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Christ the Savior Reopening - 05/22/20

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

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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The Pascha No One Wants - 03/24/20
By Rev. John Parsells

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
By Rev. John Parsells

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.


Zoom Meetings

You may connect to all of the Zoom Meetings using the link or meeting ID below:

https://zoom.us/j/3539391994
Meeting ID: 353 939 1994

For the password, please contact Fr. John.

The Zoom Meeting schedule can be found on our calendar.

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Financial Assistance - $3,000.00
03/01/20 - 05/01/20

In light of the economic hardship suffered by a number of parishioners and their families and in accordance with the desire of many of our faithful to help support their brothers and sisters in Christ, we have established a new campaign for financial assistance to those adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Should you wish to make an earmarked donation to a person or family in need, you may do so online or by sending in a check to the church earmarked for "Financial Assistance". May the Lord bless you generosity!

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Today's Saints
Martyr Hyacinth of Caesarea, in Cappadocia, and those with him
Martyr Hyacinth of Caesarea, in Cappadocia, and those with him

Saint Hyacinth, a native of Caesarea in Cappadocia, was raised in a Christian family. The emperor Trajan made the boy his “cubicularius” (chamberlain), unaware that he was a secret Christian. One day, while the emperor and his entourage were offering sacrifice to idols, the young…

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Translation of the relics of Hieromartyr Philip, Metropolitan of Moscow
Translation of the relics of Hieromartyr Philip, Metropolitan of Moscow

The Transfer of the Relics of Saint Philip, Metropolitan of Moscow and Wonderworker of All Russia: After the martyric death of Saint Philip (January 9), his body was buried at the Otrocha monastery, in Tver. The monks of the Solovki monastery, where he was formerly igumen, in 1591 requested…

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Venerable Anatolius of the Kiev Near Caves

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Venerable Anatolius the Recluse of the Kiev Far Caves

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Saint Basil, Bishop of Ryazan
Saint Basil, Bishop of Ryazan

Saint Basil, Bishop of Ryazan and Murom: His memory is celebrated by the Church on June 10 and July 3 (the day of his death in 1295). On June 10, 1609 the holy relics of Bishop Basil at Ryazan were uncovered and transferred to the Dormition cathedral church. Saint Basil I, Wonderworker of Ryazan,…

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Right-believing Princes Basil and Constantine Vsevolodovich of Yaroslavl
Right-believing Princes Basil and Constantine Vsevolodovich of Yaroslavl

In their youth, holy Princes Basil and Constantine Vsevolodovich lost their father, Vsevolod, who fell in battle with the Tatars (Mongols). Saint Basil, the elder brother, succeeded to the throne. As prince, he had to face a multitude of concerns, tasks and sorrows. The city and the villages were…

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Venerable John, Wonderworker of Yarenga, Solovki

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Venerable Longinus, Wonderworker of Yarenga, Solovki
Venerable Longinus, Wonderworker of Yarenga, Solovki

Saint Longinus, the wonderworker of Yarenga, is also commemorated on October 16.

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Blessed John of Moscow the Fool-For-Christ
Blessed John of Moscow the Fool-For-Christ

Blessed John, Fool-for-Christ, Wonderworker of Moscow, was born on the outskirts of Vologda. In his youth he toiled at a saltworks, where he was a water-carrier. The saint combined strict fasting and prayer with his heavy work. Later he moved on to Rostov, where he began his exploit of holy…

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Venerable Nicodemus, Abbot of Kozhe Lake
Venerable Nicodemus, Abbot of Kozhe Lake

Saint Nicodemus of Kozhe Lake (in the world Nikita) was born in the village of Ivankovo near Rostov into a peasant family. When he was still a young man working with his father in the fields, he heard someone call, “Nicodemus! Nicodemus!” indicating his future monastic state. After the…

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Martyrs Mark and Mocius
Martyrs Mark and Mocius

The Holy Martyrs Mocius and Mark were arrested as Christians and brought to trial by the governor Maximian. They refused to offer sacrifice to idols, for which they suffered death by beheading in the fourth century.

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Saint Alexander, founder of the Monastery of the “Unsleeping Ones”
Saint Alexander, founder of the Monastery of the “Unsleeping Ones”

Saint Alexander, Founder of the Monastery of the “Unsleeping Ones,” was born in Asia and received his education at Constantinople. He spent some time in military service but, sensing a call to other service, he left the world and accepted monastic tonsure in one of the Syrian wilderness…

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Saint Anatolius, Patriarch of Constantinople
Saint Anatolius, Patriarch of Constantinople

Saint Anatolius, Patriarch of Constantinople, was born at Alexandria in the second half of the fourth century, at a time when many representatives of illustrious Byzantine families ardently strove to serve the Church of Christ armed with Greek philosophic wisdom. Having studied philosophy, Saint…

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Monastic Martyr Gerasimus the New of Carpenision
Monastic Martyr Gerasimus the New of Carpenision

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Icon of the Mother of God the “Milk-Giver” of the Hilandar Monastery on Mount Athos
Icon of the Mother of God the “Milk-Giver” of the Hilandar Monastery on Mount Athos

The “Milk-Giver” Icon of the Mother of God was originally located at the Lavra of Saint Sava the Sanctified near Jerusalem. Before his death, the holy founder of the Lavra foretold that a royal pilgrim having the same name as himself would visit the Lavra. Saint Sava told the brethren…

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Saint George the God-Bearer
Saint George the God-Bearer

Saint George the God-bearer and Recluse labored in the Black Mountains near Antioch during a time when the churches and monasteries there flourished. Orthodox Christians from many parts of the world came to settle there, and as a result, tensions often arose between monks of different…

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    5Jul

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    8Jul

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Fellowship Hour + Pool Reopening - 06/27/20

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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“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.
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Faith of the Apostles since the Day of Pentecost nearly 2,000 years ago.”
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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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