October 15, 2021

  • URGENT: Please help us as we Welcome Afghan Refugees to the Boston area
    • Dn. Jeff and Natasha are organizing meal delivery to families. Click here to sign up for a meal, or to donate.
    • The Boston Afghan Community, along with The Brookline Center and The Kataluma Refugee Hospital  are working with us to support the needs of arriving Afghan Families 
      • Urgent, Immediate Task: quickly find short term lodgings in the Greater Boston Area near public transportation
      • For leads on apartments, homes or available in-law suites, please email Gary Moore (617.460.9409), or Natasha Smith 
    • Kataluma is also searching for a large home to welcome refugees and documented asylum seekers as they transition to life in the U.S.

Currently at St. Mary’s

  • Scripture Readings for Sunday October 17, 2021
  • 2022 Stewardship Drive begins today, Oct. 15th! To donate online.
  • COVID Update: Masks Required (for ALL services and events at St. Mary's). While we are at 100% Capacity, we ask that you please wear a mask and refrain from physical contact (kiss of peace & touching of icons). Thank you. More information here.

Upcoming at St. Mary’s

  • Monday Evenings at 7:00p: Orthodoxy 102 Class has resumed, info below.

Upcoming elsewhere

  • St. Vladimir Seminary Presentation: Searching the Scriptures, featuring Met. Hilarion



  • Led by Subdeacon James, this adult education class is designed for Christians who have spent many years in the Orthodox church, but have never had any formal teaching on the theology and liturgical structure of Eastern Christianity. 
  • Journey through the structure of the Divine Liturgy, while taking an in-depth look at Scripture, the Ecumenical Councils, our iconography, and the meaning and application of Orthodox theology.
  • For more information or to join, please email SubDn. James here (or introduce yourself if you're attending a service in person!).
  • Monday Night Classes Via Zoom.

•All Divine Services held in St. Mary’s Church can be seen live-streamed from the following Links:  St. Mary Live , St. Mary Facebook St. Mary YouTube  

•One-time donations to the church (For the Good Health of, In Memory of, etc.) can be made on our website using this form.
•In addition to bank ACH transfers, we now accept credit cards for these donations, but ask that you kindly check the box to cover the 2.6% fee incurred by the church for this convenience. For pledge contributions, please sign up for eGive to make ACH transfers.     


“He who is able to pray correctly, even if he is the poorest of all people, is essentially the richest. And he who does not have proper prayer, is the poorest of all, even if he sits on a royal throne.” 
—St. John Chrysostom

Prayer for Refugees

"O Lord Jesus Christ, our Hope and Salvation, have mercy on those that are driven from their homelands and seek refuge elsewhere. Guide their steps as You did Your holy family who fled the murderous rage of Herod, and keep them from every danger, evil and disaster as they flee from war, unrest, persecution and cruel injustice. You Who declared that the foxes had dens but You had no place to lay Your head, grant rest and succor to those who are weary, wounded and unprotected.

"And to those cities and lands to which they travel, grant peace, wisdom and compassion to receive those who come in great numbers and in great distress. Bless and multiply what they can provide as You multiplied the loaves and the fishes to feed multitudes, blessing those who give as well as those who receive. Enlarge them in bounty and spirit that they may be havens of rest and relief to those in need, that Your hospitality may overcome the madness of evil men and chaos of natural disasters.

"Forgive every transgression of those who are forced to leave their homes and have mercy also on those who receive them and offer them shelter, for You are good and the lover of mankind. To You our gracious Lord and God, we ascribe glory, together with Your Father Who is from everlasting and the all-holy, good and life-giving Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen."