St. Mark's Orthodox Church
Orthodox Church in America
452 Durham Rd, Wrightstown, PA 18940
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His Eminence, Archbishop Mark's visit & parish picnic 2022 - 06/19/22

On June 19, His Eminence Archbishop Mark made his annual Archpastoral Visit to St. Mark’s.  During the services, he ordained Sergei Arhipov to the subdiaconate and presented the rector, Fr. Martin, with the Jeweled Cross as awarded by the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church in America.  At the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy eight couples were given special blessings as they observe wedding anniversaries in 2022 ranging from five to forty five years.  Both the rector and Pdn. Gregory and Mat. Martha  Moser were among those couples.  The Mosers were also presented with a Gramota from the Holy Synod in recognition of their Fortieth Wedding Anniversary and Pdn. Gregory’s thirty-fifth anniversary of ordination to the diaconate.  These presentations were followed by a full parish photograph and parish picnic on the church grounds.

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His Eminence, Archbishop Mark's visit & parish picnic 2021 - 06/06/21

His Eminence, Archbishop Mark made his annual pastoral visit to St. Mark's on Sunday, serving the Divine Liturgy at which couples who marked wedding anniversaries in 2020 and 2021 from 5 to 50 years were recognized with a special blessing.  Before the Divine Liturgy His Eminence tonsured Marek Szeliga a Reader and ordained Dustin Joseph Crosby a Subdeacon.  After the Divine Liturgy the parish library was dedicated by His Eminence at the request of St. Mark's Parish Council, to the memory of Father Vladimir and Matushka Mary Borichevsky, which a memorial plaque was blessed which was offered in memory of one of the lay founders of the parish, Alla Nakonetchny.  Members of both the Borichevsky and Nakonetchny families were able to attend.  A picnic followed under a tent in the fresh, but very hot air and was enjoyed by those in attendance.

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His Eminence, Archbishop Mark's visit & Parish Picnic 2019 - 06/30/19

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His Eminence, Archbishop Mark's visit, Theophany 2019 - 01/06/19

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Tonsuring of Dustin (Joseph) Crosby as a Reader - 04/08/18

Tonsuring of Dustin (Joseph) Crosby as a Reader by Archbishop Mark. May God grant Reader Joseph and his family Many Happy & Blessed Years!

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Holy Week & Pascha - 04/08/18

Christ is risen!

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Carols at the Birches - 12/17/17

On Sunday, December 17, 2017, the choir and church school sang carols at the Birches care facility in Newtown. Merry Christmas to all!

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Fr. Chad Hatfield visit - 12/17/17

On Sunday, December 17, 2017, we welcomed Fr. Chad Hatfield, President and COO of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in New York to serve, preach and inform us about St. Vladimir’s and its role in the life of the Church. We are grateful to Fr. Chad for being with us and sharing with us the work of the Seminary.

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Operation Christmas Child 2017 - 11/19/17

On Sunday, Nov. 19, the St. Mark's Church School packed & shipped 50 boxes for children in need through Operation Christmas Child. Thank you to the kids, parents & generous parishioners who donated again this year. God bless!

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Wisdom from the Desert: Life Lessons for Today from the Holy Harlots and Desert Fathers - 11/04/17

November 4, 2017: Priest David Mezynski hosted an advent retreat entitled "Wisdom from the Desert: Life Lessons for Today from the Holy Harlots and Desert Fathers." So many great discussions that he didn't get through all that he had planned, so Father David will be back for Part 2!

Fr. David serves as the Associate Dean of Students at St. Vladimir's Seminary.

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Back to School Supply Drive and YSI Sneaker Collection - 08/12/17

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Easter Food & Pysanky Sales - 02/26/17

Our Easter Food Sale will take place on Saturday, April 8th, 2017 between the hours of 12 Noon and 3 PM(Please note that due to our morning service the usual time of the sale has been changed.) We are offering a variety of items that will help you in planning your Easter entertainment. This year we will be baking traditional “Old World” Easter bread made with rich cream butter, eggs , whole milk and raisins. You may order the bread with or without raisins. We are also providing nut and poppy seed rolls, Kielbasi and pirogies.

The choices and prices can be found on the linked order form.

You can send the form to:

Jeanette Ruano,
4617 Magnolia Avenue,

Bristol, PA 19007

Orders must be received by Friday, March 17th as our bakers need suffcient time to fill the orders .
Please make your check payable to St. Mark’s Orthodox Church.

St. Mark’s is located on 413, above Newtown. The address is Rt. 413, 452 Durham Road, Wrightstown, PA 18940.

Christa Bain will also be at St. Mark’s on Palm Sunday, April 9th between the hours of 12 Noon and 3 PM to sell her beautiful Pysanky. Pysanky are Easter eggs decorated with traditional Ukrainian folk design using a wax-resistent method. In addition to the traditional designs, Christa has developed many other designs unique to her.

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Super Bowl Food Sale 2017 - 01/24/17

Orders must be snail mailed, sorry - we cannot do online ordering! Please see the linked order form for details. Order by mail to make sure you get your favorites! Orders to be received no later than Friday, January 27, 2017.

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Great Blessing of the Waters 2017 - 01/22/17

The Greater Philadelphia Orthodox Clergy Brotherhood celebrated the Great Blessing of the Waters at the Schuylkill River on Boathouse Row on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017.

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Operation Christmas Child 2016 - 11/15/16

On Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016, our Church School packed shoe boxes for this year's Operation Christmas Child. They packed 88 boxes, almost twice as many as last year! Thank you to all the parents & teachers who helped our kids do such great work!

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Great and Holy Pascha 2016 - 05/01/16

On Sunday, May 1, our parish celebrated the Feast of Feasts, Great and Holy Pascha, the Resurrection of Our Lord, God, and Savior, Jesus Christ. This year, we were blessed to welcome our diocesan bishop, His Eminence, Archbishop MARK. His Eminence led a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy following the Paschal Nocturns and Matins. After Divine Liturgy, His Eminence blessed the Paschal Baskets followed immeadiately by the Agape Meal.

 

This is the day which the Lord has made. Let us rejoice, and be glad in it!

 

Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!

Khristos Voskrese! Voisitinu Voskrese!

Christos Anesti! Alithos Anesti!

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Easter Food Sale 2016 - 02/28/16

On Saturday, March 26, our parish will hold our annual Easter Food Sale from 9am-2pm. Note, the order form delivery address has changed. Orders must be received no later than Friday, March 18.

For the order form click here.

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Pysanky Sale 2016 - 02/28/16

On Sunday, March 20, our church will hold our annual Pysanky Sale at 12pm-3pm.

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Super Bowl Food Sale 2016 - 02/06/16

On Saturday, February 6, our parish will be holding our annual Super Bowl Food Sale from 9 AM to 2 PM. 

 

For more information about the sale and if you want place an order, click here

 

Orders must be placed no later than January 30!

Thank you.

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Christmas Caroling at the Birches 2015 - 12/20/15

On Sunday, December 20, faithful of St. Mark's gathered at The Birches nursing home in Newtown to sings Christmas carols for the residents.

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Operation Christmas Child 2015 - 11/22/15

On Sunday, November 22, the Church School folded and packaged shoe boxes for this year's Operation Christmas Child. We packaged 41 boxes this year from our last year record of 30.

Thank you to the teachers and children of the Church School who worked on the project and to those in the parish who supported it. 

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Sunday of the Good Samaritan - 11/15/15

On Sunday, November 15, the Sunday of the Good Samaritan, we welcomed Tony Pantazopoulos of IOCC who shared with us the work of IOCC throughout the world, especially in aiding the staggering number of refugees in and from Syria. IOCC is a pan Orthodox effort supported by all Orthodox jurisdictions in North America and is a highly regarded non profit which spends little on administration and is gifted in multiplying the sacrificial seeds sown by donors. We are delighted to have welcome Tony here.

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Christmas Food Sale 2015 - 11/11/15

On Saturday, December 12, our parish will hold our annual Christmas Food Sale from 9am-2pm at our church hall. Orders must be recieved no later than December 5.

If you would to place an order, click here. Information of the sale will be on the form.

For the menu, click here.

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Church School Pancake Fundraiser for Operation Christmas Child - 11/08/15

On Sunday, November 8, 2015, the Church School held a Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser.  The proceeds will help this year's Operation Christmas Child charity project. 

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"Engaging the Culture" with Abbot Tryphon - 10/22/15

On Thursday, October 22, a flock of faithful gathered here at St. Mark's to see Abbot Tryphon of the All-Merciful Savior Russian Orthodox Monastery in Vashon Island, WA to lecture on "Engaging the Culture", a lecture on Orthodox living.

 

"The Arrow Prayer" (blog post about Fr. Tryphon's visit to us).

 

The Morning Offering Podcast: http://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/morningoffering

The Morning Offering Blog: https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/morningoffering

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"The Holy Mysteries and Family Life" Retreat - 09/16/15

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Exaltation of the Cross 2015 - 09/14/15

On September 13-14, faithful of St. Mark's celebrated the great feast of the Exalation of the Holy Most Precious Cross.

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Blessing of the New Church School Year 2015 - 09/13/15

On Sunday, September 13, 2015, our children and teachers of St. Mark's Church School gathered for blessing of their new year.

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"Mirrors of Truth" Discussion Group - 09/07/15

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Marriage of Max Kaplan and Marina Moser - 09/06/15

On Sunday, September 6, 2015, Max Kaplan and Marina Moser were joined in Holy Matrimony here at St. Mark's.  Following the service, the reception was held at the Northampton Valley Country Club. 

May God grant Max and Marina and their familes many years!

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"Engaging the Culture" with Abbot Tryphon - 08/11/15

On Thursday, October 22, Abbot Tryphon of All-Merciful Savior Monastery in Vashon Island, Washington will be us at St. Mark's to talk about 'Engaging the Culture'. All are invited, there is no charge.

 

For more info click here.

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Fathers Day 2015 - 06/21/15

On Sunday, June 21, our parish celebrated Fathers Day by recognizing all our living and departed fathers, grandfathers, and godfathers.  It was the Ravetto family's last Sunday here at St. Mark's as they're preparing to start a new adventure in Germany. They will be missed.

May God grant the Ravetto family, our fathers, grandfathers, and godfathers many years!

Grant rest eternal in blessed repose O Lord, unto thy departed fathers, grandfathers, and godfathers who have fallen asleep, and make their memory to be eternal!

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Archpastoral Visit of His Eminence, Archbishop MARK 2015 - 06/14/15

On June 13-14, His Eminence, Archbishop MARK made his annual archpastoral visit to our parish. On Saturday, His Emenince met with all parish groups: Parish Council, Sistherhood, Choir, and Church School. On Sunday, His Eminence led the service of Divine Liturgy. Following Divine Liturgy, couples celebrating 10 to 15 years of marriage were given blessings from His Eminence, and the Ravetto family received the Gramota in recognition for service to the parish.

May God grant all of them many blessed years!

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Church Movie Nights - June 2015 - 06/13/15

On Saturday, June 13, following Great Vespers, childern, teachers, and parents of the Church School met at the rectory for our monthly Church School Movie Night.  His Eminence, Archbishop MARK met with the Church School before the movie and pizza started.  

On Sunday, June 14, Teens of the Church School had an impromptu movie night at the Regal UA Artists Movie Theater in Oxford Valley Mall to see new movie, Jurassic World in 3D.

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Mothers' Day at St. Mark's 2015 - 05/10/15

On Sunday, May 10, St. Mark's celebrated Mothers' Day. May God grant all mothers, grandmothers, and godmothers many years! Grant rest eternal in blessed repose O Lord, unto the thy servants, the departed mothers, grandmothers, and godmothers, and make their memory to be eternal!

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Baptism of Anna Crosby - 05/03/15

On Sunday, May 3, Anna Crosby, infant daughter of Dustin and Gillian Crosby, was baptized into the Holy Orthodox Church.  Christopher and Jennifer Seremenak are the godparents.

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Parish Work Day - Spring 2015 - 04/25/15

On Saturday, April 25, parishoners of St. Mark's volunteered for the spring parish work day where we clean up the mess on the property from winter. Thank you to all who helped.

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Bright Monday 2015 - 04/13/15

On Monday, April 13, parishoners of St. Mark's celebrated Bright Monday with the Divine Liturgy and Procession with the 4 Gospels.  Following Divine Liturgy, parishoners traveled to the Corner Bakery Cafe in Newtown for brunch.  After brunch, Church School made a field trip to the Philadelphia Zoo.

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Great and Holy Pascha 2015 - 04/12/15

On Sunday, April 12, faithful gathered at St. Mark's to celebrate the Feast of Feasts, Great and Holy Pascha (The Resurrection of Our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ).  The celebration began with Nocturns 30 minutes before midnight.  Paschal Matins began with the procession around church.  Following Matins, Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom was celebrated.  After Liturgy, the faithful gathered at the church hall for the Blessing of the Baskets and meal.

Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!

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Holy Week 2015 - 04/11/15

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Palm Sunday 2015 - 04/05/15

On Sunday, April 5, 2015, the faithful of St. Mark's celebrated the Feast of the Entrance of the Lord into Jerusalem (Palm Sunday). The feast was celebrated with Vigil on the eve of the feast and Divine Liturgy on Sunday morning.

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Parish Lenten Retreat 2015 - 03/21/15

On Saturday, March 21, 2015, our parish held its annual Lenten Retreat. This year's speaker was Archpriest Alexander Golubuv of St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral in New York City, on the topic "Genesis Revisited".

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Sunday of the Cross 2015 - 03/15/15

On Sunday, March 15, 2015, our parish celebrated the Third Sunday of Great Lent, the Sunday of the Holy Cross.

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Sunday of Orthodoxy 2015 - 03/01/15

On Sunday, March 1, 2015, our parish the First Sunday of Great Lent, the Sunday of Orthodoxy.

 

"Great Lent is an icon workshop. We are the defaced, chipped, cracked, soot-covered icons whom the Iconographer wishes to restore."

- Fr.Martin Browne

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Parish Lenten Retreat 2015 - 02/19/15

On Saturday, March 21, 2015, our parish will hold our annual Lenten Retreat Retreat. This year's guest is Archpriest Alexander Golubuv from St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral in New York City.

For more info click here.

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Easter Food Sale 2015 - 02/16/15

On Saturday, March 28, 2015, our parish will be holding our Annual Easter Food Sale from 10AM-2PM. 

 

Click here for the order form. Orders must be recieved no later than March 20.

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Scout Sunday 2015 - 02/08/15

Microsoft Word - Bulletin 2-8-2015.docx

On Sunday, February 8 was National Scout Sunday was designated by the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the Americas as Orthodox Scout Sunday.

 

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Installation of Parish Council 2014-2015 - 02/08/15

On Sunday, February 8, the Prodigal Son, Rector, Fr. Martin Browne installed the Parish Council of 2014-2015. May God grant them many years.

 

 

Parish Council 2014-2015:

  • Jeanette Ruano, Warden
  • Larrisa Ravetto, Vice Warden
  • Kevin Swan, Treasurer
  • Douglas Yates, Financial Secretary
  • Daria Cortese, Recording Secretary

Trustees

  • Martha Moser
  • James Pitra
  • Jennifer Sremenak

Auditors

  • Lucy Znak
  • Judi Rybny

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Theophany 2015 - 01/06/15

On Tuesday, January 6, 2015, our parish celebrated the Feast of the Holy Theophany of Our Lord, God, and Savior, Jesus Christ.

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St. Mark's Choir sings at The Birches in Newtown - 12/26/14

On Friday, December 26, 2014, St. Mark's Choir sang Christmas psalms and music for the senior citizens living at the Birches in Newtown nursing home.

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Nativity of the Lord, God, and Savior, Jesus Christ 2014 - 12/25/14

On December 24-25, our parish celebrated the Great Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord, God, and Savior, Jesus Christ. On Christmas eve morning, Royal Hours followed by Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil was celebrated.  On Christmas eve night, faithful gathered at the church hall to celebrate our Holy Supper.  Great Compline and Matins followed.  On Christmas morning, Divine Liturgy was celebrated followed by Coffee Hour.

Christ is Born! Glorify Him!

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Christmas Food Sale 2014 - 11/16/14

On Saturday, December 21, our parish will be holding the Christmas Food Sale. For more info click here.

For the order form click here.

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Pool Demolition - Phase One - 11/08/14

On Saturday, November 8, following Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Archangel Michael the Other Bodiless Hosts, volunteers of our parish began a new project, Pool Demolition. Two jackhammers and other assorted tools in the hands of a dedicated group of parishioners and friends completed the first phase of this large and difficult project.  We look forward to Phase Two.

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Operation Christmas Child 2014 - 11/02/14

On Sunday, November 2, 2014, The Children of the Sunday Church School packed boxes for Operation Christmas Child. The children packed 30 boxes. 

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Holy Relics of St. Nektarios to visit Holy Trinity Romanian Church in Philadephia - 10/13/14

On Friday, October 17-Tuesday, October 21, the Holy Relics of St. Nektarios will visit Holy Trinity Romanian Orthodox Church in Philadelphia.  Viewing of the relics will from 8:30am to 8:30pm.  Akathist with the anointing of the relics will be held at scheduled times.  Please bring a friend (dosen't have to be Orthodox) to healed by his holy relics. 

 

For the flyer click here

For the schedule click here

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Exaltation of the Holy Most Precious Cross 2014 - 09/14/14

On Sunday, September 14, the faithful of St. Mark's gathered to celebrate the second of the Twelve Great Feasts of the Church Year, the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Most Precious Cross.  The feast was celebrated with Vigil on the eve of the feast (Saturday evening), and Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Sunday morning.

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New Icons Blessed and Church School begins New Year - 09/07/14

On Sunday, September 7, 2014, Rector, Fr. Martin Browne blessed new icons that where painted by Joseph Brown and also the children and teachers of the Sunday Church School for the beginning of the new year.

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St. Mark's and Mother of God, Joy of All Sorrow Baseball Outing - 06/22/14

On Sunday, June 22, parishoners from St. Mark's joined parishoners from the Mother of God, Joy of All Sorrow Mission in Princeton, NJ for a baseball game at the Arm & Hammer Park, home of the Trenton Thunder.  During the game, parishoner, David caught a foul ball, well sort of.  Sadly, the Thunders lost 7-2, but everbody still had a good time. 

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Philadelphia Deanery hosts Baseball Outing - 06/13/14

On Friday, June 14, clergy and layity of the Philadelphia Deanery gathered at the Campbell Stadium in Camden, NJ for the Camden Riversharks game against the York Revolution.  Sadly the Riversharks lost with 7-3, but everybody still had a great time. Following the game, fireworks lit up the sky.

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Pentecost 2014 - 06/08/14

On Sunday, June 8, 2014, our parish of St. Mark's celebrated the Great and Holy Feast of Pentecost.

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First Pastoral Visit of His Grace, Bishop MARK - 06/01/14

On the weekend of May 31-June 1, His Grace, Bishop MARK made his first pastoral visit to our parish as  Bishop of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania.  His Grace attended Great Vespers on Saturday night and served Divine Liturgy on Sunday morning.  During Divine Liturgy, Rector, Fr. Martin Browne was awarded with the Gold Cross for his dedicated service to the diocese.  His Grace also recognized our parish couples who are celebrating major wedding anniversaries from 60-20 years.  Following Liturgy, a luncheon was held in the church hall.  

On Monday, St. Mark's hosted the Diocesan Council for its regularly scheduled meeting, the first with our newly installed hierarch.

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St. Mark's makes trip to Adventure Aquarium - 04/21/14

On Bright Monday, April 21, following Divine Liturgy and breakfast, 27 of our parishoners took a trip to Adventure Aquarium in Camden, NJ. It was a beatiful day and everyone enjoyed themselves. We're expecting more trips like this in the future.

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Holy Week & Great and Holy Pascha 2014 - 04/20/14

On April 14-April 20, our parish celebrated Holy Week and Great Holy Pascha. This week was very joyous and had a massive adentence for the services. 

Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!

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His Grace, Bishop Mark visits on Holy Tuesday - 04/15/14

On Great and Holy Tuesday, April 15, His Grace, Bishop Mark visited our parish of St. Mark's and celebrated Presanctified Liturgy.  His Grace made some remarks on Holy Week at the end of the service.

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Annual Easter Food Sale 2014 - 03/21/14

On Saturday, April 5, 2014, our parish will hold our Annual Easter Food Sale from 9AM-1PM. Orders must be recieved by no later than March 28.

Click here for order form.

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Installation of Parish Council 2013-2014 - 03/02/14

On Sunday, February 23, 2014, Meatfare Sunday, Rector, Fr. Martin Browne installed the new Parish Council of 2013-2014. May God grant them many years.

 

 

Parish Council of 2013-2014

 

Jeanette Ruano, Warden

Larissa Ravetto, Vice-Warden

Kevin Swan, Treasurer

Doug Yates, Financial Secretary

Daria Cortese, Recording Secretary

 

Trustees

Sandy Bohlender

Martha Moser

Jim Pitra

 

 

Auditors

Chuck Ravetto

Judi Rybny

 

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In Memoriam - Anna Dimitri Kanerva (Sister of Sergei Arhipov) - 02/05/14

Anna Dimitri Kanerva (nee Archie), of Sharon, Ontario, formerly of Philadelphia, Pennslyvania, passed away on February 3, 2014, surrounded by her family and friends.

Anna is survived by the love of her life for over 30 happy years, Robert. She was the devoted mother of Natasha, Alex, Luanne and Sharon; the cherished daughter of Dimitri and Katherine; and the treasured sister of Serge and Irene. She is well-loved and fondly remembered by friends and family throughout the world.

Anna was a passionate manager of Cosmetics, Jewellery and Fragrances at the Bay in Newmarket. She took great pride in the close relationships she developed with her staff and customers. She was an active member of the Russian Orthodox community, enjoyed travelling with her husband and kids, and always opened her home to friends and visitors.

Her passing is a shock to everyone: it is unimaginable that someone who lived every day with unwavering enthusiasm, positivity and joy could ever be gone. She loved and was loved.

A viewing will be held at Taylor Funeral Home at 584 David Drive in Newmarket, Ontario on Thursday, February 6, 2014 from 6:00pm - 9:00pm, with panihkida at 8:00pm. The Funeral service will be held at Christ the Saviour Orthodox Cathedral at 823 Manning Avenue on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 11:00am followed by a reception at the family home in Sharon at 5:00pm.

Flowers or donations to the Canadian Liver Foundation are warmly welcome.

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Annual Super Bowl Ethnic Food Sale 2014 - 01/16/14

On Saturday, February 1, 2014, our parish will hold our Annual Super Bowl Ethnic Food Sale from 9AM to 1PM.  There will be delicious choices for the Super Bowl like kielbasi, pierogi, and more.  Orders should be recieved no later than January 25, 2014.

 

For more info click here for the flyer.

If you want to order, click here for the order form.

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Theophany 2014 and Greats Blessing of the Waters - 01/06/14

On Monday, January 6, 2014, parishoners of St. Mark's gathered to celebrate the joyous feast of the Lord's Theophany with the Great Vespers, Divine Liturgy, and the Great Blessing of the Waters.

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His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon attends Divine Liturgy - 12/29/13

On Sunday, December 29, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon attended Divine Liturgy while on his way home from Washington D.C.  Following Divine Liturgy, His Beatitude also participated in a memborable panikhida for Pierre Djockic on the occasion of his 40th Day, and for Sam Mervis on the occasion of the First Anniversary of his repose. 

May God grant His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon many years!

Eis Polla Eti Despota

 

May Pierre's and Sam's memory be eternal!

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Nativity of the Lord, God, and Savior, Jesus Christ 2013 - 12/25/13

On Wednesday, December 25, parishoners of St. Mark's Orthodox Church gathered to celebrate the Nativity of Our Lord, God, and Savior, Jesus Christ.  We began the celebration with the Royal Hours and Vesperal Divine Liturgy on Christmas Eve morning.  Then in the evening, we held our Annual Nativity Holy Supper, and then continued with the Great Compline and Matins.  Finally, on Christmas morning, we celebrated the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom for the feast.  Many faithful gathered for the feast to celebrate.

Christ is Born! Glorify Him!

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Advent Retreat with Fr. Alexander Golubov - 12/07/13

On Saturday, December 7, 2013, The Parish Advent Retreat was held. The retreat was led by Fr. Alexander Golubov of St. Nicholas Patriarchical Cathedral in New York City.  Many faithful attented.

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Christmas Ethnic Food Sale 2014 - 11/23/13

On Saturday, December 14, 2013, our parish will be holding our annual Christmas Ethnic Food Sale from 10AM-1PM.  If you want some great ethnic food in time for the holidays, we have some great choices.

For more info click here.

For the order form click here.

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In Memoriam: Pierre Djokic - 11/20/13

On Wednesday, November 20, Pierre Djokic fell asleep in the Lord.

 

Funeral Services:

Wake: 7pm-9pm at Van Horn McDonough Funeral Home, Lambertville, NJ

Paratas: 8pm at Van Horn McDonough Funeral Home, Lambertville, NJ

Funeral: 10am at St. Mark's Church

 

Burial to follow at Mount Airy.

 

May Pierre's memory be eternal

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Operation Christmas Child 2013 - 11/17/13

The Sunday School children helped put together a chairty event called "Operation Christmas Child".  They asked for donations of hats, scarves, gloves, stuffed animals, toys, candy, and toiletries.  These are being sent to the needy children in war zones like Syria.  Thanks to all who helped and donated to make this possible.

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Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry visits St. Mark's - 11/03/13

On Sunday, November 3, Chaplain Patrick Tutella, executive director, and his wife visited St. Mark's to talk about the Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry (OCPM).  Peter gave the homily on the prison ministry.  Following Divine Liturgy, everyone gathered downstairs for coffee hour and talked with Peter and his wife about the ministry.

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Baptism of Ashley Mary Hewitt - 11/02/13

On Saturday, November 2, Ashley Mary Hewitt was baptized into the Orthodox Church. 

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Healing Service (Molieben) - 10/18/13

On Saturday, October 26, 2013, our parish will be holding a Molieben Healing Service to the Greatmaryr Demetrios the Myrrh Gusher.  All are invited to be anointed with oil from St. Demetrios. 

Click here to view flyer for more information

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Archpriest Michael Sekela Honored - 10/06/13

On Sunday October 6th, St. Mark's recognized Archpriest Michael Sekela for his fortieth anniversary of ordination to the Holy Priesthood.  Fr. Michael was ordained on October 14, 1973.  Additionally, he and Mat. Teresa were recognized for their 48th Wedding Anniversary which falls on October 16th.  And to round off the family celebration, their grandson Matthew was included in the Many Years offered to his grandparents as he celebrated his birthday on October 9th.  Congratulatory letters for both occasions were presented to the Sekela's from His Grace, Bishop Mark and a reception in their honor in the Church Hall was held following the Divine Liturgy. Following a ministry that saw him serve in parishes throughout the U.S. and in the military, Fr. Michael retired and is attached to St. Mark's where his daughter Larissa, son-in-law Chuck and grandsons, Luke and Matthew are members.  

May God Grant Fr. Michael and Mat. Teresa Many Happy and Blessed Years!

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Parish Revitalization Health Inventory - 09/29/13

Our parish of St. Mark's Orthodox Church is currently holding the Parish Revitalization Health Inventory. This program continues every last sunday of the month following the coffee hour. 

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Elevation of the Cross 2013 - 09/14/13

On September 14-15, St. Mark's Orthodox Church celebrated the Feast of the Exaltation of the Precious and Lifegiving Cross. On Friday evening, the Festal Vigil for the feast was celebrated, with Festal Divine Liturgy on Saturday morning.

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Church School Year of 2013-14 Begins - 09/08/13

On Sunday, September 8, 2013, on the feast of the Nativity of the Our Holy Most Lady, Theotokos and Ever Virgin Mary, our children and teachers of the Church School began their new academic year.

May God Grant them Many Years!

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Pentecost 2013 - 06/23/13

On Sunday, June 23, parishoners of St. Mark's Orthodox Church celebrated the Great and Holy Feast of Pentecost. Vigil was celebrated on eve of Pentecost. Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Sunday morning. Kneeling Vespers followed Divine Liturgy.

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Pastoral Visit of His Grace, Bishop MARK - 06/16/13

On Sunday, June 16, 2013, our parish welcomed His Grace, Bishop MARK, Administrator of the Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania for his first pastoral visit. During Divine Liturgy, His Grace awarded Acting Rector, Fr. Martin Browne with the kamilavka for his service to the church. His Grace also blessed church renovations. Couples Mryon and Linette Sedor and Ken and Dorothy Martiak were recognized for their 40th wedding anniversaries. Following the service, a luncheon was held in the church hall. This day was special because it was Fathers Day and we were blessed to have our spiritual father of our diocese.

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Renovation of St. Mark's - 05/15/13

Renovations were made at our parish of St. Mark's Orthodox Church. Wood work around the church was cleaned and restored, A new icon was installed over the church front door, and new blinds were put in the altar.

More updates coming soon.

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Pastoral Visit of His Grace, Bishop Mark - 05/11/13

His Grace, Bishop Mark, Administrator of the Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania will make his first pastoral visit to St. Mark’s on Sunday, June 16. His Grace will serve as a priest with Fr. Martin Browne, Acting Rector at Sunday Divine Liturgy at the usual time, 9:30am. A luncheon will follow the celebration. The Luncheon is by reservation only and must be received by June 9. See Jeanette Ruano for reservations. Please join us in this celebration with Bishop Mark.

 

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Bright Monday - 05/06/13

On Monday, May 6, our parish of St. Mark's Orthodox Church celebrated Bright Monday. The celebration began with Divine Liturgy and concluded with a processions with 4 gospel readings.

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Great and Holy Pascha 2013 - 05/05/13

On Sunday, May 5, our parish of St. Mark's Orthodox Church celebrated the Feast of Feasts, the Resurrection of the Lord, God, and Savior, Jesus Christ. We began the celebration with the Nocturns, Matins, Hours, and Divine Liturgy. The Blessing of the Baskets and Agape Meal followed.

 

This is the day which the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.

 

CHRIST IS RISEN! INDEED HE IS RISEN!

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Holy Week 2013 - 04/29/13

On April 29-May 4, our parish of St. Mark's Orthodox Church celebrated Holy Week. For the first three days whe had Bridegroom Matins and Presanctified Liturgy. On Holy Thursday, we celebrated the Vesperal Divine Liturgy and the Matins of Holy Friday with 12 Passion Gospels. On Holy Friday, we celebrated the Royal Hours, Vespers with Placing of the Shroud, and Matins of Holy Saturday with Lamentations. And on Holy Saturday, the Vesperal Divine Liturgy of St. Basil.

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2013 Holy Week and Paschal Schedule - 04/26/13

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Lenten Retreat "A Guide on the Way" - 03/30/13

On Saturday, April 20, 2013, our parish will hold a Lenten Retreat "A Guide on the Way" on the life and teachings of Saint Nicholai of Zhica, a 20th Century Saint as a guide for living the Orthodox Faith in the 21st Century, focusing on the Lenten and Paschal Themes from his writings and teachings.


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New Flooring Installed at St. Mark's - 03/24/13

We are blessed new carpet and new flooring installed at St. Mark's. Thanks to everyone who donated to make this possible.

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Easter Food and Bake Sale - 03/23/13

On March 23-24, the our parish held the Easter Food and Bake Sale.  We sold pierogies, kielbasi, babka, nut and poppy seed rolls, and more.  On Sunday, Artisan Christa Bain sold her collection of pysanky eggs. This was an incredible event.

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Easter Food and Bake Sale - 02/26/13

We are pleased to announce that our Easter Pierogie and Bake Sale will be held on Saturday, March 23rd, between the hours of 10 AM and 2 PM.

 

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Parish Starts Facebook Page - 02/22/13

On Friday, February 22, 2013, the official Facebook Page of our parish was launched.

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Lenten Mission Schedule 2013 - 02/14/13

The Lenten Mission Schedule of 2013 for the Philadelphia Deanery is announced. All services are at 4:00PM.

Click here for the schedule.

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Installation of Parish Council 2012-2013 - 01/27/13

On Sunday, January 27, 2013, our Parish Council of 2012-2013 was installed.

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Enthronement of Metropolitan TIKHON - 01/27/13

On Sunday, January 27, 2013, His Beatitude, Metropolitan TIKHON was enthroned as Metropolitan of All America and Canada at St. Nicholas Cathedral in Washington D.C.

May God grant him many years!

Eis Polla Eti Despota!

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Nativity 2012 - 12/25/12

On December 24-25, 2012, parishoners of St. Mark's Orthodox Church celebrated the Feast of the Nativity of the Lord, God, and Savior, Jesus Christ. We began the celebration with the Royal Hours and Vesperal Divine Liturgy on Monday morning. Then on Monday evening, our annual Nativity Holy Supper and the Great Compline and Matins. On Tuesday morning, everyone gathered for the Festal Divine Liturgy.

Christ is Born! Glorify Him!

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New Acting Rector - Priest Raymond Martin Browne - 12/16/12

On Sunday, December 16, 2012, our parish welcomed Priest Raymond Martin Browne and his family. Fr. Martin is currently serving as acting rector.

May God grant Fr. Martin and his family many years.

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Operation Christmas Child 2016

Link to more info and what to donate for this year's Operation Christmas Child. We did 45 boxes last year - bet we can top that! Blessings _/|\_

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