Message From Father Gregory


Fr. Gregory Safchuk, Rector

Welcome! We are delighted that you found St. Mark Orthodox Church. This website serves as a modest introduction to our parish community. Please explore it and contact us with any questions. We apologize if some of the material is a bit out of date. We are working to bring the postings to current status.

With the blessings of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, our parish continues to grow from humble beginnings. We celebrated our 50th Anniversary as a parish church in 2022. A frequent question asked by those new to Orthodoxy is – are you Greek/Russian/
/Romanian (or pick an Eastern European country)? The answer is that we are American, with a majority of parish members who have converted to Orthodoxy as adults. Those with culturally Orthodox backgrounds include numerous nationalities who wish to worship in English or to enable their children to more easily understand the services.

Our parish has fully reopened after shutdowns imposed by the local government due to Covid 19. One silver lining from that cloud was to accelerate the process of streaming our services online. We now livestream the Divine Liturgy each Sunday morning and Great Vespers each Saturday evening. We also livestream weekday services when scheduled, as well as Baptisms, Weddings and other services whenever families involved desire to enable people who cannot attend in person to see the services. Recordings of services are available on YouTube and links to them also appear on this website.

If you are moved to do so, please feel free to visit in person. We would love to share the deep and rich traditions of the Orthodox Faith with you. Come and See! Join us for prayer, worship and fellowship.