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

 

Pre-Lent Period  | GREAT LENT  |  Today's Readings

Great Lent begins March 18

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Saturdays - Great Vespers at 6:00pm

Sundays - Divine Liturgy at 9:30am

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Glimpses of Worship

 

Drawn mostly from Holy Week and Pascha over the years, these images convey a sense of the beauty of Orthodox Christian worship at Christ the Savior-Holy Spirit...

 

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  • 22

    Feb

    Thursday
    Relics of Holy Martyrs at Gate of Eugenius at Constantinople

    7:00AM Akathist Hymn
  • 24

    Feb

    Saturday
    1st and 2nd Finding of the Honorable Head of St. John the Baptist
    9:00AM "Patristic Pancakes"
    6:00PM Great Vespers
  • 25

    Feb

    Sunday
    Publican and Pharisee

    9:10AM Hours
    9:30AM Divine Liturgy
  • 27

    Feb

    Tuesday
    St. Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn
    9:00PM Compline
    Fast free
  • 28

    Feb

    Wednesday
    Ven. Basil the Confessor
    7:00PM Vespers
    Fast free
  • 2

    Mar

    Saturday
    Hieromartyr Theodotus

    4:00PM TORCH Vesperal Gathering

    6:00PM Great Vespers
    Fast free
  • 3

    Mar

    Sunday
    Prodigal Son

    9:10AM Hours
    9:30AM Divine Liturgy
  • 4

    Mar

    Monday
    Ven. Gerasimus of the Jordan
    5:20PM Lydia's House Meal Angels Meal Support

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Great Lent Resources

 

Service Books & Texts

 

Order the St Tikhon's Prayer Book

Order the St Tikhon's Service Book, with Vespers & Divine Liturgy

 

Download Liturgical Texts for home use:

• the OCA changeable texts for Vespers & Liturgy,

• organized by date according to the church calendar

• formatted in MS Word to view or print

 

Download the Service of the Typika:

• Readers Service, General Text

• Includes instructions for where changeable texts are to be read

• Use when you cannot attend the Divine Liturgy

 

Service Books for home use:

• Reader's Service booklets for home use,

• includes the Hours, Vespers, Divine Liturgy,

• available to order physical booklets,

• or download in PDF format for free,

• link points to St Basil Orthodox Church, in new tab.

Feasts, Fasts and Saints

All Saints of North America
All Saints of North America

 

Learn
about the
 
Great Feasts,
Fasting Cycles,
and the Saints of North America,
 
through our special section:
Feasts, Fasts and Saints!
 
About Orthodoxy

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Start your Journey here...
With the Fear of God, with Faith and Love!

Communion of the Apostles
Communion of the Apostles
Communion of the Apostles
 
It is always helpful to remind ourselves of how we are practicing our Orthodox Faith. At the heart of that "practice" is our preparation for, and reception of, the Eucharist.  Therefore, I have attached a document dealing with our preparation, so that it be in a "worthy manner."  This article goes into some depth in explaining the meaning and purpose behind preparing to receive Holy Communion.   These are meant to be guidelines that assist in creating a "eucharistic discipline" rather than an air-tight set of "rules" that are meant to be legalistically adhered to.
 
Also, I am attaching a reminder about our liturgical etiquette or discipline while in church. I am certain that this can be helpful to our new members, inquirers and others. A certain liturgical discipline has nothing to do with an empty formalism or legalism. It is about respecting the sacred space in which we worship as a community.
 
Please contact me with any questions...


In Christ,
Fr. Steven

 

A Guide to the Divine Liturgy

 

The DIVINE LITURGY of the ORTHODOX CHURCH
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 beloved pastor, a faithful presbyter of the Orthodox Church in America.

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

Full info here, plus special link to order with a 20% discount!

Classes and Church School

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CHURCH SCHOOL & YOUTH GROUP:

 

ADULT EDUCATION:

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