Last Updated October 5, 2014
St. Mark Orthodox Christian 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 5, 2013 -Service at
NEWS AND EVENTS
Special Events in October and November:
- Charity Sunday to benefit the Alzheimer’s Disease Foundation
- CLOTHING donations to be sent to Egypt by the Coptic Church. Please see Siobahn to help!
- THE TASTE OF MANATEE, Nov 1 & 2
St. Mark Church
"THE MESSENGER" Bulletin
Download the Latest Issue (OCT. 5, 2014, pdf)
"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
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