Christ the Savior-Holy Spirit Orthodox Church
Archpriest Steven C. Kostoff
4285 Ashland Ave, Cincinnati OH 45212 - (513) 351-0907
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PARISH NEWS - If you would like to receive updates on parish life at Christ the Savior-Holy Spirit, please contact Fr. Steven and request to be added to his email distribution list.

 


STEWARDSHIP DRIVE 2018

Our parish Stewardship Drive kicks off Sunday, October 22, and as in the past, we have posted a convenient Online Pledge Form to simplify the process. Special reports and materials will be distributed after Liturgy on the 22nd, and our goal is to have all pledges turned in by Sunday, November 19.

Proceed to our Online Pledge Form for a summary of what our support goes towards as we join in doing God's work, and to fill out your pledge in a few easy steps. Please contact Fr. Steven if you have any questions. Thank you!

 


 

OUR PRISON MINISTRY NEEDS YOUR HELP!

By praying for and baking cookies for our Prison Ministry Team, you will help reach inmates with the love of Christ. The upcoming Kairos Prison Ministry Weekend is November 2 - 5.  — Full info here.

 

 


BACK IN PRINT!

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!


 

AUDIT FR STEVEN'S COLLEGE COURSE ON ORTHODOXY!

A New Semester - "I am beginning my Fall semester at Xavier University on August 21. I am teaching my Eastern Orthodox Church course. The time of the course is MWF from 1:00 - 1:50 p.m. If  anyone would like to sit in on a lecture, please let me know. It would be nice to have you." - Fr Steven

 


ORTHODOXY AT 'CROSS THE BRIDGE FOR LIFE'

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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FALL ADULT EDUCATION CLASS BEGINS MON. OCT 30!

"This year we will be reading The Roots of Christian Mysticism by Olivier Clement. The very prominent Orthodox scholar Fr. Andrew Louth said of this book: 'There are some books so good that all one wants to say is: go out, buy it and read it - it is marvelous!' This book - and the ensuing discussion - will immerse you into Orthodox spirituality like few books possibly could. There is nothing quite like it!" — Fr. Steven

More info, flier, and links to order the book provided here...

We hope to see you there!

 


JOIN US FOR OUR CHRISTMAS CAFE!

Friday, December 1, from 7-9pm in our newly renovated Parish Hall. Join us for an evening of fellowship, live Christmas music, spiced cider, homemade caramel corn (and other treats!), and more.

Presented by our St. Katherine Sisterhood • Please RSVP to kostoff@xavier.edu by November 17 • Full info here


Our Parish Family Photo - Spring 2017
Our Parish Family Photo - Spring 2017

 

PHOTO GALLERY: THE YEAR IN REVIEW

Our Photo Gallery page features over 400 photos from more than twenty events in the life of the parish over the past year. We hope you enjoy looking back over the feasts, special events, baptisms, and more, even as we look ahead to 2018. Includes our Parish 40th Anniversary, Fall Retreat 2017, and other events from last Autumn and Christmas.  Proceed to our Photo Gallery page...


FOOD PANTRY REPORT

Our food pantry was open as scheduled this last Saturday morning, October 7. I believe we were able to assist 14 of our neighbors; and 5 of them were here for the first time. As one of our food pantry workers said: "The word is spreading."

Replenishment of supplies is always appreciated! Please visit our Food Pantry Ministry page for full info...

 


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.


 

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 CORNER - For parishioners only. Resources for the life of the parish. Password protected.