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. […]

65 Years Of Christ-centered Marriage

On Sunday, May 21st, 2017, the Feast of Saints Constantine and Helen, His Eminence, Archbishop Michael visited Christ the Saviour Church to celebrate the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy and honor Archpriest John and Matushka Eugenia Nehrebecki on their 65th Wedding Anniversary. His Eminence concelebrated the Divine Liturgy with Priest Leonid Schmidt, Rector, Archpriest John Nehrebecki, and […]

Memory Eternal: John Sklarsky

Sklarsky, John L, 89, of Oakland, NJ reposed in the Lord on Friday, January 20th, 2017. John was born in Simpson, PA in 1927. John resided in Brooklyn, NY prior to enlisting in the United States Navy at 17 During World War II. He received a B.S. in Business Administration at the age of 45. He […]

Deus Vult

“And lest we get on our high horse… remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ.” —Barack Obama The sentiments expressed by President Obama are often heard. When speaking with friends, you’ve probably heard the refrain, “What about the Crusades?” How do you react? With uncertainty? […]

Draw Up Humility From Jordan

In many homes, it is already time to take down the Christmas trees and pack up the lights and ornaments for another year. Gone is the mess of wrapping and tissue paper and boxes; order has been restored to the living room. The celebration of Christmas, and the novelty of the gifts received, is over. […]