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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

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1977-05-10_frank_theodore_hamouz_web Memory Eternal: Frank Theodore Hamouz - Frank Hamouz, 93, of Mahwah, NJ passed away on Sunday, August 21, 2016 at the New Jersey Veterans Administration Nursing Home in Paramus, N.J. with his loving family beside him until that day.  Born in Mestecko, Czechoslovakia, on July 7, 1923 he was raised in both Mestecko and Prague, Czechoslovakia until his teenage years at which time he immigrated to the U.S. in 1936. His family ultimately settled in ...
First Steps In the Christian Life - In Her wisdom, the Church has always known that faith can’t be reduced to intellectual belief. “Even the demons believe,” according to St James. In other words: they know God exists, but their life is nevertheless a life of rebellion. Orthodox Christians are called not just to have faith, but to live faithfully. And though there ...
icxc-crucifixion Truth, Then and Now - Hours before the crucifixion of our lord, Pontius Pilate asked Christ a question that could just as well be asked in our time: “What is truth?” (John 18:38) This question and the cynicism which accompanies it is found over and again in the most violent eras of human history. It perfectly summarizes fallen man's pitiable ...

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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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