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

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2018 Fall Adult Education Class begins October 22

October 2, 2018




For the Life of the World


by Protopresbyter Alexander Schmemann



From Fr. Steven:

"On Monday evening, October 22, we will begin our annual Fall Adult Education Class. And, as in the past, this class will be comprised of six sessions, thus ending on Monday, November 26. I am very much looking forward to this year's class because we will be reading a contemporary Orthodox classic, For the Life of the World, by the late Fr. Alexander Schmemann... There is no doubt that this book has had an enormous impact on countless Orthodox — and for that matter, non-Orthodox — Christians since its initial publication."


So, plan on joining us for our study of a truly landmark book, which has had such a defining impact on Orthodox Christian life, worship and practice in America. Visit our special 2018 Fall Adult Education Page for further info, links to order the book, plus links for our secondary text, Of What Life Do We Speak?, by His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon. We will also post our study notes on this page as we work our way through Fr. Schmemann's text.

Adult Education

Ongoing study of the Scriptures and Spiritual Reading in general
is an essential part of our life as Orthodox Christians.

St John Chrysostom famously said that without continuous study of the scriptures, we can scarcely hope to be saved, and St Seraphim of Sarov taught that we should be "swimming in the law of the Lord."

How fortunate therefore for us that our pastor, Fr Steven, has established an annual regimen of insightful studies to build us up in our most holy faith. Broken up roughly into semesters, we have a multi-week Summer Bible Study, a six-week long Fall Adult Education Class, a special Winter Reading Circle in which we read and discuss some work of classic literature, and occasional parish-wide discussion events, in which we concentrate for an evening or two on key topics of interest.

While these ongoing efforts are essential, we must not overlook our Catechumen and Inquirers Classes, which have been virtually continuous of late. Designed especially for those new to Orthodoxy, parishioners are always welcome to join these introductory classes to refresh themselves with the basics of our faith.

On this page, we feature the current semester's program, as well as links to our archives of past classes and resources.

For further information, or if you have any questions, please contact Fr. Steven.