Christ the Savior-Holy Spirit Orthodox Church
Archpriest Steven C. Kostoff
4285 Ashland Ave, Cincinnati OH 45212 - (513) 351-0907
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NOTE: Wed. July 19, Bible Study at 7:30pm - No Vespers service.

Announcing our 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).

~ Fr. Steven




Coming in September - Register Now!

Iconic Studio has announced their 2017 Fall Icon Workshop for September 25-30, to be held at their studio at 7886 Camargo Rd. This 6-day class will be conducted by Prosopon School of Iconology Instructor Dmitri Andreyev. Full info on the registration form. Optional Housing also available. Registration fee is $500, not including icon board.

Registration FormHousing Form

Contact Jenny Ward with any questions.




News & Events:

Helping the Neighbor -  Seven members of the St. Katherine's Society/Sisterhood served a meal at the City Gospel Mission this last Tuesday evening (June 6) for about a 100 persons - men, women and children.

Summer Book Club - Organized by St. Katherine's Society, the book to be read is Discerning the Signs of the Times by Elizabeth Behr-Sigel.  Discussion in August.  All are welcome! Order the book from SVS Press.




On the afternoon of Pentecost Sunday, June 4, several members of Christ the Savior-Holy Spirit participated in the annual 'Cross the Bridge for Life' event, dedicated to the Sanctity of Life at every stage.


From the event's desciption:

Sponsored by pro-life groups on both sides of the Ohio River, including the [Roman Catholic] Archdiocese of Cincinnati and the Diocese of Covington, this family friendly event features talks, live music by Easter Rising, children's activities, food, and a walk across the "Purple People Bridge" and back led by pipes and drums from the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus, and other organizations. Informational booths from pro-life organizations; free t-shirts. Site is the Newport Festival Grounds, directly below Newport on the Levee in Northern Kentucky. No protest, a peaceful celebration of life. Learn more and view extensive photo galleries on the official website...

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Time to re-stock the shelves & Sign-Up for our monthly walk-in days!

Here is a list of items needed to restock our shelves for August's food pantry:

Canned soup • Canned fruit • Canned veggies
Ravioli • pasta and pasta sauce
Meat (canned tuna or chicken)
macaroni and cheese
boxed meals (hamburger helper, rice-a-roni, etc)
cereal • instant oatmeal
granola bars and other snack items (fruit cups, protein bars, juice boxes, etc)
cake and brownie mixes
toilet paper • paper towels
soap • toothpaste and toothbrushes

Also, I would like to staff the pantry each month with different volunteers from the parish. It is a great experience to meet our local neighbors as they visit the pantry ... and to spend a couple of hours chatting and serving alongside fellow parishioners!

Here are the dates for the upcoming pantry walk-in days. Volunteers serve from 8:45-10:45. Two Volunteers needed for each day.

Saturday, August 5 • Saturday, September 2 • Saturday, October 7

Thank you!
Erin Tuttle Lockridge


July 16, 2017 Our Photo Gallery page is now updated with more photos from May through July, including Church School Graduation, the Chrismation of Kathy Wynkoop, the Baptismal Liturgy for Anna Wesner, the installation of our Parish Council, the Blessing of our renovated Parish Hall, and the Great Feast of Pentecost.  All this and much more, on our Photo Gallery page...



From Fr Steven:

"[On Thursday, June 22,] we had a Service of Intercessory Prayer during which we prayed for hundreds of persons by name, and for many we included their particular need - from a terrible illness to asking God for their health and wellness... The service itself was very moving, because we have to acknowledge that our prayer lists are often long chronicles of human suffering and need..."

Read Fr Steven's reflection, and download the Intercessory Prayer of St Paisios the Athonite here...



We are pleased to have hosted noted author and speaker, Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick, for our recent Autumn Retreat. Fr Andrew delivered two talks on 'The Church In & After the Scriptures', on October 21 & 22, 2016.

Audio and Photos now posted...



SUBMIT PRAYER REQUESTS ONLINE - Our Ministries Page now has an easy to use Prayer Request Form, so you may place your prayer requests straight from our website. You can also use the form to have your email address added to our Prayer Chain.


PARISH CALENDAR SYNC — NEVER MISS ANOTHER SERVICE OR EVENT! — This is a wonderful feature of our website, as 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. Our calendar is featured on our Home page and our Schedule page. Learn more here.


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