Christ the Savior-Holy Spirit Orthodox Church
Archpriest Steven C. Kostoff
4285 Ashland Ave, Cincinnati OH 45212 - (513) 351-0907
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2017 Summer Bible Study



The Gospel according to Saint John, Chapters 12-21

'Now is the Son of Man glorified...' ~ JN 13:31


Dear Parish Faithful,

"Christ has Ascended in Glory!"

Attached is the flier promoting the upcoming Summer Bible Study, beginning on Wednesday, June 7.  Sounds very exciting to me as we will continue and complete what we began last summer - a study of the Gospel According to St. John.  We will take a careful look at  all of those lengthy discourses that we hear each year during Holy Week; and then the Passion and Resurrection narratives (JN. 12-21).

I always have full confidence that all those who have been to a Bible Study will return. In addition, it would be great to see some "new faces." As my mother used to tell me: "Try it, you might like it."
I am further confident that not only will you like it - but you will learn a great deal in the process and get to know fellow parishioners and guests on a deeper level.
Fr. Steven


Visit our 2017 Summer Bible Study page for discussion questions and class notes from Fr Steven, provided each week. Even if you can't attend every session, you can still follow along with us!


Adult Education Program

Ongoing study of the Scriptures and Spiritual Reading in general
is an essential part of our life as Orthodox Christians.

St John Chrysostom famously said that without continuous study of the scriptures, we can scarcely hope to be saved, and St Seraphim of Sarov taught that we should be "swimming in the law of the Lord."

How fortunate therefore for us that our pastor, Fr Steven, has established an annual regimen of insightful studies to build us up in our most holy faith. Broken up roughly into semesters, we have a multi-week Summer Bible Study, a six-week long Fall Adult Education Class, a special Winter Reading Circle in which we read and discuss some work of classic literature, and occasional parish-wide discussion events, in which we concentrate for an evening or two on key topics of interest.

While these ongoing efforts are essential, we must not overlook our Catechumen and Inquirers Classes, which have been virtually continuous of late. Designed especially for those new to Orthodoxy, parishioners are always welcome to join these introductory classes to refresh themselves with the basics of our faith.

On this page, we feature the current semester's program, as well as links to our archives of past classes and resources.

For further information, or if you have any questions, please contact Fr. Steven.