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



Feasts, Fasts and Saints

All Saints of North America
All Saints of North America


about the
Great Feasts,
Fasting Cycles,
and the Saints of North America,
through our special section:

Feasts, Fasts and Saints!

With the Fear of God, with Faith and Love!

Communion of the Apostles
Communion of the Apostles
Communion of the Apostles
It is always helpful to remind ourselves of how we are practicing our Orthodox Faith. At the heart of that "practice" is our preparation for, and reception of, the Eucharist.  Therefore, I have attached a document dealing with our preparation, so that it be in a "worthy manner."  This article goes into some depth in explaining the meaning and purpose behind preparing to receive Holy Communion.   These are meant to be guidelines that assist in creating a "eucharistic discipline" rather than an air-tight set of "rules" that are meant to be legalistically adhered to. Please contact me with any questions...

In Christ,
Fr. Steven


A Guide to the Divine Liturgy

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!


Contact Fr. Steven for info on our current classes. Classes are always posted on our pop-up calendar.

Church School

Fall Adult Class

Summer Bible Study

Inquirers/Catechetical Class

Diaconal Class


Upcoming Schedule

Exaltation of the Precious & Lifegiving Cross (Sept 14)
Exaltation of the Precious & Lifegiving Cross (Sept 14)


This Week . . .

  • Tue. Sept 17, 7:15pm - Choir Rehearsal
  • Wed. Sept 18, 7:00pm - Vespers





  • Thursdays at 10:00am - All are welcome!
  • We will read and discuss Archbishop Kallistos Ware's 'How Are We Saved'.
  • This class will last four or five weeks, learn more here.



Sat. October 5 - FALL RETREAT:

'Thy Most Pure Image' - An Orthodox Presentation on the Shroud of Turin

  • Beginning 12:00pm, concluding with Vespers at 5:00pm
  • Two unique presentations with Q&A:
    • Session I: Technical Tour of the Shroud - Fact or Ficton?
    • Break for refreshments & open discussion
    • Session II: The Shroud and Orthodoxy - Iconography, Litugical Practice & Hymnography
  • Full-size Shroud replica, plus additional displays;
  • Free and open to the public; $5 suggested donation
  • Full Schedule and info, plus online registration here.


Mon. October 14 - PARISH READING CIRCLE 2019-2020:

Fyodor Dostoevsky's 'THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV'


Church School & Youth Group:

  • Youth Group meets one Sunday a month, beginning September 22:
    • Register and pick up your welcome packet following Sunday Divine Liturgy.
    • Monthly events alternate between Fellowship, Service, and Bible Study/Discussion.
    • We hope you can join us!
    • Learn more and get connected here.


CHOIR REHEARSALS (Tuesday evenings at 7:15pm unless otherwise noted):

  • 9/17
  • 10/1
  • 10/22
  • 11/5
  • 12/3 
  • 12/10  (tentative)
  • 12/17 (tentative)



Full Schedule on our Parish Calendar (below),


Join us for Great Vespers on Saturday evenings at 6:00pm,

and Divine Liturgy on the Lord's Day at 9:30am,

preceded by the Hours at 9:10am!


Sync our calendar with your smartphone, tablet or PC.


Today's Scripture Today's Saints Prologue Online



Parish Calendar

(Printing Instructions)


Our Parish Calendar syncs with most smartphones, tablets & computers -  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.  Learn more here.


THE LORD'S DAY - Regular Cycle of Services

9:10am - Hours of Prayer

The Third and Sixth Hours of Prayer on Sunday are comprised of psalms and hymns centering on the Resurrection of Christ. Begin your Sundays with us during this quiet and moving service.

9:30am - Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom

The pinnacle of Orthodox Christian worship, the Divine Liturgy makes every Sunday a 'mini-Pascha', as we meet, worship and enter into communion with the Risen Christ!

6:00pm - Great Vespers and Confessions

Begin the Lord's Day with the beautiful and holy traditional evening service of the Church.


Protection of the Theotokos, Oct 1
Protection of the Theotokos, Oct 1
Protection of the Theotokos, Oct 1



Here are a number of websites offering the daily scripture readings, as well as excellent summaries of the lives of the saints for each day.