Welcome to Christ the Savior / Holy Spirit Orthodox Church !
A parish of the Orthodox Church in America,
'The Ancient Faith in Contemporary Cincinnati'
Which exists by the grace and to the glory of the Living God, so that the Glorious Gospel of His Son Jesus Christ may be proclaimed in an Orthodox manner as the Apostolic Faith which was "once for all delivered to the saints" (Jude 3).
Our parish website has numerous helpful resources, which will tell you a great deal about our church family and life, as well as about the Orthodox Christian Faith. Here is a brief overview of what you can find here; just click on each section link to learn more. Please direct any specific questions to our pastor, Fr Steven Kostoff.
Back in Print - New, Expanded Edition!
The DIVINE LITURGY of the ORTHODOX CHURCH
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 pastor, a faithful presbyter of the Orthodox Church in America.
Paperback, 64 pages, full color cover; $9.99 retail.
Parish Icon - The Holy Mandylion
Learn about our Parish Patronal Feast, the Miraculous Image associated with it, and its amazing story through these special resources:
'Image Not Made By Hands' (Aug 16)
Patronal Feast and Icon of the Parish
Read this OCA article about the history and feast of the 'Image Not Made By Hands'
Download and explore our extensive Orthodox resources on the Holy Mandylion and the Shroud of Turin (A special PDF handout from our 2019 Fall Retreat on the Shroud of Turin, with embedded links to books, articles, videos and more.)
For Our Daily Rule
- The daily readings right here on our website
PODCASTS on the SCRIPTURES:
The Path - Daily scripture & commentary, inspired by the Saints
Search the Scriptures - Accessible Bible study for busy people
Daily Orthodox Scriptures - Reading Through the Bible in One Year
The Whole Counsel of God - Verse By Verse Through The Scriptures
Listen to Ancient Faith Radio !
Service Guide and Streaming Schedule
NEW: NATIVITY FAST RESOURCE SECTION (updated for 2020)
Saturdays - Great Vespers at 6:00pm *
Sundays - Divine Liturgy at 9:30am †
*Saturday Great Vespers and Weekday Services Open to the Public
† Parishioner Online Signup for Divine Liturgy (password-protected)
26th Sunday after Pentecost (Dec 6)
Sun. Dec. 13 - Holy Forefathers, St Herman of Alaska
Special visit by His Eminence, Archbishop Paul
Sun. Dec. 20 - Sunday before Nativity, St Ignatius the Godbearer
Fri. Dec. 25 - Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ
Wed. Jan. 6 - Great Feast of Theophany
Parish Calendar with Smartphone Sync
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CHRISTIAN EDUCATION — From our Church School program, to our Summer Bible Study, Fall Adult Classes, and Spiritual Retreats, and more, Christ the Savior-Holy Spirit offers many opportunities for deepening our faith while growing in fellowship with our brothers and sisters in Christ. Come and join us!
MONASTIC MATTERS — Monasticism is essential to the life of the Orthodox Church. Did you know there are about 100 Orthodox monasteries in North America, several within only a 3-4 hour drive from us? Explore some unique features, videos and articles on Orthodox monastic life, including our annual Parish Monastery Retreats, and much more. On our Monasteries page...
PARISH MINISTRIES — Christ the Savior-Holy Spirit members serve in various capacities within the church, and our parish helps support various ministries in our local neighborhood, as well as regionally and even internationally. Our Ministries page describes this vibrant area of parish life in more detail. Select ministries have their own pages with additional information. If you're wondering where you might put your God-given talents to work, this is a good place to start!