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

 

Vespers is cancelled for  tonight 12/3   6:00 PM

Saturday 12/17        Kingston Luminary - Church Open House - whole street lit with candles 

 

Liturgical Calendars now available at the Church - Free!

 

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

 

 

 

upcoming events

Luminary Details
Luminary Details
Luminary Details
Nativity Service Details
Nativity Service Details
Nativity Service Details

 

Tuesday 12/6          Parish Council meeting at 7 PM at Church 

Sunday 12/11          Children's Christmas presentation 

Saturday 12/17        Kingston Luminary - Church Open House - whole street lit with candles

Sunday 12/18          Ornament Swap - Gina's house - more info to follow

Saturday 12/24        Christmas Eve Service at 5 PM - Compline and Matins

Sunday 12/25          Christmas Liturgy 10 AM

 

Tuesday 1/3             Parish Council meeting at 7 PM at Church 

Saturday 1/7            Great Vespers at 6 PM

Sunday 1/8              Celebrate the Feast of Theophany - Blessing of the Waters

Sunday 1/15           Annual Parish Meeting - see Council member of you are interested in
                                serving on the Council

Sunday 1/22           Patronal Feast of St. Mark of Ephesus - with Bishop Nikon

Sunbday 1/29          Zaccheus Sunday - Caterine is starting a coed book group -
                                Becoming a Healing Presence by Dr. Al Rossi
                                (teacher of Pastoral Theology at St. Vladimir's Seminary)
                                 - see Catherine to order a copy

 

 

 

Christmas Card and Poinsettia Donations

To be part of the Community Christmas Card please click on the image above to print a form or pick one up at the Kiosk in Church.  Return it to the address listed on the form.

The same thing can be done to make a donation in memory of or in honor of someone - to purchase a poinsettia plant used to decorate the Church at Christmas.

 

 

Our Peter Condrick accepted to Diaconate Program!

Peter with his Baba Lubov
Peter with his Baba Lubov
Peter with his Baba Lubov
Peter, Catherine and Nicholas
Peter, Catherine and Nicholas
Peter, Catherine and Nicholas

Congratulations to our Peter Condrick

on his acceptance to

The OCA Diaconate Study Program!

 

We are all proud of you and are sure your Baba Lubov is smiling!

 

 

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"

 
  
Dec 4     Glorification of the Priestmartyr Alexander Hotovitzky     info here
 
Dec 6     St Nicholas the Wonderworker and Archbishop of Myra in Lycia     info here   Share the true story of Santa with kids!
 
Dec 9     The Conception by Righteous Anna of the Most Holy Mother of God     info here
 
Dec 11    Sunday of the Forefathers     info here
 
Dec 13   Repose of the Venerable Herman of Alaska, Wonderworker of All America     info here
 
Dec 17   Prophet Daniel     info here
 
Dec 24   Eve of the Nativity of our Lord     info here
 
Dec 25   The Nativity of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ     info here
              The Adoration of the Magi     info here
 
Dec 26   Commemoration of the Holy Righteous David the King, Joseph the Betrothed, and James the Brother of the Lord     info here

Dec 27   Protomartyr and Archdeacon Stephen     info here
 
Dec 28   Afterfeast of the Nativity of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ     info here
             20,000 Martyrs of Nicomedia     info here
 
Dec 29   Afterfeast of the Nativity of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ     info here
             14,000 Infants (the Holy Innocents) slain by Herod at Bethlehem     info here

 

Dec 30   Afterfeast of the Nativity of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ     info here
 
Dec 31   Venerable Melania the Younger of Rome     info here
 
Jan 1     The Circumcision of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ     info here
             St. Basil the Great, Archbishop of Cæsarea in Cappadocia     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)

 

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 2016:

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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