Christ the Savior-Holy Spirit Orthodox Church
Archpriest Steven C. Kostoff
4285 Ashland Ave, Cincinnati OH 45212 - (513) 351-0907
Join us for Angela Doll Carlson, author of Nearly Orthodox, Sun. Apr 3

March 18, 2016


Join us for a special Sunday post-Liturgy talk,

as we welcome


Angela Doll Carlson


reading from her book,

Nearly Orthodox - On being a modern woman in an ancient tradition


SUNDAY, APRIL 3, following the Divine Liturgy,
book reading, followed by Q&A discussion;
do linger with us for refreshments and to meet the author afterwards!

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From Catholic schoolgirl to punk rocker to emergent church planter, Angela Doll Carlson traveled a spiritual path that in many ways mirrors that of a whole generation. She takes us with her on a deep and revealing exploration of the forces that drove her toward Orthodoxy and the challenges that long kept her from fully entering in.

About the Author:

Angela Doll Carlson is a poet and essayist whose work has appeared in Burnside Writer’s Collective, Image Journal’s “Good Letters,” St. Katherine Review, Rock & Sling Journal, Ruminate Magazine’s blog, and Art House America. You can also find her writing online at,, and

Angela and her husband, David, currently raise their four chaos-makers in the wilds of Chicago with some measurable success.


What Reviewers Say:

With uncommonly keen insight born of uncommonly keen honesty, Angela Doll Carlson has given us an uncommon pilgrim’s journey, one that might actually serve, comfort, and assist other pilgrims along the way.

—Scott Cairns, author of Short Trip to the Edge and Idiot Psalms


With deft, poetic writing, Angela Doll Carlson recounts the struggle to know herself, to know herself in God, and to know herself in and through the ancient tradition of Eastern Orthodoxy. Her story resounds with truth, humor and the desire to encounter the holy. Highly recommended.

—Mary C. Earle,  author of The Desert Mothers: Spiritual Practices from the Women of the Wilderness


Copies of Nearly Orthodox available in our parish bookstore, or online at Ancient Faith, Amazon &