Life in Christ

St.Mark Orthodox Church was founded and given status as a mission parish by Bishop Boris of the Chicago Diocese in 1980.  Father Andrew Yavornitzky served from 1987-2020. Fr. John Baker is now the rector.

Services This Week

St Mark Service & Events Calendar

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Tuesday November 1
Wednesday November 2
Thursday November 3
Friday November 4
Saturday November 5
Sunday November 6
Monday November 7
Tuesday November 8
Wednesday November 9
Thursday November 10
Friday November 11
Saturday November 12
Sunday November 13
Monday November 14
Tuesday November 15
Wednesday November 16
Thursday November 17
Friday November 18
Saturday November 19
Sunday November 20
  • 8:40 am – 9:00 am 3rd & 6th Hours
  • 9:00 am – 10:45 am Divine Liturgy followed by Church School
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Adult Ed
Monday November 21
  • All Day Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple
Tuesday November 22
Wednesday November 23
  • 5:00 pm – 5:50 pm Confessions
  • 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm Vespers
Thursday November 24
  • 8:00 am – 9:00 am Divine Liturgy
Friday November 25
Saturday November 26
  • 4:00 pm – 4:50 pm Confessions
  • 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm Great Vespers
  • 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm Vigil
Sunday November 27
  • 8:40 am – 9:00 am 3rd & 6th Hours
  • 9:00 am – 10:45 am Divine Liturgy followed by Church School
Monday November 28
Tuesday November 29
Wednesday November 30
  • 5:00 pm – 5:50 pm Confessions
  • 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm Vespers
Thursday December 1
  • 8:00 am – 9:00 am Divine Liturgy
Friday December 2
Saturday December 3
  • 4:00 pm – 4:50 pm Confessions
  • 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm Great Vespers followed by Akathist to the Mother of God, Nurturer of Children
Sunday December 4
  • 8:40 am – 9:00 am 3rd & 6th Hours
  • 9:00 am – 10:45 am Divine Liturgy followed by Stewardship Appreciation Breakfast & Church School
Monday December 5
  • 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm Confessions
  • 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Great Vespers & Lytia
Tuesday December 6
  • All Day St Nicholas the Wonderworker
  • 8:00 am – 9:00 am Divine Liturgy
Wednesday December 7
Thursday December 8
Friday December 9
Saturday December 10
  • 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Baptism of Paulette Wisnom
  • 4:00 pm – 4:50 pm Confessions
  • 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm Great Vespers
  • 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Parish Movie Night-Its a Wonderful Life
Sunday December 11
Monday December 12
Tuesday December 13
Wednesday December 14
Thursday December 15
Friday December 16
Saturday December 17
Sunday December 18
Monday December 19
Tuesday December 20
Wednesday December 21
Thursday December 22
Friday December 23
Saturday December 24
Sunday December 25
Monday December 26
Tuesday December 27
Wednesday December 28
Thursday December 29
Friday December 30
Saturday December 31

DAILY PRAYERS & DAILY READINGS

Complimentary to the services of the Church, our life in Christ consists of time with Him in personal prayer and silence.

To help our distracted minds focus on this task, Christians have always used “arrow prayers” (such as The Jesus Prayer) and read the scriptures, (particularly the four Gospel books) as often as possible.

In the Church we also remember various saints on each day of the year. By reading their lives and words we can find encouragement and inspiration to follow their example, following the path well trodden.

The Orthodox Church

The Orthodox Church is the one, holy, catholic (universal), and apostolic Church. Within her are communities of churches where Orthodox Christians participate in the mystical (sacramental) life, drawing nearer to God through this life of prayer, fasting, almsgiving, confession, and communion.

For Inquirers

What is Orthodox Christianity all about? How does it differ from other Christian confessions? This section will attempt to answer these questions and many more.

Links

Here are some helpful links