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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.

Liturgical Resources
Charitable Initiative
Financial Assistance - $3,000.00
03/01/20 - 09/01/20

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 Scripture Readings
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Today's Saints
Leavetaking of the Transfiguration of our Lord
Leavetaking of the Transfiguration of our Lord

On the Leavetaking of the Transfiguration, all of the service for the Feast is repeated, except for the Entrance at Vespers, the Old Testament readings, Litya, the Polyeleos and Gospel at Matins, and the blessing of grapes at Liturgy. The Gospel and Epistle readings at Liturgy are those prescribed…

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Troparion & Kontakion
Saint Tikhon, Bishop of Voronezh, Wonderworker of Zadonsk and All Russia
Saint Tikhon, Bishop of Voronezh, Wonderworker of Zadonsk and All Russia

Saint Tikhon of Zadonsk, Bishop of Voronezh (in the world Timothy), was born in the year 1724 in the village of Korotsk in the Novgorod diocese, into the family of the cantor Sabellius Kirillov. (A new family name, Sokolov, was given him afterwards by the head of the Novgorod seminary). His father…

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Troparion & Kontakion
Translation of the relics of Saint Maximus the Confessor
Translation of the relics of Saint Maximus the Confessor

Saint Maximus the Confessor was born in Constantinople around 580 and raised in a pious Christian family. He received an excellent education, studying philosophy, grammar, and rhetoric. He was well-read in the authors of antiquity and he also mastered philosophy and theology. When Saint Maximus…

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Troparion & Kontakion
Uncovering of the relics of Venerable Maximus of Moscow the Fool-for-Christ
Uncovering of the relics of Venerable Maximus of Moscow the Fool-for-Christ

Saint Maximus of Moscow, the Fool for Christ. Nothing is known about his parents, or the time and place of birth. Saint Maximus chose one of the most difficult and thorny paths to salvation, having taken upon himself the guise of a fool for the sake of Christ. Summer and winter Maximus walked about…

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Martyr Hippolytus of Rome and those with him: Martyr Concordia, Irenaeus, and Abundius
Martyr Hippolytus of Rome and those with him: Martyr Concordia, Irenaeus, and Abundius

The Martyr Hippolytus was a chief prison guard at Rome under the emperors Decius (249-251) and Valerian (253-259). He was converted to Christ by the Martyr Laurence (August 10), and he buried the martyr’s body. They informed the emperor of this, and Saint Hippolytus was arrested. Valerian…

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Icon of the Mother of God “of the Passion”
Icon of the Mother of God “of the Passion”

The Icon of the Mother of God “Of the Passion” The icon received its name because on either side of the Mother of God are two angels with the implements of the Lord’s suffering: the Cross, the lance, and the sponge. There was a certain pious woman, Katherine, who began to suffer…

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Icon of the Mother of God “of the Seven Arrows”
Icon of the Mother of God “of the Seven Arrows”

The “Seven Arrows” Icon of the Mother of God depicts the Virgin’s heart pierced by seven arrows. For a long time the icon was located at the belltower stairway entrance of a church in honor of the Apostle John the Theologian (near Vologda). Since it was face downwards, they…

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Second Finding of the relics of Saint Tikhon, Wonderworker of Zadonsk
Second Finding of the relics of Saint Tikhon, Wonderworker of Zadonsk

No information available at this time.

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Icon of the Mother of God of Minsk
Icon of the Mother of God of Minsk

The Minsk Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos was brought by the holy Prince Vladimir from Korsun in the Crimea and placed in Kiev’s Cathedral of the Tithes (the consecration of the church in 996 is commemorated on May 12). In the year 1500, during the capture of Kiev by Khan Mengli-Gyr, a…

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Empress Irene, tonsured Xenia
Empress Irene, tonsured Xenia

No information available at this time.

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Monastic Martyr Dositheus
Monastic Martyr Dositheus

No information available at this time.

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Christ the Savior Orthodox Church
10315 Carey Road
Berlin, MD 21811
302-537-6055


  • Fri
    14Aug

    7:00pm Vespers
  • Sat
    15Aug

    DORMITION OF THE THEOTOKOS
    9:00am Div. Liturgy
    6:00pm Vespers
  • Sun
    16Aug

    ICON NOT-MADE-BY-HANDS
    9:00am Div. Liturgy

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Entrance Project Update - 07/09/20

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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St. George - Ocean City, MD
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St. Nicholas - Dover, DE
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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

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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