Christ the Savior Orthodox Church
All Saints Orthodox Church Ministries
A Dearborn/Downriver Orthodox Parish for Everyone
Nativity of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ

Christ Is Born! - Glorify Him!

On Sunday, January 7, 2018, Christ the Savor Orthodox Church celebrated our first Holy Day Divine Liturgy as a parish.  Over 25 people came to witness Fr. Joshua Genig celebrate this special day with Great Vespers (with Litya) Saturday evening, and a full Divine Liturgy on Sunday morning. 

Congratulations to several of our members who partook in Confession and Holy Communion, and many people who came to witness Orthodoxy at its finest went away with wonderful feelings and a desire to come visit us again.

We want to especially Thank Matushka Abigail and her small choir for a beautiful job singing prayers and responses.  Please enjoy our special message from Fr. Joshua and a few photos we want to publish.

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Eve of the Nativity Great Vespers with Litya .  .  .  .

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A Special Nativity Greeting from Fr. Joshua Genig -

 

"All the Angels in heaven are of good cheer and greatly rejoyce today. The whole creation leaps with Joy for the Savior and Lord is Born in Bethleham."

Dear Friends,
We heard these words sung during Litya on Christmas Eve, and we entered more deeply into the realty of these words as we received the mystery of Christ's body and blood during the Divine Liturgy on the morning of the Nativity.

Indeed, the entire comos - both heaven and earth - rejoice in the babe in the manger, the very icon of hope and peace and love and fresh starts!

May you, too come to know this child, this Jesus, as he wishes to be known.  May you come to see in Him, who made Himself small for us, that our God is a God who is for us and not against us.  May you come to experience His love and His embrace, joyfully loving and embracing Him in return.

That is my prayer for you during this most holy and life-giving Feast!
Fr. Joshua Genig

 

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Nativity of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ Divine Liturgy .  .  .  .

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Merry Christmas (or how would YOU say it)

For the Nativity of our Lord, there is a specific greeting we hear throughout the community and in various languages. Try to find yours.

RUSYN
Christos Razdajetsja! - Slavite Jeho!
Christ is Born! - Glorify Him!

UKRAINIAN
Khrystos Razhdajetsia! - Slavite Yoho!
Christ is Born! - Glorify Him!

SLOVAK
Vesele Vianoce a Stastlivy Novy Rok!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

POLISH
Wesolych Swiat! Radosnych Swiat i
Blogoslawienstw Bozych w Nowym Roku!
Merry Christmas! - A Joyous Christmas and
Many Blessings in the New Year!

RUSSIAN
Pozdrevlyayu s Prazdnikom Rozhestva is Novim Godom!
Good Wishes of a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

HUNGARIAN
Kellemes Karacsonyt es Boldog Uj Evet!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

CZECH
Vesely Vanoce a Stastny Novy Rok!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Holy Theophany - The Blessing of Our Water!!

On Saturday, January 20, Christ the Savior Orthodox Church was able to celebrate the Holy Theophany  - Blessing of the Waters at our little building.  Fr. Joshua Genig celebrated the Divine Liturgy and subsequent service, then we all got a special blessing (yes, that means we got WET!) followed by taking a few moments and Blessing our new Building.  He braved the stacks of stuff still everywhere (while we are renovating) and was able to Bless Both Floors.  It was truly a Blessed Day for all of us (too many puns?).

Thank  you to all of the folks who braved the weather on a Saturday morning to help us celebrate such a wonderful inspiring Holy Day for our little Misson.  Please take a little time and enjoy some photos and we may have a videographer in our midst - and will post it if it works out (hint hint)

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COCC Sunday Lenten Vespers

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Mission Core Group - Mission Statement

We consider ourselves a Mission Group of dedicated and energetic Orthodox Christians who feel that there is an excellent opportunity for growth in the teachings of Our Faith, and want to spread the love and compassion of God’s Will through prayer and celebration.