St. Mary Orthodox Church

Cambridge, MA

Ministries and Leadership Organizations of St. Mary's

Parish Council

The Parish Council at St. Mary Church is composed of faithful men and women who are dedicated Orthodox Christians and who sacrifice their time, talents, and resources for the Church. We represent the parish, as clergy and laity together, and seek to fulfill the mission ascribed to us by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Altar Servers

In the Eastern Orthodox Church, altar servers assist the higher clergy during services. They might carry the cross, candles or liturgical fans in processions and entrances

Bible Study Group

Join us on alternating Thursdays from 7:00pm – 8:30pm (see our calendar for exact dates) for a fun and interesting Orthodox Bible Study @ St. Mary Orthodox Church. Our group is open to all, and meets every other Thursday in the Church library.

Boston Byzantine Choir

The Boston Byzantine Choir was formed in 1993 by St. Mary's Protocantor, Charles R. Marge, with the goal of making Byzantine music accessible to the English-speaking world. The choir is a product of the rich chanting tradition of St. Mary's Orthodox Church in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a parish of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America.

Chinese Translation Project

This is a non-profit project to translate the Prologue into Chinese to be freely distributable over the Internet with pastoral blessings of His Eminence, Metropolitan PHILIP of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of North America through the Order of St Ignatius of Antioch.

Church School

The Church School program fosters spiritual learning through age-appropriate lessons, which may include an introduction to church feasts, fasts and liturgical practices, prayers, Bible stories, crafts and projects, and liturgical songs.

Hospitality Group

We are an organization promoting fellowship and service among the St. Mary community via a variety of activities. We welcome you to join our events!

Liturgical Service Program

The Church School Liturgical Service Program is designed to encourage all the children and teens in Church School to connect more closely with the liturgy by participating more fully in our liturgical celebration. By doing so, we hope it will encourage them to grow in their relationship with God through the liturgy.

Music Ministries

Music plays an integral role in the liturgical life of the Orthodox Church. Learn more about the mixed voice choir for Divine Liturgy or the Byzantine Choir for Vespers, Orthros, and other services.

Order of St. Ignatius

The Order of St. Ignatius of Antioch is an organization of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of North America with the objective of financially supporting the departments, programs and charitable works of the Antiochian Archdiocese, Patriarchate of Antioch and the Orthodox Christian faith. The Order assists the Antiochian Archdiocese in its continued effort to reach out to all in need and bring to them the message of the Gospel.

Opportunities for Service

There are a number of ways you can help the Church, your fellow worshipers and those in need. Consider serving in one of these ways: participation, volunteering, and donations

Prison Ministry

Bringing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the men of the Mass Correctional Institute in Concord MA by sharing the Orthodox Faith.

Stewardship

As we kick off our 2016 Stewardship Pledge Drive, we urge you to take the time to think carefully and pray about your annual contributions to St. Mary’s. As always, we are asking you to make a financial commitment to St. Mary’s for the coming year. But for the first time, we are asking you to pledge your time and talents as well in whatever way you can best help our parish. Your generosity allows our wonderful parish to fulfill its Christian Ministry year after year.

Teen SOYO

We believe that the Goal of Orthodox Christian Youth Ministry is the integration of each young person fully into the total life of the Church. We believe that Orthodox Christians must commit themselves to living the Orthodox Faith daily. Worship, Witness, Service and Fellowship are the natural expressions of that commitment.

Women's Club

The Antiochian Women at St. Mary's is an organization open to all Antiochian Orthodox women of this Archdiocese. Every parish has a local chapter in the form of a women's group or club with officers and members. From this first level comes all the charitable works we do.

Young Adult Ministry

We organize activities aimed at ministering to the young adults of our community, those aged 18 - 40.