Growning 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 Ascension of our Lord

O Christ God, You have ascended in Glory, /
granting joy to Your disciples by the promise of the Holy Spirit. /
Through the blessing they were assured /
that You are the Son of God, /
the Redeemer of the world!
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

Faith and Life Class

Faith and Life Class meets every Wednesday evening after 6 PM Vespers.

The Faith and Life Class is currently working through the Apostle Paul's Letter to the Romans. All are welcome to join the discussion.

Introduction to Orthodoxy, Saturdays at 3:30 PM:

basic instruction in Orthodox Faith and Practice.
All are welcome, especially those inquiring into the Orthodox Church.
scripture survey course


Support Us

There are a number of ways you can support 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.

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