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Visitors to an Orthodox church are often overwhelmed by the beauty of the Liturgy. This beauty can, in itself, be enough to begin to transform us. But if our encounter with Orthodoxy ends with beauty, then we’ve missed a critical point.

All of the beauty we have here at Christ the Saviour serves to point us to Christ. And this means that the most important question for Orthodox Christians – and for you, our visitor – is the one Christ asked His disciples before preparing them for His Passion, Death and Resurrection: “Who do you say that I am?

May the beauty you find here lead you to Christ, the Incarnate Creator of heaven and earth, Who reveals the worship of the Trinity: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

With love in Christ,

Fr. Leonid Schmidt

Our Life | Spiritual Commentary & Events


The Naming of a Child - Since the time of Abraham, the sign of the covenant between God and the Hebrews (later Israel) was circumcision. According to the book of Leviticus, male children were circumcised on the eighth day after their birth; this was their entrance into the qa’hal, the people of God. Christians, however, enter into the new Israel – ...
Memory Eternal: Sonia Lukashuk - Sonia (Boris) Lukashuk, 84, of Newton, NJ passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2017. Born and raised in Eastside, NY, she resided in Little Ferry for over 50 years before moving to Newton. A faithful and active parishioner of the Orthodox Christian Church of Christ the Saviour in Paramus, she was a member and past ...
Memory Eternal: Albina Kunsaw - Albina R. (Swed) Kunsaw, 95, of Fair Lawn, NJ, formerly of Wallington, NJ passed away on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. A 1939 graduate of Lodi High School and a 1943 graduate of Passaic General Hospital School of Nursing, she served with the Army Nurse Corps from February 1944-46 and was discharged as a First Lieutenant. ...

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The Orthodox Christian Church is the original church established by Jesus Christ. It is evangelical, but not Protestant. It is orthodox, but not Jewish. It is catholic, but not Roman. It isn’t non-denominational, it’s pre-denominational. It has believed, taught, preserved, defended and died for the Faith of the Apostles since the Day of Pentecost nearly 2,000 years ago.

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The Orthodox Christian Church of Christ the Saviour: since 1960, expressing the unity of the people of God as a community of love, striving to grow in a way that is not selfish but charitable, and endeavoring to fulfill the evangelical mission of bringing all people to Christ and His Church.

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