St. Mary Orthodox Church

Cambridge, MA

Young Adult Ministry

The Young Adult Ministry at St. Mary Church aims to organize activities which minister to the young adults of our community, those aged 18 - 40. Check out the upcoming activities, programs, and worship services we have planned:

Spring 2018 Events @ St. Mary Church

2018 has arrived, and we have many great things planned this coming year! We hope they will help you to grow deeper in your faith and relationship with Christ and to build lasting relationships with your fellow parishioners at St. Mary's!

If you have any ideas or feedback for ways to do more and greater things this year, send us a quick message!

"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven." Matthew 5:16

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Come and enjoy an evening of swing dancing at St Mary’s! No partner or experience needed. We will begin with a lesson covering the basics and the moves to help you swing anywhere you go. The lesson will be taught by Theo Smith, an amateur competitive ballroom dancer and major swing enthusiast. 

The evening begins with Great Vespers at 5pm, followed by a Potluck Dinner at 6pm, with the Swing Dance Lesson and a chance to socialize for those who just want to hang out around 6:30 pm. Bring a dish to share, a friend, and your dancing shoes! 

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Join us for the 2018 Pre-Lenten Retreat & Youth Day featuring His Grace Bishop Anthony of the Diocese of Toledo & the Midwest and our very own Fr. Antony Hughes. You don't want to miss this day!

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The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is an international initiative where Christians worldwide are reminded of Jesus’ prayer for his disciples that “they may be one so that the world may believe” (John 17:21). Locally, UniteBoston coordinates evening collaborative gatherings of fellowship, prayer and worship from January 18-25. 

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Before Lent begins (February 19!), join us for pizza and karaoke on Thursday, February 15 at Courtside's in Cambridge. Karaoke starts at 9 p.m. on Thursdays, so come beforehand and enjoy some pizza and fellowship before the singing begins!

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There are many other great activities and events around the Boston area:

Orthodoxy on Tap: New Year's Celebration and Vasilopita Cutting
Thu, Jan 18, 7pm

St. Herman of Alaska School Gala Dinner
Fri, Feb 2, 6pm - 9pm

St. Photios Faith & Learning Symposium: Faith and Film
Sat, Feb 3, 10am - 3pm

The Basics of Gregorian Chant
Sat, Feb 3, 9:30am - 4pm

Clean Monday - Great Lent Begins
Mon, Feb 19
Lenten Schedule will be available in the next newsletter

Do you know of other great activities in the area? Let us know!


St. Mary's Young Adult Ministry has been chosen as one of 14 parishes around the country to participate in the Telos Project, a 5 year study of Young Adult Ministry in Orthodox Parishes in the United States. Over the coming weeks, we'll be conducting research about our parish and our young adults. If you'd like to learn more or get involved, email



Get Involved in the Young Adult Ministry at St. Mary's!

Share your ideas, time, and talent with us! Here are some ways to get involved: Event Planning, Communications, Marketing, Ecumenical Relations, Leadership, Becoming a Steward of our Parish, Greeting Committee, and more!