Thursday, November 15: The Nativity Fast begins
Saturday, December 1: Great Vestpers at 6:00 PM
Sunday, December 9: Church School Pageant - The Story of St. Nicholas
Saturday, December 15: Luminary Night
Monday, December 24: Eve of the Nativity of Christ
Tuesday, December 25: Nativity of Christ Liturgy
All-Parish Nativity Charity
Sunday, November 17 from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
This Nativity season, our parish will be preparing fleece blankets for adults and children at a local shelter.
The workshop will take place at St. Mark and all are encouraged to volunteer.
Annual Christmas Ornament Swap
Sunday, December 2 from 12:00 to 2:30 pm
This event is sponsored by the Women's Group and is a way to get together for some holiday cheer and fellowship.
Please bring a wrapped ornament and a dish to share. All the women of the parish are welcome to attend.
For more information on this blessed event, please pick up a flyer in the Book Store.
Saturday, December 15 at 6:00 pm - please prepare to arrive an hour early so that you may park in our parking lot.
Please make every effort to volunteer and attend this community event.
Luminaries on Main Street at Christmastime began 28 eayrs ago by the Kingston Firefighters who hoped to do something special in the area.
The first year, they lined Christmas luminaries on one side of Main Street, from the Hose House to the police station, creating a glorious trail
of light. By 1994, the luminaries were places on both sides of the street. Durin this night, local churches on Main Street are open to the public
with refreshments and music to add to the festivities and provide shelter from the cold. The Kingston Fire Department organizes Luminary Night,
but asks the community to help. One and all are invited to come and join the festivities by strolling along Main Street and experiencing
Kingston's very own gift to her friends and neighbors.
Here at St. Mark, our Choir sings liturgical Nativity hymns and hot chocolate, cookies and candy canes are seved with heartfelt warmth and joy.
If you are new to St. Mark and the Orthodox faith, Subdeacon Peter and Ron Lepage will be there, at your service, to answer any questions.
Visitors may also browse our church book store.
Community Christmas Card Fundraiser
If you and your family would like to participate in the community Christmas card,
please give your payment of $20 to Cookie Bakas during the fellowship hour.
The Christmas card is a wonderful fundraiser at St. Mark and is a great way for all of us
to wish each other a blessed Nativity. Christ Is Born! Glorify Him!