Growing in Faith

Welcome to St. Mark Church!

St. Mark Orthodox Church community is a parish of the OCA Diocese of South founded in 1979 in Bradenton, Florida.
We cordially invite you to join us in our prayers, community services, and various activities!

Regular Services Schedule

SATURDAY: Great Vespers and Vigils 5:00 p.m.
SUNDAY: Reading of Hours 9:05 a.m.
Divine Liturgy 9:30 a.m.
WEDNESDAY: Daily Vespers: 6:00 PM

The Holy Transfiguration

You were transfigured on the mountain, O Christ God, /
revealing Your glory to Your disciples as far as they could bear it. /
Let Your everlasting Light also shine upon us sinners, /
through the prayers of the Theotokos. /
O Giver of Light, glory to You!

Happy Feast Day!

About St. Mark Orthodox 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.

We cordially invite you to join us in our prayers, work for the community, fellowship, and fun activities. Just be our friend!

More about us

Scripture Survey Course

(Every Saturday at 3:30 PM, beginning May 14)

Come and learn the broad contents and meaning of the Bible, from Creation (Genesis) to the End Times (Revelation), in 12 one-hour lessons. Everyone is welcome; bring your Bible!

  • Creation
  • Two Family Lines (Adam to the Flood)
  • Division and Call (Noah's sons to Abram)
  • The Patriarchs
  • Israel (Exodus to Promised Land)
  • Struggle to Remain Special (Judges to Samuel & Saul)
  • The Kingdom (David to Exile)
  • Resettling the Land (Second Temple Judaism)
  • The Messianic Kingdom (Prophecies and Birth of Christ)
  • The Gospel (Life, Death, and Resurrection of Christ)
  • Witness of the Church
  • End Times
scripture survey course


Support Us

There are a number of ways you can cupport your church community: direct donation through secure PayPal transation, UnitedScript program, or by participaing in Amazon Smile. Visit the Support us page to find more about the ways you can help us to fulfill your mission and support our community.

  • PayPal donate button

    Dontate directly using a credit card. No PayPal account required!
    You can make a one-off payment by entering a credit card details, or subscribe to regular donations, by logging in to your PayPal account. All donations are tax deductible!

  • AmazonSmile Program

    Shop on AmazonSmile, the Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price!
    On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to select St. Mark Orhtodox Church (OCA) as your charitable organization before you begin shopping.

  • United Scrip Program

    The UnitedScrip Program is the perfect way for EVERYONE to support the church. No selling, no extra spending! Visit the to view the list of available SCRIP cards

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