The Lord with Apostles

Artist Robert Raevsky (Church of Christ the Savior, New York, mid 1980's)

“And they were in the way going up to Jerusalem; and Jesus went before them: and they were amazed; and as they followed, they were afraid. And he took again the twelve, and began to tell them what things should happen unto him, saying, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be delivered unto the chief priests, and unto the scribes; and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him to the Gentiles; and they shall mock him, and shall scourge him, and shall spit upon him, and shall kill him: and the third day he shall rise again.” (Mark, 10:32-34)

The CURCH OF CHRIST THE SAVIOR is a parish of the Orthodox Church in America, diocese of New York. It was founded in 1924 by Russian immigrants (History of the parish)

Our website is a testimony about the Gospel of our Lord through the ecclesiastical life of our community. Here you will find a concise history of our parish, information about important events in its life, a short summary of the history of Orthodoxy in America, as well as articles about various aspects of Orthodoxy.

In American Orthodoxy, lay people have always played an important role, complementing the service of the Church hierarchy, and our parish is not an exception. We know that the Orthodox Church lives by its communion with its Lord and Chief Jesus Christ, who has said unto His disciples: “I am the vine and ye are the branches... As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me” (John 15:4-5). And so we, who partake of Our Lord, constitute together one body, according to the apostle's words, “for the body is not one member, but many” (1 Cor. 12:14). Thus our web page narrates not only the events of the parish's life as such, but also tells what is most important in the everyday life of some of our parishioner and introduces visitors to their creative works.


The services are held in English and Church Slavonic. Vigil is every Saturday at 6 p.m. The Divine Liturgy is every Sunday at 10 a.m.

Address: 340 East 71st St.
New York, NY 10021
Phone: 212-744-8502

By Subway: Take the #6 train to the 68th Street station and walk north-east to 71st Street. The Church is located on the right side of the street between the 2nd and 1st Avenues.
By Bus: Take M101, M102, M103 buses to 69th Street or M72 to 2nd Ave.

V. Rev. Fr. Michael Aksionov Meerson, pastor

Peter Palterman
Choir Directors:
Natalia Lutov
Katherin Kalpus

Julia Siss

Church Schedule