Welcome to Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church of Rockford, IL!
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* Divine Liturgy
Tuesday 9AM* Divine Liturgy
Wednesdays: Evening Service w/ Class 6PM*
Thursday 9AM* Divine Liturgy
Saturdays: Vespers 6PM*
*Always check our most recent bulletin and calendar for updates, other services and cancellations.
ATTENDING LITURGY UPDATE: We are currently allowed 45 People. Please attend and if you have any questions please contact Fr. Jonathan with the contact info as found in the bulletin.
Requirements for attending services are as follows per our beloved hierarch's kind direction:
When approaching the chalice, remove your mask and open wide.
Social distancing of at least 6 feet is required by all except for families that attend.
Sunday’s we have Private Prayer from 10:30AM - 12:30 for those who would like to attend in a smaller setting.
Hand sanitizer will be at the front of the church, please use it before entering.
It is highly recommended you wear a mask.
There will not be social hour. All who attend are kindly invited to pray and upon completion of service to leave without conversation/social gathering at this time.
The Eucharist will be offered traditionally with the common spoon.
Thanking you for your prayers during this trial and trying time. We will continue to pray for those suffering and those who help the suffering.
WORSHIPPING FROM HOME AT THIS TIME?: Come to church when you feel comfortable doing so. We will be here for you. While we are apart join in prayer online.
Services are offered online from our Diocesan Cathedral: Live Feed
We are currently exploring methods of offering our services online at this time.
Our diocese has a link for online services and we are streaming Sunday Liturgy services live on our facebook account at 9AM CST which can be accessed here on this webpage scrolling to the FACEBOOK NEWS section or visiting us on Facebook. An account is not needed to access these opportunities. Online services from our diocesan cathedral can be found here: https://www.acrod.org/
Parish Facebook Account Link: https://www.facebook.com/CTSRockford
Updates From CTS Facebook Page
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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