Welcome Message

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Dear friends:

On behalf of my fellow stewards, I would like to welcome you and your family to The Greek Orthodox Church of Our Saviour. We are blessed to have you visit our website.  Our church community is a growing community of devout Orthodox Christians following the teachings of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.  Furthermore, we extend all courtesies and would welcome you and your family to  join us for worship or for any social or cultural event.

Our parish is under the spiritual and ecclesiastical shepherding of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America under the jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople. Constructed in 1962 by devoted stewards under the guidance of the Archdiocese, our church temple is modeled after Byzantine architecture, highlighted by a prominent dome ceiling.  The walls of our church are adorned with the beautiful tradition of iconography that depict the life of Christ, saints and martyrs, and Old Testament prophets.  With the adjoining chapel, mansion, recreational hall and classrooms, all currently undergoing significant renovation, our church complex is considered one of the most beautiful Greek Orthodox churches in the country.

Our vibrant church community is composed of nearly 400 steward families, many of mixed marriage, that celebrate the presence of Christ through participation in the Divine Liturgy and other sacraments that have remained unchanged through the centuries. From education to philanthropy we also have a very dynamic list of Christ-centered ministries and programs in order to feed and challenge the diverse fellowship of our church community.

A list of ministries with contact information and descriptive materials, including a stewardship brochure, are included within this packet. Our church website, www.gocoos.org provides additional information along with a schedule of liturgical services to further enhance your understanding of our Holy Orthodox Faith.  Should you have any questions or wish to become stewards, please contact me at the church office at 914-967-2838 or frelias@gocoos.org

We have established this site in order to share the excitement of our growing community with the world!  The Orthodox Christian Church throughout the world shares in the very same confession of God and from this communion with Him we receive grace beyond our understanding.  It is this same grace and power that has carried the Orthodox Church throughout the centuries to the present!

May the blessing of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, the Love of God the Father and the Communion of the Holy Spirit be with you and your family now and always.

Faithfully Yours in Christ,

Father Elias
Parish Priest
frelias@gocoos.org