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 | 781-635-7481 |

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

Paschal Calendar for April:

6, Saturday - Sacrament of Confession at 5:00 PM | Great Vepsers at 6:00 PM

7, Sunday - St. John Climacus | Sacrament of Confession at 9:00 AM | Third Hour at 9:30 AM | The Divine Liturgy of St. Basil | Church School & Fellowship Hour

10, Wednesday - Presanctified Liturgy at 6:00 PM

14, Sunday - St. Mary of Egypt | Fr. Kevin Kalish celebrating Divine Liturgy | Third Hour at 9:30 AM | The Divine Liturgy of St. Basil | Church School & Fellowship Hour

17, Wednesday - Presanctified Liturgy at 6:00 PM

21, Sunday - PALM SUNDAY | Sacrament of Confession at 9:00 AM | Third Hour at 9:30 AM | The Divine Liturgy of St. Basil | Church School & Fellowship Hour

22, GREAT & HOLY MONDAY - The Barren Fig Tree

23, GREAT & HOLY TUESDAY - The Wise and Foolish Virgins

24, GREAT & HOLY WEDNESDAY - The Sinful Woman - Holy Unction at 6:00 PM 

25, GREAT & HOLY THURSDAY - The Mystical Supper - Vesperal Divine Liturgy 10:00 AM | Matins of Holy Friday & Twelve Passion Gospels

26, GREAT & HOLY FRIDAY - The Saving Passion, Death and Burial of Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ - STRICT FAST - Children's Event Dyeing and Decoration Pascha Eggs 10:00 AM | Vespers of Holy Friday 3:00 PM 

27, GREAT & HOLY SATURDAY - The Blessed Sabbath & The Radiant Resurrection of Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ - Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil the Great 10:00 AM | Paschal Compline, Cross Procession, Matins, Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Artos Blessing & Blessing of the Baskets 11:30 PM

28, GREAT & HOLY PASCHA - Vespers of Pascha "Agape Vespers" 2:00 PM

29, BRIGHT MONDAY (Beginning of Bright Week) - The Holy Great Martyr and Passion Bearer George - Fast Free Week

Come and Dye Pascha Eggs with Cookie Bakas and Jen Paulin

Please join us for a special children's event at St. Mark

on Holy Friday, April 26 at 10:00 AM


Children will dye eggs, paint crosses on the eggs, 

and tie them with tulle for our parish for Pascha.


All children and their parents are welcome to attend.

Please RSVP to the event to:

Cookie at or to Jen at



Please Remember in Your Prayers

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.


The ill and shut-in: Archbishop Nikon (hospitalized), Reader John Hood, Gina, Paula & Jeff Starr, Norma & Peter Samiotes, Alexandra Pirano, Archpriest Steven Belonick (seriously ill), Nancy & Thomas Zotos, Alban Frank Ryles, Matushka Eleanor, Priest Antony, Child Joshua, Tatiana, Kh. Diana, Frances, Alexandra, Euginia, Lydia, Reader George, Matushka Irene, Gregory; the kidnapped Hierarchs Metropolitan Paul (Boulos Yazig) & Archbishop John (Yohanna Ibrahim); the suffering Christians of Egypt/Syria; those who suffer from terrorist attacks, fires, storms, floods, earthquakes.


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