- Covid outbreaks are surging again;
- Some parishioners have contracted it and are feeling quite ill.
- Masks are optional at all servcies and functions;
- Those with Covid, flu or allergy symptoms should follow "best practices" and remain home;
- Those remaining home are encouraged to follow our services via our livestream on YouTube;
- Read our recent Covid Updates here.
- Kitchen, Choir Room & Sacristy projects are nearing completion,
- The Parish Hall is still being used for temporary storage;
- Thank you for your understanding!
August is the final month of the Church Year, and begins with the two-week Dormition Fast.
Included in this period are the Great Feast of Transfiguration on August 6, as well as the Glorification of St Herman of Alaska on August 9. The Feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God is on August 15, followed by our parish feast of the Image of Christ 'Not Made by Hands' on the 16th. August also includes one of the great examples of sainted married couples, the Martyrs Adrian and Natalia, commemorated on August 26.
In addition to numerous other great saints, the final month of the Church Year features the commemoration of the Beheading of the Holy Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John on August 29. You can follow the daily commemorations of the saints on our special page for the Daily Readings.
Join us for this rich month of feasts, fasts and saints!
Includes the Archpastoral Message of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, a new meditation from our priest, Fr Steven Kostoff, plus a statement from Orthodox Christians for Life, and more. Read the messages and explore our Sanctity of Life Resource Section . . .
Join us for St Herman's Summer Feast on Aug. 9, when we celebrate his glorification in 1970:
- Mon. Aug 8, 7:00pm - Great Vespers
- Tue. Aug 9, 7:00am - Akathist to St Herman
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Read Fr Steven's new meditation about our life in the Church, which includes a helpful list of suggestions and reminders for the Summer months, with links for your convenience:
"There is hardly a good reason to be less “Church-centered” in the summer than during the other seasons of the year. There is nothing “seasonal” about God: If God withdrew His presence but for a moment, we would simply cease to exist! Here are some suggestions meant to maintain our vigilance with the approach of the summer months . . ."
Widespread interest in the film, MAN OF GOD, has prompted us to create a new page:
- featuring his Life, plus links to extensive additional resources on his ministry, writings, miracles, and more,
- PLUS our special features on the film, MAN OF GOD, including movie trailer, film info, interviews, soundtrack, and much more, here.
JULY 26, 2022 UPDATE:
'MAN OF GOD' now available on VOD, DVD & Blu-ray in the U.S. & Canada!
Get your digital copy on one of the major platforms here!
Get your physical DVD/Blu-ray copy from Amazon here!
For DVD: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09YKPNFTH
For Blu-ray: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09YK4QPGH
The film is also available on demand through the major cable and satellite networks across the U.S. and Canada including Comcast, Spectrum, AT&T, Direct TV, Altice, Cox, Verizon, Frontier, Suddenlink, Mediacom, Armstrong, Shaw, Telus and Bell.
Excerpt from Fr Steven's review:
Everything about the film was of the highest quality - the script, the acting, the recreation of late 19th - early 20th c. Egypt and Greece, the musical score, and a fine eye from the director for the larger narrative and those details that leave a lasting impression. The director, by the way, is Yelena Popovich, a Serbian-American, who is an Orthodox believer. She has made a film unapologetically focusing on a "holy man" (the actual meaning of the word "saint") of deep faith and piety - St. Nektarios of Aegina (+1920) The Orthodox scholar, Constantine Cavarnos has described St. Nektarios in the following manner: "Metropolitan of Pentapolis, great Theologian, Philosopher, Moralist, Educator, Ascetic, Mystic, Miracle-Worker and Healer." His written legacy is quite prolific . . .
Our webservant has been catching up on a momentous and full year, and the results are starting to be posted on our Photo Gallery page!
First up is a delightful look back at a year of new beginnings, with highlights from weddings, baptisms, new members, feasts, and more. Watch for additional galleries to be posted in the days ahead.
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION — From our Church School program, to our Summer Bible Study, Fall Adult Classes, and Spiritual Retreats, and more, Christ the Savior-Holy Spirit offers many opportunities for deepening our faith while growing in fellowship with our brothers and sisters in Christ. Come and join us!
MONASTIC MATTERS — Monasticism is essential to the life of the Orthodox Church. Did you know there are about 100 Orthodox monasteries in North America, several within only a 3-4 hour drive from us? Explore some unique features, videos and articles on Orthodox monastic life, including our annual Parish Monastery Retreats, and much more. On our Monasteries page...
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PARISH MINISTRIES — Christ the Savior-Holy Spirit members serve in various capacities within the church, and our parish helps support various ministries in our local neighborhood, as well as regionally and even internationally. Our Ministries page describes this vibrant area of parish life in more detail. Select ministries have their own pages with additional information. If you're wondering where you might put your God-given talents to work, this is a good place to start!