St. Mark Of Ephesus
St. Marks Welcomes You

Our mission has been in witness to Christ since 1983

 



Parish Priest: Father James Robinson

Church phone: (781) 585-8907
Father James:   (339) 204-3074

Liturgy:  Sunday mornings  10:00 am  (followed by coffee hour)
 

Sunday April 20 - 2 PM   Vespers of Holy Pascha

 

 

Christ is Risen!!!   Christos Voskrese!!!   Christos Anesti!!!

 

 

The Resurrection of Christ 2014

 

The Archpastoral Letter of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon on the Great and Holy Pascha 2014

To the Venerable Pastors, God-loving Monastics and Devout Faithful of the Orthodox Church in America

Pascha

Dearly Beloved in the Lord:

 

Christ is Risen!

Together with those who came before the dawn with Mary, we have come to that first day of the week and have found the stone rolled away from the sepulcher. With astonishment, we ponder the question of the Angel: “Why do you seek among the dead, as though He were mortal man, Him who abides in everlasting light?” And with wonder, we behold the grave-clothes lying in the empty tomb as a powerful sign of the reality of the resurrection of Christ, the Conqueror of Death.

Like the Myrrhbearers and the Apostles who ran to the sepulcher, all of us have taken a journey from the darkness and confusion of this world to the light and truth of the resurrection. We have sailed across the great sea of the Fast, asking the Lord to take from us sloth, despair, lust for power and idle talk so that we might replace them with love for Christ, compassion for our fellow human beings and care for all creation. We have been pilgrims with the Lord through the barrenness of His life-giving Passion and have tasted the wonder that is the “universally nourishing work of the Cross” (St Timothy of Antioch).

Now, we are renewed with an apostolic zeal that finds its source both in the Cross and the empty tomb, and receives its fulfillment in the grace-filled work undertaken by the twelve Apostles as they divided among themselves the preaching of the Resurrection to the ends of the world. We are reminded that we are all, within the holy Church, on what St Herman of Alaska calls a “pilgrimage of the apostolic word,” and that at every moment of that pilgrimage, we need to measure ourselves against Christ, and against those who, through martyrdom, through asceticism and through missionary labors, have shown themselves to be witnesses to the power of the life-creating cross of Christ and to the glory of His Kingdom.

Today we make a commitment to Our Lord and His Holy Church to fight the good fight of faith, and to continue our journey on the path of righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness and gentleness (1 Timothy 6:11-12). As we rejoice today in the victory over death, and continue on our pilgrimage, being transformed from glory to glory (2 Corinthians 3:18), let us remember that regardless of the path our pilgrimage takes us on, we are all called to be Apostles and witnesses of our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ.

Therefore, let us take up the challenge of the Angel offered to those who stood at the empty tomb, and together with the Apostles, the Martyrs, the Ascetics and the Missionaries, let us Go quickly and proclaim to the world that the Lord is risen and has slain death; for He is the Son of God, who saves the race of man.

May the grace that today shines forth so abundantly from the tomb sustain our joy and provide the light for our holy pilgrimage leading us to the life of the world to come.

With love in the risen Lord,
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+TIKHON
Archbishop of Washington
Metropolitan of All America and Canada

photos from lenten fish fry

photos of our new driveway and sign

Chelsea Church Celebration

Sunday May 11th (Mother's Day)

9:30 AM

 

Hierarchial (with Bishop) Liturgy

at

Chelsea Orthodox Church

 

St. Mary's Orthodox Church

110 Washington Avenue

Chelsea, MA  02150

 

90th Anniversary Celebration

with Father John Bacon (retiring)

 

Festive Dinner at the Wyndahm Hotel to follow

Dinner Donation $40

 

Contact Gregory Shesko (781) 444-8404

for more info or to reserve dinner ticket

 

there will be no service at St. Marks this day

 

 

 

Saints and Feasts for the Month

click on the words to the right of the Saint or Feast to learn more - now this opens a new windowso you don't have to hit "Back"

 
 

 

April 19   Great and Holy Saturday            info here

April 20  HOLY PASCHA: The Resurrection of Our Lord            info here

April 21   Bright Monday            info here

April 22   Bright Tuesday            info here

April 23   Bright Wednesday           info here

               Greatmartyr, Victory-bearer and Wonderworker George            info here

April 24   Bright Thursday            info here

April 25   Bright Friday: The Life Giving Spring of the Mother of God            info here

               Apostle and Evangelist Mark            info here

April 26   Bright Saturday            info here

April 27   Antipascha: St Thomas Sunday            info here

April 29   Day of Rejoicing            info here

April 30   Apostle James the Brother of St John the Theologian            info here

 

 
 
 
 
New Council elected

Newly Elected Members of the Parish Council for 2014 are as follows:

 

 

Warden/Council President:   Subdeacon Peter Condrick

 

Vice President:   Subdeacon Gregory Arnold

 

Treasurer:   Andrei Dubrovsky

 

Secretary:   Jen Paulin

 

At Large:   George Haddad

 

At Large:   Maria Mojica

 

At Large:   Alexandra Laferte
 
 
 

 

 

Womens Group Officers Elected

Saint Mark of Ephesus Orthodox Church

Women's Group

 

Newly elected officers for 2014 are:

 

President - Laura Geigle

Treasurer - Pauline Clifford

Secretary - Nancy Haddad

 

Thank you all for serving Christ and our community through this ministry!

 

 

 

 

 

Parish Life Conference

sponsored by the Antiochian Diocese of Worcester and New England

June 19 - 22, 2014

at the Radisson Plymouth Harbor Inn

 

hosted by Saint George Orthodox Church of Boston
Very Reverend Timothy Ferguson

for more information:

www.stgeorgeofboston.org
bostonplc2014@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Luminary/Open House 2013

Luminary 2013 - 12/21/13

Church opn house during Kingston Luminary

(4 images)

Saint Mark of Ephesus parish cookbook available!

St. Mark's Cookbook is now on sale!  Over 200 of our favorite recipes in an easy-to-read format!
 
Contact Women's Group President Diana Masood ( littletete@COMCAST.NET)  
or Women's Group Treasurer Pauline Clifford  (paulineclifford1944@yahoo.com)
 
$15 cash or check made payable to: "St. Mark's Women's Group"



30th Anniversary celebration - May 19, 2013

Bishop's visit and 30th Anniversary of St. Mark of Ephesus parish - 05/19/13

Glory be to God!!!  A great turnout for the anniversary of our parish.  We celebrated a hierarchial Divine Liturgy with Bishop Nikon, then gathered together at Isaacs in Plymouth for memories, fun and gratitude.  

Jen put together a great video history - watch it by clicking here    CLICK

(25 images)

photos from pascha 2013

Artos 2013
Artos 2013
Artos 2013
Resurrection Icon
Resurrection Icon
Resurrection Icon
Pascha flowers 2013
Pascha flowers 2013
Pascha flowers 2013

Subdeacon Peter leads a monthly prayer service for the living/sick and Departed - you can send him your prayer requests at ...

 
 
 
What is Happening

 

 

The Women's Group is meeting the first Sunday of each month right after Liturgy - All are welcome to stay and meet with them!

 

Please stop by the Memory Eternal section to the right for photos and to pray for of those who have Fallen Asleep in the Lord

 

 

  

Please send any comments or suggestions for the website to George Sowpel at orthodox@comcast.net



 

 

 

 

 



Resources to check out...

excellent short film on prayer - be sure to watch part two...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnlXsWoE_Zw&feature=share


view a wonderful video featuring our Church click here

An interesting and informative article on church eitiquette can be found here:http://www.theologic.com/oflweb/inchurch/etiquet.htm

Interesting video from Serbia - Christos Voskrese song     click here

Please look at the MINISTRIES tab on the right for ways to get involved!

A wonderful link to a good basic primer/dictionary on Orthodoxy is:  http://www.stots.edu/these_truths_we_hold.html

A good online Bible with commentary approved by the Orthodox Church is at http://orthodoxstudybible.com/




Church Cleaning List


January
- Margitich                   
February - Dubrovsky               March - Haddads
April - ALL (Pacha month!)       May - Laferte                              June - Father Antony - Matushka Beverly

July -                                      August - Laura                           September - Peter and Catherine     

October -                                    November - Nancy Zotos         December - Vantangolis 

 


IF YOU NEED A KEY TO GET INTO THE CHURCH, SEE ANDRE



 

 

 

 


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