Who We Are

Epiphany and Christ Church is a Christian Church that is a part of The Episcopal Church in the United States and a member parish in the Diocese of Newark. As such, we are a member of the worldwide Anglican Communion, the third largest Christian community in the world.

Our Story

When two formerly separate congregations join forces as one, you know something great is going to happen.  That is exactly what happened with Christ Church, formerly of East Orange, and Church of the Epiphany of Orange, in whose building we all now reside, did in consolidating as one. Both congregations have strong pasts that you may read about by clicking the link below. But continue to explore this website to learn about our present ministries as we respond to God's Spirit moving mightily among us!

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Meet Our Staff

These are the folk who provide the glue in almost everything that happens at Epiphany and Christ Church.

Fr. Joseph Harmon

Rector and Senior Pastor

The Rev'd Joseph Harmon is a passionate and enthusiastic preacher, teacher and worship leader with 40 years' experience as a priest in a variety of church settings. He enjoys cooking, carpentry, music and photography.


Cathy Isaac

Office Assistant

Cathy Isaac is a long-time member of the parish, which helps her in managing the many daily demands of our busy office. Cathy knows who most people are and has her fingers in almost everything that happens at Epiphany and Christ Church.

Fr. George Kaswarra

Priest Associate

The Rev'd George Kaswarra participates in our parish life as his time and schedule permit. He brings a quiet dedication, pastoral sensitivity and a sense of joy in his ministry as Priest Associate.


Philip Field

Organist and Choir Director

Philip Field is a dedicated and talented musician, music teacher and director. Among his many pursuits, he is the 11th director of the North Jersey Philharmonic Glee Club, one of the nation's longest-standing male choral groups.


Clarence Archer


Clarence Archer is a parishioner who brings a sense of dedication and commitment to his work. He is the one who makes sure everything is ship-shape and ready to go for virtually every function and activity at our busy church.