Parish Ministries
Parish Ministries

Altar Servers – Our services are blessed with the involvement of many who assist as servers, under the gentle hand of Subdeacon Chuck Ringa.

Bookstore – Our bookstore, adjacent to the Chapel, contains a large selection of books, icons, cards and other religious items for sale. There is also a Library where one can borrow books and tapes. The Bookstore and Library are open immediately following all services and by appointment. Please reach out to Book Store Manager – VivianLea (Brigid) Solek.

Choir – Our choir participates in all services. We welcome new voices. Music is selected from various liturgical backgrounds, under the dedicated choir master, Peter Kopcha.

Education – Our parish education programs provide opportunities for our community, from youth through adults, to deepen our knowledge and understanding of our life as Christians. We do this through our study of Scripture and our life in the Church. The curriculum is based on a six-year rotating cycle. Each Sunday, different age groups of children, “Live Wires” meet. Our teens meet with Fr. Sergius. Adult education includes classes for catechumens, Men’s and women’s study and additional classes open to all. Guest speakers are invited throughout the year.

Fellowship – Coffee Hour, immediately following Sunday Liturgies, has become a time of true fellowship for all members of the parish as well as guests who regularly join us. Evening Vesperal Liturgies are always followed by a “pot-luck” supper.

Ministries to the Needy – We reach out to the less fortunate on an ongoing basis through the Agape Canister Program, the Martha Fund, and the Woodbury Food Bank. Special collections are taken for other worthy causes as the need arises.

Outreach and Evangelization – The church is committed to working within the community to provide outreach services and to consistently bear witness to the teachings of the Orthodox Faith.

Readers – Adults and teens are actively involved as readers on a rotating basis.

Upcoming Schedule
  • Thu

    8:30 Matins
  • Fri

    8:30 Matins
  • Sat

    6:00 Great Vespers
  • Sun

    9:15 Divine Liturgy
  • Mon

    8:30 Matins
St. Nektarios, help us find the Path to Happiness

“A Christian must be courteous to all. His words and deeds should breath with the grace of the Holy Spirit, which abides in his soul, so that in this way he might glorify the name of God. He who regulates all of his speech also regulates all of his actions. He who keeps watch over the words he is about say also keeps watch over the deeds he intends to do, and he never goes out of the bounds good and benevolent conduct. The graceful speech of a Christian is characterized by delicateness and politeness. This fact, born of love, produces peace and joy. On the other hand, boorishness gives birth to hatred, enmity, affliction, competitiveness, disorder and wars.”

“How mistaken are those people who seek happiness outside of themselves, in foreign lands and journeys, in riches and glory, in great possessions and pleasures, in diversions and vain things, which have a bitter end! In the same thing to construct the tower of happiness outside of ourselves as it is to build a house in a place that is consistently shaken by earthquakes. Happiness is found within ourselves, and blessed is the man who has understood this. Happiness is a pure heart, for such a heart becomes the throne of God. Thus says Christ of those who have pure hearts: “I will visit them, and will walk in them, and I will be a God to them, and they will be my people.” (II Cor. 6:16) What can be lacking to them? Nothing, nothing at all! For they have the greatest good in their hearts: God Himself!” - St. Nektarios of Aegina, The Path to Happiness

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Christ The Savior Orthodox Church
1070 Roxbury Road
Southbury CT 06488