St. Mark Of Ephesus Orthodox Church
261 Main Street, Kingston, Massachusetts 02364

Church Telephone: (781) 585-8907

Church Email:

Donations: PayPal or Credit Card

Administrator and Dean: Archpriest Vasily Lickwar

Priests: Archpriest John T. Bacon and Fr. Kevin Kalish

Parish Council President/Church Warden: Catherine Condrick

Divine Liturgy begins at 10:00 AM (Third Hour begins at 9:30 AM)

Great Vespers & Confession: 5:00 PM on the 1st Saturday of every month 

Reader's Vespers: 5:00 PM on the 3rd Saturday of every month


St. Mark of Ephesus Orthodox Church 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, and 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. 


Martyr Hyacinth of Caesarea, in Cappodocia and those with him


Troparion - Tone 4

Your holy martyr Hyacinth, O Lord, through is suffering has received an incorruptible crown from You, our God. For having Your strength, he laid low his adversaries, and shattered the powerless boldness of demons. Through his intercessions, save our souls!


Troparion - Tone 4

Like a fragrant hyacinth of the Church of Christ, O all-blessed Hyacinth, you radiate grace to the ends of the world. By the brilliance of your confession of faith, you were illustrious in contest in emulation of God the Word and you ever illumine those who acclaim you.


Kontakion - Tone 2

Come, you faithful, plait a crown of unfading hyacinths today for the Martyr Hyacinth, and let us cry to Him: "Rejoice, glory of Martyrs."


Icon: Martyr Hyacinth of Caesarea


Weekly Liturgical Calender 


Monday, June 27: Venerable Sampson, the Hospitable; St. Joanna the Myrrhbearer


Tuesday, June 28: Relics of Saints Cyrus & John; Venerable Sergius and Herman of Valaam


Wednesday, June 29: The Glorious and All-praised Leaders of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul


Thursday, June 30: Synaxis of the Holy, Glorious and All-praised Twelve Apostles: Peter, Andrew, James and John, the sons of Zebedee, Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, Jude, the brother of James, Simone the Zealot and Matthias


Friday, July 1: Unmercenary Wonderworkers Cosmas and Damian


Saturday, July 2: Placing of the Honorable Robe of the Holy Theotokos at Blachernae; Repose of St. John Maximovich of Shanghai and San Francisco; Catechumen classes at 4:00; Great Vespers at 5:00 PM with Confessions following


Sunday, July 3: Martyr Hyacinth; Hieromartyr Philip, Metropolitan of Moscow


For today's scripture readings, please click on the following link:


Remember in prayer: ill & shut-in: James, Priest Ceraphim Mitchell, James, Luis, Ramon, Maria, Marya, Paul, Simon, Alban Frank, Robert, Mat. Eleanor, Priest Antony, Reader George, Alexandra, Conor, Peter, Alexandra, Marilyn, Reader Daniel; Catechumens: Kaitlyn, Judith, Ryan, Rebecca, Ari, Selah, Matthew, Robert; the kidnapped Hierarchs Metropolitan Paul (Boulos Yazigi) & Archpriest John (Yohanna Ibrahim); the suffering Christians of Egypt and Syria; deployed: Andrew; for the cessation of hostilities in the Ukraine; 20th All-American Council of the Orthodox Church in America, Baltimore, MD, July 18-22; Subdeacon Michael Arida who will be ordained Deacon Saturday, July 2 at Holy Trinity Cathedral, Boston.


Icon: Glorious and All-praised Leaders of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul


A Prayer for Today


For My Family to the Mother of God


Most blessed Lady, take my family under thy protection, plant peace in the heart of my wife, husband, parents, children, and siblings, (etc.) and plant there also a love and obedience to everything good, and let none of my family be given over to speration or bitter division, nor to incurable afflictions, nor to untimely or sudden death. Protect our house and all of us living in it from fiery conflagration, attack of thieves, and every evil threat, terror, addiction, or delusion, so that, together and apart, in open and in secret, we might glorify and praise thy holy name, now and ever unto ages of ages. Amen



Another Prayer


Epithimo Panagia Mou


I long very much, my Panagia, for the beauty of paradise, for the scent and the flowers and the sweetest fragrance, and the songs of the angels when they sing to thy Son.


Icon: Placing of the Honorable Robe of the Holy Theotokos at Blachernae


Parish Announcements


Many years to Subdeacon Peter 

Condrick for completing his second

Diaconal Vocations Practicum

for Ordination to the Diaconate

at St. Tikhon's Seminary in New York

this past week. Please keep 

Subdeacon Peter and his family

in your prayers. 


Work n the iconostasis will begin

this week. We are aksing everyone

for their cooperation and patience for

the duration of this important project.

If you have any questions, please speak

with a council member.


Catechumen Classes

Saturday, July 2 at 4:00 PM


Great Vespers with Confession

Saturday, July 2 at 5:00 PM


Divine Liturgy

Sunday, July 3 at 10:00 AM

Fr. John, Celebrant

Coffee Hour Host

L. Geigle


Choir Practice

Wednesday, July 6 at 6:00 PM


Parish Council Meeting

Thursday, July 28 at 6:00 PM

via Zoom


Church Cleaning for July

Subdeacon Gregory & Helen


We are collecting items for

distribution to those in need via

a local food pantry. Please leave

the items you wish to donate in the

large blue bin located in the nave

of the church. It is important

that we continue to care for those

in need during these difficult times.


St. Mark Of Ephesus Orthodox Church

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