Coronavirus News / Resources
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.

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.

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!

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:
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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Charitable Initiative
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
Commemoration of the Holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council
Commemoration of the Holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council

On the seventh Sunday of Pascha, we commemorate the holy God-bearing Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council. The Commemoration of the First Ecumenical Council has been celebrated by the Church of Christ from ancient times. The Lord Jesus Christ left the Church a great promise, “I will build…

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Troparion & Kontakion
Apostle Hermas of the Seventy
Apostle Hermas of the Seventy

The Holy Apostle Hermas was a bishop in Philippopolis, Thrace. He was a Greek, but he spent some time in Rome. The holy Apostle Paul greets him in the Epistle to the Romans (Rom 16:14). The Apostle Hermas endured much grief from the pagans for preaching the Gospel, but he died in peace. According…

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Martyr Hermias at Comana
Martyr Hermias at Comana

Holy Martyr Hermias suffered for Christ in the city of Comana during the persecution under the emperor Antoninus Pius (138-161). The governor Sebastian, who was in Cappadocia to arrest Christians, urged the saint to offer sacrifice to the pagan gods, promising him honors and mercy from the emperor.…

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Martyr Philosophus at Alexandria
Martyr Philosophus at Alexandria

Holy Martyr Philosophus suffered for Christ in Alexandria during the persecution by the emperor Decius (249-251). They urged the youth to deny Christ, but he remained steadfast. After suffering various tortures, he was placed on a soft bed, bound hand and foot, and a harlot was put in the room…

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New Martyr Philosophus of St. Petersburg
New Martyr Philosophus of St. Petersburg

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Metropolitan Philotheos of Tobolsk, Enlightener of Siberia

The Most Reverend hierarch, the renowned Metropolitan of Siberia and Tobolsk, was from a noble, but poor family and received a theological degree at the then famous Kiev Theological Academy. At the end of the course, he was ordained as a priest for one of the rural churches, but he was soon…

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Saint Apollonios (Apollo) of the Egyptian Thebaid

The Venerable Apollonios was the son of the pious parents, Aisi and Amani. According to one version, he had an elder brother, a monk, who died before his birth, who appeared to him in a dream. According to other sources, his parents were childless before the birth of Apollonios. At the age of…

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Christ the Savior Orthodox Church
10315 Carey Road
Berlin, MD 21811

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    7th Sunday of Pascha
    9:00am Div. Liturgy
    1:00pm Zoom
  • Wed

    7:00pm Zoom
  • Sat

    Memorial Saturday
    5:30pm Memorial
    6:00pm Vespers

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Blessing of Trike Motorcycle - 05/25/20

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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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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