Christ the Savior-Holy Spirit Orthodox Church
Archpriest Steven C. Kostoff
4285 Ashland Ave, Cincinnati OH 45212 - (513) 351-0907
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JUNE 26 - JULY 1 — There is something for everyone at this year’s Prosopon Icon workshop in Cincinnati!

If you have some experience to do the gilding ahead of the workshop, paint the icon St. Simeon, God Receiver, from the Presentation in the Temple.  Students who want to complete their icon during the workshop may choose Mary, Mother of God, or the beginner icon, St. Michael the Archangel. 

The teachers will be Tatiana and Dmitrii Berestov.  This is the first icon workshop at Iconic’s new location: 7886 Camargo Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45243!  Housing available at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center.

Registration FormHousing FormProsopon Website
Contact Jenny Ward at Iconic Studio with any questions.



A Lenten retreat to Dormition Monstery in March, special area ministry opportunities, our Women's Book Club news, and our meeting schedule through May make for a vibrant and enriching season for our parish women. We hope you can join us!

Learn more on our St Katherine's Society page...





April 22, 2017 Our Photo Gallery page is now updated with photos from Holy Week and Pascha, as well as many more images from the second half of Great Lent. Plus, explore previous galleries from 2017, and our special sections for our Parish 40th Anniversary, and our 2016 Fall Retreat with Fr Andrew Stephen Damick, as well as New MembersAll this and more, on our Photo Gallery page...


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.


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.


Orthodox Q&A Forum - Use our special online form to ask your questions about the Orthodox Faith. Anonymous questions welcome!

ORTHODOX WORLD NEWS - Headline news from around the Orthodox world, plus daily podcasts on the saints and scriptures, updated via RSS Feed.



Time to re-stock the shelves!

We had a nice morning on Saturday (May 13) as we opened our pantry to twelve people. This has been the consistent amount of visitors, and though I hope more people can come over time, I am thankful to start getting to know the folks who have come consistently.

We have pretty bare shelves in our pantry. Here is a list of the items we need to replenish, with stars next to the most important.

  • **pasta sauce
  • **canned soup
  • *canned meat and/or peanut butter
  • *hamburger helper-type meals
  • boxes of cereal and instant oatmeal
  • canned veggies
  • pasta
  • ravioli
  • canned beans
  • bread (I will freeze whatever we don't hand out right away)
  • toilet paper and paper towels (you can buy these in bulk, because I usually break them up and give 2 or 3 per visitor)
  • toothpaste
  • shampoo, soap, etc.

Thank you to Gary George and Anna Zidarescu for helping on Saturday and to everyone who donated food. It is a gift to be able to offer this ministry to our community.

Erin Tuttle Lockridge



Christ is Risen!

Journey with us as we follow the Risen Christ and seek to grow in Him. Our 'Pascha to Pentecost' Resource Section is a good place to start, with special articles and media for this holy season where, 'Now all is filled with light!' And we hope you'll join us at our divine services... 'Come and see...!'


In our prayers and services we do not offer the opening prayer to the Holy Spirit, "O Heavenly King, O Comforter," until Pentecost! Instead we sing "Christ is Risen from the dead, trampling down death by death! And upon those in the tombs bestowing life!" This Paschal Troparion is sung until Ascension Thursday.

THE HOURS OF PASCHA  - The special prayers prescribed to be read in place of the usual Morning and Evening Prayers, the Hours, and the Prayers of Thanksgiving After Holy Communion from Pascha Sunday to Thomas Sunday. 

PASCHA MEDITATIONS, by our pastor, Fr. Steven Kostoff.  Fr. Steven's own meditations, interspersed with brief insights from saints and fathers of the Orthodox Church, present a golden thread through the Paschal Season, nowhere more evident than in this featured article:


Indeed He is Risen!




We are pleased to have hosted noted author and speaker, Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick, for our recent Autumn Retreat. Fr Andrew delivered two talks on 'The Church In & After the Scriptures', on October 21 & 22, 2016.

Audio and Photos now posted...


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