Last Updated January 3, 2015
St. MARK ORTHODOX CHURCH
January 7 - Feast of the Theophany of our Lord Jesus Christ
When Thou, O Lord wast baptized in the Jordan
The worship of the Trinity was made manifest
For the voice of the Father bore witness to Thee
Calling Thee His Beloved Son.
And the Spirit, in the form of a dove,
Confirmed the truthfulness of His word.
O Christ, our God, You have revealed Thyself
And have enlightened the world, glory to Thee!
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!
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
Bible Study with Dr. Alonso
Patristic Bible Study will begin on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, at 10am in the church.
We will be covering the Epistle to the Hebrews. Materials will be provided.
Scrip program is a fun and easy way to support your church.
Find more about
CLOTHING donations to be sent to Egypt by the Coptic Church. Please see Siobahn to help!
"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)