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 October newsletter is here for you to download.

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Saint Nectarios
The Feast of Saint Nectarios

The celebration of the Feast of Saint Nekatrios will be on Sunday, November 6th at 4:00 pm. We are most blessed this year to have Archbishop NIKON presiding at that Vespers.

For the past twenty-three years, the fall season at Christ the Savior brings memories and anticipation of the Feast of St. Nectarios of Aegina. "Miracles happen on St. Nectarios night" and they do. We will gather for Great Vespers on the eve of St. Nectarios' commemoration, Sunday November 6th at 4:00 pm. There will be a procession with his relics, prayers for the sick and annointing. A light buffet will follow. Please invite friends and relatives to come with you to this powerful evening of faith! On the feast, Wednesday November 9, there will be a Divine Liturgy at 9:30 am.

Upcoming Events
September at Christ the Savior

2016 Harvest Walk to End Hunger: Join us for our 4th Annual 5K Harvest Walk to End Hunger! This year the walk will take place on Sunday, October 16th at 1:00 pm. Check-in begins at noon at Southbury Town Hall (501 Main Street South, Southbury). Come enjoy a walk down beautiful Main Street Southbury and learn about food insecurity in our community and raise funds to support local food banks.

Annual Assembly: Please note Sunday October 16th is our Annual Assembly. Everyone is expected to be there and we will make it move along as smoothly as possible so we can join in the Hunger Walk.

The Men’s Evening Retreat October: 20th This month's Men's Evening Retreat will be on Thursday at 7:00 pm. The evening will begin with prayer and use the book: "Being Bread" which is structured with short, thought provoking chapters followed by a few questions that relate to our daily life. Men of all ages are encouraged to come and recharge your battery.

Gifted Hands: The Gifted Hands group will meet on Friday October 21st at 6:30 pm. LeAnn Cassidy is hosting this month. All crafters are welcome.

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