Christ the Savior-Holy Spirit Orthodox Church
Archpriest Steven C. Kostoff
4285 Ashland Ave, Cincinnati OH 45212 - (513) 351-0907
Worship Schedule & Special Events



Feasts, Fasts and Saints

All Saints of North America
All Saints of North America


about the
Great Feasts,
Fasting Cycles,
and the Saints of North America,
through our special section:

Feasts, Fasts and Saints!

With the Fear of God, with Faith and Love!

Communion of the Apostles
Communion of the Apostles
Communion of the Apostles
It is always helpful to remind ourselves of how we are practicing our Orthodox Faith. At the heart of that "practice" is our preparation for, and reception of, the Eucharist.  Therefore, I have attached a document dealing with our preparation, so that it be in a "worthy manner."  This article goes into some depth in explaining the meaning and purpose behind preparing to receive Holy Communion.   These are meant to be guidelines that assist in creating a "eucharistic discipline" rather than an air-tight set of "rules" that are meant to be legalistically adhered to. Please contact me with any questions...

In Christ,
Fr. Steven


A Guide to the Divine Liturgy

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!


Contact Fr. Steven for info on our current classes. Classes are always posted on our pop-up calendar.

Church School

Fall Adult Class

Summer Bible Study

Inquirers/Catechetical Class

Diaconal Class



Great Lent - The Fifth Week

• Wed. March 21, 6:00pm - Presanctified Liturgy

• Thu. March 22, 7:00pm - Great Canon w/Life of St Mary of Egypt

• Fri. March 23, 7:00pm - Akathist Hymn

• Sat. March 24, 8am - Noon - Parish Cleanup Day


Great Feast of the Annunciation

• Saturday, March 24, 6:00pm - Great Vespers w/Litya

• Sunday, March 25, 9:30am - Divine Liturgy; Hours at 9:10am

Explore our Annunciation Festal Resource Page


Great Lent & Holy Week Resources

• Explore our Great Lent Resource Section

• See Fr Steven's Lenten Reading List

• Read Fr Steven's Lenten Meditations

• Download our Great Lent Calendar in printable PDF format



Full Schedule on our Parish Calendar (below),


Join us for Great Vespers on Saturday evenings at 6:00pm,

and Divine Liturgy on the Lord's Day at 9:30am,

preceded by the Hours at 9:10am!


Sync our calendar with your smartphone, tablet or PC.


Today's Scripture Today's Saints Today's Prologue



Parish Calendar

(Printing Instructions)


Our Parish Calendar syncs with most smartphones, tablets & computers -  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.  Learn more here.


THE LORD'S DAY - Regular Cycle of Services

9:10am - Hours of Prayer

The Third and Sixth Hours of Prayer on Sunday are comprised of psalms and hymns centering on the Resurrection of Christ. Begin your Sundays with us during this quiet and moving service.

9:30am - Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great (Sundays of Lent)

The pinnacle of Orthodox Christian worship, the Divine Liturgy makes every Sunday a 'mini-Pascha', as we meet, worship and enter into communion with the Risen Christ!

6:00pm - Great Vespers and Confessions

Begin the Lord's Day with the beautiful and holy traditional evening service of the Church.


Protection of the Theotokos, Oct 1
Protection of the Theotokos, Oct 1
Protection of the Theotokos, Oct 1



Here are a number of websites offering the daily scripture readings, as well as excellent summaries of the lives of the saints for each day.