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

Our Parish Family, Autumn 2023!
Our Parish Family, Autumn 2023!
Our Parish Family, Autumn 2023!
Welcome to

Christ the Savior ~ Holy Spirit Orthodox Church

a parish of the Orthodox Church in America.

'The Ancient Faith in Contemporary Cincinnati.'


We're glad you've found us, and hope you will visit with us soon and often, and perhaps find your spiritual home here with us.

EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 6, 2022, we've made many improvements to our website. Here's a quick guide to what's changed:
WHAT'S NEW - We've just completed a major refresh of our Home page, and hope you like the elegant use of images, large and clear navigation panels, and the modern design with full responsiveness for all devices, whether desktop, laptop, or mobile. Some of our other pages have also been extensively reworked to bring them up to date with fresh content, better navigation, and a more pleasing design.
WHERE DID IT GO? - Detailed info or links you may be looking for have been moved to one of a couple of major pages. If it has to do with our worship schedule or links to service texts or info, you will find it on our freshly updated Worship Schedule and Resource Page. Most of the other detailed info has been moved to our Parish News Page, which includes feature articles on the life of our community, current parish news, photo galleries, and much more. It is truly like an online magazine now.
ABOUT ORTHODOXY SECTION EXPANDED - Our special section for Inquirers and Seekers has been greatly expanded with the addition of four sets of videos (24 in all) on many aspects of the Orthodox Faith. Every effort has been made to improve the overall beauty and functionality of this popular resource section. We think you'll enjoy browsing the new content! Let us know if you have any questions, we'll be happy to answer them!
FEAST, FASTS & SAINTS CONTINUES TO GROW - This catechetical section has also been enhanced with over twenty new videos on the Feasts and the Saints. We continue to add new material throughout, such as our new page on St Nicholas the Wonderworker, and our growing section on St Herman of Alaska, extensively expanded again for the 50th anniversary of his glorification in 2020, aand updated since then.
Below is a brief overview of what you can find here; just click on each section link to go straight there and explore. Please direct any specific questions to our pastor, Fr Steven Kostoff.
Main Menu Bar — On the top of every page. Hover over any page name in the menu bar to see a drop-down menu of sub-pages.

Home — Newly redesigned (February 2022) for an attractive and convenient view of everything current and important in the life of the parish. Our easy and intuitive navigation includes our address and phone, directions to the church from every point on the compass, our worship and education schedule, parish news, and more. Also features a Google-powered site-search engine, and Google Translator.

Worship Schedule The center of our life is our worship of the Holy Trinity: the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Please join us for Great Vespers on Saturday evenings at 6:00pm, when we begin the cycle of the Lord's Day services. Sunday morning services begin at 9:10am with the Hours of Prayer, leading into the Divine Liturgy at 9:30am. During the Summer, we typically have weekday Vespers on Wednesdays at 7:00pm, leading into our Bible Study. A pop-up, printable calendar makes it convenient to plan ahead for special feasts and saints' days, and you can sync our calendar to your smartphone, tablet or computer with just one click! Links to changeable texts and to download or order prayer books and service books makes this one of our most helpful sections.
Livestreaming Ministry — Our dedicated livestreaming ministry streams most services via our YouTube channel. Learn more and follow us online here.

Parish News — Here you'll find current parish news, feature articles, ministry updates, and items of interest about our parish life, with archives covering prior years. Announcements about upcoming classes and retreats are always featured here and on our Home page.


Now you can read the Daily Scripture readings, view the lives and icons of the daily saints and feasts (and learn their hymns), and explore the theological and narrative riches of The Prologue of Ochrid, the massive daily compendium compiled and authored by St Nikolai Velimirovich (who served in America in the mid 20th century).

This new page updates automatically each day, with permanent links featured on both our Home page and our Worship Schedule page, making it easier than ever before to keep up with the Daily Readings and harmonize our lives with the Life of the Church, learning and growing in our love for Jesus Christ and His Most Pure Mother and the Saints.

We think you'll love this new feature, and we invite you to try it out!

Our Photo Gallery page is a great way to get acquainted with parish life at Christ the Savior-Holy Spirit, and features slide shows (and occasional videos!) from the services and events in the life of our community. Our Photo Archives date back over a decade!

Meditations — Our pastor, Fr. Steven Kostoff, sends out regular meditations via email, which are also posted on Fr. Steven's blog, Orthodox Christian Meditations. You can also order Fr. Steven's books through this page. The links will open the store menu in a new tab. We also feature an archive of Father's meditations dating back over a decade.

Education — With a thriving Church School program for our many youth, annual Summer Bible Study and Fall Adult Education Classes, a longstanding tradition of Spiritual Retreats led by some of Orthodoxy's most noted speakers, and a variety of other opportunities for young and old alike, our Christian Education Ministry seeks to not only instruct and inform, but to truly help form in us an ever deepening faith, imbued with the 'savor of Orthodoxy'.

Ministries — With inreach to our own parish community, as well as outreach to our neighborhood and region, national and international charities and ministries, the faithful of Christ the Savior strive to put the love of Christ into action. Explore and see where you might feel most led to serve.

About OrthodoxyVIDEOS ADDED — UPDATED FOR 2022! — Designed for inquirers and those wishing to learn more about the Orthodox Christian Faith, this special section hosts a broad range of resources, from articles to suggested book titles, to podcasts and more. If you're new to Orthodoxy, this is the place to start.

Monasteries — We are blessed to be within only a few hours drive of four Orthodox monasteries, with others not much further away. Christ the Savior makes an annual parish pilgrimage to one of the two women's monasteries, and men of the parish make special retreats to the two nearby men's monasteries. Learn more about Orthodox Christian monasticism through the videos and articles on this special page.

Hogar Rafael Ayau — For almost twenty years, Christ the Savior has been sponsoring and sending mission teams to assist in the building up of the Hogar, an orphanage in Guatemala run by the Orthodox nuns of the Orthodoxo Lavra Mambre monastery. This is our main international ministry.

Feasts, Fasts and SaintsNEWLY EXPANDED AND UPDATED FOR 2022! — Foundational resources on the Twelve Great Feasts of the Church, Fasting in the Orthodox Tradition and the Four Major Fasting Seasons, Saints who have shown forth in North America (including one of the finest pages on the internet on our beloved St Herman of Alaska) and more. Our extensive resource sections on the Pre-Lent Period, Great Lent, Holy Week, and Pascha have become valuable aids for many seekers and Orthodox, and feature extensive articles, suggested books, and audio and video to help us immerse ourselves in these holy seasons of the Church Year.