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

NATIVITY OF THE THEOTOKOS

The first Great Feast of the Church Year is the Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God on Sept. 8. This beautiful feast, commemorating the birth of the Ever-Virgin Mary to the aged Joachim and Anna, falls on a Friday this year, meaning Fish, Wine and Oil are allowed even on a fast day.

Join us on Thursday, September 7 at 6pm for the Vesperal Divine Liturgy. Learn about this treasured feast on our special resource page, which includes an extensive reading list of books on the Theotokos.

 


CHURCH NEW YEAR

September 1 marks the beginning of the Liturgical Year in the Orthodox Church, and as is our tradition, we will chant the beautiful Akathist, 'Glory to God for All Things' on Thursday evening, August 31, at 7:00pm.

You can order a recording of this beloved Akathist on CD here, read the text of the service online, and download, save and print the service in PDF format as well.

Join us as we ask the Lord's blessing on the Year, and give thanks to God!

Join us for the Akathist, Glory to God for All Things, Thu. Aug 31, 7pm

Order the CD from Archangel Books!
Order the CD from Archangel Books!

 

The Church New Year

 

Friday, September 1, is the beginning of the Church New Year. As is our tradition, we will greet the ecclesiastical new year with the wonderful Akathist Hymn, "Glory to God for All Things." We will sing and chant the Akathist on Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m.

 

Join us as we ask the Lord's blessing on the Year, and give thanks to God!

 

Thursday August 31, 7:00pm - Akathist, 'Glory to God for All Things'

Order a CD recording of this beloved service, from Archangel Books.

Read the text of the Akathist online.

Download, save and print the Akathist in PDF format.

 

 


FOOD PANTRY SERVES 15 GUESTS ON SEPT. 2 WALK-IN DAY

On Saturday, September 2, we opened our pantry to 15 guests. Two of these guests were children who came with their mother. It was fun to meet the kids and invite them to come to the Garden Camp programs I lead in west Norwood. The family had just moved to the neighborhood (just a block down from me!) and they were eager to plug into the surrounding community resources and activities.

Gary George and I were so grateful for the abundance of food that was waiting in the pantry for us to distribute. Each month, we set up tables in a corner of the church hall and line the food up by category. That way our guests can come through and choose the kinds of foods they want. Because of the parish's donations this month, we were able to offer extras of several items and a couple people mentioned how helpful it was to receive all the food. Thank you so much to Christ the Savior faithful for stocking our shelves so well and supporting this ministry.

 

Thank you so much,
Erin Tuttle Lockridge