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

Welcome to Christ the Savior-Holy Spirit

. . . 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).

Scroll down for our Worship Schedule and to learn more about our parish life and the Orthodox Christian Church.  We invite you to "come and see..."


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Upcoming Schedule and more

Sunday of the Prodigal Son (Feb 28)
Sunday of the Prodigal Son (Feb 28)


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

Orthodox Journeys Church School



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)

Coronavirus Updates, Resources & Guidelines

NEW - Services livestreamed via YouTube



38th Sunday after Pentecost (Feb. 28)

Sunday of the Prodigal Son

2nd Sunday of the Triodion


Special Liturgical Texts for Vespers & Liturgy

Service of Typika (Reader's Service, General Text)

Explore our Pre-Lent Resource Pages


Now Livestreaming on YouTube

HD video, audio from the soundboard




The Pre-Lent Period

Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee (Feb 21)
Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee (Feb 21)


GREAT LENT begins March 15

The Pre-Lent Period began February 14

Follow the links below for extensive resources, articles, books, videos, more...


Feb. 14 - Zacchaeus Sunday 

  • Read this real encounter (not a parable) in Luke 19:1-10
  • Desiring to see the Lord,
  • Active Repentance

Feb. 21 - The Publican and the Pharisee

  • Read the Parable in Luke 18:10-14
  • Humility based on Reality
  • Readings from the Lenten Triodion begin
  • Fast-free week follows

Feb. 28 - The Prodigal Son

  • Read the Parable in Luke 15:11-24
  • Returning to the House of our loving Father
  • "Coming to ourselves..."

Mar.  7 - Meatfare/Last Judgment

  • Parable of the Awesome Judgment, Matthew 25:31-46
  • Becoming God's children by serving Christ through our neighbor
  • Last day that meat is allowed

Mar. 14 - Cheesefare/Forgivness Sunday/Expulsion from Paradise

  • The Gospel (MT 6:14-21) concerns forgiveness, true fasting, and where our treasure is.
  • We enter the Fast forgiving one another, and seeking God's forgiveness
  • Forgiveness Vespers after Liturgy to exchange forgivness with one another
  • Last day that dairy is allowed


Join us for the Journey of Lent, the Journey to Pascha!


For Our Daily Rule

Today's Scripture, Saints & Prologue

- The daily readings right here on our website



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

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Archbishop Paul


His Eminence,
The Most Reverend Paul,
Archbishop of Chicago and the Midwest,
Orthodox Church in America

From Archbishop Paul...

Midwest Diocese Website




Online Prayer Requests

Online Prayer Requests
- Use our online form to submit prayer requests, or to sign up for our prayer chain. Try it out, on our Ministries page.




Explore Parish Life through our Website

Our Parish Family, 2017!
Our Parish Family, 2017!
Our Parish Family, 2017!
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!

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 pastor, a faithful presbyter of the Orthodox Church in America.


Paperback, 64 pages, full color cover; $9.99 retail.

Follow this link for 20% discount! Learn more and order here...

Parish Icon - The Holy Mandylion

The Patronal Icon of our Parish, by the hand of Fr. Andrew Tregubov
The Patronal Icon of our Parish, by the hand of Fr. Andrew Tregubov
The Patronal Icon of our Parish, by the hand of Fr. Andrew Tregubov

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.)


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Conveniently Located in Norwood, Ohio

Visit our Directions page for turn-by-turn driving instructions, and Google Maps, from anywhere in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

Christ the Savior-Holy Spirit Orthodox Church
'The Ancient Faith in Contemporary Cincinnati'
4285 Ashland Ave; Cincinnati, OH 45212 U.S.A.
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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...


WELCOME - LET'S GET ACQUAINTED! — Get to know us through photos of parish life and of new members to Christ the Savior-Holy Spirit. Also, photos honoring Fr Steven's 30 years at Christ the Savior-Holy Spirit. All this and much more on our Photo & Video Gallery 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!

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