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

The Third Hour: Every Sunday morning at 9:00 AM

Divine Liturgy: Every Sunday morning at 10:00 AM followed by a fellowship meal

Vespers: The First Saturday of every month at 6:00 PM


To arrange a confession, baptism, marriage or funeral, please contact Father John at

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 for children meet every Sunday after Divine Liturgy. The Women's Group meets the first Sunday of every month. 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

House Blessing

Homes will be blessed through the Leavetaking of the Meeting of the Lord, February 9th. If you would like to arrange a house blessing, please email Father John at Also, it is customary to bless candles after the Divine Liturgy of February 2 (2/3 in Kingston) for the Great Feast of the Meeting (Presentation) of our Lord in the Temple. Place the candles on the center table. 


Blessing of Homes - Items to Prepare

A white cloth on a clean table, candle(s), family icon, small bowl, a list of living and dead loved ones, your Holy Water, small home censor (not required); turn off all radios, televisions, etc. A member of the family carries a candle and leads the Priest to all the rooms. It is a pious custom among some to give the priest a donation/gift, but this is NOT a requirement. 


Sunday, January 20: Annual All-Parish Meeting | All-Parish Photograph will be taken on this day | Patronal Feast of St. Mark of Ephesus | Potluck Fellowship Hour

A Message from our President:

Dear Church Family,

Please make every effort to attend our Annual Meeting following Divine Liturgy on Sunday, January 20th. The Annual Parish Meeting is the highest legislative, judicial and administrative authority of the Parish as a corporation. Your vote is your voice! 


Sunday, February 3: Meeting of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in the Temple | Blessing of the Candles

Tuesday, February 5: Parish Council Meeting

Sunday, February 10: Zacchaeus Sunday

Sunday, February 17: Publican and Pharisee - The Beginning of the Lenten Tridion

Sunday, February 4: Sunday of the Prodigal Son







Please Remember in Your Prayers

The ill and shut-in: Juliana, Reader John, Gina, Paula & Jeff, Norma & Peter, Archpriest Steven Belonick, Nancy & Thomas, Aban (Frank), Mat. Eleanor, Priest Antony, Child Joshua, Tatiana, Kh. Diana, Frances, Alexandra, Eugenia, Lydia, Reader George, Mat. Irene, Gregory, the kidnapped Heirarchs Metropolitan Paul (Boulos Yazigi) & Archbishop John (Yohanna Ibrahim), the suffering Christians of Egypt & Syria, those who suffer from terrorist attacks, fires, storms, floods, earthquakes (especially in Alaska). 


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