GRAVE WATCH, a TRUE GIFT to Orthodox Christians!


St. Elia Parishioners, We have only 3 remaining time slots for Grave Watch: 2:00 AM 3:00 AM 5:00 AM Click HERE to visit the section of our website that is all about this mystical experience that every Orthodox Christian should partake in and be a part of.  If you are interested, please contact Joseph Turner […]

Protection of our Most Holy Lady Theotokos


The Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos       Commemorated on October 1 The Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos: “Today the Virgin stands in the midst of the Church, and with choirs of Saints she invisibly prays to God for us. Angels and Bishops venerate Her, Apostles and prophets rejoice together, Since for […]

Elevation of the Holy Cross 9/14/13


The Universal Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross     Commemorated on September 14 Troparion & Kontakion The Elevation of the Venerable and Life-Creating Cross of the Lord: The pagan Roman emperors tried to completely eradicate from human memory the holy places where our Lord Jesus Christ suffered and was resurrected for mankind. The Emperor Hadrian […]

The Prayer of Saint Ephrem Read by Fr. Don Freude

For those departed this life before us in the hope of the Resurrection.

Metropolitan Tikhon’s Message for Sanctity of Life Sunday, Jan. 27

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To the Hierarchs, Clergy, Monastics, and Faithful of the Orthodox Church in America Dearly Beloved in the Lord: As we make our way into the civil New Year, we continue to grieve over the tragic loss of the innocent lives at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. Those directly affected by this most recent act of […]