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Children's Safety Meeting - 06/09/24
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2024-06-12 22:09:43

On Sunday, June 9, 2024 a meeting was held for children and their parents to review the recently released Community Safety Guidelines. Dana Wyant made the presentation to the children, who raised questions and even offered ideas about how to make everyone even safer!

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Prayer for Graduates - 06/09/24
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2024-06-12 21:55:26

On Sunday, June 9, 2024, prayers were offered at the completion of the academic year, thanking the Lord for the blessing of His wisdom and knowledge, and asking Him to preserve the students in that which they have learned which is according to His divine law. 

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Marriage Blessing: Sebastian and Johanna Klimitchev - 05/30/24
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2024-06-01 19:51:23

On Thursday, May 30, 2024, Sebastian and Johanna Klimitchev had their marriage solemnized by the Church. We congratulate them as well their family and friends who attended the Marriage Blessing service. May the Lord grant them many blessed years!

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Parish Beach Days - 05/30/24
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2024-05-30 09:20:14

Each summer parishioners and friends of Christ the Savior take advantage of being so close to the beach by gathering together on Assateague Island and Ocean City following the Sunday events at the church. This year the following Sundays have been designated as Parish Beach Days: June 18, July 9, July 30, August 20, and September 10. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy the fellowship and good times!

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Cross Dive + Pool Opening - 05/26/24
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2024-05-30 09:35:40

On Sunday, May 26, 2024, after the Divine Liturgy, we had our annual Cross Dive, which opened the swimming season at Christ the Savior. The faithful prayerfully asked the Lord God Almighty to bless the parish pool and the fellowship it provides, throwing in the life-giving Cross of Christ to sanctify the water. The precious Cross is then retrieved by the children of the parish, remembering the words of the Lord, "Anyone who does not take up his cross and follow Me is not worthy of Me." Crosses were retrieved by Eliana and Damiana Milite.

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Children's Egg Hunt - 05/12/24
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2024-05-30 09:28:46

On Thomas Sunday, May 12, 2024, an egg hunt was held for the children of the parish. In the Orthodox churches, Easter eggs are blessed by the priest at the end of the Paschal Service, and distributed to the faithful. The egg is seen by followers of Christianity as a symbol of resurrection: while being dormant it contains a new life sealed within it.

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Orthodoxy 201 - 05/12/24
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2024-05-30 09:38:49

Christ the Savior is now offering a new class entitled Orthodoxy 201, covering various topics including:

Church History
Dogmatic Theology
The Liturgy
The Holy Mysteries
The Ascetical Life
Holy Scripture
Church Fathers
Church and State Relations
Science and Religion
Ethics and Pastoral Application
Comparative Theology
Contemporary Social and Moral Issues
and more!

The class meets weekly on Wednesdays at 7:00pm via Zoom (link below) and is open to all interested parties. Please contact the church for the Zoom password.  The first class beings on May 15, 2024 @ 7:00pm.

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Paschal Party / Open House at the DeArmitts - 05/10/24
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2024-05-12 20:45:44

On Bright Friday, May 10, 2024 parishioners and friends gathered at the DeArmitt's home for a Paschal Party. While the weather was a bit cold this year, the fellowship was as great as ever and this festive celebration of Pascha was enjoyed by all. We give glory to God Almighty and many thanks to Justin and Alexis for opening their home to everyone and punctuating our Bright Week fellowship with a splendid party!

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Women's Psalter Group Dinner - 05/08/24
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2024-05-12 19:45:35

During the daily services of Great Lent the Church doubles the readings from the Psalter (Book of Psalms).  As our parish was not able to offer all of these services, a group of women, organized by Mat. Annice Oleynik, divided the Psalter into sections so that it could be read together each day. On Bright Wednesday, the Women's Psalter Group met at Cami Milite's house for dinner, fellowship, and to discuss their experience of reading the Psalter together. Many thanks to all who participated in the group and glory to God for all things!

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Holy Pascha - 05/05/24
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2024-05-07 14:33:23

On Sunday, May 5, 2024, the faithful gathered for the Midnight service, celebrating the Feast of Feast, Holy Pascha, which commemorates the Resurrection of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ. More than 175 people gathered for the celebration of the liturgical services which were followed by the blessing of foods and a festive meal in the hall and rectory. We greet you all with the joyous exclamation, "Christ is risen! Indeed He is risen!"

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Great and Holy Week - 2024 - 05/04/24
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2024-05-04 18:19:02

From April 29 - May 4, 2024, the faithful gathered at Christ the Savior to celebrate the solemn liturgical services of Great and Holy Week, which commemorate the Lord's voluntary Passion, Cross, Death and Burial.

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Holy Unction - 05/01/24
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2024-05-02 17:39:49

On Great and Holy Wednesday, May 1, 2024, the faithful gathered for the Mystery of Holy Unction, the anointing with holy oil for the healing of soul and body. The Church’s practice of Holy Unction dates back to Apostolic times, see James 5:14.

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Palm Sunday - 04/28/24
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2024-04-28 18:20:42

On Palm Sunday, April 28, 2024 the faithful gathered to celebrate the Lord's Entrance into Jerusalem. A procession around the church was made while the faithful bore in their hands palms in honor of the festive occasion. Following the beautiful divine services, a traditional fish meal was offered for all present. Glory be to God for all things!

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Lazarus Saturday / 10 Receptions - 04/27/24
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2024-04-28 18:18:16

On Lazarus Saturday, April 27, 2024, we welcomed 10 new members into the Orthodox Church through Holy Baptism and Chrismation: Taylor Andrew, Elisha Sophia Immanuel, Arcadius, and Sybil Dymphna Applegarth; Matthew Williams; Carol Anne Fravel, Dana Michael Wyant; Alexander Ortiz; Adrienne Mary Dymphna Slate; and Adam Spallino. We congratulate them, their families, their friends, and all who attended this special event.  May the Lord grant the newly-illumined servants of God health, strength, salvation, a furtherance in every good thing and many blessed years!

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Cornhole Tournament - 04/14/24
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2024-04-16 09:25:01

On Sunday, April 14, 2024, parishioners and friends took part in a Cornhole Tournament during the fellowship hour after Divine Liturgy. The 16 teams with 32 total players competed in a March Madness-styled, bracketed tournament which resulted in a good time had by all. We thank the Lord for a beautiful day and all the participants as well as those who put on the event. Glory to God for all things!

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“Sacred Alaska” Screening - 04/12/24
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2024-04-16 09:47:27

The award-winning documentary, "Sacred Alaska", was shown at Christ the Savior on Friday, April 12, 2024 at 7pm.  The film offers an intimate look into Native Alaskan culture and spirituality. It showcases the profound influence of Orthodoxy, introduced by Russian monks in the late 18th century, on Alaskan society. The film highlights the unique way Alaskans have woven their indigenous beliefs with Orthodox traditions, deeply influencing their worldview. Central to this is the concept of learning to become a "real person." Through beautiful cinematography and powerful storytelling, "Sacred Alaska" underscores the profound, sacred bond between the Alaskan people, their faith, and the formidable landscape they call home.

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“Sacred Alaska” Screening, Friday, April 12, 2024 - 03/30/24
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2024-04-16 09:48:40

The award-winning documentary, "Sacred Alaska", will be shown at Christ the Savior on Friday, April 12, 2024 at 7pm. The film offers an intimate look into Native Alaskan culture and spirituality. It showcases the profound influence of Orthodoxy, introduced by Russian monks in the late 18th century, on Alaskan society. The film highlights the unique way Alaskans have woven their indigenous beliefs with Orthodox traditions, deeply influencing their worldview. Central to this is the concept of learning to become a "real person." Through beautiful cinematography and powerful storytelling, "Sacred Alaska" underscores the profound, sacred bond between the Alaskan people, their faith, and the formidable landscape they call home. Absolutely everyone is welcome to attend this screening so please invite your family, friends, and anyone that you think might be interested! Don’t miss it!

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Sunday of Orthodoxy - 03/24/24
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2024-03-24 18:02:07

On March 24, 2024, we celebrated the Sunday of Orthodoxy with a procession of icons to the Archway at our roadside entrance during the Divine Liturgy. There we had a reading of the ancient Synodicon, the affirmation of the Orthodox Faith that our salvation is proclaimed in both words and images, and the faithful recited the Nicene Creed. We congratulate all who celebrate on this day!

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New Catechumens - 03/24/24
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2024-03-24 17:51:19

On the Sunday of Orthodoxy, March 24, 2024 we were pleased to welcome four new catechumens: Nicholas Brittingham, Matthew and Kailyn Harmon, and William Wilkinson. We humbly ask the Lord's continued blessing upon them as they prepare themselves for sacramental reception into the Orthodox Church!

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March Madness / Cornhole Tournament - Sunday, 4/14/24 - 03/23/24
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2024-03-30 08:11:39

In honor of March Madness, we will have a Cornhole Tournament following the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, April 4, 2024 (originally, 3/31/24).  Teams of two will compete in the bracket-style tournament with a trophy being bestowed upon the winning team.  If you would like to enter the tournament, please sign-up at the usher stand in the back of the church or submit your team(s) on our website.

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Forgiveness Sunday - 03/17/24
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2024-03-17 20:05:43

On Sunday, March 17, 2024, following the Divine Liturgy, we had the beautiful and grace-filled Rite of Forgiveness before entering into the Holy Forty Days of the Great Fast. During this solemn ritual we ask and receive forgiveness from each other and the Lord, who says, “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your Heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive yours.” (Matthew 6:14)

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Great Lent, Holy Week, and Pascha Schedule of Services - 03/16/24
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2024-03-16 15:58:08

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70th Birthday Party for Matushka Annice Oleynik - 03/10/24
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2024-03-16 16:30:05

On Sunday, March 10, 2024, we congratulated Matushka Annice Oleynik on her 70th birthday (celebrated on March 4) with a birthday party during the fellowship hour after the Divine Liturgy. We humbly ask the Lord God Almighty to bless her with many more years of health, strength, and salvation!

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Installation of Parish Council - 03/10/24
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2024-03-11 11:25:30

On Sunday, March 10, 2024 with the blessing of our diocesan hierarch, Metropolitan Tikhon, the 2024 Parish Council members were installed into office. During the first meeting of the 2024 Council, Georgianne Mathews was elected Senior Warden and Ioana Davidson was elected Treasurer. May the Lord bless them all!

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Baptism of Arden Elizabeth - 03/09/24
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2024-03-11 11:01:01

On Saturday, March 9, 2024, we had the baptism of Arden Elizabeth, son of Kevin and Sarah Kostyk. Following the baptism, everyone gathered at the Dunbar home to continue the celebration. We extend our congratulations to the entire family as well as the sponsors, Zach and Ioana Davidson. May the Lord grant them all health, strength, salvation, a furtherance in every good thing, and many blessed years!

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Trip to New York City - 03/03/24
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2024-03-09 19:35:04

From March 1-3, 2024, twenty parishioners led by Fr. John traveled to New York City to see an exhibition on African and Byzantine Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and attend local churches.

The churches visited were the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine at the World Trade Center in New York City, the Cathedral of the Holy Virgin Protection (OCA) on Second Street, St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral (Moscow Patriarchate) on 97th Street, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Sign (ROCOR) on 93rd Street, and Ss. Peter & Paul Orthodox Cathedral (OCA) on Grand Street in Jersey City, NJ.

We are appreciative of all the churches who welcomed us so warmly and we thank all those who made this trip possible! Glory to God for a wonderful weekend!

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Bible Study: Epistle of St. Jude - 02/25/24
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2024-02-27 15:27:24

We resume our Bible Study on Wednesday, February 28 at 7:00pm with a new book: The Epistle of St. Jude. The holy, glorious and all-laudable Apostle Jude was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ and his brother, along with St. James, by virtue of being the son of St. Joseph the Betrothed. He is also called Levi or Thaddeus and sometimes the name Jude is rendered as Judas, but he is not to be confused with Judas Iscariot, the Apostle Matthew (also called "Levi"), or the Apostle Thaddeus of the Seventy. He is referenced in the Synoptic Gospels, the Acts of the Apostles, and wrote an epistle which is part of the New Testament. His feast day is on June 19. All are invited!

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Women's Group Outing - 02/08/24
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2024-02-09 11:38:40

On Thursday, February 8, 2024 there was a gathering of the Women’s Group at The Irish Penny in Salisbury, MD.  It was also a celebration of Marian’s birthday and a little February doldrums “pick-me-up”. All ladies in the parish and friends (18+) are welcome to the Women's Group events! Please see Pat McAlpin for more info.

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2024 Annual Parish Meeting - 01/28/24
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2024-01-29 13:41:19

On Sunday, January 28, 2024, Christ the Savior had its Annual Parish Meeting. The agenda, reports, budget and draft minutes for the meeting are available below. We thank all who attended, presented reports, and assisted with the minutes!

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March For Life - 01/19/24
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2024-01-24 11:45:12

On Friday, January 19, 2024, parishioners from Christ the Savior joined other Orthodox Christians and countless people who gathered for the March For Life in Washington, DC. The march is a pro-life rally protesting abortion, held in the nation's capital near the anniversary of the infamous decision in the United States Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade, which was thankfully overturned in 2022. 

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Rectory Blessing / Open House - 01/14/24
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2024-01-24 11:29:15

On Sunday, January 14, 2024, Archpriest Joseph Oleynik blessed the rectory in the Parish Center. Following the service for the annual blessing of a home, there was an open house in the rectory. Appreciation is expressed to Fr. Joseph as well as all who attended, prayed, prepared food, and shared in fellowship.

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Holy Theophany / Blessing of the Atlantic - 01/06/24
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2024-01-06 16:58:38

The Great Feast of Theophany was celebrated on January 5-6, 2024 as the faithful gathered to commemorate Christ's baptism in the Jordan River and the revelation of the Holy Trinity. After celebrating the Divine Liturgy at Christ the Savior, we then joined Fr. Christopher Xanthos and the faithful of St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Ocean City for the Annual Blessing of the Atlantic Ocean. Glory to God for a wonderful celebration!

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St. Basil's Bread - 12/31/23
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2023-12-31 17:06:08

On Sunday, December 31, 2023, we kept the custom of St. Basil's Bread (The Vasilopeta). Assisting Fr. John in cutting and distributing was Priest David Galloway from St. John the Merciful Mission in Kissimmee, Florida.  This year the St. Basil's coins were received by Kyra Wright, Kathy Parrish, Laurie Morsey; the other coins were received by Kyra Wright (two coins in one piece!), Eugenia Unghianu, and Nicholai Parsells. May the Lord grant them many blessed years!

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Nativity 2023 - 12/25/23
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2023-12-26 13:17:36

As the faithful gathered to celebrate the Nativity of the Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ according to the flesh, we humbly asked the Lord's continued blessing upon you all for a joyous, peaceful and grace-filled festive season and New Year. Christ is born! Glorify Him!

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Nativity Schedule of Services - 12/15/23
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2023-12-15 08:18:23

The schedule of divine services for the celebration of the Nativity of our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ is as follows.

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New Catechumens: The Applegarth Family - 11/19/23
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2023-12-26 14:07:48

On Sunday, November 19, 2023, we were pleased to welcome the Applegarth's: Taylor, Elisha, Arcadia, and Sybil into the catechumenate during the Divine Liturgy. We humbly ask the Lord's continued blessing upon them as they prepare themselves for sacramental reception into the Orthodox Church!

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Leave-taking of Don and Anne Rowe - 11/12/23
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2023-12-26 12:16:27

On Sunday, November 12, 2023, we bid farewell to Don and Anne Rowe, who are relocating to Florida. Both Don and Anne have served Christ the Savior in numerous capacities over the years and will be sorely missed not just for the labors and dedication to the church but even more so for their presence in the parish family. May the God bless them with health, strength, salvation, a furtherance in every good thing and many blessed years!

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Watch Party: A Conversation About God - 11/11/23
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2023-11-11 12:01:15

You're invited to watch and discuss a fascinating dialogue between Dr. Jordan Peterson and Dr. John Lennox, entitled "A Conversation About God", at Christ the Savior on Friday, November 17 and Friday, December 1 at 7:00pm. The 90-minute video will be split into two segments, allowing for ample time to discuss the topics presented each evening while light refreshments are shared. All are invited!

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St. Michael's Party & Parish Thanksgiving - 11/05/23
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2023-11-06 11:01:30

On Sunday, November 5, 2023, the children participated in our annual St. Michael's party, by dressing as saints and angels, and they also enjoyed special activities. The St. Michael's Party also coincided with the parish Thanksgiving meal with the traditional foods and fixings. Many thanks to all who made this year's St. Michael's party and Thanksgiving meal such a great success!

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Blessing of Those in the Healing Ministries - 11/05/23
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2023-11-06 10:31:09

On Sunday, November 5, 2023, prayers were offered at the end of the Divine Liturgy for those in the healing ministries. We ask the Lord's continued blessings upon all those who work with Him in the healing of mankind's physical, emotional, and spiritual wounds and illnesses. May the Lord grant them many blessed years of faithful service to Him and their fellow man!

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New Catechumen: Carol Fravel - 10/29/23
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2023-11-06 09:18:42

On Sunday, October 29, 2023, we were pleased to welcome Carol Fravel into the catechumenate during the Divine Liturgy. We humbly ask the Lord's continued blessing upon her as she prepares herself for sacramental reception into the Orthodox Church!

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Blessing of Choir - 10/01/23
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2023-10-06 13:03:15

On Sunday, October 1, 2023, at the end of the Divine Liturgy there was special blessing for the choir director, members, and readers. This blessing takes place annually on the Sunday closest to the feast of St. Romanus the Melodist (October 1st). We ask that Lord's divine blessing upon them so that they might worthily fulfill this vital ministry.

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New Catechumens: Dana Wyant and Alex Ortiz - 10/01/23
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2023-10-06 13:09:44

On Sunday, October 1, 2023, we were pleased to welcome Dana Wyant and Alex Ortiz into the catechumenate during the Divine Liturgy. We humbly ask the Lord's continued blessing upon them as they prepare themselves for sacramental reception into the Orthodox Church!

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Class on Essential Orthodox Christian Beliefs - 09/03/23
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2023-09-03 07:28:50

A new 1-hour class for all adults, teens, catechumens, and inquirers will begin on Sunday, September 3, 2023 during the coffee hour and will continue every other week. All are welcome!

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Funeral Held for Danyella Mary Parsells - 08/29/23
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2023-09-18 09:49:09

On Monday, August 28, 2023 the Funeral Service was offered for the newly-departed handmaiden of God, Danyella Mary Parsells, at Christ the Savior in Berlin, Maryland. The Funeral Liturgy was offered the following day and the Burial was held at St. Nectarios Monastery in Roscoe, New York on Tuesday, September 5.

Danyella Mary is the wife of Gregory Parsells and the daughter of Lydia Sandul. Our deepest sympathies are with them both as well as the entire family. May the Lord grant them His comforting and consoling grace!

May the memory of Danyella Mary be eternal!  May her soul dwell among the Righteous!

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Blessing of Teacher and Students - 08/27/23
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2023-08-31 08:38:12

On Sunday, August 27, 2023, we asked the Lord's blessing upon the teachers and students at the beginning of the Academic Year.  May the Lord enlighten and guide them into His divine truth!

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Patronal Feast - 08/16/23
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2023-08-31 08:26:22

On Wednesday, August 16, 2023 the faithful and friends from neighboring churches gathered to celebrate the feast of the parish. Fr. John co-served with Archpriest Joseph Oleynik and Priest Christopher Xanthos, from St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Ocean City, who offered a beautiful homily on the Icon Not-Made-By-Hands. We were also pleased to have Protodeacon Paul Sokol, from Ss. Peter & Paul in Manville, NJ, serving with us for the festal services. Following the Divine Liturgy a luncheon was served and a pool party was enjoyed by all. Glory and thanks be to God for His many blessings!

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Holy Dormition - 08/15/23
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2023-08-19 14:27:12

On Tuesday, August 15, 2023, 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 Virgin Mary, the Birthgiver of God. After the Divine Services parishioners traveled to the local Chick-Fil-A to continue to the celebration and fellowship. Glory to God for a beautiful feastday!

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Choir Workshop - 08/12/23
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2023-08-17 10:24:07

On Saturday, August 12, 2023, a Choir Workshop for singers and readers was held at Christ the Savior.  The workshop, led by Alexis Oleynik and a team of experienced choir directors/members/readers, was open to everyone who was interested in learning more about liturgical music and chanting no matter their experience, skill level, or age (children included!).  The workshop provided an opportunity for the parish to grow together in its knowledge and proficiency in the Orthodox liturgical/musical arts. Sincere appreciation is expressed to everyone who attended as well as Alex Oleynik, our choir director, and our instructors: Mat. Annice Oleynik, Joanne Patrick, Anya Klimitchev, and Rdr. Nicholas Borodulia.

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Transfiguration of the Lord - 08/06/23
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2023-08-17 08:41:09

On Sunday, August 6, 2023, faithful parishioners and guests gathered to celebrate the Great Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord.  Following the Divine Liturgy, we had the customary blessing of grapes and other various fruit. Glory to God for a beautiful feastday!

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Bible Study: Epistle of St. James - 08/01/23
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2023-08-01 12:39:49

We resume our Bible Study on Wednesday, August 2, 2023 at 7:00pm with a new book: The Epistle of St. James. According to Church Tradition, the letter of James was written not by either of the apostles, but by the “brother of the Lord” who was the first bishop of the Church in Jerusalem (see Acts 15, Gal 1.19). The letter is addressed to the “twelve tribes in the dispersion” which most probably means the Christians not of the Jerusalem Church. All are invited to attend!

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Blessing of Chariots - 07/23/23
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2023-07-24 10:40:21

On Sunday, July 23, 2023, at the end of the Divine Liturgy, we had the annual Blessing of Chariots (cars, trucks, bikes, etc).  The blessing was served by Archpriests Joseph Oleynik and John Parsells. It is a custom of Orthodox Christians to have their cars blessed both when newly acquired and on or near the feast of the Prophet Elias (July 20th), as he ascended as if into heaven on a fiery chariot. We thank God for a truly blessed day!

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Going Away Party for Matushka Dunia Hubiak - 07/09/23
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2023-07-24 10:45:47

On Sunday, July 9, 2023, we bid farewell to Matushka Dunia Hubiak, who is relocating to western Pennsylvania. Christ the Savior was founded by Protopresbyter Daniel Hubiak, of blessed repose, with Matushka Dunia by his side. Since that time, she has served and cared for the community which on this day expressed its love and appreciation for all that she has done and for the remarkable person that she has proven to be. We wish her Godspeed, every blessing in Christ and many more blessed years!

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Shorebirds Game - 07/06/23
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2023-07-08 17:16:04

On Thursday, July 6, 2023 a group of parishioners attended a Delmarva Shorebirds at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium in Salisbury, MD.  There was a special give-away of Maryland Pride (not LGBTQ) Hats to the first 1,000 fans through the gates. Though the Shorebirds lost the game but we all enjoyed the night out together!

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Independence Day Weekend - 07/02/23
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2023-07-05 07:40:07

On Sunday, July 2, 2023, after celebrating the Divine Liturgy in which we commemorated St. John of San Francisco and offered prayer for the well-being of our nation, we had a cookout and pool party in the parish courtyard celebrating Independence Day. We were pleased to welcome Protodeacon Gregory Moser for these ecclesiastical and civil celebrations. May the Lord continue to bless His Church and our nation, raising up more Saints to His glory in this blessed American land!

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Prayer for Graduates - 06/18/23
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2023-07-04 14:28:24

On Sunday, June 18, 2023, prayers were offered at the completion of the academic year, thanking the Lord for the blessing of His wisdom and knowledge, and asking Him to preserve the students in that which they have learned which is according to His divine law. 

It was also the civil holiday of Father's Day. We ask the Lord's blessing upon all the fathers, god-fathers, spiritual fathers, and everyone else who celebrates on this Father's Day. Many blessed years to all!

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Outing to the Lavender and Lambs Festival - 06/17/23
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2023-06-17 19:47:21

On Saturday, June 17, 2023, parishioners met at Brittingham Farms in Millsboro, Delaware for the first annual Lavender and Lambs Festival. They enjoyed browsing various vendors of crafts and tasting local cuisine from food trucks, petting animals, feeding sheep, and picking lavender. They also were able to witness the docents of the Lewis Historical Society dyeing wool with cochineal beetles and indigo plants, cooking over a fire, and hand sewing.

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Holy Pentecost - 06/04/23
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2023-06-04 18:02:49

On Sunday, June 4, 2023, the faithful gathered to celebrate the feast of Pentecost. As is customary, the Vespers with Kneeling Prayers was served immediately following the Divine Liturgy. We congratulation all who celebrate on this high holy day!

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Marriage of Kateri & Stephen Parrish - 05/27/23
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2023-07-18 21:01:26

On May 27, 2023 Kateri and Stephen Parrish were united in Holy Matrimony at St. Andrew's Orthodox Church in Lewes, Delaware.  Fr. John Parsells presided at the ceremony, which was followed by a reception at the Hopkins Heartland. May the Lord bless Kateri and Stephen with health, strength, salvation, furtherance in every good thing, and many blessed years!

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Candle Making at Christ the Savior - 05/27/23
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2023-05-27 11:33:48

For the past seventeen years, Christ the Savior has been collecting remnants of the candles that have been offered during worship services and storing them with the hope that at some point, we might be able to locally recycle these candle stubs to be used again by the faithful as they offer their prayers to God. One of our parishioners, Justin Barkewich, has offered his time and talents, learning the art of candle making, and providing this important ministry to the parish. It is Justin's hope that this labor of love will help renew the prayers, wishes, and memories of those who originally lit these candles over the years past. 

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Parish Beach Days - 05/27/23
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2023-05-27 11:25:16

Each summer parishioners and friends of Christ the Savior take advantage of being so close to the beach by gathering together on Assateague Island and Ocean City following the Sunday events at the church. This year the following Sundays have been designated as Parish Beach Days: June 18, July 9, July 30, August 20, and September 10. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy the fellowship and good times!

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Cross Dive + Pool Opening - 05/21/23
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2023-05-22 14:19:57

On Sunday, May 21, 2023, after the Divine Liturgy, we had our annual Cross Dive, which opened the swimming season at Christ the Savior. The faithful prayerfully asked the Lord God Almighty to bless the parish pool and the fellowship it provides, throwing in the life-giving Cross of Christ to sanctify the water. The precious Cross is then retrieved by the children of the parish, remembering the words of the Lord, "Anyone who does not take up his cross and follow Me is not worthy of Me." Crosses were retrieved by Ana Anderson and Alexander Parsells.

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Proskomedia Presentation to Church School - 05/14/23
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2023-05-24 09:47:58

On Sunday, May 14, 2023, Fr. John gave a special presentation to the combined church school classes on the Proskomedia, which is the first part of the Divine Liturgy, served by the priest before the faithful arrive at church.  In the Proskomedia (from the Greek προσκομιδή, “offering”), the priest prepares the Lamb (the bread) and the wine to be consecrated for Holy Communion, commemorates the Theotokos and the ranks of Saints, and remembers the living and the departed. The class covered the liturgical items used such as the chalice, the diskos, the spear and spoon, as well as the prayers and rites of the service.

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Parish Park Day - 05/07/23
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2023-05-13 10:37:54

On Sunday, May 7, 2023 parishioners and friends gathered after Divine Liturgy at Showell Park in Berlin for a day of recreation. Those who attended, enjoyed continued fellowship as well as kickball, tennis, soccer, and other fun activities. Glory to God for a beautiful day!

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Vestments Presentation to Church School - 05/07/23
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2023-05-13 10:22:38

On Sunday, May 7, 2023, Fr. John gave a special presentation to the combined church school classes on Orthodox liturgical vestments, covering their history, usage, and meaning. Many thanks to those who volunteered to assist with the presentation, including Dominic Morsey, Max Morsey, and Iona Klimitchev. 

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Visit to the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival - 05/06/23
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2023-05-13 10:15:01

On Saturday, May 6, 2023, the ladies of the Finer Things Club met at the Howard County Fairgrounds for the 50th annual Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival.  They enjoyed fellowship, food, and the various animals, crafts, and demonstrations that the festival had to offer.  The Finer Things Club meets at the church on the first Saturday of every month for cake, tea, and crafting. All are welcome!

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Bible Study: The Resurrection - 04/26/23
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2023-04-26 11:03:24

We resume our Bible Study on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 with a new topic: The Resurrection.  Themes covered will include Old Testament prophecies, New Testament accounts, Death before and after Christ, Paradise/Hades vs. Heaven/Hell, the Soul After Death, the General Resurrection and more. All are invited to attend!

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Children's Basketball Game - 04/23/23
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2023-04-24 09:49:21

On Thomas Sunday, April 23, 2023, the children of the parish played basketball with Fr. John, the church school teachers, and some of the parishioners in the church parking lot. The weather was beautiful and everyone had a marvelous time. Glory to God for a great day!

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Children's Egg Hunt - 04/23/23
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2023-04-24 09:37:07

On Thomas Sunday, April 23, 2023, an egg hunt was held for the children of the parish. In the Orthodox churches, Easter eggs are blessed by the priest at the end of the Paschal Service, and distributed to the faithful. The egg is seen by followers of Christianity as a symbol of resurrection: while being dormant it contains a new life sealed within it.

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Paschal Party / Open House at the DeArmitts - 04/21/23
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2023-04-22 17:04:14

On Bright Friday, April 21, parishioners and friends gathered at the DeArmitt's home for a Paschal Party. Great food, games, swimming, lively discussion, and a spirit of togetherness and joy in festive celebration of Pascha was enjoyed by all. We give glory to God Almighty and many thanks to Justin and Alexis for opening their home to everyone and punctuating our Bright Week fellowship with a splendid party!

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Women's Psalter Group Dinner - 04/20/23
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2023-04-22 16:41:31

During the daily services of Great Lent the Church doubles the readings from the Psalter (Book of Psalms).  As our parish was not able to offer all of these services, a group of women, organized by Rachael Howard, divided the Psalter into sections so that it could be read together each day. On Bright Thursday, the Women's Psalter Group met at Beth Dunbar's house for dinner, fellowship, and to discuss their experience of reading the Psalter together. Many thanks to all who participated in the group and glory to God for all things!

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Holy Pascha - 04/16/23
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2023-04-19 19:17:42

On Sunday, April 16, 2023, the faithful gathered for the Midnight service, celebrating the Feast of Feast, Holy Pascha, which commemorates the Resurrection of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ. More than 150 people gathered for the celebration of the liturgical services which were followed by the blessing of foods and a festive meal in the hall and rectory. We greet you all with the joyous exclamation, "Christ is risen! Indeed He is risen!"

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Great and Holy Week - 2023 - 04/15/23
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2023-04-18 14:22:11

From April 9-15, 2023, the faithful gathered at Christ the Savior to celebrate the solemn liturgical services of Great and Holy Week, which commemorate the Lord's voluntary Passion, Cross, Death and Burial.

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Holy Unction - 04/12/23
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2023-04-12 22:23:22

On Great and Holy Wednesday, April 12, 2023, the faithful gathered for the Mystery of Holy Unction, the anointing with holy oil for the healing of soul and body. The Church’s practice of Holy Unction dates back to Apostolic times, see James 5:14.

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Palm Sunday - 04/09/23
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2023-04-10 13:35:30

On Palm Sunday, April 9, 2023 the faithful gathered to celebrate the Lord's Entrance into Jerusalem. A procession around the church was made while the faithful bore in their hands palms in honor of the festive occasion. Following the beautiful divine services, a traditional fish meal was offered for all present. Glory be to God for all things!

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Baptism of Pax Daniel Garcia - 04/08/23
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2023-04-10 12:25:48

On Lazarus Saturday, April 8, 2023, we welcomed Pax Daniel Garcia into the Orthodox Church through Holy Baptism and Chrismation.  We congratulate him, his family, his friends, and all who attended this special event.  May the Lord grant the newly-illumined servant of God, Pax Daniel, health, strength, salvation, a furtherance in every good thing and many blessed years!

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Landscaping Installation - 04/02/23
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2023-04-03 10:39:06

On Sunday, April 2, 2023, parishioners installed new landscaping at the church's entrance on Carey Road. This project was headed by Taylor Applegarth, who designed the installation and led the implementation. Sincere appreciation is expressed to all who labored and donated to beauty our parish's entrance. May the Lord bless them all for their good work!

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Cornhole Tournament - 03/26/23
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2023-03-30 08:44:17

On Sunday, March 26, 2023 as we celebrated the leave-taking of Annunciation, parishioners and friends took part in a Cornhole Tournament during the fellowship hour after Divine Liturgy. The 16 teams with 32 total players competed in a March Madness-styled, bracketed tournament which resulted in a good time had by all. We thank the Lord for a beautiful day and all the participants as well as those who put on the event. Glory to God for all things!

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Clergy Wives Birthday Party - 03/26/23
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2023-03-28 15:52:44

On Sunday, March 26, 2023 we celebrated the birthdays of the clergy wives, who were all born in the month of March. We heartily congratulate Mat. Emily Parsells, Mat. Dunia Hubiak, Mat. Annice Oleynik, and Nissa Nancy Hall.  May the Lord continue to bless them all, granting them health, strength, salvation, furtherance in every good thing and many blessed years!

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March Madness / Cornhole Tournament - Sunday, 3/26/23 - 03/18/23
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2023-03-18 11:08:34

As we celebrate the Annunciation and in honor of March Madness, we will have a Cornhole Tournament following the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, March 26.  Teams of two will compete in the bracket-style tournament with a trophy being bestowed upon the winning team.  If you would like to enter the tournament, please sign-up at the usher stand in the back of the church or submit your team(s) on our website.

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Installation of Parish Council - 03/12/23
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2023-03-13 09:13:03

On Sunday, March 12, 2023 with the blessing of our diocesan hierarch, Metropolitan Tikhon, the 2023 Parish Council members were installed into office. During the first meeting of the 2023 Council, Cheryl Kokkinos was elected Junior Warden and Vera Yevsukov was elected Secretary. May the Lord bless them all!

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Metropolitan Tikhon Blesses Mosaic Installation - 03/05/23
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2023-03-07 09:15:17

On March 5, 2023 His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon celebrated the Sunday of Orthodoxy at Christ the Savior, where he blessed the newly fashioned and installed mosaics at the parish entrance. At the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy, Mirona Bendfeldt was presented a gramota in recognition of her leading a team of parishioners, including Mat. Emily Parsells and Rachael Howard, in the design and fashioning of the mosaics which adorn the side walls of the archway and the front of the parish center. 

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Sunday of Orthodoxy with Metropolitan Tikhon - 03/03/23
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2023-03-03 15:52:41

His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon will be making an archpastoral visit to Christ the Savior on the weekend of March 4-5, 2023 to celebrate the Sunday of Orthodoxy and bless the new mosaic installation at our entrance on Carey Road. The schedule of services will be as normal, with Great Vespers on Saturday at 6:00pm and Divine Liturgy on Sunday at 9:00am. At the conclusion of the Liturgy, there will be a procession with icons from the chapel to the archway for the blessing of the new mosaics and the rites commemorating the Triumph of Orthodoxy. 

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Great Canon of Repentance - 02/28/23
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2023-02-28 20:31:28

During the first week of Great Lent the faithful gather for the reading of the Great Canon of Repentance, written by St. Andrew of Crete in the 8th century. In this canon, St. Andrew wonderfully weaves our own personal story of sinfulness and restoration in Christ with the accounts of the sinful and righteous of the Old and New Testaments, giving us greater awareness of not only the history of salvation for the people of God, but also greater insight into how we must participate in the writing of our own personal salvation history.

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Forgiveness Sunday - 02/26/23
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2023-02-27 15:25:57

On Sunday, February 26, 2023, following the Divine Liturgy, we had the beautiful and grace-filled Rite of Forgiveness before entering into the Holy Forty Days of the Great Fast. During this solemn ritual we ask and receive forgiveness from each other and the Lord, who says, “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your Heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive yours.” (Matthew 6:14)

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Installation of Mosaics - 02/21/23
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2023-02-23 09:33:50

On Tuesday, February 21, 2023 after more than a year of preparation, the mosaics fashioned for the archway at the Carey Road entrance to Christ the Savior were installed. The icon of Christ was made by artisans in the workshop of St. Elizabeth's Convent in Belarus, Minsk, and the 10 Christian symbols were formed by our own parish mosaic team, led by Mirona Bendfeldt and including Rachael Howard and Mat. Emily Parsells. The work was part of Project Illumination, which was dedicated to the memory of Protopresbyter Daniel Hubiak, who founded the church in 2000. It is our prayer that these beautiful mosaics now adorning our entryway serve to invite and inspire everyone who sees them to come to Christ the Savior where they can by the grace of God experience His Kingdom here in Berlin, Maryland.

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Chili Cook-off - 02/19/23
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2023-02-20 17:46:25

On Sunday, February 19, 2023 we had our first annual Chili Cook-off in lieu of the coffee hour following the Divine Liturgy. The cook-off was sponsored by the church school, whose coordinator, Anne Rowe, was instrumental in this initiative. Meat-fare Sunday was selected for the chili cook-off because this is the last day that Orthodox Christians partake of meat until Holy Pascha (this year, Sunday, April 16). We express our gratitude to Anne Rowe, the nine contestants, the church school teachers, children, and parents, as well as all who helped to plan and participated in this special event. We congratulate the winners, who received prizes for their tasty chili dishes. Glory to God for all things!

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Project Illumination Presentation - 02/19/23
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2023-03-03 16:04:04

On Sunday, February 19, 2023 there was a short presentation at the end of the Divine Liturgy by the Mosaic Team, headed by Mirona Bendfeldt and including Rachael Howard and Mat. Emily. During the presentation everyone had a chance to view the 10 mosaics fashioned by the team – all of which are Christian symbols which will adorn the walls of our entrance way on Carey Road. Additionally, the large mosaic of the Icon Not-made-by-hands, prepared by St. Elizabeth’s Convent in Minsk, Belarus, was on display before later being installed in the archway in the near future. This was an opportunity to see these beautiful mosaics in advance of their installation and to hear from the Mosaic Team, who has worked diligently for more than a year, dedicating their time, talent, and other resources to this important work, in memory of our parish’s beloved founder, Protopresbyter Daniel Hubiak, and to the glory of God!

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Meat-fare Sunday - 02/19/23
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2023-02-20 15:16:03

On Meat-fare Sunday, February 19, 2023, the parish welcomed a number of visitors, including Archpriest Timothy Hojnicki, who delivered a very fine sermon on the Last Judgment and concelebrated with Archpriests Joseph Oleynik and John Parsells. Following, the Divine Liturgy there was a presentation about the newly fashioned mosaics which are to be installed at the parish entrance on Carey Road. Afterwards everyone gathered for the first annual Chili cook-off, sponsored by the church school.

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Women's Group Outing - 02/07/23
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2023-02-10 07:38:50

On Tuesday, February 7, 2023 there was a gathering of the Women’s Group at The Irish Penny in Salisbury, MD.  It was also a celebration of Marian’s birthday and a little February doldrums “pick-me-up”. All ladies in the parish and friends (18+) are welcome to the Women's Group events! Please see Pat McAlpin for more info.

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Chili Cook-off - 02/06/23
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2023-02-10 07:43:32

The church school children will be sponsoring a Chili Cook-off on Sunday, February 19 in lieu of the coffee hour. The top three chilies get a prize – anyone can enter a chili and everyone gets a vote! The event coincides with Meat-Fare Sunday, the last day to eat meat before Pascha. Come and cook/compete or just eat – everyone is welcome! To enter a chili dish into the competition, please fill out the form on our website or contact Anne Rowe, our church school coordinator, with any questions.

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Bible Study: Christ in the Psalms - 02/05/23
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2023-02-10 07:43:46

We resume our Bible Study this Wednesday, February 8, 2023 with a new topic: Christ in the Psalms. The class will be led by Fr. James Parsells from Ss. Peter & Paul in Manville, NJ, who will take us through a number of the Psalms with important messianic prophecies and Christological significance as we journey to Pascha. All are invited to attend!

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Meeting of Our Lord - 02/02/23
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2023-02-03 16:42:34

On Thursday, February 2, 2023 we celebrated the Great Feast of the Meeting of Our Lord in the Temple, which commemorates the Lord’s presentation into His Temple 40 days after His birth in the flesh. This feast concludes the Nativity season. This feast is also called Candlemas as we bless candles on this day.

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2023 Annual Parish Meeting - 01/29/23
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2023-01-30 08:39:20

On Sunday, January 29, 2023, Christ the Savior had its Annual Parish Meeting. The agenda, reports, budget and draft minutes for the meeting are available below. We thank all who attended, presented reports, and assisted with the minutes!

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Annual Parish Meeting - 01/28/23
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2023-01-28 15:27:33

We will have our Annual Parish Meeting this Sunday, January 29, 2023, following the Divine Liturgy, and everyone is asked to please be present for this special event.  Pizza will be provided in lieu of the coffee hour.  We are asking that people so inclined bring drinks and snacks to share.  Questions regarding food/drinks, please see Barbara Kaloroumakis.  There will be no church school but a movie will be shown for the children in the parish hall.  The draft minutes of last year’s annual meeting were distributed in early 2022 and are available online for your review in advance:

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10th Anniversary of the Enthronement of Metropolitan Tikhon - 01/21/23
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2023-01-24 17:40:01

On Saturday, January 21, 2023, His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon presided at the celebration of the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at St Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral in Washington, DC. The Archdiocesan clergy and faithful gathered in honor of His Beatitude who will mark the tenth anniversary of his primatial enthronement on Friday, January 27.

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March For Life - 01/20/23
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2023-01-22 17:22:10

On Friday, January 20, 2023, parishioners from Christ the Savior joined other Orthodox Christians and countless people who gathered for the March For Life in Washington, DC. The march is a pro-life rally protesting abortion, held in the nation's capital near the anniversary of the infamous decision in the United States Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade, which was thankfully overturned in 2022. 

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Rectory Blessing / Open House - 01/08/23
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2023-01-10 09:44:49

On Sunday, January 8, 2023, Archpriest Joseph Oleynik blessed the rectory in the Parish Center. Following the service for the annual blessing of a home, there was an open house in the rectory. Appreciation is expressed to Fr. Joseph as well as all who attended, prayed, prepared food, and shared in fellowship.

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Blessing of the Atlantic Ocean - 01/07/23
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2023-01-10 09:45:13

On Saturday, January 7, 2023, faithful from Christ the Savior joined St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Ocean City, MD, for the annual blessing of the Atlantic Ocean. The services were led by His Grace, Bishop Apostolos of Medeia of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Many thanks to Fr. Christopher Xanthos and the community of St. George for hosting this wonderful event to the glory of God!

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St. Basil's Bread - 01/01/23
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2023-01-01 14:18:55

On Sunday, January 1, 2023, we kept the custom of St. Basil's Bread (The Vasilopeta). This year the St. Basil's coins were received by Ana Anderson, Ginny Borodulia, John Isaac Davidson and Ludmila Yevsukov; the other coins were received by Nissa Nancy Hall and Daria Parsells. May the Lord grant them many blessed years!

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Nativity 2022 - 12/25/22
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2022-12-25 16:08:53

As the faithful gathered to celebrate the Nativity of the Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ according to the flesh, we humbly asked the Lord's continued blessing upon you all for a joyous, peaceful and grace-filled festive season and New Year. Christ is born! Glorify Him!

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Nativity Schedule of Services - 12/17/22
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2022-12-17 15:59:45

The schedule of divine services for the celebration of the Nativity of our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ is as follows.

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Reading Group: "Money and Salvation: An Invitation to the Good Way" by Dr. Andrew Geleris - 12/14/22
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2022-12-14 13:53:33

In January and February 2023, our reading group will be examining "Money and Salvation: An Invitation to the Good Way" by Dr. Andrew Geleris, an Orthodox Christian neurologist and author. Too often, we as hierarchs, clergy, and lay leaders speak to our people about giving to meet the needs of the Church or the needs of the poor, and we forget to teach that the true need for each and every one of us is simply to give. God did not recommend that we give only when there is some perceived need or a capital campaign for a project. God commands that we give for our salvation. This short but profound book explores the deeper spiritual meaning—and necessity—of financial giving. 

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Christmas Caroling - 12/04/22
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2022-12-07 09:13:32

On Sunday, December 4, 2022 a group of parishioners traveled to the Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center to sing Christmas carols. Following the general concert in the recreation room, we walked the halls, singing to those who were on ventilators and bound to their rooms. Many thanks to Alexis Oleynik, our choir director, Beth Dunbar, our outreach chair, and all those who went to sing and share the joy of the Christmas season!

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St. Michael's Party & Parish Thanksgiving - 11/13/22
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2022-11-19 16:27:42

On Sunday, November 13, 2022, the children participated in our annual St. Michael's party, by dressing as saints and angels, and they also enjoyed fun activities. The St. Michael's Party coincided with the parish Thanksgiving meal with the traditional foods and fixings. We also had arts and crafts for the adults and seniors. Many thanks to all who made this year's St. Michael's party and Thanksgiving meal such a great success!

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Blessing of Those in the Healing Ministries - 11/06/22
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2022-11-09 10:54:09

On Sunday, November 6, 2022, prayers were offered at the end of the Divine Liturgy for those in the healing ministries. We ask the Lord's continued blessings upon all those who work with Him in the healing of mankind's physical, emotional, and spiritual wounds and illnesses. May the Lord grant them many blessed years of faithful service to Him and their fellow man!

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Baptism of Maeve Joy Bridget Casserly - 10/30/22
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2022-10-31 20:29:55

On Sunday, October 30, 2022, we had the baptism of Maeve Joy Bridget, daughter of Larry and Tara Casserly. We extend our congratulations to the entire family as well as the sponsors, David and Patricia McAlpin. May the Lord grant them all health, strength, salvation, a furtherance in every good thing, and many blessed years!

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Parish Park Day - 10/30/22
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2022-11-01 08:57:25

On Sunday, October 30, 2022 parishioners and friends gathered after Divine Liturgy at Showell Park in Berlin for a day of recreation. About 30 people attended and enjoyed continued fellowship as well as two highly competitive kickball and soccer games. This was the first of such events and by popular request a second Parish Park Day has been scheduled for Sunday, November 27.

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Reading Group: "The Problem of Pain" by C. S. Lewis - 10/14/22
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2022-10-15 13:57:41

In November and December 2022, our reading group will be examining "The Problem of Pain" by C. S. Lewis, one of the most renowned Christian authors and thinkers. In this text he examines a universally applicable question within the human condition: “If God is good and all-powerful, why does he allow his creatures to suffer pain?” With his signature wealth of compassion and insight, C.S. Lewis offers answers to these crucial questions and shares his hope and wisdom to help heal a world hungering for a true understanding of God.

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Bible Study: 1 and 2 Peter - 10/12/22
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2022-10-12 08:05:45

On Wednesday, October 12, 2022, we will resume our weekly Bible Study as we look at the Catholic Epistles of St. Peter. The study will be held on Zoom at 7:00pm and is open to all parishioners and friends.

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Marriage Blessing: Brad and Georgiana Wright - 10/02/22
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2024-06-01 19:51:33

On Sunday, October 2, 2022, Brad and Georgiana Wright had their marriage solemnized by the Church. We congratulate them as well their family and friends who attended the Marriage Blessing service. May the Lord grant them many blessed years!

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Blessing of Choir - 10/02/22
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2022-10-08 16:51:25

On Sunday, October 2, 2022, at the end of the Divine Liturgy there was special blessing for the choir director, members, and readers. This blessing takes place annually on the Sunday closest to the feast of St. Romanus the Melodist (October 1st). We ask that Lord's divine blessing upon them so that they might worthily fulfill this vital ministry.

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Movie Night: The Most Reluctant Convert: The Untold Story of CS Lewis - 09/23/22
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2022-09-23 08:24:39

On Wednesday, October 5, 2022 @ 6:00pm there will be a showing of the film “The Most Reluctant Convert: The Untold Story of CS Lewis” (2021) at Christ the Savior in the rectory and hall (if needed).  There will also be a second movie shown for younger children. Everyone is invited to attend, both parishioners and friends of the parish.

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Blessing of Teachers and Students - 08/28/22
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2022-09-03 10:47:39

On Sunday, August 28, 2022, we asked the Lord's blessing upon the teachers and students at the beginning of the Academic Year.  May the Lord enlighten and guide them into His divine truth!

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Summer Visitors / Parish Beach Day - 08/21/22
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2022-08-21 20:08:39

On Sunday, August 21, 2022, we welcomed visitors and friends to Christ the Savior for the celebration of the Divine Liturgy and a Parish Beach Day at Assateague Island. Joining Archpriest Joseph Oleynik and Archpriest John Parsells were Archpriest Leonid Schmidt, Protodeacon John Oleynik and Protodeacon Peter Markevich. At the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy the following prayer was offered in gratitude to God for His many blessings to our little parish which just celebrated its patronal feast on August 16, with the commemoration of the Icon Not-Made-By-Hands.

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Holy Dormition - 08/15/22
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2022-08-20 14:02:31

On Thursday, August 15, 2022, 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 Virgin Mary, the Birthgiver of God. After the Divine Services parishioners traveled to the local Chick-Fil-A followed by some time at the beach on Assateague Island to continue to the celebration and fellowship. Glory to God for a beautiful feastday!

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Portrait of Protopresbyter Daniel Hubiak Presented - 08/14/22
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2022-08-20 14:04:19

On Sunday, August 14, 2022 a newly painted portrait of the parish's founding priest, Protopresbyter Daniel Hubiak, was presented to the community and to Matushka Dunia Hubiak as a token of our love and support for her as well as our appreciation for all that she and her late husband, Fr. Daniel, have done for Christ the Savior here in Berlin, Maryland. The portrait was beautifully executed by Shayne Swenson from Spokane, Washington. Glory to God for all things! May Fr. Daniel's memory be eternal!

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Blessing of Chariots - 07/24/22
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2022-07-28 10:31:20

On Sunday, July 24, 2022, at the end of the Divine Liturgy, we had the annual Blessing of Chariots (cars, trucks, bikes, etc).  It is a custom of Orthodox Christians to have their cars blessed both when newly acquired and on or near the feast of the Prophet Elias (July 20th), as he ascended as if into heaven on a fiery chariot. We thank God for a truly blessed day!

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Blessing and Installation of New Crosses - 07/10/22
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2023-03-03 16:05:50

On Sunday, July 10, 2022, seven small rooftop crosses and one large cross for the top of the archway at the entrance of the property were blessed at the end of the Divine Liturgy. The large cross was erected later during the week and the small rooftop crosses will be installed at a forthcoming date. These crosses were donated as part of Project Illumination in memory of Protopresbyter Daniel Hubiak, who founded the parish in 2000. May his memory be eternal and may these crosses inspire us all to enter the Kingdom of God through self-denial, taking up our own crosses and following Christ.

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New Catechumen: Pax Daniel Garcia - 07/10/22
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2022-07-23 12:58:32

On Sunday, July 10, 2022, we were pleased to welcome Pax Daniel Garcia into the catechumenate during the Divine Liturgy. We humbly ask the Lord's continued blessing upon him as he prepares himself for sacramental reception into the Orthodox Church!

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Prayer for Graduates / Father's Day - 06/19/22
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2022-06-19 17:19:28

On Sunday, June 19, 2022, prayers were offered at the completion of the academic year, thanking the Lord for the blessing of His wisdom and knowledge, and asking Him to preserve the students in that which they have learned which is according to His divine law. 

It was also the civil holiday of Father's Day. We ask the Lord's blessing upon all the fathers, god-fathers, spiritual fathers, and everyone else who celebrates on this Father's Day. Many blessed years to all!

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Holy Pentecost - 06/12/22
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2022-06-12 13:30:10

On Sunday, June 12, 2022, the faithful gathered to celebrate the feast of Pentecost. As is customary, the Vespers with Kneeling Prayers was served immediately following the Divine Liturgy. We congratulation all who celebrate on this high holy day!

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Cross Dive + Pool Opening - 05/22/22
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2022-05-22 14:24:42

On Sunday, May 22, 2022, we had our annual Cross Dive, which opened the swimming season at Christ the Savior. The faithful prayerfully asked the Lord God Almighty to bless the parish pool and the fellowship it provides, throwing in the life-giving Cross of Christ to sanctify the water. The precious Cross is then retrieved by the children of the parish, remembering the words of the Lord, "Anyone who does not take up his cross and follow Me is not worthy of Me." Crosses were retrieved by Damiana and Isabella Milite.

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Baptism of Micah DeArmitt - 05/21/22
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2022-05-21 15:25:36

On Saturday, May 21, 2022, we had the baptism of Micah, daughter of Justin and Alexis DeArmitt. We extend our congratulations to the entire family, including Archpriest Joseph and Mat. Annice, the grandparents, and Mat. Dunia Hubiak, the great-grandmother, as well as the sponsors, Anthony and Larissa. May the Lord grant them all health, strength, salvation, a furtherance in every good thing, and many blessed years!

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Cross Dive + Pool Opening - 05/13/22
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2022-05-22 14:25:21

Each year the faithful of Christ the Savior prayerfully ask the Lord God Almighty to bless the parish pool and the fellowship it provides, throwing in the life-giving Cross of Christ to sanctify the water. The precious Cross is then retrieved by the children of the parish, remembering the words of the Lord, "Anyone who does not take up his cross and follow Me is not worthy of Me." We invite you all to come enjoy the pool and fellowship, and much more so to take up your cross and participate in the Life of Christ! The Cross Dive and Pool Opening are scheduled for Sunday, May 22, 2022. Everyone is welcome!

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Parish Beach Days - 05/13/22
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2022-05-13 10:25:26

Each summer parishioners and friends of Christ the Savior take advantage of being so close to the beach by gathering together on Assateague Island and Ocean City following the Sunday events at the church. This year the following Sundays have been designated as Parish Beach Days. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy the fellowship and good times!

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Movie Night: Paul, Apostle of Christ (2018) - 05/13/22
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2022-05-13 09:29:27

On Tuesday, May 24, 2022 @ 6:00pm there will be a showing of the film “Paul, Apostle of Christ” (2018) at Christ the Savior in the rectory and hall (if needed).  There will also be a second movie shown for younger children. Everyone is invited to attend, both parishioners and friends of the parish.

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Baptism of Liam Gheorghe - 05/08/22
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2022-05-08 20:57:42

On Sunday, May 8, 2022, we had the baptism of Liam Gheorghe, son of Ross Fargo and Petronela Whitman. We extend our congratulations to the entire family as well as the sponsors, Claudiu Ilie and Daniela Raileanu. May the Lord grant them all health, strength, salvation, a furtherance in every good thing, and many blessed years!

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Children's Egg Hunt - 05/02/22
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2022-05-02 08:17:36

On Thomas Sunday, May 1, 2022, an egg hunt was held for the children of the parish. In the Orthodox churches, Easter eggs are blessed by the priest at the end of the Paschal Service and distributed to the faithful. The egg is seen by followers of Christianity as a symbol of resurrection: while being dormant it contains a new life sealed within it. Inside the eggs of the older church school group were questions from the Scriptures that had to be answered, with prizes awarded to those who got the most correct answers. Many thanks to the church school teachers and parents for putting on the event!

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Children's Basketball Game - 05/01/22
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2022-05-02 08:55:25

On Thomas Sunday, May 1, 2022, the children of the parish played basketball with Fr. John in the church parking lot. They went easy on him and everyone had a great time. Glory to God for a great day!

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St. Thomas Sunday - 05/01/22
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2022-05-01 20:32:32

On May 1, 2022, Archpriest Joseph Oleynik presided at the Divine Liturgy, offering a beautiful homily on the constancy of God's love despite our doubts and even denial, paralleling the struggles and victories in the life of the Apostle Thomas with our own as disciples of Christ. May we all be filled with the grace of our loving God as we continue to celebrate this Paschal season. Christ is risen! Indeed He is risen!

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Women's Psalter Group Dinner - 04/29/22
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2022-04-30 17:03:05

During the daily services of Great Lent the Church doubles the readings from the Psalter (Book of Psalms).  As our parish was not able to offer all of these services, a group of women, organized by Rachael Howard, divided the Psalter into sections so that it could be read together each day. On Bright Friday, the Women's Psalter Group met at Cami Milite's house for dinner, fellowship, and to discuss their experience of reading the Psalter together. Many thanks to all who participated in the group and glory to God for all things!

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Paschal Livestream - 04/24/22
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2022-04-25 21:12:09

The divine services of Holy Pascha were broadcasted live and the recordings may be viewed below. Christ is risen! Indeed He is risen!

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Holy Pascha - 04/24/22
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2022-04-24 19:17:17

On Sunday, April 24, 2022, the faithful assembled for the Midnight service, celebrating the Feast of Feast, Holy Pascha, which commemorates the Resurrection of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ. More than 140 people gathered for the celebration of the liturgical services which were followed by the blessing of foods and a festive meal in the hall and rectory. We greet you all with the joyous exclamation, "Christ is risen! Indeed He is risen!"

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Great and Holy Week - 2022 - 04/23/22
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2023-04-18 14:14:23

From April 17-23, 2022, the faithful gathered at Christ the Savior to celebrate the solemn liturgical services of Great and Holy Week, which commemorate the Lord's voluntary Passion, Cross, Death and Burial.

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Holy Unction - 04/20/22
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2023-04-12 22:25:21

On Great and Holy Wednesday, April 20, 2022, the faithful gathered for the Mystery of Holy Unction, the anointing with holy oil for the healing of soul and body. The Church’s practice of Holy Unction dates back to Apostolic times, see James 5:14.

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Palm Sunday - 04/17/22
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2022-04-17 21:00:00

On Palm Sunday, April 17, 2022 the faithful gathered to celebrate the Lord's Entrance into Jerusalem. A procession around the church was made while the faithful bore in their hands palms in honor of the festive occasion. Following the beautiful divine services, a traditional Bakaliaro fish meal was offered for all present. Glory be to God for all things!

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Baptism of Judith Irene Williams - 04/16/22
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2022-04-16 12:39:40

On Lazarus Saturday, April 16, 2022, we welcomed Judith Irene Williams into the Orthodox Church through Holy Baptism and Chrismation.  We congratulate her, together with her sponsors, Christopher Alexis and Laurie Marina Morsey.  May the Lord grant the newly-illumined handmaiden of God, Judith Irene, health, strength, salvation, a furtherance in every good thing and many blessed years!

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Great Lent, Holy Week, and Pascha Schedule of Services - 04/14/22
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2022-04-14 10:42:07

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Retreat: Arise, O God! - 04/03/22
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2022-04-04 21:28:00

An educational retreat with Archpriest Andrew Stephen Damick entitled, “Arise, O God: The Gospel of Christ’s Defeat of Demons, Sin, and Death”, was held at Christ the Savior on Saturday and Sunday, April 2 and 3, 2022. The retreat was offered at no cost and was open to everyone, with around 70 people in attendance. Appreciation is expressed to Fr. Andrew for his well prepared, fascinating and edifying presentations. We also thank Rdr. George Kaloroumakis and those who assisted in putting on the retreat as well as those who made donations to cover the costs. Glory to God for all things!

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Clergy Wives Birthday Party - 03/27/22
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2022-03-27 13:21:49

On Sunday, March 27, 2022 we celebrated the birthdays of the clergy wives, who were all born in the month of March. We heartily congratulate Mat. Emily Parsells, Mat. Dunia Hubiak, Mat. Annice Oleynik, and Nissa Nancy Hall. Fr. John, who also celebrated his birthday in March, was presented with a custom travel mug with the word "Sermonator" embossed on it.  May the Lord continue to bless them all, granting them health, strength, salvation, furtherance in every good thing and many blessed years!

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Annunciation - 03/25/22
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2022-03-26 13:05:07

On Friday, March 25, 2022 the faithful gathered to celebrate The Annunciation of our Most Holy Lady, the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary. The background of the Annunciation is found in the Gospel of Saint Luke (1:26-38). The troparion describes this as the “beginning of our salvation, and the revelation of the eternal mystery,” for on this day the Son of God became the Son of Man. We congratulate everyone on the Feast!

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Movie: Man of God - 03/21/22
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2022-03-22 08:25:27

On Monday, March 21, 2022 almost 30 people from Christ the Savior gathered at Regal Cinemas in Salisbury, MD to view the new movie about Saint Nektarios of Aegina, entitled “Man of God”. Everyone loved the movie, which chronicled the trials and tribulations of Saint Nektarios, as he bore the unjust hatred of his enemies while preaching the Word of God. Exiled unjustly, convicted without trial, and slandered without cause, Saint Nektarios underwent it all with humility, forgiveness, and love, for which he was vindicated by God and glorified among the saints of the Church.  Glory to God who is wondrous in His Saints! (Psalm 68:36)  Holy Hierarch Nektarios pray unto God for us!

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Sunday of Orthodoxy - 03/13/22
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2022-03-13 14:59:23

On March 13, 2022, we celebrated the Sunday of Orthodoxy with a procession of icons during the Divine Liturgy and the reading of the ancient Synodicon, the affirmation of the Orthodox Faith that our salvation is proclaimed in both words and images. We also blessed two new mosaics, which are to be installed on the front façade of the Parish Center. We congratulate all who celebrate on this day!

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Great Canon of Repentance - 03/09/22
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2022-03-09 10:21:11

During the first week of Great Lent the faithful gather for the reading of the Great Canon of Repentance, written by St. Andrew of Crete in the 8th century. In this canon, St. Andrew wonderfully weaves our own personal story of sinfulness and restoration in Christ with the accounts of the sinful and righteous of the Old and New Testaments, giving us greater awareness of not only the history of salvation for the people of God, but also greater insight into how we must participate in the writing of our own personal salvation history.

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Forgiveness Sunday - 03/06/22
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2022-03-06 20:36:27

On Sunday, March 6, following the Divine Liturgy, we had the beautiful and grace-filled Rite of Forgiveness before entering into the Holy Forty Days of the Great Fast. During this solemn ritual we ask and receive forgiveness from each other and the Lord, who says, “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your Heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive yours.” (Matthew 6:14)

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Parking Lot Repairs - 03/05/22
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2022-03-05 09:28:10

During the Annual Parish Meeting on February 6, 2022, it was unanimously decided to raise money to pay for much needed repairs to the church’s entrance drive and parking lot. The existing asphalt has already deteriorated considerably and postponing these necessary repairs will only increase the scope and cost of the work. It is requested that the members and benefactors of Christ the Savior, prayerfully consider making a donation to cover the cost of the repairs, which total at $15,153. Should you have any questions, please speak with Fr. John or Don Rowe, our junior warden. Thank you for your generosity!

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Installation of Parish Council - 02/27/22
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2022-02-27 20:50:47

On Sunday, February 27, 2022 with the blessing of our diocesan hierarch, Metropolitan Tikhon, the 2022 Parish Council members were installed into office. During the first meeting of the 2022 Council, Justin DeArmitt was elected Senior Warden and Barbara Kaloroumakis was elected Treasurer. May the Lord bless them all!

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Movie: Man of God - 02/19/22
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2022-02-19 12:05:24

You’re invited to join parishioners to see the new movie about Saint Nektarios of Aegina, entitled “Man of God”, at 7:00pm on Monday, March 21, 2022 at Regal Cinemas in Salisbury, MD.  "Man of God" depicts the trials and tribulations of Saint Nektarios, as he bears the unjust hatred of his enemies while preaching the Word of God. Exiled unjustly, convicted without trial, slandered without cause.  If interested, please RSVP with Mat. Emily or sign-up in the back of the church so we can reserve enough tickets. You may also buy your own tickets below. Donations to help cover ticket costs are welcome!

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Retreat: Arise, O God - 02/19/22
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2022-02-19 10:20:51

An educational retreat with Archpriest Andrew Stephen Damick entitled, “Arise, O God: The Gospel of Christ’s Defeat of Demons, Sin, and Death”, will be offered at Christ the Savior on Saturday and Sunday, April 2 and 3, 2022. The retreat is offered at no cost and is open to everyone. We only ask for RSVP by March 27, 2022 so we can prepare for the luncheon. Donations are welcome! 

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Baptism of Archer Lawrence Kostyk - 02/13/22
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2022-02-13 15:09:51

On Sunday, February 13, 2022, we had the baptism of Archer Lawrence, son of Kevin and Sarah Kostyk. We extend our congratulations to the entire family as well as the sponsors, Andrew and Elizabeth. May the Lord grant them all health, strength, salvation, a furtherance in every good thing, and many blessed years!

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2022 Annual Parish Meeting - 02/06/22
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2022-02-12 12:10:41

On Sunday, February 6, 2022, Christ the Savior had its Annual Parish Meeting. The agenda, reports, budget and draft minutes for the meeting are available below. We thank all who attended, presented reports, and assisted with the minutes!

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Winter Beauty at Christ the Savior - 01/29/22
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2022-01-29 21:09:11

On January 28-29, 2022 some 12 inches of snow fell here at Christ the Savior in Berlin, Maryland leaving a beautiful white blanket covering everything. Glory to God for all things!

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Baptism of Dylan Gregory Parrish - 01/08/22
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2022-01-11 21:33:25

On Saturday, January 8, 2022, we had the baptism of Dylan Gregory, son of Steve and Katie Parrish. We extend our congratulations to the entire family as well as the sponsors, Connor Joseph and Logan Julia Seeley. May the Lord grant them all health, strength, salvation, a furtherance in every good thing, and many blessed years!

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Holy Theophany - 01/06/22
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2022-01-06 15:55:54

On January 5, 2022 the festal Matins of Holy Theophany was served together with the Great Blessing of Water. On January 6, 2022 we celebrated the Divine Liturgy.  On this feast, the faithful gathered to commemorate Christ's baptism in the Jordan River and the revelation of the Holy Trinity. We rejoice in this holy feast which brings about our renewal, regeneration, and santification. We send up glory, honor, and worship to our true God Who has revealed Himself to us! 

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St. Basil's Bread - 01/02/22
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2022-01-02 13:50:23

On January 2, 2022, we kept the custom of St. Basil's Bread (The Vasilopeta). This year the coins were received by Rdr. George Kaloroumakis, Beth Dunbar, Bobbie Dobronz, Sarah Doyle, Camilia Milite, Eliana Milite, and Maleah Morsey. May the Lord grant them many blessed years!

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Nativity 2021 - 12/25/21
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2021-12-27 11:40:57

As the faithful gathered to celebrate the Nativity of the Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ according to the flesh, we humbly asked the Lord's continued blessing upon you all for a joyous, peaceful and grace-filled festive season and New Year. Christ is born! Glorify Him!

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Baptism of Titus Alan Howard - 12/19/21
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2021-12-23 11:58:56

On Sunday, December 19, 2021, we had the baptism of Titus Alan, son of Lowen and Rachael Howard. We extend our congratulations to the entire family as well as the sponsors, Andrew Hageman and Mirona Bendfeldt. May the Lord grant them all health, strength, salvation, a furtherance in every good thing, and many blessed years!

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St. Nicholas Day - 12/06/21
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2021-12-07 08:10:01

On Monday, December 6, 2021, we celebrated the feast of St. Nicholas, Archbishop of Myra, the Wonder-worker (+343). We were priviledged to be able to venerate the relics of St. Nicholas, which were brought by Archpriest Joseph Oleynik, who received them from Metropolitan Theodosius. Following the Divine Liturgy "golden" chocolate coins were distributed to the faithful as a reminder of the saint's great charity and practice of anonymous gift-giving, which we all do well to emulate. We wish you all a joyous feast of St. Nicholas! For more information, please see stnicholascenter.org.

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St. Michael's Party & Parish Thanksgiving - 11/07/21
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2021-12-06 16:51:30

On Sunday, November 7th, the children participated in our annual St. Michael's party, by dressing as saints and angels, and they also enjoyed ther activities. The St. Michael's Party also coincided with the parish Thanskgiving meal with the traditional foods and fixings. Many thanks to all who made this year's St. Michael's party and Thanksgiiving meal such a great success!

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Church School Program Begins - 10/03/21
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2021-10-04 22:12:30

On Sunday, October 3, 2021, the church school program began at Christ the Savior. There are three groups, which meet each Sunday: 1) Pre-K and Kindergarten, 2) Grammar School, and 3) Middle and High School. The church school coordinator is Anne Rowe, who is assisted by numerous teachers and staff members. Fr. John also helps with lessons, especially handling contemporary moral/social issues (primarily with the older group) as well as any questions that arise. The church school is open to all children and friends of the parish.

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Blessing of Choir - 10/03/21
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2021-10-04 22:00:49

On Sunday, October 3, 2021, at the end of the Divine Liturgy there was special blessing for the choir directors, members, and readers. This blessing takes place annually on the Sunday closest to the feast of St. Romanus the Melodist (October 1st). We ask that Lord's divine blessing upon them so that they might worthily fulfill this vital ministry.

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"Life is WINNING" Rally in Seaford, DE - 10/02/21
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2021-10-02 16:30:02

Parishioners from Christ the Savior joined hundreds of Pro-Lifers at the "Life is WINNING" Rally in Seaford, Delaware, protesting the opening of a new regional abortion center by Planned Parenthood.

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Beach Day - 09/26/21
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2021-10-01 08:53:47

On Sunday, September 26, 2021 parishioners and friends went to Assateague Island National Park, following the Divine Liturgy and coffee hour at the church. This day at the beach marked the end of the summer season during which many such days were enjoyed as our church family shared in fellowship at this beautiful place. Glory to God for all things!

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Blessing of Teachers and Students - 09/05/21
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2021-09-07 13:32:30

On Sunday, September 5, 2021, we asked the Lord's blessing upon the teachers and students at the beginning of the Academic Year.  May the Lord enlighten and guide them into His divine truth!

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Bible Study: Gospel of St. John - 08/31/21
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2021-08-31 20:20:22

On Wednesday, September 1, 2021, we will resume our weekly Bible Study as we begin the Gospel of St. John. The study will be held on Zoom at 7:00pm and is open to all parishioners and friends.

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20th Anniversary Celebrations - 08/16/21
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2021-08-17 21:30:03

On August 14-16, 2021, we welcomed His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, together with venerable clergy and beloved friends from near and far to Christ the Savior for the celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the parish. A true spirit of gratitude to God and joy in the Lord was tangibly felt by all as we recollected the manifold blessings granted to the parish over the past two decades. We send up glory to God for all things and ask His continued providential care over our community as we seek to serve Him in the years to come!

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Transfiguration of the Lord - 08/06/21
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2021-08-06 18:57:33

On Tuesday, August 6th, faithful parishioners and guests gathered to celebrate the Great Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord.  Following the Divine Liturgy, we had the customary blessing of grapes and other various fruit. Glory to God for a beautiful feastday!

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Blessing of New Crosses - 08/01/21
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2021-08-02 09:26:47

On Sunday, August 1, 2021, the feast of the Procession of the Cross, two new hand crosses were blessed at the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy. The hand cross is kept on the altar table and used at certain moments during the liturgy, most noticeably at the dismissal when the priest holds it in his right hand as he gives the final blessing and then offers it to the faithful for veneration. Coserving with Fr. John were Priest George Sharonoff and Protodeacon Gregory Moser. Following the blessing of the new crosses, Archpriest Joseph Oleynik wished Fr. John many blessed years on the 15 anniversary of his assignment to Christ the Savior, August 1, 2006.

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20th Anniversary with Metropolitan Tikhon - 07/31/21
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2021-07-31 20:21:57

His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon will be at Christ the Savior from August 14-16 in order to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of parish, leading us in worship on the great feast of Dormition (August 15) and our patronal feast of the Icon-Not-Made-By-Hands (August 16). We look forward to welcoming our beloved hierarch as well as clergy and faithful from near and far who are coming to join us for the celebration. The schedule of divine services and events are as follows:

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Blessing of Chariots - 07/19/21
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2021-07-19 16:00:45

On Sunday, July 18, 2021, at the end of the Divine Liturgy, we had the annual Blessing of Chariots (cars, trucks, bikes, etc).  The blessing was served by Archpriest Joseph Oleynik, Archpriest Timothy Hojnicki, and Priest John Parsells. It is a custom of Orthodox Christians to have their cars blessed both when newly acquired and on or near the feast of the Prophet Elias (July 20th), as he ascended as if into heaven on a fiery chariot. We thank God for a truly blessed day!

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Independence Day - 07/04/21
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2021-07-10 16:00:32

On Sunday, July 4, 2021, after celebrating the Divine Liturgy in which we commemorated the Saints of North America and offered prayer for the well-being of our nation, we had a cookout and pool party in the parish courtyard celebrating Independence Day. We were pleased to welcome Archpriest Samuel Kedala and Protodeacon Gregory Moser for these ecclesiastical and civil celebrations. May the Lord continue to bless His Church and our nation, raising up more Saints to His glory in this blessed American land!

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Prayer for Graduates - 07/04/21
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2021-07-10 15:41:47

On Sunday, July 4, 2021, prayers were offered at the completion of the academic year, thanking the Lord for the blessing of His wisdom and knowledge, and asking Him to preserve the students in that which they have learned which is according to His divine law.

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Holy Pentecost - 06/20/21
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2021-06-20 16:13:24

On Sunday, June 20, 2021, the faithful gathered to celebrate the feast of Pentecost. As is customary, the Vespers with Kneeling Prayers was served immediately following the Divine Liturgy. We congratulation all who celebrate on this high holy day!

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Funeral Held for Deacon Stephen Hall - 06/17/21
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2021-06-17 22:58:31

On Tuesday, June 15 a Memorial was offered for the newly-departed Deacon Stephen Hall at Christ the Savior in Berlin, Maryland. On Thursday, June 17, a Funeral Liturgy was celebrated at Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, followed by the burial of Deacon Stephen at Grandview Cemetery.

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Marriage of Robert West and Anya Klimitchev - 06/13/21
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2021-07-10 15:57:04

On Sunday, June 13, 2021, Robert West and Anya Klimitchev were joined in holy marriage at St. Tikhon's Orthodox Monastery in South Canaan, Pennsylvania. The service on this joyous occasion was officiated by priests, Fr. John Parsells and Fr. George Sharonoff. Surrounded by family and friends, the newly wed couple took their first steps at the monastery "where saints have walked", beginning their own journey as husband and wife on the road to eternal life. May the Lord bless them with health, strength, salvation, a furtherance in every good thing, and many blessed years!

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Funeral Schedule: Deacon Stephen Hall - 06/11/21
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2021-07-05 13:22:21

The divine services for the funeral and burial of Deacon Stephen Hall are as follows:

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Crab Feast - 06/06/21
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2021-06-06 20:15:43

On Sunday, June 6, 2021, following the Cross Dive, the parishioners and friends of the parish enjoyed a tasty crab feast and some time together in fellowship. This was the first ever crab feast at Christ the Savior but God-willing it will certainly not be the last. Many thanks to all who made this possible!

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Cross Dive + Pool Opening - 06/06/21
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2021-06-06 20:15:34

On Sunday, June 6, 2021, we had our annual Cross Dive, which opened the swimming season at Christ the Savior. The faithful prayerfully asked the Lord God Almighty to bless the parish pool and the fellowship it provides, throwing in the life-giving Cross of Christ to sanctify the water. The precious Cross is then retrieved by the children of the parish, remembering the words of the Lord, "Anyone who does not take up his cross and follow Me is not worthy of Me." Crosses were retrieved by Anastasia Bakie and Isabella Milite.

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New Catechumen: Kayla Fortin - 05/23/21
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2021-05-26 17:43:46

On Sunday, May 23, 2021, we were pleased to welcome Kayla Fortin into the catechumenate during the Divine Liturgy. We humbly ask the Lord's continued blessing upon her as she prepares herself for sacramental reception into the Orthodox Church!

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Reopening Changes: Optional Masks and Other Items - 05/21/21
Category: Recent Events
Tags: COVID-19
Last updated: 2021-05-22 10:38:13

On May 21, 2021, His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon blessed Christ the Savior to proceed with the following amendments to our Reopening Plan which were unanimously approved during our Special Parish Meeting on Sunday, May 16, 2021.

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Children's Egg Hunt - 05/09/21
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2021-05-09 19:15:32

On Thomas Sunday, May 9, 2021, an egg hunt was held for the children of the parish. In the Orthodox churches, Easter eggs are blessed by the priest at the end of the Paschal Service, and distributed to the faithful. The egg is seen by followers of Christianity as a symbol of resurrection: while being dormant it contains a new life sealed within it.

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Holy Pascha - 05/02/21
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2021-05-03 14:38:28

On Sunday, May 3, 2021, the faithful gathered for the Midnight service, celebrating the Feast of Feast, Holy Pascha, which commemorates the Resurrection of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ. More than 130 people gathered for the celebration of the liturgical services which were followed by the blessing of foods and a festive meal in the hall and rectory. We greet you all with the joyous exclamation, "Christ is risen! Indeed He is risen!"

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Great and Holy Week - 2021 - 05/01/21
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2021-05-01 20:14:44

From April 25 - May 1, the faithful gathered at Christ the Savior to celebrated the solemn liturgical services of Great and Holy Week, which commemorates the Lord's voluntary Passion, His Cross, Death and Burial.

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Holy Unction - 04/30/21
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2021-04-30 08:05:21

On Great and Holy Wednesday, April 28, the faithful gathered for the Mystery of Holy Unction, the anointing with holy oil for the healing of soul and body. The Church’s practice of Holy Unction dates back to Apostolic times, see James 5:14.

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Palm Sunday - 04/25/21
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2021-04-25 15:32:28

On Palm Sunday, April 25, the faithful gathered to celebrate the Lord's Entrance into Jerusalem. A procession around the church was made while the faithful bore in their hands palms in honor of the festive occassion. Following the beautiful divine services, a traditional Bakaliaro fish meal was offered for all present. Glory be to God for all things!

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10 Tips for Holy Week and Pascha - 04/25/21
Category: Articles
Last updated: 2021-04-25 15:01:55

As we enter upon these most solemn and grace-filled days, I share with you the following “10 Tips for Holy Week and Pascha”:  1) Make participation at the Services a priority.  2) In our homes we should strive to “keep out the world” and enter into the peace, solemnity, and theology of the events of the last days of our Lord. ....

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Baptism of Daniel Nicholas Wilkinson - 03/27/21
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2021-04-03 12:28:14

On Saturday, March 27, we had the Baptism of Daniel Nicholas, son of Will and Megan Wilkinson. We congratulate them as well as the sponsors, Reader David and Katya, and their entire families. May the Lord grant them all many blessed years!

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Sunday of Orthodoxy - 03/21/21
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2021-03-21 21:59:25

On March 21, 2021, we celebrated the Sunday of Orthodoxy with a procession of icons during the Divine Liturgy and the reading of the ancient Synodicon, the affirmation of the Orthodox Faith that our salvation is proclaimed in both words and images. We congratulate all who celebrate on this day!

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Great Lent, Holy Week, and Pascha Schedule of Services - 03/15/21
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2021-03-15 17:48:04

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Forgiveness Sunday - 03/14/21
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2021-03-18 21:14:07

On Sunday, March 14, following the Divine Liturgy, we had the beautiful and grace-filled Rite of Forgiveness before entering into the Holy Forty Days of the Great Fast. During this solemn ritual we ask and receive forgiveness from each other and the Lord, who says, “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your Heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive yours.” (Matthew 6:14)

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Capacity Limits Lifted by State of Maryland - 03/12/21
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2021-03-12 16:53:45

On Friday, March 12, 2021, capacity limits on churches were lifted by Governor Hogan's executive order (21-03-09-01). Effective on this date, Christ the Savior is now open at 100% capacity. There is no longer a need to register to attend worship services. Risk mitigation policies remain in effect until further notice, and we have a reserved area for worship for those who might be considered high risk. Should you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to the church.

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Clergy Wives Birthday Party - 03/08/21
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2021-03-08 14:06:49

On Sunday, March 7, we celebrated the birthdays of the clergy wives, who were all born in the month of March. We heartily congratulate Mat. Emily Parsells, Mat. Dunia Hubiak, Mat. Annice Oleynik, and Nissa Nancy Hall. May the Lord continue to bless them all, granting them health, strength, salvation, furtherance in every good thing and many blessed years!

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Installation of Parish Council - 03/07/21
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2021-03-07 17:01:07

On Sunday, March 7, with the blessing of our diocesan hierarch, Metropolitan Tikhon, the 2021 Parish Council members were installed into office. During the first meeting of the 2021 Council, Don Rowe was elected Junior Warden, Rachael Howard was elected Treasurer, and Margaret LoGerfo was elected Secretary. May the Lord bless them all!

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Reading Group: "On The Incarnation" by St. Athanasius the Great - 02/27/21
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2021-02-27 12:21:41

In March and April 2021, our reading group will be reading "On The Incarnation" by St. Athanasius the Great. By any standard, this is a classic of Christian theology. Composed by St. Athanasius in the fourth century, it expounds with simplicity the theological vision defended at the councils of Nicaea and Constantinople: that the Son of God himself became "fully human, so that we might become god." Its influence on all Christian theology thereafter, East and West, ensures its place as one of the few "must read" books of Christian theology for all time.

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Funeral Held for Protopresbyter Daniel Hubiak - 02/12/21
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2021-02-12 17:31:46

On February 10 and 11, 2021, the funeral services for Protopresbyter Daniel Hubiak were held at Christ the Savior Church, Berlin, MD. Father Daniel had departed this life on February, 5, 2021, at the age of 94, in his retirement in Ocean Pines, MD.

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Funeral Schedule: Protopresbyter Daniel Hubiak - 02/07/21
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2021-02-12 17:32:07

The divine services for the funeral and burial of Protopresbyter Daniel Hubiak are as follows:

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Newly-departed: Protopresbyter Daniel Hubiak - 02/06/21
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2021-02-06 11:44:02

It is with heartfelt sadness, yet firm hope in the resurrection on the last day, that we share with you the news that our beloved father in Christ and founder of our Christ the Savior parish, Protopresbyter Daniel Hubiak, has departed this life for the age to come.  Fr. Daniel reposed at his home last night, Friday, February 5 around 8:10pm, with Mat. Dunia by his side, having spent his last days in the warm embrace of his family who assembled around him.  We ask the Lord’s consolation for Mat. Dunia, their daughters, Larice Nescott and Mat. Annice Oleynik, and their entire family.

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Snowball Massacre - 02/01/21
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2021-02-01 10:29:20

On Sunday, January 31, following the morning services, the children of the parish enjoyed the freshly falling snow and challenged Fr. John to a snowball fight. Though it didn't go well for him, Fr. John is okay and trying not to harbor any grudges.

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2021 Annual Parish Meeting - 01/31/21
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2021-02-04 14:12:47

On Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 2:00pm on Zoom, Christ the Savior had its Annual Parish Meeting. The agenda, reports, budget and draft minutes for the meeting are available below. We thank all who attended, presented reports, and assisted with the minutes!

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Funeral & Burial: Monk Christian - 01/12/21
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2021-01-12 17:30:37

On Tuesday, January 12, 2021, the funeral and burial of Monk Christian (Lesinsky) took place at Christ the Savior Orthodox Church and Evergreen Cemetery in Berlin, MD. Sincere appreciation is expressed to everyone who assisted with the divine services and/or donated to help with the burial costs. May Father Christian's memory be eternal! May his soul dwell among the Righteous!

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Bible Study: Romans - 01/11/21
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2021-01-11 20:23:37

On Wednesday, January 13, 2021, we will resume our weekly Bible Study as we begin the Epistle of St. Paul to the Romans. The study will be held on Zoom at 7:00pm and is open to all parishioners and friends.

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Newly-departed Monk Christian (Lesinsky) - 01/08/21
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2021-01-09 19:53:37

Father Christian reposed in the Lord on Friday, January 8, 2021 at the age of 77.  He was a founding member of Christ the Savior, beloved parishioner and friend, and faithful Orthodox Christian. 

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Reading Group: “Live Not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents” - 01/07/21
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2021-01-07 16:58:30

In 2021, we will be reviving our parish reading group in order to increase our understanding of the Faith, foster fellowship, and broaden our outreach efforts.  The reading group is open to all parishioners, their family and friends, and anyone who might be interested in participating.  I encourage you to share this announcement with anyone that you think might be interested. Our first book will be “Live Not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents” by Rod Dreher. 

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Holy Theophany - 01/06/21
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2021-01-07 08:59:25

On Tuesday evening, January 5, the festal Matins of Holy Theophany was served together with the Great Blessing of Water. On this feast, the faithful gathered to commemorate Christ's baptism in the Jordan River and the revelation of the Holy Trinity. We rejoice in this holy feast which brings about our renewal, regeneration, and santification. We send up glory, honor, and worship to our true God Who has revealed Himself to us! 

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Theophany: Schedule of Divine Services - 01/04/21
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2021-01-04 18:01:20

The schedule of divine services for the celebration of the Theophany of our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ is as follows.

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St. Basil's Bread - 01/04/21
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2021-01-04 10:14:32

On January 1 and 3, 2021, we kept the custom of St. Basil's Bread (The Vasilopeta). This year the coins were received by Anthony Keder, Sophia Kokkinos, Will Wilkinson, John Davidson, Juliana Milite, and Oscar Hageman. May the Lord grant them many blessed years!

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Chrismation: Jacob Luke Rickman - 12/25/20
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2020-12-27 16:59:29

During the Divine Liturgy of the Lord's Nativity, we were very pleased to receive Jacob Luke Rickman into the Orthodox Church through Holy Chrismation. We sincerely congratulate him on this joyous occasion and we ask the Lord to grant him health, strength, salvation, a furtherance in every good thing, and many blessed years!

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Nativity Schedule of Services - 12/23/20
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2020-12-23 20:33:57

The schedule of divine services for the celebration of the Nativity of our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ is as follows.

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St. Michael's Party & Parish Thanksgiving - 11/09/20
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2020-11-09 11:38:38

On Sunday, November 8th, the children participated in our annual St. Michael's party, by dressing as saints and angels, and they also enjoyed ther activities. The St. Michael's Party also coincided with the parish Thanskgiving meal with the traditional foods and fixings. Many thanks to all who made this year's St. Michael's party and Thanksgiiving meal such a great success!

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Blessing of Those in the Healing Ministries - 11/01/20
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2020-11-09 11:32:37

On Sunday, November 1, prayers were offered at the end of the Divine Liturgy for those in the healing ministries. We ask the Lord's continued blessings upon all those who work with Him in the healing of mankind's physical, emotional, and spiritual wounds and illnesses. May the Lord grant them many blessed years of faithful service to Him and their fellow man!

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Police Appreciation - 09/30/20
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2020-09-30 20:46:52

On Wednesday, September 30, parish youth, accompanied by their parents, made a trip to the local State Police barracks to present the officers with cards and other artwork, showing our appreciation for their willingness to answer the call to protect and serve. The parish also purchased some food for the officers of the barracks from a local restaurant as a small token of our gratitude. Among the group from the church was our own Cpl. Dana Wyant, who serves on the police force in Rehoboth, DE. We heartily thank the officers who welcomed us to the barracks and ask humbly the Lord to bless, strengthen, guard, and preserve all our police men and women and their families!

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Summer Beach Days - 09/05/20
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2020-09-05 17:00:17

On several occasions parishioners gathered at the beach to enjoy the beauty of God's creation and share in fellowship with one another. Such gatherings are always open to all parishioners and friends, and we invite you to join us next time! Please contact the church for more details. Glory to God for all things!

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Patronal Feast - 08/16/20
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2020-08-18 09:22:45

On Sunday, August 16, the faithful gathered to celebrate their parish feastday, the commemoration of the Icon Not-Made-By-Hands. The 20th anniversary celebration with His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon has been postponed to a future date in light of COVID-19 restrictions.

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Baptism of Amy Elizabeth, Raymond Thomas, and Eli Maximus - 07/25/20
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2020-08-17 17:26:55

On Saturday, July 25, 2020 we were pleased to welcome Amy Elizabeth, Raymond Thomas, and Eli Maximus Fortin into the Orthodox Church through the mysteries of Holy Baptism and Chrismation. We congratulate them together with their sponsors Zachary Davidson and Mat. Emily Parsells and their entire family. May the Lord grant them all health, strength, salvation, a futherance in every good thing, and many blessed years!

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Entrance Project Update - 07/09/20
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2023-03-03 16:06:22

If you have been to church at Christ the Savior in the past few weeks, you’ve noticed the exciting work being done on the roadside Entrance Project.  Our committee and workers, under the capable leadership of Tom Mathews, have been making great progress and we would like to thank them for their efforts to spearhead this endeavor! We are now at the point where we are in need of your help also. 

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Pool Opening / Cross Dive - 07/05/20
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2020-07-05 18:37:36

On Sunday, July 5th, the faithful prayerfully asked the Lord God Almighty to bless the parish pool and the fellowship it provides, throwing in the life-giving Cross of Christ to sanctify the water. The precious Cross is then retrieved by the children of the parish, remembering the words of the Lord, "Anyone who does not take up his cross and follow Me is not worthy of Me."

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Fellowship Hour + Pool Reopening - 06/27/20
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2020-06-27 12:45:06

On Tuesday, June 23, His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon blessed and approved amendments to our reopening plan which will take effect July 4, 2020. The letter from Metropolitan Tikhon together with the amendments may be read below. Questions regarding the plan may be addressed to Fr. John Parsells.

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Holy Pentecost - 06/07/20
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2020-06-07 19:01:10

On Pentecost Sunday, June 7, 2002 the faithful gathered to celebrate the Descent of the Holy Spirit. The joy of this day was only increased as we welcomed Justin Barkewich into the bosom of the Church through Holy Chrismation. May the Lord grant the newly-illumined servant of God, Justin, health, strength, salvation, furtherance in every good thing and many blessed years!

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Blessing of Trike Motorcycle - 05/25/20
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2020-05-25 20:12:56

On Memorial Day, May 25, 2020, we blessed the Trike Motorcycle of one of our parishioners, Justin Barkewich, who is also a veteran from a family of four consecutive generations of military service. We thank Justin and his family for their service and sacrifices for us all.  It is the custom of Orthodox Christians to have their vehicles blessed on acquisition and annually.  We prayerfully wish Justin safe travels, asking the Lord to bless, protect, and direct his way to the Heavenly Kingdom!

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Christ the Savior Reopening - 05/22/20
Category: Recent Events
Tags: COVID-19
Last updated: 2020-05-22 11:20:26

On Thursday, May 21, His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon blessed and approved our plan to gradually reopen Christ the Savior starting with the weekend of May 23-24. The letter from Metropolitan Tikhon together with the plan may be read below. Questions regarding the plan may be addressed to Fr. John Parsells.

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Holy Synod Issues Pastoral Letter and Directives - 05/01/20
Category: Recent Events
Tags: COVID-19
Last updated: 2020-05-01 16:31:16

On Friday, May 1, 2020, meeting under the Presidency of His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon, the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church issued the following Pastoral Letter, and Synodal Directives related to COVID-19. Each Diocesan Bishop will be releasing diocesan specific guidelines shortly.

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Archpastoral Directives for Holy Week and Pascha with Clarifications [UPDATED 4/10/20] - 04/10/20
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2020-04-27 09:34:40

His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, has released new directives and clarifications for celebrating Holy Week and Pascha in light of the pandemic. 

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90th Birthday of Matushka Dunia - 03/24/20
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2020-03-24 16:47:52

On Tuesday, March 24, 2020 the entire parish community sends their heartful and prayerful best wishes to Matushka Dunia Hubiak, who today turns 90 years young. We thank her for all the love and tender care she has shown us all through the years, and we humbly ask the Almighty Lord God to grant her health, strength, salvation, a furtherance in every good thing, and many blessed years!

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The Pascha No One Wants - 03/24/20
Category: Recent Events
Tags: COVID-19
Last updated: 2020-04-27 09:34:52

What does it look like and why? A once in a lifetime challenge/opportunity is presented to us this Pascha. Don't miss it!

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COVID-19: Is the Church a hospital or not? - 03/18/20
Category: Recent Events
Tags: COVID-19
Last updated: 2020-04-27 09:35:00

In light of the recent church closings due to the COVID-19, some are wondering whether or not the Church is in fact a place of healing for soul and body. Fr. John offers the following reflection on the topic.

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Sunday of Orthodoxy - 03/08/20
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2020-03-09 12:32:12

On March 8, we celebrated the Sunday of Orthodoxy with a procession of icons during the Divine Liturgy and the reading of the ancient Synodicon, the affirmation of the Orthodox Faith that our salvation is proclaimed in both words and images. We congratulate all who celebrate on this day!

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Installation of Parish Council - 03/08/20
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2020-03-11 10:32:15

On Sunday, March 8, with the blessing of our diocesan hierarch, Metropolitan Tikhon, the 2020 Parish Council members were installed into office. During the first meeting of the 2020 Council, Cecilia Wyant was elected Senior Warden and Ioana Davidson was elected Treasurer. May the Lord bless them all!

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Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers - 03/08/20
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2020-03-12 21:05:45

On Sunday, March 8, the local Orthodox parishes in Delmarva gathered at St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Ocean City, MD for this year's solemn celebration of the Triumph of Orthodoxy. Serving with Fr. Chris Wallace from St. George's was Fr. Herman Acker from St. Andrew's in Lewes, DE, and Fr. Joseph Oleynik, Fr. John Parsells, and Dn. Steven Hall from Christ the Savior, here in Berlin, MD. The Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers was followed by the sharing of fellowship and lenten refreshments in the parish hall. Glory to God for such a beautiful day and sincere thanks to Fr. Chris and St. George's for hosting!

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Great Canon of Repentance - 03/05/20
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2020-03-06 09:32:31

From Monday through Thursday, March 2-5, the faithful gathered for the reading of the Great Canon of Repentance, written by St. Andrew of Crete in the 8th century. This service will be offered once more on April 1.  The text of the Great Canon can be found here

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Celebrating 130 Years - 03/01/20
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2020-03-01 20:23:23

On Sunday, March 1, the parish had a joint birthday party for Mat. Dunia Hubiak and Mat. Emily Parsells who turn 90 and 40, respectively, this month. Flowers were presented and cakes were baked to mark this special event and in honor of these special ladies, who have dedicated much of their lives in service to the Church in general and this parish in particular. May the Lord grant them health, strength, salvation, a furtherance in every good thing and many blessed years!

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Forgiveness Sunday - 03/01/20
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2020-03-01 20:20:02

On Sunday, March 1, following the Divine Liturgy, we had the beautiful and grace-filled Rite of Forgiveness before entering into the Holy Forty Days of the Great Fast. During this solemn ritual we ask and receive forgiveness from each other and the Lord, who says, “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your Heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive yours.” (Matthew 6:14)

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Great Lent, Holy Week, and Pascha Schedule of Services - 02/29/20
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2020-02-29 15:18:35

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Blessings from the Holy Mountain - 02/09/20
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2020-02-10 12:43:40

On Sunday, February 9, the faithful were presented with Prayers Ropes, Icons, and Incense from the Holy Mountain of Athos. These gifts were brought back by Michael Cook, who recently made pilgrimage to Greece and the Holy Mountain, bringing back with him these items for the parishioners as a blessing. Among the monasteries Michael visited was Xenophontos, a 10th century monastery dedicated to St. George, where a close friend of Michael's and a number of Americans have made their spiritual home.

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Meeting of the Lord / Double Baptisms - 02/01/20
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2020-03-15 14:29:11

On Sunday, February 2, 2020, we celebrated the Great Feast of the Meeting of the Lord in the Temple as well as the Baptisms of John Isaac Davidson and Emory Emilia. We sincerely congratulate the newly-illumined John and Emilia as well as their sponsors, their family, and their friends on this special day. May the Lord grant them all health, strength, salvation, furtherance in every good thing, and many blessed years!

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2020 Annual Meeting - 01/26/20
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2020-01-27 15:46:58

On Sunday, January 26th, the parishioners of Christ the Savior gathered together for their annual meeting. In addition to reviewing the minutes from last year's meeting, the parish body heard reports from the rector, senior warden, junior warden, treasurer, auditors, and entrance commission.

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March For Life 2020 - 01/24/20
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2020-01-25 11:29:50

On Friday, January 24, parishioners from Christ the Savior joined other Orthodox Christians and hundreds of thousands of people who gathered for the March For Life in Washington, DC. The march is a pro-life rally protesting abortion, held in the nation's capital near the anniversary of the infamous decision in the United States Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade. The March was preceded by the Divine Liturgy held at St. Nicholas Cathedral where His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon spoke about the significance of the day and the sanctity of life given by God.

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New Catechumens: Judy and Matthew Williams - 01/12/20
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2020-01-13 17:25:10

On Sunday, January 12, we were pleased to welcome Judy and Matthew Williams into the catechumenate during the Divine Liturgy. We humbly ask the Lord's continued blessing upon them as they prepare themselves for sacramental reception into the Orthodox Church!

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Great Blessing of Water - 01/06/20
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2020-01-06 16:11:27

On Holy Theophany, the faithful gathered to commemorate Christ's baptism in the Jordan River and the revelation of the Holy Trinity. We served the Great Blessing of Water, a sacred rite of the Church which extends to us the blessing of the water sanctified by the Lord's entrance into the Jordan. We rejoice in this holy feast which brings about our renewal, regeneration, and santification. We send up glory, honor, and worship to our true God Who has revealed Himself to us!  

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Reception of the Howard Family - 01/05/20
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2020-01-05 17:12:31

On Sunday, January 5, the Eve of Theophany, we were pleased to receive the Howard family into the Orthodox Church through the Holy Mysteries of Baptism, Confession, Chrismation, and the Eucharist. We heartily congratulate Lowen (Silouan), Rachael (Elizabeth), Judah (Panteleimon), Lewis (George), and Martin (Herman) as well as their sponsors, their family, and their friends on this special day. May the Lord grant them all health, strength, salvation, furtherance in every good thing, and many blessed years!

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New Year / New Chalice Set - 01/01/20
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2020-01-01 22:47:57

On January 1, 2020 as we celebrated the feast of the Lord's Circumcision and the commemoration of St. Basil the Great, we were pleased to bless a new chalice set and candlestick, donated in memory of Catherine Lupiwok, who reposed this past year. We thank the generous donors and ask that the Lord grant the departed handmaiden of God, Catherine, memory eternal and blessed repose. Likewise, we humbly ask the Lord God to bless one and all during the New Year. May 2020 bring an increase in godliness, growth for the Church, peace for the world, and glory to the Lord Almighty!

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Fr. Daniel Hubiak's 93rd Birthday / Open House - 12/29/19
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2021-02-07 16:14:20

On Sunday, December 29th, we congratulated the parish's founding priest, Protopresbyter Daniel Hubiak, on his 93rd birthday. May the Lord grant him and Mat. Dunia many blessed years! Following the Divine Liturgy, during which Archpriest Joseph Oleynik brought relics of the Holy Innocents for veneration, there was an Open House in the rectory, which concluded with Christmas caroling. We extend our festive greetings to one and all, asking the Lord's continue blessing upon you and yours during this holy season!

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St. Basil's Bread - 12/29/19
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2019-12-29 15:08:17

On Sunday, December 29th, we kept the custom of St. Basil's Bread (The Vasilopeta). This year the coins were received by Alina Mellinger, Christiana Josephine Milite and Dominic Morsey. May the Lord grant them many blessed years!

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Chrismation of Yvonne Eckerd - 12/25/19
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2019-12-26 19:24:53

During the Divine Liturgy of the Lord's Nativity, we were very pleased to receive Yvonne Eckerd into the Orthodox Church through Holy Chrismation. Yvonne has taken St. Anna, the mother of the Virgin Mary, as her patron saint. We sincerely congratulate her on this joyous occasion and we ask the Lord to grant her health, strength, salvation, a furtherance in every good thing, and many blessed years!

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Nativity 2019 - 12/25/19
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2019-12-26 19:31:18

As the faithful gathered to celebrate the Nativity of the Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ according to the flesh, humbly ask the Lord's continued blessing upon you all for a joyous, peaceful and grace-filled festive season and New Year. Christ is born! Glorify Him!

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Chrismation of Marian Ridge - 12/24/19
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2019-12-26 19:25:44

On December 24, the Eve of the Lord's Nativity, we were very pleased to receive Marian Ridge into the Orthodox Church through Holy Chrismation. Marian has taken St. Mary Magdalene as her patron saint. We sincerely congratulate her on this joyous occasion and we ask the Lord to grant her health, strength, salvation, a furtherance in every good thing, and many blessed years!

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Thanksgiving Liturgy / Fr. Joseph's Anniversary - 11/28/19
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2019-11-28 13:03:46

On November 28, 2019, Thanksgiving Day, Archpriest Joseph Oleynik led the celebration of the Divine Liturgy, during which we gave thanks to Almighty God for all of His bounteous gifts bestowed in His love for mankind. We heartily congratulate Fr. Joseph on his anniversary of priestly ordination, and we wish him and Matushka Annice many more blessed years of fruitful service to the Church!

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St. Michael's Party & Parish Thanksgiving - 11/10/19
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2019-11-11 16:05:07

On Sunday, November 10th, the children participated in our annual St. Michael's party, by dressing as saints and angels. Other activities including a pinata, donut dangle, and various crafts. The St. Michael's Party also coincided with the parish Thanskgiving meal with the traditional foods and fixings. Many thanks to all who made this year's St. Michael's party and Thanksgiiving meal such a great success!

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Blessing of Those in the Healing Ministries - 11/03/19
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2019-11-11 13:57:55

On Sunday, November 3, prayers were offered at the end of the Divine Liturgy for those in the healing ministries. We ask the Lord's continued blessings upon all those who work with Him in the healing of mankind's physical, emotional, and spiritual wounds and illnesses. May the Lord grant them many blessed years of faithful service to Him and their fellow man!

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New Catechumen: Yvonne Eckerd - 10/27/19
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2019-11-10 19:52:07

On Sunday, October 27, we were pleased to welcome Yvonne Eckerd into the catechumenate during the Divine Liturgy. We humbly ask the Lord's continued blessing upon her as she prepares herself for sacramental reception into the Orthodox Church!

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Retreat: A Christian Ending - 10/26/19
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2019-11-30 16:24:15

On Saturday, October 26, Archpriest Thomas Soroka led an educational retreat here at Christ the Savior which was entitled, "A Christian Ending". The retreat covered a spiritual and practical approach to death from an Orthodox Christian perspective. The evening concluded with Great Vespers followed by a bonfire in the courtyard with hotdogs, smores, and sparklers for the kids. We thank Fr. Thomas for his very edifying presentation and appreciation is also sincerely expressed to all who donated and helped support the event! We give glory to God for a beautiful day! 

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Retreat: A Christian Ending - 10/10/19
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2019-10-10 10:12:05

An educational retreat with Archpriest Thomas Soroka entitled, “A Christian Ending”, covering a spiritual and practical approach to death from Orthodox Christian perspective, will be offered at Christ the Savior on Saturday, October 26. The retreat is offered at no cost and is open to everyone. We only ask for RSVP by October 23 so we can prepare for the luncheon.

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Canoeing and Kayaking - 09/29/19
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2019-09-29 19:21:18

A fellowship event was held at the Pocomoke River Canoe Company on Saturday, 9/21 at 1pm. Following 1 hour on the river, there was a potluck back at the Parish Center, then a Bible Study at 5pm and the evening Vespers Service at 6pm. Glory to God for a beautiful day!

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New Catechumen: Justin Barkewich - 09/15/19
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2019-09-15 20:09:38

On Sunday, September 15, we were pleased to welcome Justin Barkewich into the catechumenate during the Divine Liturgy. We humbly ask the Lord's continued blessing upon him as he prepares himself for sacramental reception into the Orthodox Church!

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Exaltation of the Holy Cross - 09/14/19
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2019-09-14 15:51:11

On Saturday, September 14, the faithful gathered to celebrate the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. This feast commemorates the finding of the true Cross by the Empress Helen in the 4th century. Fr. Joseph Oleynik blessed the community by bringing a reliquary containing stones from Golgotha where the Lord was crucified. The celebration of the Feast was punctuated by the 67th anniversary of Fr. Daniel Hubiak's ordination to the Holy Priesthood. We thank Fr. Joseph for the blessing, and we congratulation Fr. Daniel and Mat. Dunia on their anniversary of service to the Church. May the Lord grant them many more blessed years!

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Blessing of Teachers and Students - 08/25/19
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2019-08-25 13:39:41

On Sunday, August 26th, at the beginning of the Academic Year, we asked the Lord's blessing upon the teachers and students. May the Lord enlighten and guide them into His divine truth!

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Catechumen Trip to DC - 08/21/19
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2019-08-21 08:22:01

On Tuesday, August 20, our catechumens travelled to Washington DC to visit St. Nicholas Cathedral (OCA) and St. John the Baptist Cathedral (ROCOR). The visit was part of an intensive period of study and spiritual preparation for sacramental reception into the Orthodox Church. We thank the two cathedrals for welcoming us and Protodeacon Leonid from St. John's for giving us an excellent tour!

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Holy Dormition - 08/15/19
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2019-08-15 17:23:18

On Thursday, 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 Virgin Mary, the Birthgiver of God. We were pleased to welcome a number of visitors including Protodeacon Gregory Moser, who coserved with Fr. John. After the Divine Services about 40 people went to the local Chick-Fil-A to continue to the celebration and fellowship. Glory to God for a beautiful feastday!

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Transfiguration of the Lord - 08/06/19
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2019-08-09 22:00:28

On Tuesday, August 6th, faithful parishioners and guests gathered to celebrate the Great Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord. Concelebrating with Fr. John was Dn. George Sharonoff. Following the Divine Liturgy, we had the customary blessing of grapes and other various fruit. Glory to God for a beautiful feastday!

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Blessing of a New Censor - 08/05/19
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2019-08-06 13:18:23

On Monday, August 5th, we had the blessing of a new censor, to be used as we offer up to God incense together with our prayers during worship services. The censor was acquired from Romania and received as a donation from one of the parishioners. Before the blessing, Fr. John invited the children and adults to come forward and see the censor, while he explained its usage and spiritual function in the Orthodox Church.

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Blessing of Chariots - 07/21/19
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2019-07-21 18:45:34

On Sunday, July 21st, at the end of the Divine Liturgy, we had the annual Blessing of Chariots (cars, trucks, bikes, etc), punctuated this year by a small plane flyover. It is a custom of Orthodox Christians to have their cars blessed both when newly acquired and on or near the feast of the Prophet Elias (July 20th), as he ascended as if into heaven on a fiery chariot. With a temperature of 100+° the chariots were truly fiery! We thank God for a truly blessed day!

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Prayer for Graduates - 06/23/19
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2019-06-23 17:09:38

On Sunday, June 23rd, prayers were offered at the completion of the academic year, thanking the Lord for the blessing of His wisdom and knowledge, and asking Him to preserve the students in that which they have learned which is according to His divine law.

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Pool Opening / Cross Dive - 06/16/19
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2019-06-16 21:55:31

On Sunday, June 16, the following prayer was offered for the annual blessing of the pool: O Lord, how marvelous are Thy works. In wisdom hast Thou made them all. Send down Thy heavenly blessing upon this pool. Protect all who swim in it. Keep them safe as they enjoy the recreation and fellowship which it provides. For Thou art the Provider of every good gift, Who dost fill our hearts with joy and gladness, always, now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

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Holy Pentecost - 06/16/19
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2019-06-16 20:39:42

On Sunday, June 16th, the faithful gathered to celebrate the feast of Pentecost. As is customary, the Vespers with Kneeling Prayers was served immediately following the Divine Liturgy. We congratulation all who celebrate on this high holy day!

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Children's Egg Hunt - 05/19/19
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2019-05-28 17:22:25

On Sunday, May 19, after two weeks' postponement, the children of the parish finally had their annual Paschal egg hunt. A good time was had by all!

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New Catechumens: The Howard Family - 05/12/19
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2019-05-12 19:02:13

On Sunday, May 12th, Lowen and Rachael Howard, together with their children, Judah, Lewis, and Martin, were enrolled into the catechumenate during the Divine Liturgy. We humbly ask the Lord's continued blessing upon them during their catechumenate as they prepare themselves for sacramental reception into the Orthodox Church!

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Holy Pascha - 04/28/19
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2019-04-28 17:15:43

On Sunday, April 28th, the faithful gathered for the Midnight service, celebrating the Feast of Feast, Holy Pascha, which commemorates the Resurrection of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ. More than 100 people gathered for the celebration of the liturgical services which were followed by the blessing of foods and a festive meal in the hall and rectory. We greet you all with the joyous exclamation, "Christ is risen! Indeed He is risen!"

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Great and Holy Week - 04/25/19
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2019-04-25 22:56:42

From April 21 - April 27, the faithful gathered at Christ the Savior to celebrated the solemn liturgical services of Great and Holy Week, which commemorates the Lord's voluntary Passion, His Cross, Death and Burial.

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Holy Unction - 04/24/19
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2019-04-25 07:17:33

On Great and Holy Wednesday, April 24th, the faithful gathered for the Mystery of Holy Unction, the anointing with holy oil for the healing of soul and body. The Church’s practice of Holy Unction dates back to Apostolic times, see James 5:14.

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Palm Sunday - 04/21/19
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2019-04-21 17:04:14

On Palm Sunday, April 21st, the faithful gathered to celebrate the Lord's Entrance into Jerusalem. A procession around the church was made while the faithful bore in their hands palms in honor of the festive occassion. Following the beautiful divine services, a traditional Bakaliaro fish meal was offered for all present. Glory be to God for all things!

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Blessing of Holy Shroud - 04/20/19
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2019-04-20 14:57:53

On April 20, 2019, following the Divine Liturgy of Lazarus Saturday, we had the blessing of a new Holy Shroud to be used during the upcoming Holy Week and Pascha. The icon depicts Christ after He has been removed from the Cross, lying supine, as His Body is being prepared for burial. The scene is taken from the Gospel of St. John 19:38-42. The following hymn is embroidered around the edges of the icon: The Noble Joseph, taking down Thy most pure Body from the Tree, wrapped It in clean linen and sweet spices and laid it in a new tomb.

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Holy Week and Pascha Schedule of Services - 04/18/19
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2019-04-12 19:01:16

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Matushka Dunia's Birthday - 03/24/19
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2019-03-24 23:20:38

On Sunday, March 24, we celebrated the birthday of Matushka Dunia Hubiak, who together with her husband, Protopresbyter Daniel, has served the parish and faithful for many years in various capacities and countless ways. We heartily pray that the Lord grant her health, strength, salvation, a furtherance in every good thing, and many blessed years!

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Baptism of Juliana Antonia Milite - 03/24/19
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2019-03-24 22:02:17

On Sunday, March 24, we had the baptism of Juliana Antonia, daughter of Gerald and Camelia Milite. We extend our congratulations to the entire family as well as the sponsors, Zachary and Ioana. May the Lord grant them all health, strength, salvation, a furtherance in every good thing, and many blessed years!

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Great Canon of Repentance - 03/11/19
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2019-03-11 20:47:03

On Monday, March 11, the faithful gathered for the reading of the Great Canon of Repentance, written by St. Andrew of Crete in the 8th century. This service will be offered the next three evenings at 7:00pm, and once more on April 10.  The text of the Great Canon can be found here

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Forgiveness Sunday - 03/10/19
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2019-03-10 18:24:34

On Sunday, March 10, following the Divine Liturgy, we had the beautiful and grace-filled Rite of Forgiveness before entering into the Holy Forty Days of the Great Fast. During this solemn ritual we ask and receive forgiveness from each other and the Lord, who says, “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your Heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive yours.” (Matthew 6:14)

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Installation of Parish Council - 03/03/19
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2019-03-04 11:07:15

On Sunday, March 3rd, with the blessing of our diocesan hierarch, Metropolitan Tikhon, the 2019 Parish Council members were installed into office. During the first meeting of the 2019 Council, Larry Perrone was elected Junior Warden and Beth Keller Dunbar was elected Secretary. May the Lord bless them all!

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Women's Outing - 02/24/19
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2019-02-25 12:26:01

On Sunday, February 24th, after the Divine Liturgy, there was a Women's Group outing to the Nori Sushi Bar and Grill in Ocean City, Maryland. A great time was had by all. Many thanks to the organizers of the event!

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2019 Annual Meeting - 01/27/19
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2019-01-28 22:32:07

On Sunday, January 27th, the parishioners of Christ the Savior gathered together for their annual meeting. In addition to reviewing the minutes from last year's meeting, the parish body heard reports from the rector, senior warden, junior warden, treasurer, auditors, long-term planning commission, and infrastructure and maintenance commission.

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March For Life - 01/19/19
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2019-01-19 20:18:20

On Friday, January 18th parishioners from Christ the Savior joined other Orthodox Christians and hundreds of thousands of people who gathered for the March For Life in Washington, DC. The march is a pro-life rally protesting abortion, held in the nation's capital near the anniversary of the infamous decision in the United States Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade. This year's group from Christ the Savior was led by Deacon Steven Hall.

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Youth Outing to Altitude Trampoline Park - 01/19/19
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2019-01-21 18:47:50

On Saturday, January 19, 2019 there was a youth outing to Altitude Trampoline Park in Delmar, MD, followed by Great Vespers at the church in Berlin. A great time was had by all - glory to God!

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Theophany - 01/06/19
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2019-01-06 20:58:56

On Sunday, January 6th, the faithful gathered to celebrate the Great Feast of Theophany, which commemorates the Lord's Baptism in the Jordan River and the manifestation of the Holy Trinity. On the eve, we served the Great Blessing of Water during the festal vigil.

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Blessing of a New Icon - 01/06/19
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2019-01-07 10:38:43

On Sunday, January 6th, the Feast of Holy Theophany, a newly handpainted icon of the Mother of God was blessed and placed for veneration. The iconographer, Mirona Bendfeldt, completed the icon as part of a set which presently includes the Icon Not-Made-By-Hands. Forthcoming icons may include St. John the Baptist and the North American Saints. May the Lord bless both Mirona for using her God-given talents to His glory as well as the anonymous donor of the icon and her prayerful intentions!

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St. Basil's Bread - 12/30/18
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2019-01-01 21:00:47

On Sunday, December 30th, we kept the custom of St. Basil's Bread (The Vasilopeta). This year the coins were received by David Hill, Joseph Dunbar, Ramona Sterca and Tatyana Chistyakova. May the Lord grant them many blessed years!

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Chrismation of Ruth Andreas - 12/30/18
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2018-12-31 11:37:07

On Sunday, December 30th, we rejoiced to welcome into the Orthodox Church, Ruth Andreas through the Mysteries of Holy Chrismation and Holy Communion. We congratulate the newly-illumined handmaiden Ruth together with her entire family! May the Lord grant her and them all health, strength, salvation, a furtherance in every good thing, and many blessed years!

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Christmas Carols - 12/30/18
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2019-01-03 10:47:26

On Sunday, December 30th, we sang Christmas Carols during the coffee hour as part of the ongoing celebration of the Lord's Nativity. Glory to God for the fellowship, festive foods, and beautiful singing!

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Nativity 2018 - 12/25/18
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2018-12-25 17:42:32

As the faithful gathered to celebrate the Nativity of the Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ according to the flesh, we humbly asked the Lord's continued blessing upon you all for a joyous, peaceful and grace-filled festive season and New Year. Christ is born! Glorify Him!

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Movie Night - 12/22/18
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2018-12-22 15:23:34

On Friday, December 21st, parishioners gathered at the rectory for a Family Movie Night. We watched "The Nativity Story" (2006) which was followed by a comparison between the movie and the actual historical events surrounding the Savior's birth as recorded by the Church in her Holy Scriptures and tradition.

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St. Michael's Party - 11/08/18
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2018-11-08 20:58:15

On Sunday, November 4th, the children participated in our annual St. Michael's party, by dressing as saints and angels. Other activities including a pinata, bobbing for apples, a donut tree, and various activities. Many thanks to all who made this year's St. Michael's party such a great success!

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Baptism of Milana Ann Christensen - 10/21/18
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2018-10-22 08:12:03

On Sunday, October 21st, we had the Baptism of Milana Ann, daughter of Mark and Tatiana Christensen. We congratulate them as well as the sponsors, Alexander Glubish and Oxana Napolova. May the Lord grant them all many years!

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Chrismation of Zachary Thomas Davidson - 10/14/18
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2018-10-15 17:59:29

On Sunday, October 10th, we had the Chrismation of Zachary Thomas Davidson. We congratulate him, his wife, Ioana, as well as their entire family and friends. May the Lord God grant His newly-illumined servant, Zachary, health, strength, salvation, furtherance in every good thing and many blessed years!

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Blessing of Choir - 09/30/18
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2018-10-01 17:16:45

On Sunday, September 30th, at the end of the Divine Liturgy there was special blessing for the choir directors, members, and readers. This blessing, for both the adult and children's choir, will take place annually on the Sunday closest to the feast of St. Romanus the Melodist (October 1st). We ask that Lord's divine blessing upon them so that they might worthily fulfill this vital ministry.

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New Catechumen: Alexander Gray - 09/16/18
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2018-09-16 20:00:37

On Sunday, September 16th, Alexander Gray was enrolled into the catechumenate during the Divine Liturgy. We humbly ask the Lord's continued blessing upon him during his catechumenate as he prepares himself for sacramental reception into the Orthodox Church!

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Exaltation of the Holy Cross - 09/14/18
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2018-09-16 19:57:54

On Friday, September 14th, the faithful gathered to celebrate the Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross. The Feast commemorates the finding of the True Cross of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ by Saint Helen, the mother of the saintly Emperor Constantine. On this feast, we also celebrated Protopresbyter Daniel Hubiak's 66th anniversary of ordination to the Holy Priesthood. May the Lord grant him and Matushka Dunia many more blessed years of service to the Holy Church!

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Blessing of Teachers and Students - 09/07/18
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2018-09-07 21:45:17

On Sunday, August 26th, at the beginning of the Academic Year, we asked the Lord's blessing upon the teachers and students. May the Lord enlighten and guide them into His divine truth!

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Vacation Church School - 08/15/18
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2018-08-21 09:30:48

For the first time ever, Christ the Savior offered a Vacation Church School for the youth of the parish. The camp got off to a great start, with two dozen children participating and numerous volunteers coming together to lead the activities. Glory to God for all His many blessings!

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Holy Dormition - 08/15/18
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2018-08-15 17:08:01

On Wednesday, 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 Virgin Mary, the Birthgiver of God. We were pleased to welcome a number of visitors including Protodeacon Gregory Moser, who coserved with Fr. John.

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Transfiguration of the Lord - 08/06/18
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2018-08-06 20:52:54

On Monday, August 6th, faithful parishioners and guests gathered to celebrate the Great Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord. Concelebrating with Fr. John was Dn. George Sharonoff from Holy Protection Church in Lewisburg, PA. Following the Divine Liturgy was the customary blessing of grapes and other various fruit. Glory to God for a beautiful feastday!

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Baptism of the Hill Family - 07/29/18
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2018-08-01 10:56:08

On Sunday, July 29th, we had the Baptisms of the Hill Family: David, Miroslava (Irene), Damira (Daria) and Marten. We congratulate them as well as their sponsors, David and Patricia McAlpin, the entire family and their friends. May the Lord God grant them all health, strength, salvation, furtherance in every good thing and many blessed years!

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Blessing of Chariots - 07/15/18
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2018-07-16 15:31:02

On Sunday, July 15th, at the end of the Divine Liturgy, we had the annual Blessing of Chariots.  It is a custom of Orthodox Christians to have their cars blessed both when newly acquired and on or near the feast of the Prophet Elias (July 20th), as he ascended as if into heaven on a fiery chariot.  We thank God for a truly blessed day!

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Prayer for Graduates / Father's Day - 06/17/18
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2018-06-17 20:04:15

On Sunday, June 17th, prayers were offered at the completion of the academic year, thanking the Lord for the blessing of His wisdom and knowledge, and asking Him to preserve the students in that which they have learned which is according to His divine law. It was also the civil holiday of Father's Day, and we were pleased to celebrate with the parish's founding priest, Protopresbyter Daniel Hubiak, and Fr. John's seminary professor, Archpriest Daniel Kovalak, who was visiting from Williamsport, PA. We ask our Heavenly Father's blessing up them and all the fathers, god-fathers, spiritual fathers, and everyone else who celebrates on this Father's Day. Many blessed years to all!

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New Catechumens: The Hill Family - 05/19/18
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2018-05-21 11:03:39

On Saturday, May 19th, David and Miroslava Hill, together with their children, Damira and Marten, were enrolled into the catechumenate following the Great Vespers. We humbly ask the Lord's continued blessing upon them during their catechumenate as they prepare themselves for sacramental reception into the Orthodox Church!

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New Catechumen: Zachary Thomas Davidson - 05/13/18
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2018-09-16 19:59:50

On Sunday, May 13th, Zachary Thomas Davidson was enrolled into the catechumenate during the Divine Liturgy. We humbly ask the Lord's continued blessing upon him during his catechumenate as he prepares himself for sacramental reception into the Orthodox Church!

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End of Church School Year - 05/06/18
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2018-05-07 22:07:57

On Sunday, May 6th, the church school program came to a close with a special art project. Sincere appreciation is expressed to our church school teachers, Nissa Nancy Hall and Pat McAlpin, as well as the parents, and all who assisted with the program.  May the Lord bless!

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Marriage of Sarah and Kevin - 04/27/18
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2020-03-15 14:26:10

On April 28th, Sarah and Kevin where joined in Mystery of Holy Matrimony at Christ the Savior Orthodox Church. They were surrounded by family and friends from near and far. Officiating at the ceremony were Fr. John Nosal and Fr. John Parsells. We heartily congratulate them on this beautiful occasion, asking the Lord's blessing upon their new life together with Him!

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Baptisms of Wiley Demetrius and Oliver Keller - 04/22/18
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2018-04-24 12:19:55

On Sunday, April 22nd, we had the Baptisms of both Wiley Demetrius and Oliver, sons of Derek and Ashley Keller. We congratulate them as well as their sponsors, the entire family and their friends. May the Lord God grant them all health, strength, salvation, furtherance in every good thing and many blessed years!

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Children's Egg Hunt - 04/15/18
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2018-04-15 14:01:03

On Thomas Sunday, April 15th, an egg hunt was held for the children of the parish. As we know, the egg is widely used as a symbol of the start of new life, just as new life emerges from an egg when the chick hatches out. However, there were of course no chicks in these eggs, just chocolate and candy - much to the delight of the children and the dread of their parents!

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Holy Pascha - 04/08/18
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2018-04-10 10:18:10

On Sunday, April 8th, the faithful gathered for the Midnight service, celebrating the Feast of Feast, Holy Pascha, which commemorates the Resurrection of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ. More than 100 people gathered for the celebration of the liturgical services which were followed by the blessing of foods and a festive meal in the hall and rectory. We greet you all with the joyous exclamation, "Christ is risen! Indeed He is risen!"

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Great and Holy Week - 04/07/18
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2018-04-10 10:00:00

From April 1 - April 7, the faithful gathered at Christ the Savior to celebrated the solemn liturgical services of Great and Holy Week, which commemorates the Lord's voluntary Passion, His Cross, Death and Burial.

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Holy Unction - 04/04/18
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2018-04-10 09:51:14

On Great and Holy Wednesday, April 4th, the faithful gathered for the Mystery of Holy Unction, the anointing with holy oil for the healing of soul and body. The Church’s practice of Holy Unction dates back to Apostolic times, see James 5:14.

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Palm Sunday - 04/01/18
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2018-04-02 16:21:28

On Palm Sunday, April 1st, the faithful gathered to celebrate the Lord's Entrance into Jerusalem. A procession around the church was made while the faithful bore in their hands palms in honor of the festive occassion. Following the beautiful divine services, a traditional Bakaliaro fish meal was offered for all present. Glory be to God for all things!

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Baptism of Eliseea Theodora - 03/31/18
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2018-04-02 16:12:01

On Lazarus Saturday, March 31st, we had the baptism of Eliseea Theodora, daughter of Roy & Mirona Bendfeldt.  May the Lord grant her and them all, Many Blessed Years!

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Surprise 40th Birthday Party - 03/25/18
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2018-04-02 12:29:54

On Sunday, March 25th, in the afternoon, following the festive services for Annunication, Mat. Emily organized a massive surprise party for Fr. John's 40th birthday. Family, friends, and parishioners gathered from near and far for this joyous event, which to Fr. John's embarrassment and Mat. Emily's credit was in fact a total surprise to him. Sincere appreciation and love is expressed to all who made this day so memorable and joyous!

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Annunciation - 03/25/18
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2018-04-02 12:17:58

On Sunday, March 25th, Protopresbyter Daniel Hubiak offered a short lesson for the children of the parish on the Proskomedia (the Preparation for the Liturgy) and presented each child in the church with a proshora (church bread), which he used to commemorate them during the Divine Liturgy. Following the service, the wives of Fr. Daniel and Dn. Steven Hall, Matushka Dunia and Nissa Nancy, respectively, where given flowers in honor of their recent birthdays and in thanks for everything they do for the community. Glory to God for a beautiful feast of the Annunciation and for gifting this parish which such dedicated clergy and their wives!

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Installation of Parish Council - 02/25/18
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2018-06-08 11:39:04

On Sunday, February 25th, with the blessing of our diocesan hierarch, Metropolitan Tikhon, the 2018 Parish Council members were installed into office. During the first meeting of the 2018 Council, Patricia McAlpin was elected Senior Warden and Chad Michael Fortin was elected Treasurer. May the Lord bless them all!

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Great Lent, Holy Week, and Pascha Schedule of Services - 02/19/18
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2018-02-19 13:42:40

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Baptism of Hazel Genevieve - 02/11/18
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2018-02-11 14:53:34

On Sunday, February 11th, we had the baptism of Hazel Genevieve, daughter of Daniel and Kathleen Moss. We congratulate them as well as, her sponsors, Rdr. George Kaloroumakis and Mat. Emily Parsells, gathered friends, and the entire family. May the Lord grant the newly-illuminted, handmaiden of God, Hazel Genevieve and them all heath, strength, salvation, furtherance in every good thing and many blessed years!

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2018 Annual Meeting - 01/28/18
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2018-02-08 19:20:37

On Sunday, January 28th, the parishioners of Christ the Savior gathered together for their annual meeting. In addition to reviewing the minutes from last year's meeting, the parish body heard reports from the rector, senior warden, junior warden, treasurer, and auditors. We recounted and gave thanks for all the great blessings we received during the past year, including celebrating the mission's elevation to full parish status!

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March For Life - 01/19/18
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2018-01-20 15:45:06

On Friday, January 19th parishioners from Christ the Savior joined other Orthodox Christians and hundreds of thousands of people who gathered for the March For Life in Washington, DC. The march is a pro-life rally protesting abortion, held in the nation's capital near the anniversary of the infamous decision in the United States Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade. This year marked the 45th anniversary and featured an address by President Donald Trump.  The opening prayer was led by Metropolitan Tikhon.

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2018 Annual Parish Meeting - 01/01/18
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2018-01-13 15:01:56

The 2018 Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 28th, following the Divine Liturgy and coffee hour. Everyone is asked to please set aside this date for this important meeting.

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Christmas Pageant - 12/31/17
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2018-01-15 11:35:01

On Sunday, December 31st, the children of the parish put on a Christmas Pageant following the Divine Liturgy. Many thanks to all the teachers, parents, and children who did a great job! Christ is born! Glorify Him!

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St. Basil's Bread - 12/31/17
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2018-01-13 15:33:29

Congratulations to the recipients of St. Basil’s Coin: Fr. Daniel Hubiak and Sebastian Klimitchev. The other coins were in the pieces cut for the Lord Jesus and Elisabeth Parsells. Many Years to the recipients!

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Nativity 2017 - 12/25/17
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-12-26 19:58:14

This year's celebration of the Lord's Nativity was very joyous in part due to the record attendance, as faithful parishioners and friends gathered for worship and fellowship on this high Holy Day. As we give thanks to God Almighty, we also ask His divine blessings upon one and all during this season of peace and spiritual joy! Christ is born! Glorify Him!

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Blessing of Those in the Healing Ministries - 10/29/17
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-10-29 20:00:17

On Sunday, October 29th, prayers were offered at the end of the Divine Liturgy for those in the healing ministries. We ask the Lord's continued blessings upon all those who work with Him in the healing of mankind's physical, emotional, and spiritual wounds and illnesses. May the Lord grant them many blessed years of faithful service to Him and their fellow man!

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Chrismation of Margaret Juliana LoGerfo - 10/29/17
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-10-29 19:55:25

On Sunday, October 29th, we had the Chrismation of Margaret Juliana LoGerfo. We sincerely congratulate her on this joyous occasion. May the Lord grant the newly-illumined handmainden of God, Margaret Juliana, many blessed years!

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Church School Begins - 10/15/17
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-10-16 20:12:21

On Sunday, October 15th, the church school academic year began. Teachers this year are Nissa Nancy Hall and Patricia McAlpin. We ask the Lord's blessing upon them and all their students who today begin their studies anew in the way of the Lord.

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From Mission to Parish, Fr. Daniel's 90th Birthday, and Diocesan Day - 08/27/17
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-08-29 12:07:06

His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon visited Christ the Savior from August 25-27 to: 1) raise the mission to full parish status, 2) celebrate the 90th birthday of Protopresbyter Daniel Hubiak, who is the church's founder, and 3) to lead the annual Diocesan Day celebration.

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Expanded Parking + Final Preparations - 08/25/17
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-08-25 14:51:19

During the week of August 20-25, final preparations were made for the upcoming historic visit of Metropolitan Tikhon to Christ the Savior to elevate the mission to full parish status and celebrate the 90th birthday of its founder, Protopresbyter Daniel Hubiak.

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Transfiguration of the Lord - 08/06/17
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-08-09 08:52:00

On Sunday, August 6th, the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord, grapes and various fruits were blessed at the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy.  We greet you all with the exclamation, "Joyous Feast!"

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Archpastoral Visit of Metropolitan Tikhon - 07/23/17
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2017-07-24 11:06:11

His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon will visit Christ the Savior here in Berlin, MD from August 25-27 to: 1) elevate our mission to parish status, 2) celebrate the 90th birthday of Fr. Daniel, and 3) to lead the annual Diocesan Day. We warmly welcome all who are able to come and celebrate with us!

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Blessing of Chariots - 07/16/17
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-08-23 22:05:50

On Sunday, July 16th, the faithful of Christ the Savior gathered for the Divine Liturgy followed by the Blessing of Automobiles. This annual blessing occurs near the feast of the Prophet Elias (who ascended as if into heaven in a fiery chariot). Photos from the blessing are below, together with a video produced showing the day from the eyes of a child. Enjoy!

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Prayer for Graduates - 06/18/17
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-07-20 10:01:46

On Sunday, June 18th, prayers were offered at the completion of the academic year, thanking the Lord for the blessing of His wisdom and knowledge, and asking Him to preserve the students in that which they have learned which is according to His divine law.

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Holy Pentecost - 06/04/17
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, June 6th, the faithful gathered to celebrate the feast of Pentecost. As is customary, the Vespers with Kneeling Prayers was served immediately following the Divine Liturgy. We congratulation all who celebrate on this high holy day!

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Pool Opening / Cross Dive - 05/28/17
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, May 28th, the following prayer was offered for the annual blessing of the pool: O Lord, how marvelous are Thy works. In wisdom hast Thou made them all. Send down Thy heavenly blessing upon this pool. Protect all who swim in it. Keep them safe as they enjoy the recreation and fellowship which it provides. For Thou art the Provider of every good gift, Who dost fill our hearts with joy and gladness, always, now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

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Baptism of Walter Sterling Basil - 05/10/17
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Wednesday, May 10th, on the Feast of Mid-Pentecost, we had the baptism of Walter Sterling Basil, son of Larry and Tara Casserly. We congratulate them as well as, Fr. Joel and Matushka Tessi Wilson, the sponsors, the entire family and all their friends. May the Lord God grant Walter Sterling Basil and them all heath, strength, salvation, furtherance in every good thing and many bless years!

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Children's Egg Hunt - 04/30/17
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On the Sunday of the Myrrh-bearing Women, April 30th, an egg hunt was held for the children of the parish. As we know, the egg is widely used as a symbol of the start of new life, just as new life emerges from an egg when the chick hatches out. However, there were of course no chicks in these eggs, just chocolate and candy - much to the delight of the children and the dread of their parents!

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Holy Pascha - 04/16/17
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, April 16th, the faithful gathered for the Midnight service, celebrating the Feast of Feast, Holy Pascha, which commemorates the Resurrection of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ. Over 125 people gathered for the celebration of the liturgical services which were followed by the blessing of foods and a festive meal in the hall and rectory. We greet you all with the joyous exclamation, "Christ is risen! Indeed He is risen!"

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Great and Holy Week - 04/15/17
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

From April 9 - April 15, the faithful gathered at Christ the Savior to celebrated the solemn liturgical services of Great and Holy Week, which commemorates the Lord's voluntary Passion, His Cross, Death and Burial.

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Holy Unction - 04/12/17
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Great and Holy Wednesday, April 12th, the faithful gathered for the Mystery of Holy Unction, the anointing with holy oil for the healing of soul and body. The Church’s practice of Holy Unction dates back to Apostolic times, see James 5:14.

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Palm Sunday - 04/09/17
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Palm Sunday, April 9th, the faithful gathered to celebrate the Lord's Entrance into Jerusalem. The church was packed for this highly festive day. During the Divine Liturgy, Joseph Dunbar was received into the Orthodox Church through Holy Chrismation. Following the beautiful divine services, a traditional Bakaliaro fish meal was offered for all present. Glory be to God for all things!

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Holy Week & Pascha Schedule - 04/07/17
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2017-04-07 12:23:12

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Miraculous Kardiotissa Icon - 03/10/17
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Friday March 10th, Dn. Steven Hall led a group of pilgrims from Christ the Savior to Four Evangelists in Bel Air, MD, where the miraculous Kardiotissa “Tender Heart” myrrh-flowing icon of the Virgin Mary from St. George Orthodox Church in Taylor, PA, was brought for veneration. A moleben (prayer service of supplication) to the Mother-of-God was served before the icon, followed by anointings.

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Sunday of Orthodoxy - 03/05/17
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, March 5th, the local Orthodox parishes in Delmarva gathered at Christ the Savior in Berlin, MD for this year's solemn celebration of the Triumph of Orthodoxy. Serving with Fr. John were Archimandrite Vasilios from St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Ocean City, MD and Protopresybter Daniel Hubiak, the founding priest of the mission. Many faithful gathered for the Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers which was followed by a lenten meal in the parish hall. Glory to God for such a beautiful day and for preserving His Church by Holy Orthodoxy!

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Installation of Parish Council - 03/05/17
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, March 5th, with the blessing of our diocesan hierarch, Metropolitan Tikhon, the 2017 Parish Council members were installed into office. During the first meeting of the 2017 Council, Nicholas Borodulia was elected Junior Warden and Gabriela Vlahovici-Jones was elected Secretary. May the Lord bless them all!

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Chrismation of Robin Adelaide Armstrong - 02/12/17
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, February 12th, Robin Adelaide Armstrong was joined to the Orthodox Church through the mysteries of Holy Chrismation and Communion. We heartily congratulate her on her entrance into the Church, and we ask that the Lord continue to bestow His heavenly blessings upon her, granting her health, strength, salvation, a furtherance in every good thing, and many blessed years!

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2017 Annual Meeting - 01/29/17
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, January 27th, the parishioners of Christ the Savior gathered together for their annual meeting. In addition to reviewing the minutes from last year's meeting, the parish body heard reports from the rector, senior warden, junior warden, treasurer, and auditors. We recounted and gave thanks for all the great blessings we received during the past year, including celebrating the 90th birthday of our founding priest, Fr. Daniel Hubiak, and the extraordinary retiring of the mortgage on the Parish Center some 15 years adhead of schedule!

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March For Life - 01/27/17
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Friday, January 27th parishioners from Christ the Savior joined other Orthodox Christians and hundreds of thousands of people who gathered for the March For Life in Washington, DC. The march is a pro-life rally protesting abortion, held in the nation's capital near the anniversary of the infamous decision in the United States Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade. This year marked the 44th anniversary and featured an address by Vice President Mike Pence.

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90th Birthday Party for Fr. Daniel Hubiak - 01/15/17
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, January 15th, the Christ the Savior family celebrated the 90th birthday of Protopresbyter Daniel Hubiak, the founding priest of the Mission. We were pleased to welcome guests from near and far for the festivities, including Fr. John Jillions, chancellor of the Orthodox Church in America, who read a letter from His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon on this auspicious occasion. We heartily congratulate Fr. Daniel and Matushka Dunia on this great milestone, and we ask the Lord God to continue His blessings upon them, granting them both health, strength, salvation, a furtherance in every good thing and many more blessed years!

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Theophany - 01/06/17
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Friday, January 6th, the faithful gathered to celebrate the Great Feast of Theophany, which commemorates the Lord's Baptism in the Jordan River and the manifestation of the Holy Trinity. On the eve, we served the Great Blessing of Water during the festal vigil.

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Christmas Pageant - 01/01/17
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, January 1st, the children of the parish put on a Christmas Pageant following the Divine Liturgy. Afterwards, we enjoyed hearing the youngsters sing carols and perform instrumental pieces in the hall. Christ is born! Glorify Him!

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St. Basil's Bread - 01/01/17
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, January 1st, we kept the custom of St. Basil's Bread (The Vasilopeta). This year the coins were received by David McAlpin, Laurie Morsey, and Elisabeth Parsells. May the Lord grant them many blessed years!

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Nativity 2016 - 12/25/16
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

As the faithful gathered to celebrate the Nativity of the Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ according to the flesh, we humbly asked the Lord's continued blessing upon you all for a joyous, peaceful and grace-filled festive season and New Year. Christ is born! Glorify Him!

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St. Michael's Party & Parish Thanksgiving - 11/06/16
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-09-12 20:14:15

On Sunday, November 6th, the children participated in our annual St. Michael's party, by dressing as saints and angels. Other activities including a pinata, a photo booth, donut tree, and various crafts. The St. Michael's Party also coincided with the parish Thanskgiving meal with the traditional foods and fixings. Many thanks to all who made this year's St. Michael's party and Thanksgiiving meal such a great success!

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Blessing of Those in the Healing Ministries - 11/06/16
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, November 6th, we asked the Lord's blessing upon those in the healing ministries. May the Lord strengthen them in their efforts to bring healing and consolation to those suffering in body and soul, and may He grant them all many blessed years!

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Baptism of Eliana Maria - 09/18/16
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

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!

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Blessing of Teachers and Students - 08/28/16
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, August 28th, at the beginning of the Academic Year, we asked the Lord's blessing upon the teachers and students. May the Lord enlighten and guide them into His divine truth!

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Mortgage Burning Celebration with Metropolitan Tikhon - 08/21/16
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2018-08-31 15:12:16

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.

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Holy Dormition - 08/15/16
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

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.

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Fr. John's 10th Anniversary - 08/07/16
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

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!

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Mortgage Burning with Metropolitan Tikhon - 08/01/16
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2017-04-07 12:23:12

It is with great joy and excitement that I write to invite you to attend an historic weekend this August 20-21 at Christ the Savior Orthodox Mission in which we welcome His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon to celebrate the burning of the mortgage on our Parish Center.

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Mortgage Paid - 07/24/16
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

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!

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Baptism of Theodosia Caroline Wyant - 07/24/16
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, July 24th, we had the baptism of Theodosia Caroline, daughter of Dana and Cecilia Wyant. We congratulate them as well as, George and Anya, the sponsors, the entire family and friends. May the Lord God grant Theodosia and them all heath, strength, salvation, furtherance in every good thing and many bless years!

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Blessing of Chariots - 07/17/16
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, July 17th, at the end of the Divine Liturgy, we had the annual Blessing of Chariots.  It is a custom of Orthodox Christians to have their cars blessed both when newly acquired and on or near the feast of the Prophet Elias (July 20th), as he ascended as if into heaven on a fiery chariot.  On this day we were joined by numerous visitors include Archpriest Daniel Kovalak and Archpriest Thomas Soroka, who offered an inspiration sermon. We thank God for a truly blessed day!

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Holy Pentecost - 06/19/16
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, June 19th, the faithful gathered to celebrate the feast of Pentecost which commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles fifty days after the Lord rose from the dead. As is customary, the Vespers for the Day of the Holy Spirit together with the Kneeling Prayers were served immediately following the Divine Liturgy. We also offered prayers for our teachers and students at the end of the academic year.

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Pool Opening / Cross Dive - 06/12/16
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, June 12th, the following prayer was offered for the annual blessing of the pool: O Lord, how marvelous are Thy works. In wisdom hast Thou made them all. Send down Thy heavenly blessing upon this pool. Protect all who swim in it. Keep them safe as they enjoy the recreation and fellowship which it provides. For Thou art the Provider of every good gift, Who dost fill our hearts with joy and gladness, always, now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

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Baptism of Alyssa Nicoleta - 05/15/16
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, May 15th, we had the baptism of Alyssa Nicoleta, daughter of Quentin and Alina Mellinger. We congratulate them as well as, Nina, the sponsor, the entire family and friends. May the Lord God grant Alyssa and them all heath, strength, salvation, furtherance in every good thing and many bless years

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Children's Egg Hunt - 05/08/16
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Thomas Sunday, May 8th, an egg hunt was held for the children of the parish. As we know, the egg is widely used as a symbol of the start of new life, just as new life emerges from an egg when the chick hatches out. However, there were of course no chicks in these eggs, just chocolate and candy - much to the delight of the children and the dread of their parents!

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Holy Pascha - 05/01/16
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, May 1st, the faithful gathered for the Midnight service, celebrating the Feast of Feast, Holy Pascha, which commemorates the Resurrection of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ. Over 100 people gathered for the celebration of the liturgical services which were followed by the blessing of foods and a festive meal in the hall and rectory. We greet you all with the joyous exclamation, "Christ is risen! Indeed He is risen!"

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Great and Holy Week - 04/30/16
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

From April 24 - April 30, the faithful gathered at Christ the Savior to celebrated the solemn liturgical services of Great and Holy Week, which commemorates the Lord's voluntary Passion, His Cross, Death and Burial.

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Holy Unction - 04/27/16
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Great and Holy Wednesday, April 27th, the faithful gathered for the Mystery of Holy Unction, the anointing with holy oil for the healing of soul and body. The Church’s practice of Holy Unction dates back to Apostolic times, see James 5:14.

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Holy Week & Pascha Schedule - 04/24/16
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2017-04-07 12:23:12

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Palm Sunday - 04/24/16
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Palm Sunday, April 24th, the faithful gathered to celebrate the Lord's Entrance into Jerusalem. This joyous feastday included the beautiful divine services, a liturgical procession, and a tasty fish meal. We thank the Lord and all who made this day so festive! As we now enter into the Great and Holy Week, we ask the Lord's blessing to help us pass these all-revered days in godliness, commemorating the savings acts of His voluntary Passion, being incorporated into the mystery of His salvation, and looking to the bright and radiant celebration of Holy Pascha.

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Baptism of Chad Michael Fortin - 04/23/16
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Saturday, April 23rd, the Feast of the Raising of Lazarus, Chad Michael Fortin received the Sacrament of Baptism, becoming a member of the Holy Orthodox Church. We rejoice, together with Chad Michael and his sponsor, Andrew Hageman, on Chad's reception into the Body of Christ, and we ask the Lord to continue His divine blessings upon him, granting him health, strength, salvation, a furtherance in all good things, and many blessed years!

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Pysanky Class - 03/25/16
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Friday, March 25th, following the divine services for the Annunciation and a festive luncheon, a Pysanky Class was offered for parishioners and friends of Christ the Savior. A good time was had by all and we thank those who helped make this event happened, especially Cecilia Wynat who led the class. Glory to God for a joyous celebration of the feast and an enjoyable day of fellowship!

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Installation of the Parish Council - 03/20/16
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, March 20th, with the blessing of our diocesan hierarch, Metropolitan Tikhon, the 2016 Parish Council members were installed into office. During the first meeting of the 2016 Council, Deborah Wilson was elected Senior Warden and Barbara Kaloroumakis was elected Treasurer. May the Lord bless them all!

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Great Lent: Top 10 - 03/06/16
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2017-04-07 12:23:12

1. Regardless of how you fast, fast every single day. This type of fasting helps wear down the passions and build spiritual endurance.
2. Know exactly what the fasting regulations are and try to approximate them as best you can. Each Lent, try to be more strict yet humble.
3. Particular concerns about fasting? Age, health issues, never fasted before, mixed-marriages?  Speak with your priest.

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Crowning of Daniel and Kathleen Moss - 02/28/16
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, February 28th, the Rite of Crowning was performed for Daniel and Kathleen Moss. We heartily congratulate them on this special day, asking the Lord's continued blessings upon them as they grown in their union with Him and each other!

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New Altar Server Vestments - 02/14/16
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, February 14th, the two remains sets of gold and purple altar server vestments were blessed. These vestments were made by an Orthodox monastery in the Republic of Georgia. Appreciation is expressed to those who donated and prepared them. May the Lord bless!

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2016 Annual Meeting - 02/07/16
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, February 7th, the parishioners of Christ the Savior gathered together for their Annual Meeting. In addition to reviewing the minutes from last year's meeting, the parish body heard reports from the rector, senior warden, junior warden, treasurer, auditors, lay-delegate to the OCA's All-American Council and the parish council on stewardship.

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Blessing of Torches and Gospel Stand - 02/07/16
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, February 7th, new liturgical torches, to be used by the deacons and altar servers, were blessed before the Divine Liturgy. A new Gospel stand, fashioned by community members, was also blessed for the proclamation of the Good News. Appreciation is expressed to the donors and artificers.  May the Lord bless!

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Rectory Blessing / Open House - 01/10/16
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, January 10th, Protopresbyter Daniel blessed the rectory in the Parish Center. Following the service for the annual blessing of a home, there was an open house in the rectory. Appreciation is expressed to Fr. Daniel as well as all who attended, prayed, prepared food, and shared in fellowship.

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St. Basil's Bread - 01/10/16
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, January 10th, we kept the custom of the Vasilopeta (St. Basil's Bread). This year the coins were received by David McAlpin, Christiana Milite, and Cheryl Kokkinos. May the Lord grant them many blessed years!

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Blessing of the Atlantic Ocean - 01/09/16
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Saturday, January 9th, faithful from Christ the Savior Mission joined St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Ocean City, MD, for the annual blessing of the Atlantic Ocean. Many thanks to Fr. Vasileos and the community of St. George for hosting this wonderful event to the glory of God!

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Christmas Pageant - 12/27/15
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, December 27th, children from the mission put on a small Christmas Pageant following the Divine Liturgy. The performance was enjoyed by all, and appreciation is expressed the organizers as well as parents. During the coffee hour, after the pageant, the community congratulated Protopresbyter Daniel Hubiak on his upcoming 89th birthday, wishing him "Many Blessed Years!"

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Nativity 2015 - 12/25/15
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

As the faithful gathered to celebrate the Nativity of the Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ according to the flesh, we were pleased to congratulate Chad Fortin who was enrolled into the catechumenate during the Christmas Liturgy! We humbly ask the Lord's continued blessing upon him and you all for a joyous, peaceful and grace-filled festive season and New Year. Christ is born! Glorify Him!

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New Altar Server Vestments - 12/13/15
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, December 13th, three new sets of altar server vestments - red, blue, and green - were blessed. Two additional white vestments were also blessed, making 10 vestments of various sizes in each color for our altar servers. The remaining two liturgical colors - gold and purple - are hoped to be ready by February, 2016. We thank the donors, the tailors from the Republic of Georgia, as well as those who place the order and assisted with transit. May the Lord bless one and all!

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2015 Archdiocesan Assembly - 11/14/15
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Saturday, November 14, the Archdiocese of Washington gathered at St. Nicholas Cathedral in DC for the annual assembly. Christ the Savior Mission sent Fr. John Parsells (clergy delegate), Cheryl Kokkinos (lay delegate) and Barbara Kaloroumakis (observer), who was tasked with auditing the Archdiocesan financial records this coming year. Appreciation is extended to all who represented our mission as well as all those who led and attended this year's assembly.

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St. Michael's Party - 11/08/15
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, November 8th, the feast of the Archangel Michael and the Bodiless Powers, the children participated in our annual St. Michael's party, by dressing as saints and angels. A festive coffee hour was enjoyed by all as the children participated in the party's other activities, including a donut tree, bobbing for applies and a pinata. Many thanks to all who made this year's St. Michael's party such a great success!

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Blessing of Those in the Healing Ministries - 11/01/15
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, November 1st, prayers were offered at the end of the Divine Liturgy for those in the healing ministries. We ask the Lord's continued blessings upon all those who work with Him in the healing of mankind's physical, emotional, and spiritual wounds and illnesses. May the Lord grant them many blessed years of faithful service to Him and their fellow man!

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Chrismation of Patricia McAlpin - 10/11/15
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, October 11th, we had the Chrismation of Patricia McAlpin. We heartily congratulate her and her husband, David, on this joyous occasion. May the Lord grant the newly-illumined handmainden of God, Patricia, many blessed years!

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Archdiocesan Missions Presentation - 09/19/15
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Saturday, September 19th, a presentation on the subject of missions was offered by Archpriest Mark Koczak and Popadija Katherine Vitko from the Archdiocese of Washington's Mission Board. Sincere appreciation is extended to our presenters both for making the trip out to Christ the Savior as well as the informative and inspiring material they shared.

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Blessing of Teachers and Students - 08/30/15
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, August 30th, prayers were offered for teachers and students on the occasion of the new academic year. May God grant His wisdom and understanding to them all!

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Patronal Feast - 08/16/15
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, August 16th, the faithful gathered to celebrate the feast of the parish and the 15th anniversary of the founding of the Mission. Fr. John co-served with Protopresbyter Daniel Hubiak, the founding priest of the Mission, who offered congratulatory words and encouragement to the community to continue in Holy Orthodoxy for the salvation of the people of Delmarva.

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Blessing of Chariots - 07/12/15
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, July 12th, the faithful of Christ the Savior gathered for the Divine Liturgy followed by the Blessing of Automobiles. This annual blessing occurs near the feast of the Prophet Elias (who ascended as if into heaven in a fiery chariot). During the Divine Liturgy, Patricia McAlpin was received into the catechumenate, the process by which one is joined to the Orthodox Church.  We congratulate her and her husband David, askings the Lord's continued blessings upon them!

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Prayer for Graduates - 06/21/15
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, June 21st, prayers were offered at the completion of the academic year, thanking the Lord for the blessing of His wisdom and knowledge, and asking Him to preserve the students in that which they have learned which is according to His divine law.

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Special Parish Meeting - 06/07/15
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, June 7th, the members of Christ the Savior Mission gathered for a special Parish Meeting to review the recommendations of the Parish Council regarding the completion of required repairs to the crawlspace beneath the Parish Center.

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Holy Pentecost - 05/31/15
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, May 31st, the faithful gathered to celebrate the feast of Pentecost which commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles fifty days after the Lord rose from the dead. As is customary, the Vespers for the Day of the Holy Spirit together with the Kneeling Prayers were served immediately following the Divine Liturgy.

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March For Marriage - 04/25/15
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Saturday, April 25th, Orthodox Christians gathered together with other Americans in Washington DC for the third annual March For Marriage, which supports both natural, traditional marriage between one man and one woman as well as the right of every American to hold, profess, and practice his or her religious freedom without coersion or persecution from the State.

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Holy Pascha - 04/12/15
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, April 12th, the faithful gathered for the Midnight service, celebrating the Feast of Feast, Holy Pascha, which commemorates the Resurrection of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ. Some 120 people gathered for the celebration of the liturgical services which were followed by the blessing of foods and a festive meal in the hall and rectory. We greet you all with the joyous exclamation, "Christ is risen! Indeed He is risen!"

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Great and Holy Week - 04/11/15
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

From April 5 - April 11, the faithful gathered at Christ the Savior to celebrated the solemn liturgical services of Great and Holy Week, which commemorates the Lord's voluntary Passion, His Cross, Death and Burial.

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Palm Sunday - 04/05/15
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Palm Sunday, April 5th, the faithful gathered to celebrate the Lord's Entrance into Jerusalem. The church was packed with record attendance for this highly festive day. During the Divine Liturgy, Michelle and Rylee Elizabeth Miller were received into the Orthodox Church through Holy Chrismation. Following the beautiful divine services, a traditional Bakaliaro fish meal was offered in honor of the Feast and the newly-illumined handmaidens of God. May they and all of us see the good things of Jerusalem all the days of our lives! Glory be to God for all things!

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Installation of the Parish Council - 03/08/15
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, March 8th, with the blessing of our diocesan hierarch, Metropolitan Tikhon, the 2015 Parish Council members were installed into office. During the first meeting of the 2015 Council, George Kaloroumakis was elected Junior Warden and Kelly Hageman was elected Secretary. May the Lord bless them all!

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Interviews: Fr. Daniel and Mat. Dunia Hubiak - 02/21/15
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

These Interviews with Fr. Daniel and Mat. Dunia Hubiak, conducted by Fr. John and Denise Jillions, took place on June 20, 2014. They were recorded by Steve Dixon utilizing the equipment and facilities of the Dorrance H. Hamilton Public Media Commons at WHYY, in Philadelphia, PA. They are part of the series, "Gift and Grace: Stories of Orthodox Clergy and their Wives," sponsored by the Diocese of New York and New Jersey (Orthodox Church in America). In documenting the lives of senior Orthodox clergy the series, edited by Fr. John Shimchick, explores the sense of gift and the mystery of grace that uphold both marriage and ministry.

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2015 Annual Meeting - 01/25/15
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, January 25th, the parishioners of Christ the Savior gathered together for their Annual Meeting. In addition to reviewing the minutes from last year's meeting, the parish body heard reports from the rector, senior warden, junior warden, treasurer, auditors, choir director and the parish council on stewardship.

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March For Life - 01/22/15
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Friday, January 22nd, members of Christ the Savior traveled to Washington DC for the annual March For Life. The march is a pro-life rally protesting abortion, held in the nation's capital near the anniversary of the decision in the United States Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade.

Among the numerous Orthodox Christians who took part in the March were His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon; His Grace, Bishop Michael of New York and New Jersey; the OCA officers; faculty and students from Saint Tikhon’s Seminary, South Canaan, PA and Saint Vladimir’s Seminary, Yonkers, NY; and clergy and faithful of all ages from across the country, including a small contigent from Christ the Savior Mission in Berlin, MD.

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Rectory Blessing / Open House - 01/11/15
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, January 11th, Protopresbyter Daniel blessed the rectory in the Parish Center. Following the service for the annual blessing of a home, there was an open house in the rectory. Appreciation is expressed to Fr. Daniel as well as all who attended, prayed, prepared food, and shared in fellowship.

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Blessing of the Atlantic Ocean - 01/10/15
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Saturday, January 10th, faithful from Christ the Savior Mission joined St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Ocean City, MD, for the annual blessing of the Atlantic Ocean. The services were led by His Eminence, Metropolitan Evangelos of the Greek Orthodox Church in America. Many thanks to Fr. Vasileos and the community of St. George for hosting this wonderful event to the glory of God!

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St. Basil's Bread - 12/28/14
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, December 28th, the Sunday before the feastday of St. Basil the Great (January 1st) we kept the custom of the Vasilopeta (St. Basil's Bread). This year the coins were received by Cheryl and Londy Kokkinos (one coin each), Will Wilkinson (one coin), and Elisabeth Parsells (one coin). May the Lord grant them many blessed years!

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Nativity 2014 - 12/25/14
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

As we celebrate the great feast of the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ, according to the flesh, we greet you with the joyous exclamation, “Christ is born! Glorify Him!”.  We humbly ask the Lord’s continued blessings upon you, your family and friends during this festive season and throughout the New Year!

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Baptism of Daniel Michael Oganyan - 12/14/14
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, December 14, we had the Baptism of Daniel Michael Oganyan. We congratulate him, his parents, Maksim and Ramona, his godparents, Stanislav and Svetlana, as well as the entire family on this joyous occasion. May the Lord grant the newly illumined servant of God, Daniel Michael, many blessed years!

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Welcome Deacon Steven - 11/30/14
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, November 30th, we formally welcomed Deacon Steven Hall to Christ the Savior Mission. Dn. Steven and his wife, Diaconissa Nancy moved from St. Thomas the Apostle Mission in Waldorf, Maryland to Millsboro, Delaware, and we are very pleased to have them as part of our community. May the Lord grant them many blessed years!

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St. Michael's Day Party - 11/02/14
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, November 2nd, the children participated in our annual St. Michael's party, by dressing as saints and angels. Other activities including pumpkin bowling, donut tree, a bonfire, and various crafts. New this year were a popcorn-maker, snow cones, and cotton candy. Many thanks to all who made this year's St. Michael's party such a great success!

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Blessing of Those in the Healing Ministries - 11/02/14
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, November 2nd, prayers were offered at the end of the Divine Liturgy for those in the healing ministries. We ask the Lord's continued blessings upon all those who work with Him in the healing of mankind's physical, emotional, and spiritual wounds and illnesses. May the Lord grant them many blessed years of faithful service to Him and their fellow man!

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Protopresbyter Daniel Hubiak's 62nd Anniversary of Priesthood - 09/14/14
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2021-02-07 16:15:31

On Sunday, September 14th, the feast of the Exaltation of the Precious Cross, Protopresbyter Daniel Hubiak, founding priest of the mission, celebrated his 62nd anniversary of ordination to the Holy Priesthood. Congratulations were offered and "Many Years" were sung to both Fr. Daniel and Mat. Dunia on this joyous day. We also congratulation them on their upcoming 63rd wedding anniversary, September 16th.  May the Lord grant them many more blessed years of marriage and service to His Holy Church!

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Spiritual Retreat: "The Treasures of Ancient Christianity" with Met. Tikhon - 09/07/14
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2018-08-31 15:17:46

On the weekend of September 6-7, 2014, Christ the Savior Mission hosted a spiritual retreat entitled, "The Treasures of Ancient Christianity". His Beatitude Metropolitan TIKHON led the retreat and the Synodal Youth Choir performed a concert with hymns from the ancient Liturgy of the Church as well as sang the responses during the divine services. We give thanks to Almighty God and to all who make this blessed weekend possible!

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Blessing of Teachers and Students - 08/31/14
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, August 31st, prayers were offered for teachers and students on the occasion of the new academic year. May God grant His wisdom and understanding to them all!

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Shorebirds' Strike Out Hunger Sunday - 08/24/14
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, August 24th, there was a group outing of the church family to see a Shorebirds game. The Shorebirds ended up losing the game but a great time was had by all. We chose to attend this game because it was the Shorebird's Strike Out Hunger Sunday which collected canned food items for distribution to local food banks. Well done, Shorebirds!

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Dormition of the Virgin Mary - 08/15/14
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Friday, August 15th, the Feast of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary, flowers and various herbs were blessed at the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy.

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Transfiguration of the Lord - 08/06/14
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Wednesday, August 6th, the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord, grapes and various fruits were blessed at the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy.  Following the Divine Services a pool party was held for those in attendance and other guests of the church.

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"The Treasures of Ancient Christianity": A Spiritual Retreat with Metropolitan TIKHON and the Synodal Youth Choir - 07/31/14
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2017-04-07 12:23:12

On the weekend of September 6-7, 2014, Christ the Savior Mission will be hosting a spiritual retreat entitled, "The Treasures of Ancient Christianity". His Beatitude Metropolitan TIKHON will lead the retreat, offering a lecture and question/answer period on the shared riches of the 1st millennium of Christianity. The Synodal Youth Choir will perform a concert with hymns from the ancient Liturgy of the Church as well as sing the responses during the divine services. There will be food, fellowship, swimming, and activities for children. The retreat is open to all and there is no cost for admission though donations will be appreciated. We look forward to seeing you at the retreat!

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Blessing of Chariots - 07/20/14
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, July 20th, the feast of the Prophet Elias, the faithful of Christ the Savior gathered for the Divine Liturgy followed by the Blessing of Chariots. We were pleased to welcome numerous visitors including Fr. Daniel Kovalak, who delivered as inspired homily. Glory to God for a grace-filled day!

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Baptism of Liam Alexander - 06/21/14
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Saturday, June 21st, we welcomed Archpriest Mark Koczak for the Baptism of Liam Alexander Moss. We congratulate Liam, his parents, Daniel and Kathleen, his godparents, as well as the entire family on this joyous occasion. May the Lord grant the newly illumined servant of God, Liam Alexander, many blessed years!

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Baptism of Nicholas David - 06/15/14
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, June 15th, we had the Baptism of Nicholas David Reynolds. We congratulate him, his parents, Daniel and Elena, his godparents, Constantine Mitsopoulos and Gabriela Vlahovici-Jones, as well as the entire family on this joyous occasion. May the Lord grant the newly illumined servant of God, Nicholas David, many blessed years!

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Holy Pentecost - 06/08/14
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, June 8, the faithful gathered to celebrate the feast of Pentecost. During the Vespers which followed the Divine Liturgy, the faithful held flowers, reminding them of the new life that has blossomed forth with the descent of the Holy Spirit. Special prayers were read by Fr. Daniel and Fr. John while we knelt and beseeched the Holy Spirit to renew Himself within us.

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Pool Opening / Cross Dive - 05/25/14
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, May 25th, a prayer was offered for the annual blessing of the pool: O Lord, how marvelous are Thy works. In wisdom hast Thou made them all. Send down Thy heavenly blessing upon this pool. Protect all who swim in it. Keep them safe as they enjoy the recreation and fellowship which it provides. For Thou art the Provider of every good gift, Who dost fill our hearts with joy and gladness, always, now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

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Baptism of Damiana Seraphine - 05/25/14
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, May 25th, we had the Baptism of Damiana Seraphine Milite. We congratulate her, her parents, Gerald and Cameila, her godparents, Ovidiu Dimitru and Ana Maria, as well as the entire family on this joyous occasion. May the Lord grant the newly illumined handmaiden of God, Damiana Seraphine, many blessed years!

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Blessing of Parish Icon - 05/11/14
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, May 11th, we were pleased to have the blessing of our new parish icon, the "Icon Not-Made-By-Hands". This icon is a handpainted copy of the original icon made by the Lord Jesus Christ Himself and given to King Abgar of Edessa. On this day we also honored our mothers who were celebrating Mother's Day, and we gave thanks to God our Father, Who has given us the Church as our Mother. "To Him be the glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen." Ephesians 3:21

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Baptism of Annabelle - 05/04/14
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, May 4th, we had the Baptism of Annabelle Lee Elton. We congratulate her, her mother, Olga, her godmother, Marina, as well as the entire family on this joyous occasion. May the Lord grant the newly illumined handmaiden of God, Annabelle, many blessed years!

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Holy Pascha - 04/20/14
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, April 20th, the faithful gathered for the Midnight service, celebrating the Feast of Feast, Holy Pascha, which commemorates the Resurrection of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ. Some 125 people gathered for the celebration of the liturgical services which were followed by the blessing of foods and a festive meal in the hall and rectory. We greet you all with the joyous exclamation, "Christ is risen! Indeed He is risen!"

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Great and Holy Week - 04/16/14
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

From April 13 - April 19, the faithful gathered at Christ the Savior to celebrated the solemn liturgical services of Great and Holy Week, which commemorates the Lord's voluntary Passion, His Cross, Death and Burial.

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Palm Sunday - 04/13/14
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Palm Sunday, April 13th, the faithful gathered to celebrate the Lord's Entrance into Jerusalem. This highly festive day was punctuated with excellent attendance, the beautiful divine services, and a wonderful fish meal. As we now enter into the Great and Holy Week, we ask the Lord's blessing to help us pass these all-revered days in godliness, commemorating the savings acts of His voluntary Passion, being incorporated into the mystery of His salvation, and looking to the bright and radiant celebration of Holy Pascha.

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Spring Snow - 03/26/14
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

During the evening hours of Annunciation, March 25th, snow began to fall in Delmarva. The following photos were taken the next morning, capturing some of the beauty as well as the damage from the last (hopefully) snow storm of the season.

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Sunday of the Cross - 03/23/14
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On the Sunday of the Cross, March 23rd, the Christ the Savior Mission welcomed Archpriest Mark Koczak, chairman of the Mission's Board for the Archdiocese of Washington. Some 93 people gathered to worship the Lord and venerate His precious and life-creating Cross, singing the hymn: "Before Thy Cross, we bow down in worship, O Master, and Thy holy resurrection we praise and glorify!"

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Installation of Parish Council - 02/23/14
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, February 23rd, with the blessing of our diocesan hierarch, Metropolitan Tikhon, the 2014 Parish Council members were installed into office. During the first meeting of the 2014 Council, Cheryl Kokkinos was elected Senior Warden, George Kaloroumakis was elected Junior Warden, and Michael McFarland was elected Treasurer; Deborah Wilson remains Secretary. May the Lord bless them all!

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2014 Annual Meeting - 02/02/14
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, February 2nd, the parishioners of Christ the Savior gathered together for their Annual Meeting. In addition to reviewing the minutes from last year's meeting, the parish body heard reports from the rector, senior warden, junior warden, treasurer, and auditors.

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Blessing of the Atlantic - 01/11/14
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Saturday, January 11th, faithful from Christ the Savior Mission joined St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Ocean City, MD, for the annual blessing of the Atlantic Ocean. The services were led by Protopresbyter Kosmas Karavellas from Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Annapolis, MD. Many thanks to Fr. Vasileos and the community of St. George for hosting this wonderful event to the glory of God!

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Great Blessing of Water - 01/06/14
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On January 6th, the faithful gathered for the celebration of Holy Theophany, commemorating the Lord Jesus Christ's baptism in the Jordan River and the revelation of the Holy Trinity. The Great Blessing of Water was served by Protopresbyter Daniel Hubiak, the founding priest of the Mission.

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Celebrations Continue! - 12/29/13
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On December 29, 2013, we continued to celebrate the Nativity of the Lord, with an Open House in the rectory. At the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy, we kept the ancient custom of St. Basil's Bread, with the golden coin being received by Monk Christian (Lesinsky). On this day, we also congratulated Protopresbyter Daniel Hubiak on his 87th birthday - may the Lord grant him and Mat. Dunia many more blessed years! Finally, on this day, we reached our goal of raising 30K to repay a short term 0% interest loan generously offered by a benefactor for renovations required to the Parish Center. We have so many to thank, and we offer glory and thanks to God for all things, including such a wonderful day with so many blessings!

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Nativity 2013 - 12/25/13
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

This year's celebration of the Lord's Nativity was punctuated with record attendance, as faithful parishioners and friends gathered for worship and fellowship on this high Holy Day. The founding priest of the Mission, Protopresbyter Daniel Hubiak, led the community in the Divine Liturgy, which was followed by a festive coffee hour. As we give thanks to God Almighty, we also ask His divine blessings upon one and all during this season of peace and spiritual joy! Christ is born! Glorify Him!

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Christmas Schedule - 12/14/13
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2017-04-07 12:23:12

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2013 Diocesan Assembly - 11/16/13
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Saturday, November 16th, the 2013 Diocesan Assembly was held at St. Matthew's Orthodox Church in Columbia, MD. Representing Christ the Savior Mission were Fr. John Parsells, Fr. Daniel Hubiak, Kathy Parrish, Cheryl Kokkinos, George Kaloroumakis, Constantine Mitsopoulos, and Bill Parrish. Appreciation is extended to all who travelled for the assembly. Glory and thanks to God for all things!

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St. Michael's Party - 11/03/13
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, November 3rd, the children participated in our annual St. Michael's party, by dressing as saints and angels. Other activities including bobbing for apples, pumpkin bowling, roasted marshmallows, donut tree, and various crafts. Many thanks to all who made this year's St. Michael's party such a great success!

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Blessing of Those in the Healing Ministries - 11/03/13
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, November 3rd, prayers were offered at the end of the Divine Liturgy for those in the healing ministries. We ask the Lord's continued blessings upon all those who work with Him in the healing of mankind's physical, emotional, and spiritual wounds and illnesses. May the Lord grant them many blessed years of faithful service to Him and their fellow man!

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Baptism of Andrei Ovidiu - 09/29/13
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, September 29th, we had the Baptism of Andrei Ovidiu. We congratulate him, his parents, Ovidiu Dimitru and Ana Maria, his godparents, Ioan and Ionela, as well as the entire family on this joyous occasion. May the Lord grant the newly illumined servant of God, Andrei Ovidiu, many blessed years!

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Special Parish Meeting - 08/25/13
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, August 25th, a Special Parish Meeting was held to discuss stewardship and the financial plan of the Mission.

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Blessing of Teachers and Students - 08/25/13
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, August 25th, prayers were offered for teachers and students on the occasion of the new academic year. May God grant His wisdom and understanding to them all!

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Prayers for Suffering and Persecuted Christians - 08/18/13
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, August 18th, at the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy, prayers were offered for the suffering people of Egypt, Syria, and throughout the world, especially those who are being persecuted for their Christian faith.

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Special Parish Meeting - 8/25 - 08/04/13
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2017-04-07 12:23:12

On Sunday, August 25th, there will be an important Special Meeting of the Parish Body to discuss urgent issues related to the immediate future of the mission. All parish members are asked to attend.

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Baptism of Augustine Theodore Stewart - 08/04/13
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, August 4th, we had the Baptism of Augustine Theodore Stewart. We congratulate him, his parents, Chad and Maria, his godparents, Andrew and Kelly Hageman, as well as the entire Stewart family on this joyous occasion. May the Lord grant the newly illumined servant of God, Augustine Theodore, many blessed years!

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Summer Visitors - 07/28/13
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, July 28th, over 90 people gathered from near and far to celebrate the Divine Liturgy. Among the serving clergy were Protopresbyter Daniel Hubiak, Archpriest Daniel Kovalak, Archpriest Thomas Soroka, Priest John Parsells, and Deacon Mark Oleynik. Following the Divine Liturgy, many stayed for the fellowship hour and the open pool. It was a joy to have the venerable clergy as well as all of the faithful visitors to the Mission. Glory and thanks be to God for a beautiful day!

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Blessing of Automobiles - 07/21/13
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, July 21st, the faithful of Christ the Savior gathered for the Divine Liturgy followed by the Blessing of Automobiles. This annual blessing occurs on the Sunday closest to the feast of the Prophet Elias (who ascended as if into heaven in a fiery chariot).

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Archpastoral Visit of Met. Tikhon - 07/07/13
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On the weekend of July 6-7th, the faithful welcomed His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon for his second archpastoral visit to Christ the Savior Mission. On Saturday evening, Met. Tikhon met with parishioners for discussion before the Great Vespers service. On Sunday morning, at the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy, Met. Tikhon blessed an icon of the Saints of North America, which had been given to the parish by Archpriest David Straut.

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Archpastoral Visit of Met. Tikhon - 06/23/13
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2017-04-07 12:23:12

On the weekend of July 6-7, His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon will make an archpastoral visit to Christ the Savior Mission. This will be Metropolitan Tikhon's second visit to Delmarva, and his first since his installation as Archbishop of Washington.

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Holy Pentecost - 06/23/13
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, June 23rd, the faithful gathered to celebrate the feast of Pentecost. As is customary, the Vespers with Kneeling Prayers was served immediately following the Divine Liturgy. On this day, we also bid farewell to Richard and Charlotte England who are relocating to Illinois. We ask the Lord's continued blessings upon them, both in this life and the one to come!

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Prayer for Graduates - 06/16/13
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, June 16th, prayers were offered at the completion of the academic year, thanking the Lord for the blessing of His wisdom and knowledge, and asking Him to preserve the students in that which they have learned which is according to His divine law.

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Marriage of Gregory and Danyella Parsells - 06/02/13
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, June 2nd, Gregory and Danyella Mary Parsells were united in the mystery of Holy Matrimony. Following the service, everyone stayed for the reception at the Parish Center. We heartily congratulate the newly wed couple, Gregory and Danyella, asking the Lord's divine blessings upon them. May the Lord grant them health, strength, salvation, a furtherance in every good thing, and many blessed years!

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Children's Egg Hunt - 06/02/13
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, June 2nd, after four weeks' postponement, the children of the mission finally had their annual Paschal egg hunt. A good time was had by all, and then everyone took a swim for the first time this season in the newly opened pool.

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Pool Opening - 06/02/13
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, June 2nd, a prayer was offered for the annual blessing of the pool: O Lord, how marvelous are Thy works. In wisdom hast Thou made them all. Send down Thy heavenly blessing upon this pool. Protect all who swim in it. Keep them safe as they enjoy the recreation and fellowship which it provides. For Thou art the Provider of every good gift, Who dost fill our hearts with joy and gladness, always, now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

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Christ is risen! Indeed He is risen! - 05/05/13
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2017-04-07 12:23:12

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Holy Pascha - 05/05/13
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, May 5th, the faithful and friends of the Mission gathered to celebrate the Feast of feasts, the Holy day of holy days, Great and Holy Pascha - the Resurrection of Christ. This historic day, the first Pascha at the new property in Berlin, drew over 100 people who gathered for the liturgical services and a festal meal in the parish hall and rectory. We greet you all with the eternally joyous exclamation, "Christ is risen! Indeed, He is risen!"

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Great and Holy Week - 05/03/13
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

From April 29 - May 4, the faithful gathered at Christ the Savior to celebrated the solemn liturgical services of Great and Holy Week, which commemorates the Lord's voluntary Passion, His Cross, Death and Burial.

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Palm Sunday - 04/28/13
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On April 28th, Palm Sunday, the faithful gathered to celebrate the Entrance of the Lord into Jerusalem. This joyous occasion was punctuated with the blessing of a new Golgotha and the welcoming of Protopresbyter Daniel Hubiak, the mission's founding priest, together with many friends and faithful from near and far.

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Reception of the Stewart Family - 04/27/13
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On April 27th, Lazarus Saturday, Chad and Maria Stewart were recieved into the Orthodox Church together with their children. We rejoice with them on this bright and joyous occasion, and we ask the Lord's continued blessings upon them, granting them health, strength, salvation, furtherance in all good things, and many blessed years!

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Holy Week & Pascha Schedule - 04/26/13
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2017-04-07 12:23:12

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Stucco Project Completed! - 04/26/13
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Friday, April 26th, the eve of Lazarus Saturday, the stucco project, which began on March 18th, finally came to completion. Apprecation is extended to those who donated towards this work as well as those who labored so hard to complete it before Holy Week. Glory and thanks to be God!

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Lenten Retreat in Baltimore - 04/14/13
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Saturday, April 13th, a group of parishioners from the mission traveled to Baltimore for a lenten retreat at Holy Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral. The theme of the retreat, led by Fr. Josiah Trenham, was “The Church as a Spiritual Hospital: God’s Design for the Cure of the Soul”. May the Lord bless all those who made this retreat possible as well as all those who made the pilgrimage for their spiritual edification and mutual encouragement!

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Stucco Project Begun - 03/28/13
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On March 18th, work began on one of the last phases of the renovation to the Parish Center: the stuccoing of the walls of the chapel. Work is expected to continue over the next two to three weeks. The mission is currently looking for donors to help complete this project which is estimated to cost $5000. Currently the project is being funded by a short-term loan from one of the families of the church. Please consider offering your financial support to help complete this important work.

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Baptism of Danyella Mary - 03/25/13
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Monday, March 25th, the great feast of the Annunciation, Danyella Mary Parsells was received into the Orthodox Church by Holy Baptism and Chrismation. We heartily congratulate her, together with her family, on this joyous occasion. We ask the Lord, through the prayerful intercessions of the Most-holy Theotokos and St. Mary of Egypt, to grant the newly-illumined handmaiden of God, Danyella Mary, many blessed years!

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Lenten Service Schedule - 03/17/13
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2017-04-07 12:23:12

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Baptism of Matthew Nicholas - 03/03/13
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, March 3rd, we had the Baptism of Matthew Nicholas McFarland. We congratulate him, his parents, Michael and Nada, his godparents, Nicholas and Anna Marie Evanusa, as well as the entire family on this joyous occasion. May the Lord grant the newly illumined servant of God, Matthew Nicholas, many blessed years!

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Installation of Parish Council - 02/24/13
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, February 24th, with the blessing of our diocesan hierarch, Metropolitan Tikhon, the 2013 Parish Council members were installed into office. During the first meeting of the 2013 Council, Roberta Dobronz was elected Junior Warden and Deborah Wilson was elected Secretary; Andrew Hageman will oversee the parish grounds. May the Lord bless them all!

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Marriage of Vladimir and Olga Bozic - 01/27/13
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, January 27th, Vladimir Bozic and Olga Klymuk were united in the mystery of Holy Matrimony. The service was performed at St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Washington, DC. We heartily congratulate the newly wed couple, Vladimir and Olga, asking the Lord's divine blessings upon them. May the Lord grant them health, strength, salvation, a furtherance in every good thing, and many blessed years!

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Enthronement of Metropolitan Tikhon - 01/27/13
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, January 27th, His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon was enthroned in the nation's capital at St. Nicholas Cathedral as Archbishop of Washington, Metropolitan of All American and Canada. Members of Christ the Savior traveled to join the hierarchs, clergy and faithful in prayer and festive celebration. May the Lord grant Metropolitan Tikhon many blessed years!

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March For Life - 01/25/13
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Friday, January 25th, members of Christ the Savior traveled to Washington DC for the annual March For Life. The march is a pro-life rally protesting abortion, held in the nation's capital near the anniversary of the decision in the United States Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade. This year marked the 40th anniversary of the infamous decision. Many marchers also protest the use of euthanasia.

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2013 Annual Meeting - 01/20/13
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, January 20th, the parishioners of Christ the Savior gathered together for their Annual Meeting. In addition to reviewing the minutes from last year's meeting, the parish body heard reports from the rector, senior warden, junior warden, treasurer, and auditors.

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Blessing of the Atlantic - 01/12/13
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Saturday, January 12th, members of Christ the Savior joined Fr. Vasileos and St. George's Greek Orthodox Church of Ocean City, MD, for their annual Blessing of the Atlantic Ocean. The festivities were led by His Eminence, Metropolitan Evangelos of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese. Many thanks to Fr. Vasileos and the community of St. George for hosting this wonderful event to the glory of God!

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Archpastoral Visit of Met. Tikhon - 12/30/12
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On the weekend of December 29-30, we welcomed His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon for his first archpastoral visit to Christ the Savior Mission. Approximately seventy people gathered from near and far for this festive and celebratory weekend. Joining His Beatitude were Archpriest David Straut, Protodeacon Joseph Matusiak, and Subdeacon Roman Ostash.

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Nativity 2012 - 12/25/12
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

As we celebrate the great feast of the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ, according to the flesh, we greet you with the joyous exclamation, “Christ is born! Glorify Him!”.  We humbly ask the Lord’s continued blessings upon you, your family and friends during this festive season and throughout the New Year!

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Archpastoral Visit of Met. Tikhon - 12/13/12
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2017-04-07 12:23:12

We are very pleased to announce that this December 29th and 30th, we will welcome His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon for his first archpastoral visit to our Mission. We will greet our new bishop on Saturday at 4:30pm for refreshments and discussion before the celebration of Great Vespers at 6:00pm. The Hierarchical Divine Liturgy will take place at 9:00am on Sunday morning, followed by a festive luncheon hosted at the Parish Center. Absolutely all of you are invited for this festive occasion! Please come and bring your family and friends as well!

As we welcome Metropolitan Tikhon, we will also keep the tradition of St. Basil’s bread on Sunday, December 30th:

The tradition of Saint Basil’s Coin dates to the fourth century, when St. Basil the Great, the father of philanthropy, wanted to distribute money to the poor in his diocese. He commissioned some women to bake sweetened bread, in which he placed gold coins. Thus the poor families in cutting the bread to nourish themselves were pleasantly surprised to find the coins. This custom is kept to this day among Orthodox Christians, who on Saint Basil’s Day, January 1st, place gold coins inside a loaf of sweetened bread in honor of the Saint’s care for the poor. The one who finds the coin in his or her piece is considered commissioned by St. Basil to carry on his work for the poor, and in exchange he will ask the Lord for whatever is needful for the New Year.

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible, both the celebrate the above events and also to share in the festive joy of the Lord’s Nativity.  Wishing you a blessed remainder of the Fast and a holy celebration of Christmas!

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Danyella Sandul Enters the Catechumenate - 11/18/12
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, November 18th, Danyella Sandul was received into the catechumenate, thereby entering into a period of more intense study and preparation for formal reception into the Orthodox Church. May the Lord's blessings be upon her as she continues on the straight and narrow path which leads to eternal life!

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Archbishop Tikhon elected Metropolitan of All America and Canada - 11/13/12
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

Archbishop Tikhon, Archbishop of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, was elected Primate of the Orthodox Church in America during the 17th All-American Council of the Orthodox Church in America at Holy Trinity Church here Tuesday, November 13, 2012.

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St. Michael's Party - 11/11/12
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, November 11th, the children participated in our annual St. Michael's party, by dressing as saints and angels. Other activities including carving a "Christian pumpkin", bobbing for apples, pin-the-leaf-on-the-tree, pumpkin bowling, donut tree, and various crafts. Many thanks to all who made this year's St. Michael's party such a great success!

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Blessing of Those in the Healing Ministries - 11/11/12
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, November 11th, prayers were offered at the end of the Divine Liturgy for those in the healing ministries. We ask the Lord's continued blessings upon all those who cooperate with Him in the healing of mankind's physical, emotional, and spiritual wounds and illnesses. May the Lord grant them many blessed years of faithful service to Him and their fellow man!

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No Services - November 3rd and 4th - 11/03/12
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2017-04-07 12:23:12

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Hurricane Sandy - 10/30/12
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Monday, October 30th, Hurricane Sandy made landfall, bringing with it much rain and high winds, causing loss of life and property to many. We, at Christ the Savior, offer sincere sympathy to those affected by this terrible storm, and we offer humble prayer to Almighty God for their consolation in this time of sorrow. We also offer Him gratitude for mitigating the damage which potentially could have been even worse.

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Important Announcement Regarding Hurricane Sandy - 10/27/12
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2017-04-07 12:23:12

Dear Parishioners and Friends,

Glory to Jesus Christ!

Having checked the latest weather forecast for Hurricane Sandy and having spoken with the police department to inquire about any restrictions, it looks like the storm’s impact will intensify on Sunday evening and therefore should not impact our Sunday morning service schedule. Therefore, we will have services at the normal time tomorrow:

Sunday, October 28th
8:40am Hours
9:00am Divine Liturgy; followed by coffee hour

As always, please use your discretion if/when traveling, be sure to make the necessary preparations, and help each other when possible as the storm may be very severe in the coming days.

Should you have any questions, need a place to stay, help evacuating, or require other assistance, please feel free to call the church at 302-537-6055.

In Christ,

Fr. John

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New Chandelier Installed - 10/26/12
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Friday, October 26th, a new chandelier was installed in our chapel. The chandelier was designed and manufactured by New World Byzantine Studios, nwbstudios.com. The design in the disk is adapted from a 6th-century communion patten, and the chain ornaments bear 6-bar crosses. May the Lord bless the donors for their generosity!

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Myrrh-streaming Icon Visits Ocean City - 10/07/12
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, October 7th, Orthodox Christians and faithful residents from Delmarva gathered at St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Ocean City, MD, for a prayer service before the miraculous, myrrh-streaming Iveron Icon from Hawaii.

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Gold leafing of Icons - 10/05/12
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Friday, October 5th, the process of gold leafing the icons in our chapel began. Gold is used to sybolically represent the heavenly radiance which shines forth from the icons of the Savior and the saints. Appreciation is extended to those who donated to continue the work of beautifying the Lord's House.

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Baptism of Kevin Rusanov - 09/23/12
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

Congratulations are offered to Kaloyan and Iryna Rusanova on the baptism of their son, Kevin. May the Lord grant the newly enlightened Kevin, together with his parents and godparents, Stanislav Angelov Georgiev and Olga Klymuk, many blessed years!

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The Stewarts Enter the Catechumenate - 09/16/12
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, September 16th, Chad and Maria Stewart and their children, were received into the catechumenate, thereby entering into a period of more intense study and preparation for formal reception into the Orthodox Church. We wish them God's continued blessings as we journey together with them to His Heavenly Kingdom!

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2012 Annual Picnic - 09/09/12
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, September 9th, the faithful and friends of Christ the Savior gathered for the Divine Liturgy followed by the 2012 Annual Picnic. After a raining early morning, the sun came out and a great time was had by all. Many thanks to all who helped make the picnic so great this year!

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Blessing of Teachers and Students - 09/02/12
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, September 2nd, prayers were offered for teachers and students on the occasion of the new academic year. May God grant His wisdom and understanding to them all!

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Installation of Stone Floor - 09/01/12
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On September 1st, the Church New Year, the installation of the stone floor in the chapel was completed. We sincerely thank the donors and laborers for the truly beautiful stone work with which our chapel is now adorned. May the Lord’s blessing be upon them and upon you all as we enter the new liturgical year! 

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Patronal Feast - 08/16/12
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Thursday, August 16th, the faithful gathered to celebrate the feast of the Icon Not-Made-By-Hands. Following the Divine Liturgy a short molieben of thanksgiving was offered, during which we thanked the Lord for His numerous blessings upon our little Mission. Afterwards there was a pool party / barbeque for all who gathered to celebrate. Glory to God for all things!

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Blessing of Fruit - 08/06/12
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Monday, August 6th, the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord, grapes and various fruits were blessed at the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy.

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Blessing of New Icons - 08/05/12
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

At the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy, eight new icons where blessed for the walls on the new chapel. These icons depict the following events from the life of the Lord.

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Blessing of Automobiles - 07/22/12
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, July 22nd, the faithful of Christ the Savior gathered for the Divine Liturgy followed by the annual Blessing of Automobiles. Among the guests visiting the Mission were Rev. Costa Petrogeorge, who offered an inspired homily, Rev. Barnabas Fravel and Pdn. Gregory Moser, who assisted at the altar table.

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Opening Weekend - 07/08/12
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On the weekend of July 7-8, the faithful welcomed His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah, together with friends of the Mission from both near and far for the celebratory festivities of "Opening Weekend". Over 100 people gathered on this weekend as we offered thanks to the Lord and those who worked together with Him for the acquisition and beautification of the new Parish Center in Berlin, Maryland.

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"Opening Weekend" - July 7-8 - 06/15/12
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2017-04-07 12:23:12


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First Divine Services in Berlin - 06/10/12
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On the weekend of June 9th and 10th, the faithful from the community as well as visitors and friends from afar gathered for the blessing of and first Divine Services in the new chapel. This historic occasion was punctuated with the Baptism of Ana Lucia, whom we wish "Many Blessed Years!" We offer up thanks and glorification to God who has brought this all to pass, and we extend our sincere appreciation to everyone who help to make this happen!

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Renovations to Parish Center - 06/08/12
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Thursday, February 9th, we received our building permit from Worcester County and immediately began renovations to the new Parish Center. It is hoped that renovations would be complete in the next two months so that the faithful might celebrate Holy Pascha in their new facilities. Check back often as this page will be updated as the work continues!

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Mission Moves to New Parish Center - 06/07/12
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Pentecost Sunday, June 3rd, the faithful of Christ the Savior Mission celebrated their last services in Dagsboro, Delaware. At the conclusion of Liturgy and Vespers, the community packed up the church and moved to the new Parish Center in Berlin, Maryland, where the first Divine Services will be celebrated on the weekend of June 9th and 10th. We warmly welcome you all to join us at our new facilities, which are located at 10315 Carey Road, Berlin, Maryland 21811.

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Children's Egg Hunt / Leaving-taking of Andrei and Lena - 04/29/12
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Myrrh-bearing Women Sunday, April 29th, an egg hunt was held for the children of the parish. We also bid farewell to Andrei and Lena who are moving to Minnesota and taking their leave from our parish. May the Lord always bless and keep them!

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Holy Week & Pascha - 04/15/12
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

The services of Holy Week, and Pascha were celebrated at Christ the Savior from April 8th through April 15th. Many parishioners, family, and friends gathered for these most solemn liturgical celebrations of the Lord's Passion, Death, and Resurrection. We, at Christ the Savior, greet you all with the joyous exclamation, "Christ is risen! Indeed He is risen!" 

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Pascha 2012 - 04/14/12
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2017-04-07 12:23:12

We, the faithful of Christ the Savior Mission, heartily greet you all with the joyous exclamation, "Christ is Risen!  Indeed He is Risen!"

Photos from Holy Week and Pascha will be made available soon.

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Installation of Parish Council - 02/26/12
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, February 26th, with the blessing of our diocesan hierarch, Metropolitan Jonah, the 2012 Parish Council members were installed into office. During the first meeting of the 2012 Council, Kathy Parrish was elected Senior Warden and Bruce Eckerd was elected Treasurer. May the Lord bless them all!

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2012 Annual Meeting - 01/29/12
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, January 29th, the parishioners of Christ the Savior gathered together for the Annual Meeting. In addition to reviewing the minutes from last year's meeting, the Parish heard reports from the rector, senior warden, junior warden, treasurer, and auditors.

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Blessing of the Atlantic - 01/14/12
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Saturday, January 14th, members of Christ the Savior joined Fr. John Stavropoulos and St. George's Greek Orthodox Church of Ocean City, MD, for their annual Blessing of the Atlantic Ocean. The festivities were led by His Eminence, Metropolitan Evangelos of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese. Many thanks to Fr. John and the community of St. George for hosting this wonderful event to the glory of God!

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Nativity Greetings - 12/25/11
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

Today we extend our festal greetings to you all as we celebrate the Nativity of our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ! We humbly ask the Lord's blessing upon you for a joyous, peaceful and grace-filled festive season and new year. Christ is born! Glorify Him!

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Photos of Andrei & Lena's Marriage Now Online! - 12/16/11
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2017-04-07 12:23:12


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Mission Closes on New Parish Center - 12/02/11
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Friday, December 2nd, Christ the Savior Mission closed on its new property, located at 10315 Carey Road, Berlin, MD 21811. This 15.1 acre property has a 4300 square-foot home which will serve as the new parish center, housing a chapel, fellowship hall, and rectory. We give thanks to Almighty God who has guided and blessed this endeavor! We also extend sincere and heartfelt appreciation to those who, inspired by divine grace, selflessly sacrificed to make this happen!

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Matching Donation Update - 11/08/11
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

A Letter to the Benefactors of Christ the Savior Mission: It is with profound gratitude that I write to you on behalf of Christ the Savior Mission in Delmarva for with your help and by the grace of God, we have successfully met our $20,000 matching donation challenge! In fact, due to your generosity, we have not only raised the $20,000 – which has already been matched by the anonymous donor – but we have actually done this with two months to spare!

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Myrrh-streaming Icon Visits Ocean City - 10/19/11
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Wednesday, October 19th, the Myrrh-streaming Iveron Icon of Hawaii visited St. George's Greek Orthodox Church in Ocean City, Maryland. The faithful from the area packed the church for this special occasion, offering a supplicatory canon, venerating the icon, and then being anointed with the holy myrrh which miraculously streams forth from the icon bringing consolation and healing.

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Mission Purchases Parish Center - 10/09/11
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, October 9th, the Feast of St. Tikhon, the Enlightener of North America, the parishioners of Christ the Savior Mission assembled for a Special Parish Meeting and voted unanimously to purchase a 15.1 acre, 4300 square foot estate located at 10315 Carey Road, Berlin, MD, to serve as their parish center.

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Special Parish Meeting - 10/01/11
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2017-04-07 12:23:12

On Sunday, October 9th, the parishioners of Christ the Savior Mission will assemble in a special parish meeting to discern the Lord's will regarding the acquisition of a property to serve as the permanent parish center.

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Marriage of Andrei & Lena - 09/25/11
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, September 25th, Andrei Labai and Lena Maskalyova were united in the mystery of Holy Matrimony. The service was performed at St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Howell, NJ. We heartily congratulate the newly wed couple, Andrei and Lena, asking the Lord's divine blessings upon them. May the Lord grant them health, strength, salvation, a furtherance in every good thing, and many blessed years!

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Blessing of Teachers & Students - 09/04/11
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, September 4th, prayers were offered for teachers and students on the occasion of the new academic year. May God grant His wisdom and understanding to them all! 

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Baptism of Kathryn Rose - 08/21/11
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, August 21st, Kathryn Rose received Holy Baptism, beginning her life in Christ. We congratulate her, her parents, Rob and Jenny, her sponsers, Matthew and Sophia, as well as their whole family. May the Lord grant them all many blessed years!

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Marriage of Lee & Jamyla - 08/19/11
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Friday evening, August 19th, Lee Gregory Krempel and Jamyla Williams were united in holy matrimony. We, the faithful of Christ the Savior, congratulate them on this joyous occasion and we ask that the Lord who has united them, blessing their marriage as He did the marriage in Cana of Galilee, continue to grant them health, strength, salvation, and furtherance in all good things for many blessed years!

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Blessing of Automobiles - 07/17/11
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, July 17th, we had the annual blessing of automobiles, which occurs on the Sunday closest to the feast of the Prophet Elias (who ascended as if into heaven in a fiery chariot). We were pleased to welcome the youth group of St. Mark's Orthodox Church in Bethesda, MD.

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Reception of the Hageman's - 07/03/11
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, July 3, 2011, we welcomed the Hageman family into the Orthodox Church through Holy Baptism and Chrismation. We extend our joyous congratulations to Andrew, Kelly Elisabeth, Oscar Ignatius, and Alma Linda Irene! May the Lord continue to bless their family, granting them health, strength, salvation, and many blessed years!

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Annual Yard Sale - 07/02/11
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Saturday, July 2nd, we had our annual summer yard sale. The weather was hot but the snow cones were cold, and the event was well supported both by parishioners who hosted the sale and also by the local community who came to purchase items. The event raised over $1300 for our building fund. Many thanks to all!

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Pilgrimage to NY/NJ - 06/26/11
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On June 24-26, nearly a dozen members of the Mission traveled to New York and New Jersey to visit churches and to attend a seminar on Orthodox Architecture at St. Vladimir's Seminary given by Andrew Gould of New World Byzantine.

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Scholarship News - 06/23/11
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2017-04-07 12:23:12


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Holy Pentecost - 06/12/11
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, June 12, the faithful gathered to celebrate the feast of Pentecost which commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles fifty days after the Lord rose from the dead. As is customary, the Vespers for the Day of the Holy Spirit together with the Kneeling Prayers were served immediately following the Divine Liturgy.

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New Gospel Book Text - 05/19/11
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

With the help of John Kokkinos, a parishioner from nearby St. George's, a new English text was installed into our Gospel Book. John is an expert craftsman, who has offered his talents to the Orthodox Church on similar projects, such as preparing a beautiful riza for the myrrh-streaming Iveron icon of Hawaii.

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Holy Week & Pascha - 04/24/11
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

The services of Holy Week, and Pascha were celebrated at Christ the Savior from April 17th through April 24th. Many parishioners, family, and friends gathered for these most solemn liturgical celebrations of the Lord's Passion, Death, and Resurrection. We, at Christ the Savior, greet you all with the joyous exclamation, "Christ is risen! Indeed He is risen!"

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Holy Week & Pascha Schedule - 04/17/11
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2017-04-07 12:23:12

 

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Chrismation of the Morsey's - 04/17/11
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Palm Sunday, April 17, 2011, over seventy people gathered for the celebration of the Lord's Entrance into Jerusalem as well as the reception of the Morsey family into the Orthodox Church through Holy Chrismation.

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Pilgrimage to St. Tikhon's Monastery & Seminary - 03/21/11
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2021-07-31 19:44:01

On March 21-22, a group of faithful from Christ the Savior and the Salisbury University OCF made a lenten pilgrimage to St. Tikhon's Orthodox Monastery and Seminary in South Canaan, PA.

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New Blue Liturgical Covers - 03/20/11
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, March 20th, our excellent seamstresses from our parish, Diane Evanusa and Alice Peters sewed new blue liturgical covers which we will use for Annunciation this coming Friday. May the Lord reward them for their efforts!  

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Great Lent / Rite of Forgiveness - 02/26/11
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2017-04-07 12:23:12

 

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New Sound System Installed - 02/14/11
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

Over the years, our parish has been blessed with many young children. As we all know very well, their innocence, simplicity and indefatigable zeal for life provide a great example for us to emulate as we seek to enter the Kingdom by becoming childlike. In an effort to give back to our children and their parents, we have decided to purchase a new sound system for the church.

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Installation of Parish Council - 02/13/11
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, February 13th, with the blessing of our diocesan hierarch, Metropolitan Jonah, the 2011 Parish Council members were installed into office. During the first meeting of the 2011 Council, Alice Peters was elected Junior Warden and Deborah Wilson was elected Secretary. May the Lord bless them all! 

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March For Life - 01/24/11
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Monday, January 24th, members of Christ the Savior traveled to Washington DC for the annual March For Life. The march is a pro-life rally protesting abortion, held in the nation's capital near the anniversary of the decision in the United States Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade. Many marchers also protest the use of euthanasia.

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2011 Annual Meeting - 01/23/11
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, January 23rd, the parishioners of Christ the Savior gathered together for the Annual Meeting. In addition to reviewing the minutes from last year's meeting, the Parish heard reports from the rector, senior warden, treasurer, and committee chairpersons.

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Baptism of Eric Daniel - 01/09/11
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, January 9th, Eric Daniel, son of Andrey and Anna, was baptized into the Orthodox Church. May God grant Eric Daniel, his parents, and his sponsor, Vladimir, many blessed years! 

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Blessing of the Atlantic Ocean - 01/08/11
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Saturday, January 8th, members of Christ the Savior joined Fr. John Stavropoulos and St. George's Greek Orthodox Church of Ocean City, MD, for their annual Blessing of the Atlantic Ocean. The festivities were led by His Eminence, Metropolitan Evangelos of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese. Many thanks to Fr. John and the community of St. George for hosting this wonderful event to the glory of God!

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10th Anniversary Celebration - 01/02/11
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On the weekend of January 1-2, 2011, the faithful of Christ the Savior Orthodox Church welcomed His Beatitude Metropolitan Jonah, together with special guests and visitors, for the 10th anniversary celebration of the Mission's founding.

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Nativity Greetings - 12/25/10
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

We extend to you all festal greetings on the Nativity of our Lord, God, and Savior, Jesus Christ!  May the presence of Emmanuel, “God with us”, continue to fill your minds with wonder, your hearts with love, and every aspect of your lives with His divine grace! Christ is Born! Glorify Him!

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Repose of Melvin Nicholas Woodell - 12/12/10
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

We ask that prayers be offered on behalf of the newly departed servant of God, Melvin Nicholas Woodell, who reposed on Sunday, December 12, 2010, at the Delmar nursing home. May his memory be eternal! May his soul dwell among the righteous!

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10th Anniversary Celebration - 12/06/10
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2017-04-07 12:23:12

 

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Feast of St. Nectarios at St. George's in Ocean City, MD - 11/09/10
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Tuesday, November 9th, the feast of St. Nectarios of Aegina, members of Christ the Savior joined St. George's Orthodox Church in Ocean City, MD, for the Divine Liturgy, anointing with oil from the tomb of the Saint, and a festive meal.

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St. Michael's Party - 11/07/10
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, November 7th, the Sunday between Halloween and the feast of the Holy Angels (celebrated on Nov. 8th), a St. Michael's Party was held for the children of the parish.

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Feast of St. John Kuchurov / Blessing of Those in the Healing Ministries - 11/01/10
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, November 1st, as the faithful celebrated the feast of St. John Kuchurov, a special blessing was offered for those in the healing ministries.

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Pilgrimage to St. Tikhon's Monastery & Seminary - 10/25/10
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On the weekend of October 23-25, about a dozen members of the mission made a pilgrimage to St. Tikhon's Monastery and Seminary in South Canaan, Pennsylvania.

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Annual Parish Picnic - 09/19/10
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, September 19th, following the Divine Liturgy, everyone made their way over the Constantine's condo on the beach for the 2010 annual picnic. The weather was spectacular and a great time was had by all!

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Protopresbyter Daniel Hubiak's 58th Anniversary of Priesthood - 09/14/10
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2021-02-07 16:15:53

On Tuesday, September 14th, the feast of the Exaltation of the Precious Cross, the faithful gathered for the celebration of the Divine Services and Protopresbyter Daniel Hubiak's 58th anniversary of ordination to the Holy Priesthood.

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New Academic Year - 08/29/10
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, August 29th, prayers were offered for teachers and students on the occasion of the new academic year. May God grant His wisdom and understanding to them all!

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Patronal Feast - 08/16/10
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

Each year on August 16th, when the Church commemorates the revealing of the Icon Not-Made-By-Hands, Christ the Savior Mission celebrates its parish feastday. The celebration this year was especially joyous as the Mission, established in 2000, sent up its thanks to God for 10 years of His Almighty protection and blessings!

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Dormition of the Virgin Mary - 08/15/10
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, August 15th, the Mission celebrated the Dormition of Virgin Mary, which commemorates her death, burial, and resurrection, following the footsteps of her Divine Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.

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Service of Supplication - 08/11/10
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Wednesday evening, August 11th, the faithful gathered at the church for the Paraklesis (Service of Supplication) to the Mother of God. This service is offered whenever a specific need arises, as well as by custom during the Dormition Lent.

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Annual Parish Picnic - 08/09/10
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2017-04-07 12:23:12

 

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Parish Feast / Open House - 08/08/10
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2017-04-07 12:23:12

 

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Baptism of Zoe Marie - 08/01/10
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, August 1st, Zoe Marie, daughter of John and Oana Cullen, was baptized into the Orthodox Church. May God grant Zoe, her parents, her sister Eva, and her sponsors, Slyvio and Anna Marie, many blessed years!

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Blessing of Automobiles - 07/18/10
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, July 18th, the faithful of Christ the Savior gathered for the Divine Liturgy followed by the annual Blessing of Automobiles. Among the guests visiting the Mission were VRev. Michael Westerberg, who offered an inspired homily, and Dn. Alexander Cadman, who assisted at the altar table.

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Blessing of Automobiles - 07/05/10
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2017-04-07 12:23:12

 

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Church Yard Sale - 07/03/10
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Saturday, July 3rd, we had our summer yard sale. The weather was beautiful and the event was well supported both by parishioners who hosted the sale and also by the local community who came to purchase items. A great day was had by all. We thank everyone for making this yard sale the most successful we've ever had!

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Baptism of Caleb Joseph - 06/27/10
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, June 27th, Caleb Joseph, son of Michael and Nada McFarland, was baptized into the Orthodox Church. May God grant Caleb, his parents, and his sponsors, Nick and Anna Evanusa, many blessed years! 

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Honoring of Graduates - 06/06/10
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, June 6th, we offered prayers of thanksgiving to God for the conclusion of the academic year. Likewise we honored those who have graduated this year. Blessed is God who enlightens every man who comes into the world!

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Consecration of Bishop Michael - 05/08/10
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Saturday, May 8th, members of Christ the Savior traveled to Ss. Peter & Paul Orthodox Church in Jersey City, NJ, for the consecration of His Grace Bishop Michael (Dahulich). Fr. John was a student of Bishop Michael, who formerly served as Dean of St. Tikhon's Seminary before being elected Bishop of New York and New Jersey.

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Children's Egg Hunt - 04/11/10
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Thomas Sunday, April 11th, an egg hunt was held for the children of the parish. As we know, the egg is widely used as a symbol of the start of new life, just as new life emerges from an egg when the chick hatches out. However, there were of course no chicks in these eggs, just chocolate and candy - much to the delight of the children and the dread of their parents!

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Holy Pascha - 04/04/10
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, April 4th, the faithful gathered for the celebration of the Lord's Resurrection - Holy Pascha. Following the "Midnight Service", a festal meal was shared in the church. We greet you with the joyous proclamation, "Christ is risen! Indeed He is Risen!"

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Palm Sunday - 03/28/10
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Palm Sunday, March 28th, the faithful gathered to celebrated the Lord's Entrance into Jerusalem. In remembrance of this day, and with anticipation of the Lord's victory over death on Holy Pascha, we carry palms and pussy-willows.

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Reception of Converts - 03/26/10
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On the Eve of Lazarus Saturday, Kenny Nikolai Marchick and Daniel Sergius Reynolds were received into the Orthodox Church through the Mysteries of Baptism and Chrismation. We congratulate them both on this joyous day, and we ask that the Lord always protect, guide, and keep them, granting them all things necessary for salvation in His Heavenly Kingdom! Many Blessed Years!

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Lenten Pilgrimage - 03/21/10
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On the weekend of March 20-21, members of Christ the Savior traveled to NJ for the exhibit, "Architecture as Icon" at Princeton University, and to attend the Divine Services at St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Howell and Ss. Peter & Paul Church in Manville.

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Reception of Converts - 03/17/10
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2017-04-07 12:23:12

 

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Installation of Parish Council - 02/21/10
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, February 21st, with the blessing of our diocesan hierarch, Metropolitan Jonah, the 2010 Parish Council members were installed into office. During the first meeting of the 2010 Council, Diane Evanusa was elected Senior Warden, Alice Peter, Junior Warden, and Michael McFarland was elected Treasurer. May the Lord bless them all!

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March For Life - 01/22/10
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Friday, January 22nd, members of Christ the Savior traveled to Washington DC for the annual March For Life. The march is an annual pro-life rally protesting abortion, held in the nation's capital on the anniversary of the decision in the United States Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade. Many marchers also protest the use of euthanasia.

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Annual Meeting - 01/17/10
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, January 17th, the parishioners of Christ the Savior gathered together for the Annual Meeting of the parish. In addition to reviewing the minutes from last year's meeting, the Parish heard reports from the rector, senior warden, treasurer, auditors, and committee chairpersons.

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Sunday After Theophany - 01/10/10
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, January 10th, the church and its members were blessed with the holy water sanctified on Theophany. Following the Divine Liturgy, the church school lesson was on how Christ blessed the water of the Jordan River by His Baptism. After the class the children made beautifully decorated jars to bring the holy water to their homes for use by their families.

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St. Basil's Bread - 01/03/10
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, January 3rd, the Sunday after the feastday of St. Basil the Great (January 1st) we kept the custom of the Vasilopeta (St. Basil's Bread). This year the coins were received by Nada & Jacob McFarland (one coin), Alice Peters (one coin), and Kenny Marchick (one coin). May the Lord grant them many blessed years!

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Nativity 2009 - 12/25/09
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

Today the faithful gathered at the Mission to glorify the God who out of His infinite love took flesh for us men and our salvation. We extend to you our festal greetings, wishing you all the blessings that come from the super-abundance of God's goodness. Christ is born! Glorify Him!

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Christmas Schedule - 12/18/09
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2017-04-07 12:23:12

 

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St. Michael's Party - 11/01/09
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On November 1st, the Sunday between Halloween and the Feast of Archangel Michael and the Bodiless Powers, a St. Michael's Party was held for the children of the parish.

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Church Yard Sale - 10/31/09
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Saturday, October 31st, after twice being postponed due to adverse weather conditions, our fall yard sale was finally held in the church parking lot.

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Great Food + Godly Purpose - 11/20 - 10/30/09
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2017-04-07 12:23:12

 

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Yard Sale Postponed to 10/31 - 10/15/09
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2017-04-07 12:23:12

 

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Baptism of Bruce John Eckerd - 09/26/09
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Saturday evening Bruce John Eckerd was welcomed into the Orthodox Church through the Mysteries of Holy Baptism and Chrismation. Bruce assumed the name of John in honor of his patron Saint, the Holy Apostle and Evangelist John whose feast is celebrated on this day. May God grant His newly-illumined servant John many blessed years! 

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Archpastoral Visit of Metropolitan Jonah - 08/30/09
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On the weekend of August 29-30, Christ the Savior Orthodox Church welcomed its diocesan hierarch, Metropolitan Jonah for his first archpastoral visit to the Mission.

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Baptism of Christiana Josephine - 08/23/09
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, August 23rd, Christiana Josephine, daughter of Gerald and Camelia Milite, was baptized into the Orthodox Church. May God grant Christiana Josephine, her parents, and her sponsors, Lucian and Gabriela, many blessed years! Serving with Fr. John was Fr. Andrew Anderson, who delivered an excellent homily on forgiveness.

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Patronal Feast - 08/16/09
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, August 16th, the faithful of Christ the Savior celebrated the feast of their parish with the commemoration of the Icon Not-Made-By-Hands. We extend to all of our members, visitors, and supporters our best wishes on this special day. May God grant you all many blessed years!

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Feast of St. Jacob of Alaska - 07/26/09
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, July 26th, we celebrated the feast of St. Jacob of Alaska, among those visiting were Fr. Daniel Kovalak, Fr. Barnabas Fravel, and Dn. Mark Oleynik. Fr. Daniel offered an inspiring homily on the life of St. Jacob as a example for all Orthodox Christians in North America.

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Annual Parish Picnic - 07/19/09
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

Following the Blessing of Automobiles, the parish gathered together at the Boris residence for the Annual Picnic. The weather was cool, the food excellent, the kayaks in the water, and a great time was had by all. Many thanks to the Boris family, who hosted, and all who participated!

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Blessing of Autos - 07/19/09
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, July 19th, we had the annual blessing of automobiles, which occurs on the Sunday closest to the feast of the Prophet Elias (who ascended as if into heaven in a fiery chariot). We were pleased to welcome Fr. Thomas Soroka who gave an excellent homily on chapter 12 of St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans.

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Honoring of Graduates - 07/12/09
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, July 12th, we congratulated those who graduated this year and we offered prayers of thanksgiving to God for the completion of the academic year. Visiting the Mission this Sunday and serving with Fr. John was Archpriest Samuel Kedala from Holy Spirit Orthodox Church in Wantage, NJ.

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Visit of Metropolitan Jonah - 07/01/09
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2017-04-07 12:23:12

 

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Parish Picnic - 07/01/09
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2017-04-07 12:23:12

 

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Baptism of Constantine Michael Cook - 06/14/09
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, June 14th, Constantine Michael, son of Michael and Katherine Cook, was baptized into the Orthodox Church. May God grant Constantine Michael, his parents, and his sponsors, Peter and Helen, many blessed years! 

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Holy Pentecost - 06/07/09
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, June 7, the faithful gathered to celebrate the feast of Pentecost. During the Vespers which followed the Divine Liturgy, the faithful held flowers, reminding them of the new life that has blossomed forth with the descent of the Holy Spirit. Special prayers were offered while we knelt and beseeched the Holy Spirit to renew Himself within us.

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New Green Liturgical Covers - 06/01/09
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Monday, June 1st, our excellent seamstresses from our parish, Diane Evanusa, Alice Peters, Nada McFarland, and Mat. Emily sewed new green liturgical covers which we will use for Pentecost this coming Sunday. May the Lord reward them for their efforts! 

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Memorial Day Pilgrimage - 05/25/09
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Monday, May 25th, members of the Mission traveled to St. Tikhon's Orthodox Monastery in South Canaan, PA, for the 105th annual Memorial Day Pilgrimage.

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Churching / Egg Hunt - 04/26/09
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Thomas Sunday, April 26th, members of Christ the Savior welcomed baby Constantine, newly born child to Michael and Katherine Cook, to the church family. Following the Divine Liturgy, we had the customary egg hunt for the children. All the cameras were out for this great event!

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Holy Pascha - 04/19/09
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, April 19th, the faithful of Christ the Savior Mission celebrated the Lord's Resurrection from the dead. Following the Midnight Service (Nocturns, Matins, and Divine Liturgy) everyone shared in a festal meal. We at Christ the Savior greet you all with the joyous proclamation from the empty tomb: Christ is Risen!

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Holy Week - 04/15/09
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

During the week of April 12-18, the faithful gathered in church for the liturgical commemorations of Christ's Passion:  His voluntary sufferings, crucifixion, and burial.

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Palm Sunday - 04/12/09
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Palm Sunday, April 12th, the faithful gathered to celebrated the Lord's Entrance into Jerusalem. On this day, we also formally welcomed Bruce Eckerd into our community by enrolling him in the catechumenate. May the Lord bless him and all those seeking entrance into the Heavenly Jerusalem!

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Preparations for Holy Week - 04/09/09
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Thursday, April 9th, members of the parish gathered at the church to prepare for Palm Sunday and Holy Week. In addition to cleaning, palms and pussy willows were prepared for the faithful to hold on Palm Sunday. Many thanks to those who helped!

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Inquirers Trip to DC - 04/02/09
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Thursday, April 2nd, the Inquirers Class, as part of a general introduction to Orthodox Christianity, took a field trip to Washington DC and Baltimore to visit various Orthodox churches.

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Newly Departed Carole Boris - 03/23/09
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2017-04-07 12:23:12

 

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Memory Eternal: Carole Boris - 03/23/09
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Monday, March 23rd, Carole Boris departed this life after fighting a long and valiant battle against cancer. Now her sufferings are over and her soul is commended into the Lord's hands.  We ask your prayers for the newly departed Carole, her husband Mickey, and their entire family.  May her memory be eternal!  May her soul dwell among the Righteous!

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Sunday of the Cross - 03/22/09
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, March 22nd, the faithful of Christ the Savior gathered for the celebration of the Divine Liturgy during which were sung special hymns in honor of the Precious and Life-creating Cross of the Lord. "Before Thy Cross, we bow down in worship, O Master!  And Thy holy Resurrection, we glorify!"

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Installation of Parish Council - 03/08/09
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, March 8th, with the blessing of our diocesan hierarch, Metropolitan Jonah, the 2009 Parish Council members were installed into office. During the first meeting of the 2009 Council, George Hamaty was elected Junior Warden, Michael McFarland was elected Treasurer, and Jen Alexion was elected Secretary. May the Lord bless them all!

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Great Lent / Forgiveness Sunday - 02/16/09
Category: Upcoming Events
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March For Life - 01/22/09
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Thursday, January 22nd, members of Christ the Savior journeyed to the nation's capital to participate in the March For Life. The March for Life is an annual pro-life rally protesting abortion, held in Washington D.C. on the anniversary of the decision in the United States Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade. This year marks the 35th occurrence of the March.

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2009 Annual Meeting - 01/18/09
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, January 18th, Christ the Savior Mission gathered for its Annual Meeting with nearly 30 members present. Reports were heard, the 2009 budget was passed, and a list of names for service on the Parish Council was gathered for submission to the diocese. Highlighting the meeting was discussion on the possible acquisition of an 18-acre estate. This led to the Finance Committee being commissioned to conduct a feasibility investigation. Many thanks to all who participated in the meeting!

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St. Basil's Bread - 12/28/08
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, December 28th, the Sunday before the feastday of St. Basil the Great (January 1st) we kept the custom of the Vasilopeta. This year the coins were received by Frank and Susan Pappas (one coin each!). May the Lord grant them many blessed years!

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Nativity 2008 - 12/25/08
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Thursday, December 25th, the faithful gathered to celebrate the birth of Christ according to the flesh. We at the Mission greet you all on this great feast and extend to you our prayers and best wishes for this Holy Season. May the blessings of the New Born Savior be yours at this time and throughout the coming New Year!

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Decorated Walls - 12/16/08
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Tuesday, December 16th, members of the Mission began work decorating the walls of the church. Todd Leasure, who works as a local artist, headed up the project and he was assisted by Paul St. Germain. More information is coming as the project continues!

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New White Liturgical Covers - 12/14/08
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, December 14th, two excellent seamstresses from our parish, Diane Evanusa and Nada McFarland, sewed new white liturgical covers - just in time for Christmas! May the Lord reward them for their efforts!

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2009 Annual Meeting - 12/09/08
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2017-04-07 12:23:12

 

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New Email List - 12/09/08
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2017-04-07 12:23:12

 

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St. Nicholas Day - 12/06/08
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On December 6th, we celebrated the feast of St. Nicholas, the Wonder-worker and Archbishop of Myra. Following Friday Vespers there was a short film about the Saint, and following the Saturday Molieben and Sunday Divine Liturgy, the children of the parish received golden coins in his honor.

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Election of Metropolitan Jonah - 11/12/08
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Wednesday, November 12, 2008, His Grace, Bishop Jonah of Fort Worth was elected Archbishop of Washington and New York and Metropolitan of All America and Canada at the 15th All-American Council of the Orthodox Church in America.

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Prayers for Healing Ministry - 11/02/08
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, November 2nd, the Feast of the Unmercenary Healers and Physicians, special prayers and a blessing were offered for those in the medical and curative disciplines. May the Lord bless their work!

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Visit of Fr. Valery Shemchuk - 10/05/08
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, October 5th, Fr. Valery Schemchuk, from St. Nicholas Cathedral in Washington DC, served for Fr. John who was away in NJ, celebrating his father's 30th Anniversary of ministry at Ss. Peter & Paul Orthodox Church in Manville.  Many thanks to Fr. Valery for making the trip out to our Mission and for leading us in the Divine Services!

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Special Parish Meeting - 09/21/08
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

At the Annual Parish Meeting on Jan. 21, 2007, the Finance Committee was commissioned to conduct a feasibility investigation regarding the purchase of land for future parish use. On Sunday, Sept. 21st, there was a Special Parish Meeting to hear the results of this investigation.

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Diocesan Assembly - 09/15/08
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2021-03-21 21:35:15

On Monday, September 15th, the annual Assembly of the Diocese of Washington and New York was held at Ss. Peter & Paul Orthodox Church of South River, New Jersey. Representing Christ the Savior Mission were Fr. John Parsells and Michael McFarland.

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New Academic Year / Scout Awards - 08/31/08
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, August 31st, prayers were offered and a special blessing extended to teachers and students on the occasion of the new academic year. Two awards, St. George and Chi-Rho, were also bestowed on Christopher Smith for his study of the Holy Orthodox Faith through the Eastern Orthodox Scout Program.

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Dormition of the Theotokos / Presentation from Belarus - 08/15/08
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Friday, August 15th, the faithful celebrated the Dormition of the Mother of God, also called the Summer Pascha in that we commemorate the death, burial, and resurrection of the Virgin Mary. We were please to have with us on this day Sister Irina from...

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Installation of New Signs - 08/08/08
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Friday, August 8th, our new signs were installed by the side of Route 26 and on the side of our building.  Our existing sign was been taken for modification and refurbishment and will then hang on the front of the building.

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Completion of Iconostas - 08/02/08
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Friday, August 2nd, new icons and a cross were installed on the Royal Doors. This completed a lengthy project headed up by two talented and devoted carpenters who are members of the Mission and whose namesakes are the Apostles Peter and Paul. May the Lord bless them for their labors!

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Blessing of Automobiles - 07/20/08
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, July 20th, the feast of the Prophet Elias, there was a blessing of automobiles. It is customary to have this blessing on or near the feast of the Prophet Elias who ascended into the heavens in a fiery chariot. (2 Kings 2:11)

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Parish Picnic - 06/29/08
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, June 29, 2008, the feast of the American Saints and the Apostles Peter & Paul, the faithful and friends of Christ the Savior had a Parish Picnic at the rectory. The weather held out, allowing for some cool time in the pool. Many thanks to all who participated, helping to make the day truly enjoyable!

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Baptism of Troy (Paul) Duker - 06/28/08
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Saturday evening Troy (Paul) Duker was welcomed into the Orthodox Church through the Mysteries of Holy Baptism and Chrismation. Troy assumed the name of Paul in honor of his patron Saint, the Holy Apostle Paul whose feast is celebrated on this day. May God grant His newly-illumended servant Paul many blessed years!

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New Altar Icons - 06/20/08
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Friday, June 20th, new icons of the Mother of God and Saint John the Baptist were installed in our altar.  These icons together with the existing icon of Christ behind the altar table form what is called the ‘Deisis’ – the Greek word meaning intercession since the Theotokos and the Baptist are depicted making continual supplication for us before the Throne of Christ.

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Holy Pentecost - 06/15/08
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, June 15, the faithful gathered to celebrate the feast of Pentecost which commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles fifty days after the Lord rose from the dead. As is customary, the Vespers for the Day of the Holy Spirit together with the Kneeling Prayers were served immediately following the Divine Liturgy.

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Memorial Day Pilgrimage - 05/26/08
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Monday, May 26th, a small contingent from the Mission made its way to St. Tikhon's Orthodox Monastery in South Canaan, Pennsylvania, for the annual Memorial Day Pilgrimage.

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Egg Hunt - 05/04/08
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, May 4th, an Egg Hunt was offered for the children of the parish. Though the competition was at times fierce, a good time was had by all!

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Holy Pascha - 04/27/08
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

Throughout Holy Week the faithful gathered at the liturgical services to be with the Lord during His voluntary sufferings, death on the Cross, and burial in the Tomb. Then early in the morning on the first day of the week, they gathered to witness to the Lord's resurrection from the dead. We, the faithful of Christ the Savior Orthodox Church in Delmarva, greet you all with the joyous exclamation, "Christ is risen!"

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Holy Unction - 04/23/08
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Great and Holy Wednesday, April 23rd, nearly 50 people gathered to be anointed with Holy Unction for the healing of soul and body. The Church's practice of anointing with holy oil...

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Palm Sunday - 04/20/08
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, April 20th, the faithful celebrated the Lord's Entrance into Jerusalem, the feast of Palm Sunday. In remembrance of this day, and with anticipation of the Lord's victory over death on Holy Pascha, we carry palms and pussy-willows.

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Parish Council Installation - 04/06/08
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, April 6th, with the blessing of our diocesan hierarch, Metropolitan Herman, the new Parish Council members were installed into office. During the first meeting of the 2008 Council, Stan Alexion was elected Senior Warden, George Hamaty was elected Junion Warden, and Susan Pappas was elected Treasurer. May the Lord bless the new 2008 Council members and officers!

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Kielbasa Making - 03/30/08
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, March 30th, parishioners gathered at the Evanusa professional kitchen to make kielbasa as a fundraiser for the Mission. A good time was had by all! We can't wait to taste the fruit of their labors!

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Memorial Service for Metropolitan Laurus - 03/20/08
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Thursday, March 20, 2008, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Herman, together with OCA clergy from the Diocese of Washington and New York, served a Memorial Service for His Eminence, Metropolitan Laurus, newly-reposed First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, at Holy Trinity Monastery, Jordanville, NY. Hymns and responses were chanted by singers from Holy Trinity Monastery and Seminary. Fr. John was pleased to represent Christ the Savior Mission at this solemn service.

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Daylight Savings - March 9th - 03/08/08
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2017-04-07 12:23:12

Reminder - set your clocks ahead for Daylight Savings Time which begins this year on Sunday, March 9, 2008. 

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Wish List Fulfilled! - 03/08/08
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2017-04-07 12:23:12

Thanks to the generous donations of our parishioners and supporters our wish list has been fulfilled! May the Lord bless those who made donations and those on behalf of whom the donations were made!

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Baptism of Baby Allen Maxim - 03/02/08
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, March 2nd, Allen Maxim Oganyan, son of Maxim and Svetelena Oganyan, was baptized into the Orthodox Church. May God grant Allen Maxim, his parents, and his sponsor, Artim Oganyan many blessed years!

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Baptism of Baby Alexander - 03/01/08
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Saturday, March 1st, Alexander Parsells, son of Fr. John and Mat. Emily Parsells, was baptized into the Orthodox Church. May God grant Alexander, his parents, and his sponsors, Protodeacon Paul Sokol and Sophia Tarpley many blessed years!

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New Icons / IOCC Presentation - 02/24/08
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

Before the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, February 24, our newly installed set of large (18"x24") festal icons were blessed. Following the service, Peter Polychronos, a representative of IOCC (International Orthodox Christian Charities) offered a presentation of the SCOBA sponsored agency.

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Photos Added - 02/14/08
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2017-04-07 12:23:12

On Thursday, February 4th, additional pictures were added to the Construction Photos and Baptism of Isabella Georgiana.

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Movie Night - Mondays of Great Lent - 02/12/08
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2017-04-07 12:23:12

 

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Annual Meeting - 02/10/08
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

The 2008 Annual Meeting of the Mission was held on Sunday, February 10th. In addition to reviewing the reports of the past year, passing the budget for 2008, and making nominations for this year's Parish Council, discussion was also held on ways to expand the Mission.

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Expanded Choir / Liturgical Stands Debut - 02/03/08
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, February 3rd, our newly expanded choir sang the Divine Liturgy together for the first time. Also, debuting on this day were our newly fashioned icon and candle stands.

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Baptism of Baby Isabella - 01/27/08
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, January 27th, Isabella Georgiana, daughter of Gerald and Camelia Milite, was baptized into the Orthodox Church. May God grant Isabella, her parents, and her sponsors, Michael and Nada McFarland many blessed years!

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Three Chrismations - 01/20/08
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, January 20th, Todd Leasure, Michael McFarland, and Paul St. Germain entered into the Orthodox Church through Holy Chrismation. We congratulate them and their families and friends on this special day. May the Lord continue to guide and bless them in all things!

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New Website Launched - 01/10/08
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Thursday, January 10th, Christ the Savior Orthodox Church launched its newly redesigned website.

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Annual Meeting - 01/01/08
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2017-04-07 12:23:12

The 2008 Annual Meeting of the Parish will be on, Sunday, February 10th, following the coffee hour. All full-time and part-time members, as well as visitors and contributors to the Mission are encouraged to attend.

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First Services at Vines Creek - 12/30/07
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On the weekend of December 29-30, 2007, the Mission celebrated its first services at its new home at Vines Creek (Dagsboro, Delaware). On Saturday evening before Vespers the church was blessed, and on Sunday morning the first Divine Liturgy was celebrated.

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We've Moved! - 12/28/07
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2017-04-07 12:23:12

The Delmarva Orthodox Mission / Christ the Savior Orthodox Church has finally moved into our new home! The new address of the Mission is 30838 Vines Creek Road, Dagsboro, Delaware, 19939. We welcome you all to worship with us at our new location!

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Nativity Greetings - 12/25/07
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

Dear Parishioners and Friends of Christ the Savior, Each Christmas, as we celebrate the birth of the Son of God in the flesh, we exchange gifts with one another as a token of our love and brotherly affection. This is an age old practice recalling the gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh, offered to the Christ Child by the wise men...

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Construction Photos - 12/22/07
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

Our new church home is currently being prepared for our use. Check back here to see progress updates.

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Video on Saint Nicholas - 11/27/07
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2017-04-07 12:23:12

On Wednesday, December 5th, there will be Vespers for St. Nicholas at 7:00pm, followed by a 30 minute video on the Saint’s life. Light refreshments will be served. All are invited!

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Mission Chooses New Home - 11/04/07
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

During the Special Parish Meeting of November 4, 2007, the members of Christ the Savior Mission decided unanimously to move the Church to Vines Creek, Delaware, where another rental facility would serve as the Mission's home until such a time as land could be purchased and a permanent church be built.

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Special Parish Meeting - 11/04/07
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, November 4, 2007, a Special Parish Meeting was held at Christ the Savior Orthodox Church. The meeting was called to discuss the 2008 Budget and the future home of the Mission.

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Orthodoxy 101 - Schedule Updated - 11/02/07
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2017-04-07 12:23:12

Please note the updated schedule for the Orthodox 101 class. If you have any questions, please contact Fr. John.

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Baby Shower - 10/28/07
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, October 28th, there was a special coffee hour / baby shower for Gerald and Camelia who are expecting their first child this November. May the Lord bless them with all things necessary for happiness and salvation!

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Patronal Feast - 08/16/07
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Thursday, August 16th, Christ the Savior Mission celebrated its patronal feast, honoring our Lord's Image Not-Made-By-Hands. This image is one of the earliest icons witnessed to by Church Tradition and is a reminder for all the faithful that we are called to be conformed to the likeness of Jesus Christ, Who is Himself the revelation of the invisible Father.

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Bible Studies - 07/11/07
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2017-04-07 12:23:12

During the summer months we will have Bible Studies on the following three topics: the Transfiguration of the Lord, the Nativity of the Theotokos, and the Crucifixion of the Lord.

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1st Archpastoral Visit of Metropolitan Herman - 07/08/07
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On the weekend of July 7-8, 2007, His Beatitude Metropolitan Herman, the Archbishop of Washington and New York, visited Christ the Savior for the celebration of the liturgical services, a meeting with the Parish Council, and a festal meal with all the faithful parishioners and visitors.

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1st Archpastoral Visit of Metropolitan Herman - 06/03/07
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2017-04-07 12:23:12

On the weekend of Sunday, July 8th, 2007, His Beatitude Metropolitan Herman, the Archbishop of Washington and New York, will join us for the celebration of the liturgical services and a festal meal.

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Baptism of Symeon Province - 05/26/07
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Saturday, May 26th, Samuel (Symeon) Province entered the Holy Orthodox Church through Baptism and Chrismation.  We welcome Symeon with great joy!  May the Lord grant Him many blessed years!

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In the News: Cape Gazette - 04/27/07
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2021-09-24 19:28:47

On Friday, April 27th, Christ the Savior Orthodox Church was featured in the religion section of the Cape Gazette.

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Bible Studies - 04/18/07
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2017-04-07 12:23:12

During the festive seasons of Pascha and Pentecost we will have Bible Studies on the following three topics: the Resurrectional Appearances of Jesus Christ, the Lord's Ascension into Heaven, and the Descent of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost.

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Palm Sunday / Holy Week / Pascha - 04/08/07
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

The services of Palm Sunday, Holy Week, and Pascha were celebrated at Christ the Savior from April 1st through April 8th. Many parishioners, family, and friends gathered for these most solemn liturgical celebrations of the Lord's Passion, Death, and Resurrection. We at Christ the Savior greet you all with the joyous exclamation, "Christ is risen! Indeed He is risen!"

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Paschal Greetings - 04/08/07
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

Dear Beloved Parishioners and Friends of Our Parish, Greetings on the Feast of Feasts, the Holyday of Holydays, the Pascha of the Lord! Christ is risen! Indeed He is risen! The celebration of the Lord’s Pascha is not only the festal climax of our liturgical year, but it is also the spiritual climax of our very lives...

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Celebrating Pascha with the Orthodox Church - 03/28/07
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2017-04-07 12:23:12

Since the earliest days of the Church, the faithful gathered together on Sundays to celebrate the Lord’s Resurrection and to share in the Eucharistic meal...

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Holy Unction - 03/28/07
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

The Mystery of Holy Unction was served on Wednesday, March 28th, with nearly thirty people gathering to ask the Lord's healing and mercy through the sacramental anointing with Holy Oil.

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Lenten Retreat - 03/17/07
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Saturday, March 17th, a small contingent of parishioners from Christ the Savior attended a Lenten Retreat held at Ss. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Annapolis, MD.

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Parish Council Installation - 03/11/07
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

With the blessing of His Beatitude Metropolitan Herman, the new parish council was installed into office at the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy, Sunday, March 11, 2007.

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Bible Study: Meeting of the Lord in the Temple - 02/01/07
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2017-04-07 12:23:12

On Tuesday, February 13th, from 7:00-8:30pm, a Bible Study will be held at the church on the Meeting of the Lord in the Temple (Luke 22-39). All are welcome to attend! And please bring your Bible and a friend!

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Baptism of Baby Jacob - 01/28/07
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, January 28th, Baby Jacob received Holy Baptism, becoming the newest member of our parish community and Christ's Holy Church. May God grant Jacob, his parent's Michael and Nada, his sponsors, family and friends, many blessed years!

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Bible Study: Baptism of Christ - 12/30/06
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2017-04-07 12:23:12

On Sunday, January 14th, from 7:00-8:30pm, a Bible Study will be held at the church to look at the Baptism of the Lord. Why was the Lord baptized? What was the significance of the event? What does it mean for us as Christians today? We will look at these questions and more. All are welcome to attend! Bring a Bible and a friend!

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Nativity Greetings - 12/25/06
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

Dear Beloved Parishioners and Friends of Our Parish, Greetings on the Great Feast of Our Lord’s Nativity! Christ is born! Glorify Him! Some two thousand years ago, the world experienced the greatest event in its history – the Word was made flesh...

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Bible Study: The Nativity of Christ - 12/18/06
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Monday, December 18th, a Bible Study was held at the church to consider the Nativity of Christ as told in Biblical Tradition and the film, "The Nativity Story". Sixteen people participated in the study and lively discussion was had. All are welcome to attend the upcoming Bible Studies to be held at the church in January and February of 2007.  Dates and study topics are forthcoming.

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Bible Study: The Nativity of Christ - 12/04/06
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2017-04-07 12:23:12

On Monday, December 18th, from 7:00 - 8:30pm, a Bible Study will be held at the church to consider the Nativity of Christ as told in Biblical Tradition and the film, "The Nativity Story". Participants are encouraged to view the movie in advance but this is not necessary. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome!

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2007 Service Schedule Online - 12/04/06
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2017-04-07 12:23:12

The schedule of services for the entire 2007 calendar year is now online. Please consult the Sunday bulletins for changes to the schedule.

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Harvest Ball - 10/28/06
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On October 28th, a Harvest Ball was held at the Golden Sands Resort in Ocean City, MD. The dinner dance was a splendid success, bringing together parishioners, long-time friends of the parish, and new supporters.

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Retirement Party for Protopresbyter Daniel Hubiak - 09/24/06
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2021-02-07 16:16:04

On Sunday, September 24th, the parishioners of Christ the Savior Orthodox Church, held a special celebration in honor of Protopresbyter Daniel and Matushka Dunia Hubiak following the Divine Liturgy.

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Mission Represented at Ukrainian Festival - 09/10/06
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On September 9th and 10th, Christ the Savior Orthodox Church took part in the Ukrainian Festival held annually in Baltimore.  The parish's booth raised awareness of our Mission to the people of the Delmarva region, as well as funds, for the growth of the Mission.  Many thanks to those whose hard work made this possible!

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Harvest Ball - 09/01/06
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2017-04-07 12:23:12

On October 28th, a Harvest Ball will be held at the Golden Sands, 10900 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD. Cost per ticket is $40. Proceeds will benefit the building fund. For tickets or more information, please call Bill at 410-371-6592.

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Parrish's House Blessing - 08/26/06
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Saturday, August 26th, the Parrish's had their new home blessed. Following the house blessing, which was attended by family, friends, and parishioners, the Parrish's offered a barbeque.

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Patronal Feast - 08/16/06
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Wednesday, August 16th, Christ the Savior Church celebrated its patronal feast with the commemoration of the Icon Not-Made-By-Hands.

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New Priest Assigned - 08/06/06
Category: Recent Events
Last updated: 2017-06-12 14:43:17

On Sunday, August 6th, Christ the Savior Church welcomed Reverend John Parsells, a newly ordained priest from New Jersey, as her first fulltime pastor since her establishment in 2000.

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Our Schedule for Passion week and Pascha - 04/24/05
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2017-04-07 12:23:12

Our Holy Week and Pascha Schedule

 

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday – April 24, 25, 26

7 p.m. – Bridegroom Matins

 

Wednesday – April 27

7 p.m. – Holy Unction – the healing service

 

Thursday – April 28

9 a.m. – Vespers with Liturgy of the Last Supper

7 p.m. – The Passion Service

 

Friday – April 29

3 p.m. – Vespers with placing of the Holy Shroud

7 p.m. – Matins: procession with the Holy Shroud

 

Saturday – April 30

9 a.m. – Vespers with Divine Liturgy

11:30 p.m. – Nocturne, Paschal Matins and Divine Liturgy followed with blessing of food and a Paschal buffet

 

Sunday – May 1

12 Noon – Paschal Vespers

 

Monday – The Second Day of Pascha – May 2

9 a.m. Divine Liturgy

 

 

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Attention Visitors: We've Moved!
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2017-04-07 12:23:12

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Attention Visitors: We've Moved!
Category: Upcoming Events
Last updated: 2017-04-07 12:23:12

 

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Christ the Savior Orthodox Church
10315 Carey Road
Berlin, MD 21811
302-537-6055


  • Thu
    13Jun

    ASCENSION OF THE LORD
    9:00am Div. Liturgy
  • Sat
    15Jun

    6:00pm Vespers
  • Sun
    16Jun

    7th Sunday of Pascha
    9:00am Div. Liturgy
    1100am Choir Rehearsal

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Children's Safety Meeting - 06/09/24

On Sunday, June 9, 2024 a meeting was held for children and their parents to review the recently released Community Safety Guidelines. Dana Wyant made the presentation to the children, who raised questions and even offered ideas about how to make everyone even safer!



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$350.00
Our Monthly Goal
$12,264.00
Stewardship - $12,264.00 (monthly)

Our Neighbors

St. George - Ocean City, MD
St. Andrew - Lewes, DE
Holy Trinity - Whaleyville, MD
St. Nicholas - Dover, DE
St. Thekla - Easton, MD

What is the Orthodox Church?

“The Orthodox Christian Church is evangelical, but not Protestant.
It is orthodox, but not Jewish. It is catholic, but not Roman.
It is not denominational, it is pre-denominational.
It has believed, taught, preserved, defended, and died for the
Faith of the Apostles since the Day of Pentecost nearly 2,000 years ago.”
– Our Life in Christ

What is the Orthodox Church?

“The Orthodox Christian Church is evangelical, but not Protestant. It is orthodox, but not Jewish. It is catholic, but not Roman. It is not denominational, it is pre-denominational. It has believed, taught, preserved, defended, and died for the Faith of the Apostles since the Day of Pentecost nearly 2,000 years ago.”
– Our Life in Christ

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