Our holy fathers have renounced all other spiritual work and concentrated wholly on this one doing, that is, on guarding the heart, convinced that, through this practice, they would easily attain every other virtue, whereas without it not a single virtue can be firmly established.
Christ the Savior Orthodox Church is a growing Christian community of people from various ethnic and social backgrounds sharing a common commitment to the Lord, each other, and the Apostolic Faith. We warmly welcome all families, couples, and individuals who are looking for a deeper experience of the salvation offered in Jesus Christ. Come and see!
Baptism of Eliana Maria - 09/18/16
On Sunday, September 18th, we had the baptism of Eliana Maria, daughter of Jerry and Camelia Milite. We extend our congratulations to the entire family as well as the sponsors, Maksim and Ramona. May the Lord grant them all health, strength, salvation, a furtherance in every good thing, and many blessed years!
On the weekend of August 20-21, 2016, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon was welcomed by Priest John Parsells and the faithful of Christ the Savior Mission, Berlin, MD. The visit coincided with the burning of the mission’s mortgage—the $318,000.00 balance had been paid in full by an anonymous parishioner, fifteen years before it was due.
On Monday, August 15th, the faithful gathered to celebrate the Dormition of the Virgin Mary, which is the annual festal commemoration the death, burial, resurrection and ascension of the daughter of Adam who became the Mother of God, whom as the Scriptures say, shall be called blessed by all generations. We were pleased to welcome a number of visitors including Protodeacon Gregory Moser, who coserved with Fr. John.
On Sunday, August 7th, the parish celebrated the 10th anniversary of Fr. John's assignment to the mission. Deborah Wilson, senior warden, offered congratulatory remarks on behalf of the parish and presented a card and gifts to Fr. John and Matushka Emily. Following a parish photo, a festive luncheon was held in the parish hall. Thanks be to God and the good people of Christ the Savior for such a wonderful day!
An anonymous donor has paid off the remaining $318,000 on the church's mortgage! We ask that Lord Almighty to bless this supremely generous donor together with their entire family and loved ones, granting them all health, strength, salvation and a furtherance in every good thing!