Christ the Savior Orthodox Church
Orthodox Church in America
1070 Roxbury Rd. Southbury, CT 06488 (203) 267-1330
September Monthly Bulletin "The Lighthouse" Now Available

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 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.

Founded in 1991, we are a parish of the Diocese of New England in the Orthodox Church in America, under the leadership of His Eminence, Archbishop Nikon. All services are in English and people of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed.

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. 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.

"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)

A Night that will be Remembered!

A night that began with the flying of Holy Water in the air by the hand of Archbishop Nikon blessing our Choros and ending, as we were sent out into the world shining, with oil from the anointing by the hand of the Archbishop. This was St. Nektarios Vespers November 6, 2016. At the end of the Service, Seminarian Simon Menya from Uganda spoke to the assembled faithful of over one hundred twenty. He related two incidents in his life that brought him close to St. Nektarios. He then spoke of the Feast of St. Nektarios in Uganda and his village. Preparation for the feast begins four weeks before November 9th. People spend this time helping the needy, visiting hospitals, the sick and prisons. He said there are four times a year that the people have meat: Pascha, Christmas, Election Day and St. Nektarios Feast. The faith and love that filled our church that night was powerful. May we cultivate it and bring it to a hungry and thirsty world. Plan now for Sunday November 5, 2017 to come on pilgrimage to the relics of St. Nektarios.

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