Christ the Savior Orthodox Church
Welcome to Our Parish!

Fr. Vladimir Aleandro
Fr. Vladimir Aleandro
Message from Father Vladimir
"Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." (Matt. 11:28)

We greet you, dear visitor to our website, with the same greeting that appears over the front door entrance to our church. It is an invitation to everyone from our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ Himself to come to His Holy Church.
Mission Statement of our Parish
The mission of Christ the Savior Orthodox Church is to proclaim and live out the gospel of our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ as it has been handed down to us since apostolic times. By the grace of the Holy Spirit, we:
  • Worship in the fullness of joy and truth.
  • Unite ourselves with Christ through sacramental life.
  • Reach out and care for others in love.
By being faithful to this life, we are transformed into the Body of Christ, bringing the Kingdom of God to all.
Introduction to Our Website
Our website is designed to provide both a glimpse of our parish family life, as well as to serve as a source of information for parish visitors seeking directions to find the church. Perhaps you have arrived at the website from another Internet location? We encourage everyone to explore our site; to learn further about us and about Orthodox Christianity. Our photo gallery is periodically updated, catching important events in the life of our parish. If you would like to learn more about Orthodox Christianity in general, or about us in particular, we encourage you to contact us. We would love to speak with you.

Saint Nectarios of Aegina, our parish patron Saint, in the process of building a monastery, used the image of a lighthouse saying:

"I am building a lighthouse for you, and God will put a light in it that will shine unto the breadth and length of the whole world. Many will see the light and will come here."

It is our prayer that all who visit this website will be attracted to that same Light, our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ and will come join us in worshiping Him.

"I AM the Light of the world; whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." (John 8: 12-14)

The Children's Choir sing the Troparion for Lazarus Saturday!

Liturgy in Turkana

Please take a moment to check out this video! It shows the first morning of this summer's mission when we took part in the Consecration of St. Peter in Loupwala. Father Vladimir was the team leader in 2012 when the church was built. It is also the community where Father celebrated their first Liturgy in 2007, after the community had been baptized for one year.

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The Lighthouse
Monthly Bulletin Now Available to Download!

Our monthly bulletin, "The Lighthouse" is now available to download! 

Our August newsletter is here for you to download.

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Upcoming Events


The Dormition Fast, August 1 – 15.  Orthodox Christians should observe the Church’s fasting guidelines during this “Summer Lent.”  Also, each of us should strive to pray more, give more, and to live more deeply in a spirit of repentance.  Father Vladimir is available for confessions by appointment or at times scheduled.  In Orthodox Tradition, we will have the Service, Paraclesis to the Theotokos, at 7:00 pm on Friday August 5th, as well as Wednesdays August 3rd and 10th.

August 7th: Celebration of Great Feast of Transfiguration
At 9:15 am on August 7th, there will be Matins and Liturgy followed by Blessing of fruit and produce. From the youngest to the oldest, come with something from the garden, from the farm stand, from the store or blackberries from the field. Come with a grateful heart giving thanks for the gift of life and being “guests upon His earth.”

August 14:th Eve of the Dormition of the Theotokos
At 9:30 am on Sunday August 14th there will be the celebration of the Divine Liturgy, followed by the Vigil of the Feast at 7:00pm. Vigil will include the procession of Epitaphion followed by blessing of flowers and herbs. Everyone is encouraged to bring some flowers to be blessed. Even Queen Ann’s Lacy and daisies are free for the picking.

August 15: The Feast Day of Dormition
On Monday August 15th at 9:00 am we will celebrate Liturgy for the Dorition, followed by a light breakfast.

August 16th: The Feast of Christ the Savior (Icon of Christ not made by human hands) This will be celebrated on the following Sunday, August 21st. Liturgy will be held at 9:30 am on the 21st, followed by a procession and the blessing of the grounds. We are blessed to have Fr. David Rucker visiting with us on that day.



Come One, Come All and join us for a wonderful fun-filled Church Picnic on August 28th, 2016! As always, it will be a time of fellowship and good food with some surprises in store for young and young at heart.  A huge thank you to Ellie Ashley who has volunteered to coordinate it this year.



Snack Packs for Back Packs: Again, this year we will provide snack packs for the Woodbury Food Bank. The collection dates will be August 14-28. They are always very well received. We will be collecting individually-wrapped snacks such as crackers and peanut butter or cheese, fruit snacks of all varieties, granola bars, etc. Juice boxes are important items, also. They will be packed by our youth and delivered to the Food Bank.


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