With the growing number of photos of events being provided by more and more parishioners, as well as occasional videos of interest to the parish, it seemed wise to host all these media on one Gallery. This is a modest start right now, but we have high hopes for the future!
The only 'exception' to our rule is the Hogar Page, which will continue to host slide shows and media covering Christ the Savior Mission Trips, the Hogar children, visits to our parish by the Madres, and anything Hogar-related.
We hope you enjoy this new and growing feature of our parish website!
May it be blessed!
* NOTE: Events will be added in reverse chronological order, most recent at top, oldest at bottom. Eventually, we will create archive pages on an annual basis with links to each archive from the main Gallery page.
Special Event Marks 25th Anniversary of our beloved priest and Father-Confessor - 07/06/14
On July 6, 2014, the parish sponsored a wonderful meal in the church hall to celebrate the 25 years that Father Steven and Presvytera Deborah have served at Christ the Savior - Holy Spirit Orthodox Church. The exact dates are July 1, 1989- July 1, 2014.......a quarter of a century!
This two week extravaganza of crafts and games culminated in a parish-wide celebration on July 25. Fr Steven wrote to the parish:
"We enjoyed a wonderful evening on Wednesday as we brought our Summer Activities Workshop to a close. From the oldest adult to the youngest child, we had just about 50 participants for our finale. We were treated to chess and table tennis tournaments; a display of newly-painted pysanki eggs, together with new crocheted items; and an exhibition of some excellent folk dances from the Russian, Greek and Macedonian traditions together with some refreshments. We would like to thank our activity leaders and the high quality of teaching and guidance that they brought to their respective activity. Certainly something that we will consider planning for in the future."
This was the final church school service project for the 2013-2014 year. The students assembled 144 Health Kits for the IOCC Humanitarian Relief project. This was also our last day for church school. See you in the Fall!
Our St. Nicholas Day Program and Charity Dinner went very well yesterday. I thought that we celebrated a wonderful and "lively" Liturgy which was very well-attended. Although not everyone stayed for the program and meal, the church hall was still quite filled and we enjoyed a good dinner served "family style" by our high school students. The procession into the hall by our Church School students led them to the stage where they all offered their gifts that will be distributed to the poor and needy before Nativity. There were dozens and dozens of gifts, so it was an excellent effort all-around. "St. Nicholas" greeted everyone and passed out a gift in return to our students. An initial rough estimate says that we raised about $650.00 at the dinner through everyone's donation. We would like thank our Church School director, Terrie Sauer, for again organizing this year's program. It was a good day for our parish family and community and we thank God - and the prayers of St. Nicholas - for the worship and fellowship that enlivened and deepened the day.
We would also like to thank our chefs, servers, clean-up crew, etc. for their time, energy and efforts.
On the same Sunday as our Annual Parish Picnic we had a photograph done of our entire parish (minus a few folks who weren't able to be present). This colorful, joyous image is a treasured keepsake for the church, and provides a snapshot of our growing parish family.
This two-minute video from Pascha 2012 captures the joy and beauty of Pascha at Christ the Savior-Holy Spirit, including excellent audio of our choir singing the Paschal Canon. (Apologies for the slight tilt to the angle!)
Church School celebrates Pascha with Bright Friday gathering - 05/10/13
Games, crafts, food and fun highlighted our Church School's Bright Week celebration. Fr. Steven was quite involved with the festivities too, showing his skills at table-top ping pong, and even taking a swipe at the pinata! Following the party, the parish celebrated Paschal Vespers for Bright Saturday, our last service for Bright Week, and turning us towards Thomas Sunday...
Fr. John Behr, internationally renowned patristic scholar and dean of St Vladimir's Seminary, joined us the weekend of April 20-21, concelebrating Saturday Vespers, the Divine Liturgy, and Lenten Vespers, delivering a special talk Sunday evening: "Becoming Human According to the Early Church Fathers." Our thanks and appreciation to our esteemed guests, and to everyone who helped make this such a special weekend in the life of the parish!
First Pan-Orthodox Youth Retreat an Enriching Event - 03/02/13
With 30 registered participants, including a fair share of visitors from other local Orthodox parishes, we feel our children and young adults have enjoyed a wonderful learning and social experience within the context of their life in the Church. Our thanks and appreciation to the team from Antiochian Village!
Newly posted is Anne Kormos' official Church Photo! Be sure to say "Hi" and introduce yourself this Sunday!
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More New Photos!
Jacob & Adalia Boehne and their son Elijah are soon-to-be official catechumens. Greg & Becky Coons and their children Seth and Natalie are new from Middletown. Greg and the children have already been received into the Orthodox Church and Becky is in the process. McKensie Kilbane has moved into the Cincinnati area from northern Ohio. Chris Ramey is an inquirer who has been with us for some time now.
Click on the photo for full size version, and be sure to introduce yourself and say "Hi" at Coffee Hour! Scroll down for more new member photos, plus many more photos of life at Christ the Savior-Holy Spirit.
Our dear friend and former parishioner, Todd Franta, successfully completed his studies at St Tikhon Seminary, graduating this past Spring, and was ordained to the Holy Priesthood on Saturday, September 24, by Bishop Michael at Sts Peter and Paul Church in Endicott NY. We wish Fr Thaddeus and Velislava Franta MANY YEARS!, and offer our prayers for them in the next phase of their ministry in the Lord's Church! Full Story on St Tikhon Seminary website, with extensive Photo Gallery.
Many Years! ...to our fellow parishioner Nika Frimenko and her husband John Boyd, who were married July 9 at Holy Transfiguration Church (OCA) in Detroit. Here are a few of the wonderful photos from their wedding day...
for our many campers, which included meeting up with dear Christ the Savior friends and former parishioners: Lee, Emili and Ravyn Malatesta, and Mary, Hannah, Lydia and Nick Charles. These photos by Mickey Callender give a great feel for the Village adventure...
1. Click on the slideshow to launch it. Notice the controller for the slide show at the top right of the window. If you hover your cursor over the controls, popup text will tell you what they do.
2. Pause the slideshow (Click on the Pause Button) so you can manually navigate through the images.
3. Click on the image you want to download/save.
4. In the Slideshow Controller, click on the "Open Image in New Window" button (Looks like a box with a curved arrow). This opens up a new window with only the selected image.
5. As you hover your cursor over the Image, the cursor will look like a magnifying glass with a "+" sign in the middle. Click the image, which will show the full-size image file. Now you're finally ready to download!
6-a. Windows Users: Right-click the image and select Download or Save from the pop-up menu.
6-b. Mac Users: Control-click the image and select "Save Image As" from the pop-up menu.
Pascha & Holy Week Photos Available for Online Ordering! Now you can order prints from 4x6 inches up to 8x10 from our Pascha and Holy Week photos! There are a great number of quite charming photos of individuals and small groups, and of many of our children. Special thanks to Mickey Callender for capturing many of these personal moments.
After investigating a number of online services,
I settled on the service provided by the company with which I have been associated since 1984. Murphy's Camera is a family-owned photo retail specialty chain based in Louisville, which has been in business since 1957. Our state-of-the-art lab quality is outstanding, offering 100-year archival prints, and our prices are very competitive ($.19 for 4x6, $1.49 for 5x7, $2.49 for 8x10, plus shipping).
PROCEED TO ONLINE PHOTO ORDERING Note: You may be prompted to install Microsoft Silverlight before you can use the order site. Due to server size limitations, not all photos in the slide shows are available for online ordering.
A Slide-Show about Christ the Savior Parish from 2001-2007 - 06/01/07
The past several years have seen our parish grow and stretch in ways we never before dreamed. An ever expanding church school (almost eighty students now and growing!), a vibrant commitment to missions and outreach, strong attendance for our retreats, educational series and special events, anchored by a warm and supportive parish family striving to grow as one in Christ Jesus our Lord. This is Christ the Savior~Holy Spirit Orthodox Church...