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“Sacred Alaska” Screening, Friday, April 12, 2024 - 03/30/24

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

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

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

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

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


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70th Birthday Party for Matushka Annice Oleynik - 03/10/24

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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    15Apr

    5:30pm Choir Rehearsal
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    17Apr

    6:00pm Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
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    18Apr

    7:00pm Canon of Repentance

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“Sacred Alaska” Screening, Friday, April 12, 2024 - 03/30/24

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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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.”
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