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)

Vespers:   first Saturday of the month 6:00 PM

It is with deep and profound sadness that we announce that our dear friend, fellow parishoner and founder of our community - John Wozniak - has fallen asleep in the Lord.  John battled illness bravely and courageously - as always putting his family first.  Shortly after 5 PM on Monday November 23rd John joined our Lord Jesus in Heaven.  (arrangements posted below)

Our hearts and prayers go out to his devoted wife Anna and his family - especially our own Sandy and Steve and their children, as well as Subdeacon Peter and his family.

While John was a very successful businessman, his humility, piety and generosity are what mark his time on earth - he has been a role model to many of us.  WIthout his support - physical, financial and spiritual our community and church building would not be here for us to enjoy and worship within.  John lives on in the hearts of those who knew him and his was a life that touched so many and honored his love of family, friends and most importantly God.  

May his memory be eternal.


The wake will be Tuesday December 1st from 4 PM to 8 PM at the Shepherd Funeral Home in Kingston
216 Main Street - Kingston 781-293-6325   (right down the street from St. Marks)

The funeral will be the next day Wednesday December 2nd at 10 AM at Saint Marks

Johns obituary and guest book are at   click here


Great Vespers - Saturday December 5th   6 PM

Sunday December 6th - Feast of Saint Nicholas Liturgy 10:00 AM

Christmas Eve - December 24th Eve of the Nativity Compline and Matines 5:30 PM (strict fast)

Christmas Day Liturgy - Friday December 25th 10 AM

Anyone wishing to make a donation towards Christmas flowers - Poinsettia - that will be used to decorate the church
please send this form  CLICK FOR FORM   or a note with whose Memory or health you want it for to:
St. Marks Church   Attn: Cookie/Nancy    261 Main Street   Kingston, MA  02364
Kindly include a donation of your choosing


Save the date December 19th - Kingston Luminary - see below!

December 6 - last day to join the Parish Christmas Card

December 13 - Women's Group Victorian Tea/Ornament Swap  (see Laura)


Many interesting Saints/Feasts listed below - check them out!!!




Prayer List

Please keep the following people in your prayers:

       Anna Wozniak           Alexandra
      Diana                         Pauline                      Betty


upcoming events

December 5 - Great Vespers 6 PM

December 6 - last day to join the Parish Christmas Card

December 13 - Women's Group Victorian Tea/Ornament Swap  (see Laura)

December 19 - Kingston Luminary and Church Open House

December 24 - Christmas Eve Service 5:30 PM  strict fast

December 25 - Nativity Liturgy 10 AM

Saturday January 2 - Great Vespers 6 PM

Tuesday January 5th - Feast of Epiphany and Great Blessing of Waters Vesperal Liturgy 6 PM

January 10 - Blessings of Kingston Bay - after Liturgy - (bring a clean jar or container to put Blessed water in to take home)

January 17 - Annual All-Parish meeting

January 24 - Patronal Feast celebration (actual Feast of St. Mark of Ephesus - January 19)


Lenten Fish Fry          Friday   April 22, 2016   - see George Haddad for details


Church Yard Sale      Saturday   May 21, 2016   - please start saving items! (clean and priced)




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"

Nov 8         Synaxis of the Archangel Michael and the Other Bodiless Powers     info here
                  Archangel Gabriel     info here
Nov 13       St John Chrysostom the Archbishop of Constantinople     info here
Nov 14       Holy, All-Praised Apostle Philip     info here
Nov 16       Apostle and Evangelist Matthew     info here
Nov 21       The Entry of the Most Holy Mother of God into the Temple     info here
Nov 24       Greatmartyr Catherine of Alexandria     info here
Nov 30       Apostle Andrew, the Holy and All-Praised First-Called     info here
Dec 4        Glorification of the Priestmartyr Alexander Hotovitzky     info here
Dec 6        St Nicholas the Wonderworker and Archbishop of Myra in Lycia     info here

2015 - 2016 Dues

The Parish Council voted on an increase for the dues in the coming year
to match the amount the parish pays to the OCA

Family = $350   Individual = $175

please remit to Subdeacon Gregory by 8/31/2016

(you can also make installments)


Link to our Parish Pledge Form   membership pledge form






three excellent short resources


Short pamphlet on preparing for Orthodox marriage     files/CrownedBooklet.pdf (175kb)

Short pamphlet on Chhurch Etiquette     files/ParishEtiquetteBooklet.pdf (96kb)

Finishing the Race (by Concilar Press)     files/FinishingRaceBooklet.pdf (282kb)


ramp repairs

Many thanks to George Haddad for coordinating the repair of our ramp!!!   Thank you all for your generosity!!!



New England Diocese online magazine

The current issue of the O.N.E. magazine can be found here:


It features some great photos of our parish!




Peace Garden

Please come and enjoy our Peace Garden behind the church - stop by and relax and pray









Diocesan Newsletter

If you would like to receive an electronic copy of the Diocese newsletter, email Father Joshua Mosher, editor at
 Current copy can be found here:



Our elected Council is as follows for 2015:

President:   Laura Geigle

Treasurer:   Subdn. Gregory Arnold

Reporting Secretary:   Jen Paulin

At-Large:    George Haddad

At-Large:    Subdn. Peter Condrick

At-Large:    Maria Mojica

At-Large:    Ramon Mojica

Also elected at the annual meeting were co-presidents of the Women's Group:  Nancy Haddad & Cookie Bakas

John Wozniak & John Rusinak will continue on the Finance Committee

as well as Anna Wozniak as our auditor

Catherine Condrick will take over the bookstore managing.  She has rearranged the kiosk area already and will be using the bottom half of the bookshelf in that area as a lending library.


Saint Mark of Ephesus parish cookbook available!

St. Mark's Cookbook is on sale!  Over 200 of our favorite recipes in an easy-to-read format!
Contact Women's Group Co-Presidents Cookie Bakas or Nancy Haddad
$15 cash or check made payable to: "St. Mark's Women's Group"


St. Mark’s Ministries  2015

If you are interested in serving the church, please contact the names listed below:

Clergy: Major Orders:

Pastor: Fr. James Ransford Robinson

Fr. John T. Bacon, retired Archpriest, attached to St. Marks

Fr. R. Antony Gori, retired (living in Maine), attached to St. Marks

Fr. Vasily Gilbert, attached to Holy Annunciation, Maynard

Fr. John Bernardi, attached to St. Marks, resides in Arizona

Protodeacon Nicholas Drobot, attached to Norwich, CT, ROCOR


Minor Orders:

Subdeacon Gregory (Douglas) Arnold

Subdeacon Peter Condrick

Subdn. Nicholas Vantangoli

Reader Daniel Bacon (Diocesan Council Member)



Lawrence Reardon, Evan Shortes, Nicholas Haddad, Simon Margitich, Peter Rusniak, Nicholas Williams, George Williams


Parish Council:

President: Laura Geigle

Treasurer: Subdn. Gregory Arnold

Secretary: Jen Paulin

At Large: George Haddad

At Large: Subdn. Peter Condrick

At Large: Maria Mojica

At Large: Ramon Mojica


Finance Committee:     John Wozniak        John Rusinak

Auditor:     Anna Wozniak

Choir Director: Gina Margitich (please speak to Gina about joining the choir)

Substitute Directors: Lisa Shortes, Laura Geigle, Susan Homyk (summers)

Church School Director: Jen Paulin       Assistant: Julie Sutton

Women’s Group Co- Presidents: Cookie Bakas & Nancy Haddad       Secretary: Nancy Haddad          Treasurer: Diana Masood

Webmaster: George Sowpel

Bookstore Manager & Lending Library: Catherine Condrick

Sacristan/Mower: Mark Margitich & Simon Margitich

Vestment Care: Maria Mojica

Food Pantry Box- Subdn. Gregory & Elaine Arnold

Church Cleaners

January - Margitich
February - LePage
March - Haddads
April - ALL (Pascha month!)
May - Laferte
June - Arnold
July - Ed Carlier.
August - Geigle
September - Condrick
October - Haddads
November - Zotos
December - Vantangoli

Coffee Hour Hosts - Rusinak   Geigle   Vantangoli   Mojica   Robinson   Haddad   Arnold   Shortes   Kwong   Masood


Please send any comments or suggestions for the website to George Sowpel at

Resources to check out...

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

view a wonderful video featuring our Church click here

An interesting and informative article on church eitiquette can be found here:

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:

A good online Bible with commentary approved by the Orthodox Church is at

Church Cleaning List

- Margitich                   
February - Ron and Carolyn Lepage       March - Haddads
April - ALL (Pacha month!)       May - Laferte                           June - Subdeacon Gregory and Elaine

July - Ed Carlier                        August - Laura                        September - Subdeacon Peter and Catherine     

October -  The Haddads          November - Nancy Zotos         December - Vantangolis 




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