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 […]

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. […]

The Perspective of Eternity

“Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added […]

Breaking the Cycle

“May you see your children’s children; peace be upon Israel” (Ps 128:6). In one of the many “good words” we find throughout the Book of Psalms, the Prophet David blessed the sons of Israel, offering a prayer that God’s people would increase and prosper. Elsewhere, David compared children to an archer’s arrows, saying: “Happy is […]

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 […]