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  (paisius1@verizon.net)


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

Vespers:   first Saturday of the month 6:00 PM

see/call Father James to have your house Blessed

 

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

 

 

 

upcoming events

 

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)

 

 

 

Prayer List

Please keep the following people in your prayers:

       Anna Wozniak           Alexandra
      Diana                         Pauline                      Betty

 

 

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.  

 

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.

 

      

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"

 
 
Feb 14       Sunday of Zacchaeus     info here
 
Feb 18       St Leo the Great the Pope of Rome     info here
 
Feb 21       Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee Beginning of the Lenten Triodion     info here
 
Feb 27       Repose of St Raphael the Bishop of Brooklyn     info here
 
Feb 28       Sunday of the Prodigal Son     info here
 
Mar 5         Memorial Saturday of Meatfare     info here
 
Mar 6         Sunday of Meatfare of the Last Judgment     info here
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)

 

Dues

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

 

 

  

 

 

ramp repairs

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

 

 

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
                                                   
 
 
 
 
 

 

Axios!

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"

ministries

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)

 

Acolytes:

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 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 - 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 

 

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

 


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