Last Updated Sept. 4, 2016
St. MARK ORTHODOX CHURCH
ABOUT OUR CHURCH
Named after the Apostle and Evangelist St. Mark, our church is a small community of Orthodox Christians with various national and cultural backgrounds.
Many of us were born and raised in different countries: the United States, Greece, Russian, Serbia, Ukraine, Belarus, Romania, Germany, Finland, Poland, and many others.
We may have different traditions to follow in our everyday life, but we all have one thing in common - the same belief, the same Christian ideals, the strong desire to grow spiritually, the interest and respect to many different cultures and traditions.
Our church serves people from as far North as St. Petersburg, including Sun City, Parish, Bradenton, Parrish, and as far South as Sarasota, Venice (Florida) since 1979.
We hope you will be able to find answers for many of your questions about Orthodox Christianity, Orthodox spirituality, historical and cultural roots of Orthodoxy, and about its teaching and traditions.
You can find useful resources for your children, and carefully selected list of Orthodox links.
Here you can learn more about our church:
- our dedication to community services
- our special services, including healing prayers
- our educational and cultural programs
- our charitable activities
- our connections with other countries, churches, and monasteries
We cordially invite you to join us in our prayers, work for community, fellowship, and fun activities. Just be our friend!
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The community of St. Mark Orthodox Christian Church (Orthodox Church of America - OCA).
Hours: 9:15 a.m
Divine Liturgy 9:30 a.m.
may be heard following Vespers/Vigils;
Sunday Morning by appointment
NEWS AND EVENTS
Orthodox Study for Catechumen (and non-Catechumen)
with Dr. Alonso
Advanced Orthodox Study classes will begin on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 6:30pm.
Sunday School for Kids
are offered immediately after Divine Liturgy.
The Church Reader's Classes
Do you want to learn how to read during the services the right way?
The classes with our sub-deacon James Abraham are intended for both current readers and for beginners and will be offered on Saturdays at 4:00pm. The first class is scheduled on October 1. 2016.
Scrip program is a fun and easy way to support your church. Contact Nadya.
Find more about
"Not of This World"
Photoalbum of Orthodox Photographer Ludmila Ivanova
35th Anniversary of St. Mark Orthodox Christian Church
Iconography workshop - 2014 Sunday School Lenten Project. Read more
Orthodox Church in Antarctica!
Read more about Holy Live-giving Trinity Church in the Southern-Most continent
(Our Facebook page)