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)

Recent Events

Upcoming Events at Christ the Savior
The Commemoration of St. Nectarios

Please join us for a blessed, annual event - The commemoration of St. Nectarios. The celebration will begin on Saturday November 8th at 5 pm with Great Vespers. All are welcome to join us on this very special occasion.

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.

The Gift of a Matching Gift

Christ the Savior parish is so grateful for all our many blessings. At the beginning of Augsut, a donor had come forward to offer a matching gift up to $3,500- to help the parish to meet its debts before the end of the year. For every dollar given, a matching dollar was to be given to the church, with the potential result of $7,000 to help the church. By the third week in September the full $3,500 was matched to become $7,000! A Huge THANK YOU to the people of Christ the Savior parish and friends of the parish, who believe in the working of The Holy Spirit through our church. Prayer, Services and Christian Hospitality, these are the gifts of love offered here seven days a week. Before we reached the initial goal, another donor came forth with an additional $1,000 challenge- to bring the matching gift up to a total goal of $4,500! The deadline was extended to the end of October. We thank God for those people who have responded and those who will respond. Please pray and think about whether you are able to give at this time. 

Turkana Mission

Dear Family and Friends,

Fr. Vladimir (Papa Emoru) and I (Mama Apua) greet you with our sincere gratitude. Thank you for your love, prayers and monetary support.

The goal of our fifth Mission trip, June 17 to July 3 to Turkana in Kenya was to replace their tree church with a cement block church dedicated to St. Nicholas in Lokichar. One afternoon, Fr. Zachariah, the pastor, showed us the site for the Posho Mill also to be installed this month.

 Our Team travelled with Archbishop Makarios to Loupwala for the consecration of St. Peter’s Church built in 2012.

On the last leg of this trip, we visited the Orthodox Turkana Community lead by Fr. Herman in Kitale. This is the home of the corn mill (Mama Apua Posho Mill). Many of you helped with the funds for these Mills and the deep wells in Lockichar and Loupwala.

As part of the first Mission Team to Turkana in 2007 we have witnessed the growth of the Orthodox Church. There are now thirteen Orthodox Communities. Many of these people in “the bush” had never heard The Good News of Jesus Christ. Trained Catechists and four priests now minister to these communities.

Our Turkana Brothers and Sisters say “Ejoka Noi” (THANK YOU). They will soon worship in their beautiful church, built with the labor and love of many people.  There will be no greater satisfaction than to see the love and joy on their faces as they worship, sing and dance in the church of St. Nicholas.

Your prayers sustained us during our travel and days in Turkana. God bless your generous missionary hearts.             

With love, prayers and gratitude in our hearts,      

Matushka Suzanne          

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