November 19, 2021

Please help us as we Welcome Afghan Refugees to the Boston Area
  • Immediate Need for Housing: For leads on apartments, homes or available in-law suites, please email Gary Moorehead (617.460.9409), or Natasha Smith 
  • Clothing Drive: Anna Higgins & Aurora are collecting new and gently used clothing (esp. winter items!). For more information email here: 
  • Resources + Partnering Groups: The Brookline Center and Kataluma 

Currently at St. Mary’s

  • Scripture Readings for Sunday November 21st (available below)
  • Vespers TOMORROW, Saturday (11/20) at 5P for Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos 
  • Special Collections: If you missed the special collections for Teen SOYO (Special Olympics) or OCF, you can donate here (please indicate “Teen SOYO” or “OCF”).
  • 2022 Stewardship Pledge Drive: Pledge cards were due on 10/31.  Please make your annual pledge to support our parish with time, talents, & treasure here, or email Charliewith any questions.

Upcoming at St. Mary’s

  • Nov. 21st: Bishop John will visit for the Feast and ordaining Subdeacon James to the Holy Diaconate
  • Parish Council Elections: Ballots have been mailed out, and are due Dec. 5th. Please contact the church office if you did not receive one and are a member.


  • 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.

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."