readings | Third Hour at 9:30 am | Divine Liturgy at 10:00 am | Celebrant to be determined, Jen P. Choir Director | Laura G. Coffee Hour Host
Tuesday, August 20 at 6:30 pm - Parish Council Meeting
Sunday, August 25: Relics of the Apostle Bartholomew, Apostle Tutus of the Seventy - Third Hour at 9:30 am | Divine Liturgy at 10:00 am | Celebrant Fr. John T. Bacon, Laura G. Choir Director | Andrew D. Coffee Hour
Saturday, August 31 - Membership Diocesan Dues Due Date- pledge forms are available on the prayer table in the narthex and were sent out by email. If you need a pledge form sent to you, please write Catherine Condrick at email@example.com. Thank you!
Saturday, August 3 from 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM:
This summer we will offer for the first time a Summer Church School Day. The day will begin at 9:30 AM with breakfast and run through dinner into the evening followed by Great Vespers at 6:00 PM. Our theme is "Defenders of the Faith,"and the children will participate in a variety of educational and indoor/outdoor activities. On Sunday, August 4th, the children will share their experience with the parish. We hope your child/children can join us for this special day! Other local Orthodox parishes are invited
to join us as well.
If your child is interested in attending, please RSVP to Jennifer Paulin at firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, July 30th.
Please click on the Church School tab to view more information about the 2019-2020 church school year
and the schedule for the 2019 Summer Church School Day.
Please send a "praying for you" card to His Eminence Archbishop Nikon to:
P.O. Box 149
Southbridge, MA 01550
*Be sure you mention you are from St. Mark in Kingston. His hospital stay has been extended and he will be spending a few days at the rehab facility.
Please consider sending a card to someone on our prayer list to show them that you care and please continue to pray for them. Greeting cards are available in the bookstore at St. Mark for $3.00. If you would like to send a card to a parishioner and do not have their address, please contact Catherine Condrick at email@example.com.
The ill and shut-in: Greg Smith, Cecelia, Archbishop Nikon, Reader John Hood, Gina, Paula & Jeff Starr, Norma, Peter, Archpriest Steven Belonick, Alban Frank Ryles, Matushka Eleanor, Priest Antony, Child Joshua, Tatiana, Kh. Diana, Frances, Alexandra, Eugenia, Lydia, Reader George, Matushka Irene, Gregory, Alexandra; the Kidnapped Hierarchs Metropolitan Paul (Boulos Yazigi) & Archbishop John (Yohanna Ibrahim); the suffering Christians of Egypt/Syria; those who suffer from terrorist attacks, fires, storms, floods and earthquakes.
Please pray for and visit those who are sick and suffering today, as many need our love and support.