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

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Saturdays - Great Vespers at 6:00pm *

Sundays - Divine Liturgy at 9:30am †

* Great Vespers and Lenten Weekday Services Open to the Public

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Raising of Lazarus
Raising of Lazarus

GREAT LENT

The Sixth Week:

  • Wed. April 21, 6:00pm - Presanctified Liturgy

Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday:

 

Join us for the great festal interlude of the Lord's Entry into Jerusalem, preceded by his raising Lazarus from the dead.

 

  • Fri.  April 23, 7:00pm - Vespers for Lazarus Saturday (Great Lent ends)
  • Sat. April 24, 9:30am - Divine Liturgy for Lazarus Saturday
  • Sat. April 24, 6:00pm - Vigil for Palm Sunday, Blessing of Palms
  • Sun. April 25, 9:30am - Divine Liturgy, Entry Into Jerusalem *

Special Liturgical Texts available on the OCA website

Explore our Lazarus Saturday-Palm Sunday Resources

 

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HOLY WEEK:

Explore our Holy Week Resource Section

Includes Reader's Services and links to order service books

 

Online Signup required for services w/asterisk *

All other services open to the public - Come and see!

 

Sun. April 25, 7:00pm - Bridegroom Matins

Mon. April 26, 7:00pm - Bridegroom Matins

Tue. April 27, 7:00pm - Bridegroom Matins

Wed. April 28, 7:00pm - Service of Anointing *

Thu. April 29 - GREAT & HOLY THURSDAY

  • 9:30am - Vesperal Liturgy (Institution of the Eucharist)
  • 7:00pm - Matins w/12 Passion Gospels

Fri. April 30 - GREAT & HOLY FRIDAY

  • 9:00am - Royal Hours (and at 10am, 11am, & Noon)
  • 3:00pm - Vespers (Descent from the Cross)
  • 7:30pm - Matins w/Lamentations & Procession *

Sat. May 1 - GREAT & HOLY SATURDAY

  • 10:00am - Vesperal Liturgy (15 OT Readings)
  • 11:30pm - PASCHA NIGHT *
    • Nocturns, Paschal Procession, Matins, Divine Liturgy

Sun. May 2 - PASCHA

  • 2:00pm - Agape Vespers
  • Gospel read in many languages
  • Explore our Pascha Resources

Mon. May 3 - BRIGHT WEEK BEGINS

  • 9:30am - Paschal Divine Liturgy

 

All services open to the public, except those marked with asterisk * (signup required)

Join us for Holy Week & Pascha!

Welcome to Christ the Savior-Holy Spirit

. . . a parish of the Orthodox Church in America,

'The Ancient Faith in Contemporary Cincinnati'

 

Which exists by the grace and to the glory of the Living God, so that the Glorious Gospel of His Son Jesus Christ may be proclaimed in an Orthodox manner as the Apostolic Faith which was "once for all delivered to the saints" (Jude 3).

We hope you will explore our website to learn more about our parish life and the Orthodox Christian Church, and we invite you to "come and see..."

 

For Our Daily Rule

Today's Scripture, Saints & Prologue

- The daily readings right here on our website

 

PODCASTS on the SCRIPTURES:

The Path - Daily scripture & commentary, inspired by the Saints

Search the Scriptures - Accessible Bible study for busy people

Daily Orthodox Scriptures - Reading Through the Bible in One Year

The Whole Counsel of God - Verse By Verse Through The Scriptures

Browse more podcasts from Ancient Faith Radio...

Archbishop Paul

 

His Eminence,
The Most Reverend Paul,
Archbishop of Chicago and the Midwest,
Orthodox Church in America

From Archbishop Paul...

Midwest Diocese Website

 

 

 

Online Prayer Requests



Online Prayer Requests
- Use our online form to submit prayer requests, or to sign up for our prayer chain. Try it out, on our Ministries page.

 

 

 

Explore Parish Life through our Website

Our Parish Family, 2017!
Our Parish Family, 2017!
Our Parish Family, 2017!
 
Our parish website has numerous helpful resources, which will tell you a great deal about our church family and life, as well as about the Orthodox Christian Faith. Here is a brief overview of what you can find here; just click on each section link to learn more. Please direct any specific questions to our pastor, Fr Steven Kostoff.
 
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Learn more about our new Online Donation platform on our Parish News page.

 

Back in Print - New, Expanded Edition!

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 pastor, a faithful presbyter of the Orthodox Church in America.

 

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

Follow this link for 20% discount! Learn more and order here...

Parish Icon - The Holy Mandylion

The Patronal Icon of our Parish, by the hand of Fr. Andrew Tregubov
The Patronal Icon of our Parish, by the hand of Fr. Andrew Tregubov
The Patronal Icon of our Parish, by the hand of Fr. Andrew Tregubov

Learn about our Parish Patronal Feast, the Miraculous Image associated with it, and its amazing story through these special resources:

 

'Image Not Made By Hands' (Aug 16)

Patronal Feast and Icon of the Parish

Read this OCA article about the history and feast of the 'Image Not Made By Hands'

Download and explore our extensive Orthodox resources on the Holy Mandylion and the Shroud of Turin  (A special PDF handout from our 2019 Fall Retreat on the Shroud of Turin, with embedded links to books, articles, videos and more.)

 

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Conveniently Located in Norwood, Ohio

Visit our Directions page for turn-by-turn driving instructions, and Google Maps, from anywhere in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

Christ the Savior-Holy Spirit Orthodox Church
'The Ancient Faith in Contemporary Cincinnati'
4285 Ashland Ave; Cincinnati, OH 45212 U.S.A.
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CHRISTIAN EDUCATION — From our Church School program, to our Summer Bible Study, Fall Adult Classes, and Spiritual Retreats, and more, Christ the Savior-Holy Spirit offers many opportunities for deepening our faith while growing in fellowship with our brothers and sisters in Christ. Come and join us!


 

MONASTIC MATTERS  —  Monasticism is essential to the life of the Orthodox Church. Did you know there are about 100 Orthodox monasteries in North America,  several within only a 3-4 hour drive from us? Explore some unique features, videos and articles on Orthodox monastic life, including our annual Parish Monastery Retreats, and much more. On our Monasteries page...

 

WELCOME - LET'S GET ACQUAINTED! — Get to know us through photos of parish life and of new members to Christ the Savior-Holy Spirit. Also, photos honoring Fr Steven's 30 years at Christ the Savior-Holy Spirit. All this and much more on our Photo & Video Gallery page.


 

PARISH MINISTRIES  —  Christ the Savior-Holy Spirit members serve in various capacities within the church, and our parish helps support various ministries in our local neighborhood, as well as regionally and even internationally. Our Ministries page describes this vibrant area of parish life in more detail. Select ministries have their own pages with additional information. If you're wondering where you might put your God-given talents to work, this is a good place to start!

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