Christ the Savior-Holy Spirit Orthodox Church
Archpriest Steven C. Kostoff
4285 Ashland Ave, Cincinnati OH 45212 - (513) 351-0907
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By praying for and baking cookies for our Prison Ministry Team, you will help reach inmates with the love of Christ. The upcoming Kairos Prison Ministry Weekend is November 2015.  — Full info here.




The Divine Liturgy of the Orthodox Church
Meaning, Preparation & Practice

by Archpriest Steven C. Kostoff

Third Edition, with a new Epilogue by the author...

Seekers, catechumens and Orthodox faithful alike will be blessed by this trustworthy and inspiring guide to the Divine Liturgy and the Life in Christ, composed by our beloved pastor, a faithful presbyter of the Orthodox Church in America.

Paperback, 64 pages, full color cover; $9.99 retail.

Full info here, plus special link to order with a 20% discount!



A New Semester - "I am beginning my Fall semester at Xavier University on August 21. I am teaching my Eastern Orthodox Church course. The time of the course is MWF from 1:00 - 1:50 p.m. If  anyone would like to sit in on a lecture, please let me know. It would be nice to have you." - Fr Steven



On the afternoon of Pentecost Sunday, June 4, several members of Christ the Savior-Holy Spirit participated in the annual 'Cross the Bridge for Life' event, dedicated to the Sanctity of Life at every stage.


From the event's desciption:

Sponsored by pro-life groups on both sides of the Ohio River, including the [Roman Catholic] Archdiocese of Cincinnati and the Diocese of Covington, this family friendly event features talks, live music by Easter Rising, children's activities, food, and a walk across the "Purple People Bridge" and back led by pipes and drums from the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus, and other organizations. Informational booths from pro-life organizations; free t-shirts. Site is the Newport Festival Grounds, directly below Newport on the Levee in Northern Kentucky. No protest, a peaceful celebration of life. Learn more and view extensive photo galleries on the official website...

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"This year we will be reading The Roots of Christian Mysticism by Olivier Clement. The very prominent Orthodox scholar Fr. Andrew Louth said of this book: 'There are some books so good that all one wants to say is: go out, buy it and read it - it is marvelous!' This book - and the ensuing discussion - will immerse you into Orthodox spirituality like few books possibly could. There is nothing quite like it!" — Fr. Steven

More info, flier, and links to order the book provided here...

We hope to see you there!



July 16, 2017 Our Photo Gallery page is now updated with more photos from May through July, including Church School Graduation, the Chrismation of Kathy Wynkoop, the Baptismal Liturgy for Anna Wesner, the installation of our Parish Council, the Blessing of our renovated Parish Hall, and the Great Feast of Pentecost.  All this and much more, on our Photo Gallery page...


Our food pantry was open as scheduled this last Saturday morning, October 7. I believe we were able to assist 14 of our neighbors; and 5 of them were here for the first time. As one of our food pantry workers said: "The word is spreading."

Replenishment of supplies is always appreciated! Please visit our Food Pantry Ministry page for full info...


PARISH CALENDAR SYNC — NEVER MISS ANOTHER SERVICE OR EVENT! — This is a wonderful feature of our website, as once you sync our calendar to your iPhone, iPad, Android device, PC or Mac, it will automatically update as we post our parish schedule on our pop-up calendar. Just use the provided sync buttons to enable. Our calendar is featured on our Home page and our Schedule page. Learn more here.


SUBMIT PRAYER REQUESTS ONLINE - Our Ministries Page now has an easy to use Prayer Request Form, so you may place your prayer requests straight from our website. You can also use the form to have your email address added to our Prayer Chain.


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