Welcome to the Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church Website

 

If you are an Orthodox Christian, We are glad to welcome you to Christ the Savior Parish. If you are not Orthodox, we invite you to come and experience the special blessings of Orthodoxy with us.

All our worship services are in English!

Our parish has roots in Eastern Europe, but our worship, life, and ministry are in English. Therefore, we reach out to and include people in America from all backgrounds. No matter what your religious history, you will find that the Christ the Savior parish offers timeless Christianity for today! Our proclamation of the Gospel of salvation, our worship of the Holy Trinity, and our teaching of the way of Jesus Christ go all the way back to the Apostles. Yet they speak to the deepest needs and concerns of modern people like yourself.

Many Americans are attracted to the Orthodox way because it brings to them a deep spirituality, a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, a close fellowship with other Christians, and the guidance and power of the Holy Spirit. Moreover, Orthodoxy provides a firm foundation for one’s life.

We realize that Orthodoxy may be familiar to some people but strange to many more in America. We are glad to answer your questions and to address your concerns. We hope that you will contact us and, most important, visit us soon! God bless you!


 

ONLINE SERVICE SCHEDULE:

Please see our online calendar for the most uptodate weekly services:

Sunday 9AM* Matins
            10AM  Divine Liturgy


Wednesdays: Evening Service w/ Class 6PM*

Saturdays: Vespers 6PM*

*Always check our most recent bulletin and calendar for updates, other services and cancellations.

 

ATTENDING LITURGY UPDATE:  (updated as of 4/13/21)

It is time to come back and worship together in person.  

It is highly recommended you wear a mask.

Coffee Hour Fellowship will be offered on Sundays beginning 4/18/21

All are welcome to visit. 

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE 2021:

Palm Sunday April 25

EVENING Bridegroom Matins 6PM

(Holy Week Begins)
(Procession of Bridegroom Icon)

Holy Monday April 26

EVENING Bridegroom Matins  6PM

 

Holy Tuesday April 27

EVENING Bridegroom Matins6PM

 

Holy Wednesday April 28

EVENING Sacrament of Holy Anointing 6PM

 

Holy Thursday April 29

MORNING Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil 8AM

(We celebrate the Last Supper in the Upper Room where Christ instituted Holy Communion)
(The Holy Eucharist reserved in the tabernacle on the altar is traditionally changed each year during this service.)

EVENING Matins of Holy Friday 6PM

(Reading 12 Passion Gospels and Christ is placed on the Cross)

 

Holy Friday April 30

MORNING Royal Hours 8AM

EVENING Vespers 6PM
(Christ is taken down from Cross and Burial Procession)

 

 

Holy Saturday May 1

MORNING Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil 8AM

(Harrowing of Hades - Christ enters Hades bringing Life to Adam & Eve and everyone bound there!)

(Vestments Change from Black to White and Throwing of Bay Leaves)

EVENING Holy Resurrection Matins 8PM

(Receive the light with a candle, walk in procession with hymns, hear the gospel of Resurrection outside and sing Christ is Risen!!!)

 

SUNDAY May 2
GREAT AND HOLY PASCHA

DIVINE LITURGY 10AM

CHRIST IS RISEN!
CHRISTOS VOSKRESE!
CHRISTOS ANESTI!
El Messieh kahm!
Hristos a înviat

 

Outdoor Blessing of Pascha Baskets to follow.
Youth Egg Hunt to follow!


Outdoor Fellowship/Agape Meal
Coffee Bar and Prosciutto Table!


 

 

 

 


Parish News

Iconography Project & Renovation Completed

Monday, March 04, 2019

Our parish is overjoyed that iconographer Brian Matthew Whirledge has completed and installed two new icons of the Communion of the Apostles /Mystical Supper on the back wall of the altar area. It has been a goal of Fr. Jonathan's to bring more opportunities to experience God here in the home parish.


 

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Services & Events

St Mary of Egypt Sunday
Apr 18
Matins
Apr 18 9 am
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Apr 18 10 am
Compline
Apr 19 6 pm
Fasting Day
Apr 21
Presanctified Liturgy
Apr 21 6 pm
40 Days of Lent ends this evening.
Apr 23
Fasting Day
Apr 23
Presanctified Liturgy
Apr 23 6 pm

 


 

 

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