“Blessing bags” for those in need

During Great Lent we are called upon to fast not only for reasons of self-control and prayer, but also for reasons of love: to deny ourselves something that we may share what we have saved with a needy person. This Lent, our parish family of St. Elia will be collecting items to include in “blessing […]

Pray your way through the Psalms this Lent!

It’s almost that time again! This Lent, join the St. Elia Prayer Group as we once again unite to pray the Psalms together throughout the fast, which for Orthodox Christians begins this year on February 27. You do not need to be a member of St. Elia Akron to join. All you need is a Bible […]

Christmas Week Schedule of Services

The Feast of the Nativity of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is preceded by a Holy Week of services celebrated every night leading up to the feast. Join us to prepare for the birth of our Savior! Monday, Dec. 19, 6 p.m.: Vespers of the Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ Tuesday, Dec. 20, 6 p.m.: Vespers of […]

Back by Popular Prayer Requests

Join us for our Annual Parish Family St. Nicholas Celebration! Sunday, December 11 10AM Divine Liturgy Followed by a free-will offering (lenten) luncheon and a visit from St. Nicholas! There is something for everyone of all ages on St. Nicholas Sunday @ St. Elia…oh, come and see.    

The Lenten Prayer of St. Ephrem