Saint Mark Orthodox Church
7124 River Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20817-4770
Upcoming Events at St. Mark and In The Community

 
The below listed are events taking place at St. Mark and in the local Orthodox Christian community.
For a schedule of church services at St. Mark, please refer to the St. Mark Calendar by clicking here
 
 
 
 Sat Aug 30

6:15 PM

(following Vespers) 

 St. Mark Orthodox Education Discussion Group

  • The group will read a short book called “Liturgy and Life” by Fr. Alexander Schmemann and discuss the methods and content of an Orthodox Christian education designed for both the young as well as for those new to the faith.
  • Location:  Parish Library.
Sun Aug 31

11:30 AM

(following Liturgy) 

 St. Mark Iconography Committee Meeting

  • Location:  TBA.
Tue Sept 2

10:30 AM

Blessed Mat. Olga of Alaska Women's Prayer Group

  • Location:  Church Nave, followed by fellowship in the parish library.
  • For a bio on Blesssed Mat. Olga of Alaska, CLICK HERE.
Fri Sept 5

7:15 PM

St. Mark Bible Study

  • Location:  Fellowship Hall.
  • Facilitator:  Metropolitan Jonah.
  • Topic:  Romans.

Fri

Sat

Sun

Sept

5

6

7

5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

12:00 PM - 10:00 PM

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church-  Mediterranean Food Festival, Bazaar, & Health Fair

  • Location:  4335 16th St. NW, Washington DC 20011.
  • For more Information, call  202.723.5335 or visit www.saintgeorge.org .

Sat

Sept

6

10:30 AM

Diocesan Day

Come for a spiritual retreat with His Beatitude, Met. Tikhon and the Synodal Youth Choir at Christ the Savior Church in Berlin, MD.  The day starts at 9:30 AM with breakfast and prayers, followed by a lecture on the “Shared Riches of Christianity’s 1st Millennium”, a concert featuring hymns of the church’s ancient liturgy, a spiritual discussion with an Orthodox monk and bishop, food (BBQ), activities for children, fellowship, and ending with evening Vigil.

  • Location:  Christ the Savior Orthodox Church, Berlin, MD.
  • Time:  9:30AM - 5:00PM.
  • Cost:  FREE (though donations are greatly appreciated).
  • RSVP at:  orthodoxdelmarva.org or by calling: 302-537-6055. 
  • For more information, see the attached flyer:  Diocesan Day Berlin Flyer.
Sat Sept

6

 7:00 PM

 "Taverna Night" sponsored by the Ladies Philoptochos of the Greek Orthodox Parish of Loudoun County 

Come celebrate the music and flavors of Greece while helping raise funds towards the National Philoptochos Society http://www.philoptochos.org to aid in their charitable and benevolent mission.
  • Location:  Patton Hall - Sterling Volunteer Fire Dept, 46700 Middlefield Dr., Sterling, VA 20165.
  • Cost:  $20 advance, $25 at the door.
  • To reserve your seat visit:  http://www.GOPLCtaverna.org.
  • For more information, see the attached flyer:  Taverna Flyer.

Sun

Sept

7

11:30 AM

(following Liturgy)

St. Mark Church School Year Begins

Welcome back children!

Sun Sept

 11:30 AM

(following Liturgy)

 

 St. Mark Outreach Meal to Stepping Stones

  • Location:  Church Kitchen.
  • Meal consists of Roasted Chicken, Cornbread or Potato Salad, Cole Slaw or Mixed Salad, Brownies/Cookies, Mixed Fruit Salad.
Fri Sept 12

7:15 PM

St. Mark Bible Study

  • Location:  Fellowship Hall.
  • Facilitator:  Metropolitan Jonah.
  • Topic:  Romans.
Sun Sept 14

11:30 AM

(following Liturgy)

 

St. Mark Women's Book Club Meeting and Skype Session with August's Book Author

  • All women are welcome to participate in the book club discussions. As always, even if you haven't been able to complete the book, you are welcome to join the discussion.
  • Location:  Parish Library.
  • August's Book:  The Romanov Bride by Robert Alexander (story of St. Elizabeth the New Martyr).  Copies are available at public libraries, on Kindle, and Audio book.
  • For more information contact Mka. Sasha at: asafchuk@hotmail.com.
  • For a list of future month's books and meeting dates, CLICK HERE.
Tue Sept 16

10:30 AM

Blessed Mat. Olga of Alaska Women's Prayer Group- 

Akathist for a Loved One who has Fallen Asleep

  • Location:  Church Nave, followed by fellowship in the parish library.
  • For a bio on Blesssed Mat. Olga of Alaska, CLICK HERE.
Sun Sept 21

11:15 AM

(following Liturgy)

St. Mark Bazaar Prep- Blini Workshop

  • Location:  Fellowship Hall.
  • Bazaar workshop calendar:  CLICK HERE.

Wed

&

Thur

Sept

24

&

25

10:00 AM

St. Mark Bazaar Prep- Piroshki Workshop

  • Location:  Church Kitchen.
  • Bazaar workshop calendar:  CLICK HERE.
Sat Sept 27

9:00 AM

St. Mark Bazaar Prep- Russian Torte Workshop

  • Location:  Church Kitchen.
  • Bazaar workshop calendar:  CLICK HERE.
Sun Sept 28

11:30 AM

(following Liturgy)

St. Mark Bazaar Prep- Piroghi Workshop

  • Location:  Fellowship Hall.
  • Bazaar workshop calendar:  CLICK HERE.
Sun Sept 28

11:30 AM

(following Liturgy)

 

St. Mark Women's Book Club Meeting

  • All women are welcome to participate in the book club discussions. As always, even if you haven't been able to complete the book, you are welcome to join the discussion.
  • Location:  Parish Library.
  • September's Book:  The Screwtape Letters, by C.S. Lewis.
  • This book is relatively short and is widely available including on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBxpcGfznos&list=PLA8BAC9375345E6C7. John Cleese does an amazing job reading it.
  • For more information contact Mka. Sasha at: asafchuk@hotmail.com.
  • For a list of future month's books and meeting dates, CLICK HERE.

Sat

Oct

4

10:00 AM

FOCA Colonial District Convention

  • Location:  St. Mark Fellowship Hall.
Sun Oct 5

 11:30 AM

(following Liturgy)

 

 St. Mark Outreach Meal to Stepping Stones

  • Location:  Church Kitchen.
  • Meal consists of Pork BBQ, Cole Slaw, Cookies, Mixed Fruit Salad.

Sat

Oct

11

TBA

Archdiocese Council

Sat Oct 11

8:00 AM

St. Mark Bazaar Prep- Spanakopita Workshop

  • Location:  Church Kitchen.
  • Bazaar workshop calendar:  CLICK HERE.
Sat Oct 16

10:00 AM

St. Mark Bazaar Prep- Halupki Workshop

  • Location:  Church Kitchen.
  • Bazaar workshop calendar:  CLICK HERE.

Sat

Oct

18

6:15 PM

St. Mark FOCA Oktoberfest

  • Location:  Fellowship Hall. 
Sun Oct 19

11:30 AM

(following Liturgy)

St. Mark Bazaar Prep- Piroghi Workshop

  • Location:  Fellowship Hall.
  • Bazaar workshop calendar:  CLICK HERE.

Sun

Oct

19

12:15 PM

Shady Grove Pregnancy Center Annual Banquet & Silent Auction

  • Location:  Rockville Hilton, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD. 
Sat Oct 25

9:00 AM

St. Mark Bazaar Prep- Nut/Poppyseed Roll Workshop

  • Location:  Church Kitchen.
  • Bazaar workshop calendar:  CLICK HERE.
Thur Oct 30

10:00 AM

St. Mark Bazaar Prep- Halupki Workshop

  • Location:  Church Kitchen.
  • Bazaar workshop calendar:  CLICK HERE.
Sat Nov 1

9:00 AM

St. Mark Bazaar Prep- Bread Baking Workshop

  • Location:  Church Kitchen.
  • Bazaar workshop calendar:  CLICK HERE.
Sun Nov 2

11:15 AM

(following Liturgy) 

 St. Mark Bazaar Prep- Piroghi Workshop

  •  Location:  Fellowship Hall.
  • Bazaar workshop calendar:  CLICK HERE. 
Sun Nov 2

 11:30 AM

(following Liturgy)

 

 St. Mark Outreach Meal to Stepping Stones

  • Location:  Church Kitchen.
  • Meal consists of Roat Beef w. Potoatoes and Carrots, Green Beans or Mixed Salad, Brownies/Cookies, Mixed Fruit Salad.
Thur Nov 6

After Work

St. Mark Bazaar Setup

Fri

Sat

Sun

Nov

7

8

9

11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

ST. MARK BAZAAR & FOOD FESTIVAL

Sun Dec 7

 11:30 AM

(following Liturgy)

 

 St. Mark Outreach Meal to Stepping Stones

  • Location:  Church Kitchen.
  • Meal consists of Ham, Mac&Cheese, Mixed Salad, Cookies, Mixed Fruit Salad.

 

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