St. Mary's Orthodox Church

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 8 July 2014.

Phone: 617-547-1234
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Activities and Schedule

Sunday: Matins 8:45 A.M., Divine Liturgy 10:00 A.M.; Saturday: Ninth Hour and Great Vespers 5:00 P.M. Please call the church office for the summer schedule.


Located on Inman Street in Cambridge, St. Mary's Orthodox Church is an intriguing and complex religious institution. Its community is characterized by an acceptance of diversity and eclecticism, an emphasis on conceptualizing the congregation as a family, and a deep commitment to acts of devotion. Its religious tradition is the Antiochian strand of Eastern Orthodoxy, but it is a pan-Orthodox church with English language liturgy and a congregation comprised of Syrians, Lebanese, Ethiopians, Greeks, Russians, Eritreans, Ukrainians, Romanians, Bulgarians, Koreans, Latinos, and American-born converts. Father Anthony, the Saint Mary's pastor, was himself a Southern Baptist who converted to Orthodoxy while studying at Oral Roberts University. This Orthodox congregation worships in a white clapboard New England-style meetinghouse built in 1821, formerly a Unitarian church. Its fifteen spectacular stained glass windows constitute the largest collection of Civil War stained glass in the Northeast. Activities at the church include adult and youth education classes, fundraising for international Orthodox charities, a grocery voucher and food distribution program for the hungry, a parish council, a chancel choir, and the Boston Byzantine Choir.