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

Connecticut Bible Lecture Series

The Connecticut Bible Lecture Series (CBLS) is pleased to announce the fifteenth

of its highly successful Semi-annual Lecture Series,

which will take place on Saturday May 3rd, 2014.  

The Very Rev. Dr. Paul Nadim Tarazi will present.

Registration will start at 9:30 am with the first lecture beginning at 10:00 am.

The day will conclude with Great Vespers at 5:00 pm. All are welcome.

For further information or to register please contact Fr. Vladimir Aleandro at (203) 267-1330  

For more information about Fr. Paul Tarazi, please see his website here

Holy Week at Christ the Savior

Great Lent 2014

Holy Week 2014

7:00 PM Vespers for Lazarus: Friday, April 11th

Raising of Lazarus: Saturday, April 12th

9:00 AM Divine Liturgy, Breakfast, Gifts for all the children

5:00 PM Vigil for Palm Sunday, Blessing of Palms and Pussywillows.


The Entrance of The Lord into Jerusalem: Palm Sunday, April 13th

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy

4:00 PM Deanery Bridegroom Matins at Christ The Savior Southbury


Great and Holy Monday, April 14th

7:00 PM Bridegroom Matins


Great and Holy Tuesday, April 15th

7:00 PM Bridegroom Matins


Great and Holy Wednesday, April 16th

 7:00 PM Matins for Holy Thursday, Sacrament of Holy Unction, Washing of feet


Great and Holy Thursday, April 17th

3:00 PM Divine Liturgy of The Last Supper

7:00 PM Matins for Great and Holy Friday, Reading of the Twelve Passion Gospels


Great and Holy Friday, April 18th

12:00 Noon - 3:00 PM Quiet time before the Tomb

3:00 PM Vespers of The Lord’s Entombment

7:00 PM Matins for Great and Holy Saturday, Lamentations and Procession with Epitaphion


Great and Holy Saturday, April 19th

11:00 AM Vespers and Liturgy on the tomb, The Great and Holy Sabbath



11:30 PM (April 19th) Nocturn

Midnight: Procession, Matins and Divine Liturgy, Agape meal, Blessing of Food Baskets

12:00 Noon Paschal Vespers (April 20th), Egg Hunt for Children  


Bright Monday, April 21st

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy and Procession, Open House at The Aleandro’s

Print a copy of the schedule with this link

Books to Read During Great Lent

So many books can help to edify us during Great Lent.

Three of the most popular books to read at Christ the Savior Orthodox Church during Lent are:

Great Lent, Journey to Pascha by Fr. Alexander Schmemann

the Lenten Spring  by Fr. Thomas Hopko


A Journey through Great Lent by Fr. Stephen Belonick.


All three of these titles, along with many more can be found in our parish bookstore, as well as online at:

Light and Life Publishing Company and/or St. Vladimir's Seminary Press

Turkana Mission

Ejoka! Ejoka! Ejoka noi!

Greetings! Thank You! Thank you very much!

These are Turkana words we heard all through the day and evening during our fourth Mission to Turkana last July...

Please visit our new page dedicated to the Turkana Mission

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