Faith and love which are gifts of the Holy Spirit are such great and powerful means that a person who has them can easily, and with joy and consolation, go the way Jesus Christ went. Besides this, the Holy Spirit gives man the power to resist the delusions of the world so that although he makes use of earthly good, yet he uses them as a temporary visitor, without attaching his heart to them. But a man who has not got the Holy Spirit, despite all his learning and prudence, is always more or less a slave and worshipper of the world.
Christ the Savior Orthodox Church is a growing Christian community of people from various ethnic and social backgrounds sharing a common commitment to the Lord, each other, and the Apostolic Faith. We warmly welcome all families, couples, and individuals who are looking for a deeper experience of the salvation offered in Jesus Christ. Come and see!
Miraculous Kardiotissa Icon - 03/10/17
On Friday March 10th, Dn. Steven Hall led a group of pilgrims from Christ the Savior to Four Evangelists in Bel Air, MD, where the miraculous Kardiotissa “Tender Heart” myrrh-flowing icon of the Virgin Mary from St. George Orthodox Church in Taylor, PA, was brought for veneration. A moleben (prayer service of supplication) to the Mother-of-God was served before the icon, followed by anointings.
On Sunday, March 5th, the local Orthodox parishes in Delmarva gathered at Christ the Savior in Berlin, MD for this year's solemn celebration of the Triumph of Orthodoxy. Serving with Fr. John were Archimandrite Vasilios from St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Ocean City, MD and Protopresybter Daniel Hubiak, the founding priest of the mission. Many faithful gathered for the Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers which was followed by a lenten meal in the parish hall. Glory to God for such a beautiful day and for preserving His Church by Holy Orthodoxy!
On Sunday, March 5th, with the blessing of our diocesan hierarch, Metropolitan Tikhon, the 2017 Parish Council members were installed into office. During the first meeting of the 2017 Council, Nicholas Borodulia was elected Junior Warden and Gabriela Vlahovici-Jones was elected Secretary. May the Lord bless them all!
Chrismation of Robin Adelaide Armstrong - 02/12/17
On Sunday, February 12th, Robin Adelaide Armstrong was joined to the Orthodox Church through the mysteries of Holy Chrismation and Communion. We heartily congratulate her on her entrance into the Church, and we ask that the Lord continue to bestow His heavenly blessings upon her, granting her health, strength, salvation, a furtherance in every good thing, and many blessed years!
On Sunday, January 27th, the parishioners of Christ the Savior gathered together for their annual meeting. In addition to reviewing the minutes from last year's meeting, the parish body heard reports from the rector, senior warden, junior warden, treasurer, and auditors. We recounted and gave thanks for all the great blessings we received during the past year, including celebrating the 90th birthday of our founding priest, Fr. Daniel Hubiak, and the extraordinary retiring of the mortgage on the Parish Center some 15 years adhead of schedule!
On Friday, January 27th parishioners from Christ the Savior joined other Orthodox Christians and hundreds of thousands of people who gathered for the March For Life in Washington, DC. The march is a pro-life rally protesting abortion, held in the nation's capital near the anniversary of the infamous decision in the United States Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade. This year marked the 44th anniversary and featured an address by Vice President Mike Pence.