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.



Parish News and Events

Sunday, October 20: Greatmartyr Artemius at Antioch

Holy Great Martyr Artemius of Antioch was a prominent military leader during the reigns of the emperor Constantine the Great (May 21), and his son and successor Constantius (337-361). Artemius received many awards for distinguished service and courage. He was appointed viceroy of Egypt. In this official position he did much for the spreading and strengthening of Christianity in Egypt. To read more about Greatmartyr Artemius, please visit the OCA website "Lives of the Saints".


Upcoming October & November Events & Council Meeting

Saturday, October 19: All-Parish Trip to the Museum of Russian Icons - We will meet at the museum at 1:30 PM 

Sunday, October 20: Divine Liturgy at 10:00 AM | Father John, Celebrant | Memorial Panikhida and first anniversary of Pauline Clifford

Tuesday, October 22 at 6:30 PM: Parish Council Meeting


Save-the-Date: Cooking & Baking Contest and Children's Harvest Fair - Sunday, November 3







All Parish Trip to the Museum of Russian Icons, Clinton Massachusetts

Date: Saturday, October 19, 2019

Carpool Meeting Time at St. Mark : 12:00 Noon 

Meeting Time at the Museum: 1:30 PM

Buffet Dinner at Zaytoon Restaurant: 4:00 PM


Price of the Buffet Dinner: $15 per person 

Museum Admission Fees: Adults $10 | Seniors (59 and over) $7 | Children (3-17) $5 | Children under 3 FREE


Current Exhibitions at the museum include: Wrestling with Angels Icons from the Prosopon School of Iconology and Iconography & Zhostovo: A Russian-American Odyssey.










Annual St. Mark Cooking & Baking Contest & Children's Harvest Fair

Date: Sunday, November 3, 2019 (Potluck Fellowship Hour)


Children's Harvest Fair: All are invited to our children's fair, so please bring your family and friends!

Children's Events Include: Candy Pinata, Face Painting, Scavenger Hunt, Bobbing for Apples & Petting Zoo. We will also be taking our annual children's haystack photograph (to see how much they have grown over the years).


This year's Baking & Cooking Contest Challenge is to bake a Maple-Flavored Dish

You can make anything you like! but it must be flavored with pure maple syrup or maple sugar.


Contest Rules and Regulations

  • All entries must be maple-flavored with pure maple syrup or maple sugar (please no artifical syrups or artificial maple flavors allowed).
  • All entries must be made from scratch.
  • Please write your full name and the ingredients on a flash card and tape it to the bottom of your dish. Please note if your dish is gluten free or has nuts.
  • One entry per person.
  • The judges will be judging your dish on: 1. Taste, 2. Appearance, 3. Creativity

Prizes will be given out for: First Place, Second Place, Third Place and Honorable Mention