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

For more information and to register your child in our Church School Program, please contact Fr. Steven.

Christ the Savior - Holy Spirit
Church School Program:
Orthodox Christian education and formation for Preschool through 12th grade.

Dear Parents,
There is a great deal to look forward to in our upcoming Church School Year.  First, we have 85 potential students!  (When I tell other priests of our Church School census, I usually get a “wow” look from them). That is our highest figure to date.  That places a responsibility on all of us to work together – parish priest, church school directors, teachers, and parents – to do all that we can to make sure that our children and young adults are educated in our shared Orthodox Christian Faith.
I am emphasizing commitment this year, and here is where your sense of commitment as parents will be revealed, as well as challenged.  The Divine Liturgy and the Church School must be your true priority every Lord’s Day.  Consistency is essential.  Your teachers are prepared, and their desire is to teach your child(ren) as effectively as possible. And that can only happen if the students are in their respective classes on a weekly basis.
So, please carefully read over the material here presented, and  prepare yourself and your children to enjoy a fruitful Church School year here in our parish!
In Christ,
Fr. Steven

Church School at a Glance, 2013-2014

IOCC Kits to be completed by Sunday, Sept 29!

September 21, 2013


Dear CTS Church School families,

It is that time of year again!  The school supplies sales are in full swing so that means it is time to begin our first church school service project for the 2013-2014 year. We will be collecting school supplies for the IOCC School Kits campaign from now until the end of September. Our goal is to have each student in our church school donate two kits. The kits should include only the following materials...

  • One pair of blunt scissors (rounded tip)
  • Three 70-count spiral or tape-bound pads of 8” x 10-1/2” ruled paper or pads with 200-210 sheets. Please do not provide loose-leaf or filler paper.
  • One 30-centimeter ruler (12”)
  • One hand-held pencil sharpener
  • Six new pencils with erasers
  • One eraser, 2-1/2”
  • One box of 24 crayons (only 24)

Please place all of the items needed for one kit in a large zip lock bag (the two gallon size works best) and place the completed kits in the bin on the stage in the parish hall.

We encourage you to shop and assemble these kits with your children.  The primary purpose of this 'home based service project' is to help the children the IOCC services but also to allow our church school families an opportunity to volunteer together in Christ's service.

". . . as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me."

In Christ,

Terrie Sauer