December 17, 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: We're collecting new/gently used winter clothing. For more information email Anna Higgins here.

Currently at St. Mary’s

  • Scripture Readings for Sunday December 19th (available below)
  • Nativity Fast (Nov. 15th - Jan. 6th): Reflection below.
  • COVID Update: Sunday School & Coffee Hour is postponed until January 30th, 2022.
  • We're recruiting volunteers for live-streamed services! Great opportunity to learn a reusable skillset & for high schoolers to satisfy community service hours. See below***

Upcoming at St. Mary’s

  • Sat, Dec. 18th: Young Adult Ministry Tomorrow 
    • Once again, we are partnering with area churches to provide warm meals & holiday gifts for the homeless community (from the parking lot!)
    • Still in need of volunteers! Sign up for a timeslot here
  • Holy Nativity Services (Christmas Eve)
    • Royal Hours for the Nativity: 9am
    • Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil: 11am
    • Orthros: 6:45pm
    • Festal Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom: 8pm

Upcoming Elsewhere

  • Tomorrow: Sat, Dec. 18th: Kataluma Volunteer Training in Belmont (in person or via Zoom). Please email here if you wish to attend, and fill out this form

Orthodoxy 102 Classes

  • Led by Deacon 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.
  • Monday Night via Zoom. For more information or to join, please email Dn. James here (or introduce yourself if you're attending a service in person!).

Live-Streamed Services

  • 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  
  • ***We're recruiting volunteers to help with monthly rotation! In an effort to offer uninterrupted live-streaming services, Mitrophan Chin will train & mentor anyone interested (must physically attend church for beginning of Orthros and/or Divine Liturgy). It is a practical & reusable skillset, and a great opportunity to fulfill community service hours! Please contact him if interested!***

Donations to the Church
•One-time donations to the church (For the Good Health of, In Memory of, etc.) can be made on our website using this form.