St. Elias Orthodox Church
Antiochian Archdiocese
716 Copeland Ave, La Crosse, WI
Welcome To Our Parish

You are cordially invited to visit St. Elias Orthodox Church in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Our church is a parish of the Diocese of Toledo and the Midwest of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America

St. Elias Orthodox Church exists to glorify God, share the Tradition of the Apostolic Faith and serve as a beacon of Christ’s love to mankind. 

We live this mission through:

  1. Participation in the sacramental life and liturgical cycles of the church.
  2. Education and study of Orthodoxy, available to children and adults within our parish and inquirers.
  3. Outreach to the larger community, through events, charitable works and witness of our faith.
  4. Fellowship, hospitality and volunteer opportunities that allow all to give freely of their time, talent and treasure, for the glory of God.
  5. A forward-thinking Parish Council and Committees, dedicated to ensuring the growth and future success of our parish for generations to come. 

For over a century St. Elias Church has been the Orthodox heart of the La Crosse, WI region.  A historic site with connections to the past but also a vital and living community of faith celebrating the tradition and beauty of Eastern Orthodox Christianity. We welcome you to our website, encourage you to ask questions, and join with us in our life and worship.

All are welcome to join us for our services.

Changes to Mask Requirements

You are strongly encouraged to wear a mask or face covering in church for the protection of those who cannot wear a mask, have a weakened immune system, or cannot receive the vaccine. Try to physically distance yourself as best as possible while in church. If you have the symptoms of COVID-19, or suspect you might have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19, please stay home and watch our livestream instead. If you are uncomfortable with a crowded church, we are having the service live streamed in the basement. You can come up for Holy Communion at the appropriate time or else at the end of the Liturgy. Please let Fr. Dionysios know that this is your plan.

Latest News

St. Elias is a small church that relies heavily on the generous donations and regular contributions of our parish members, friends and those who have historical ties to the church. A sincere thank you for any support you can offer for the well-being and long term survival of St. Elias.  May God be with you during this difficult time.

  • Sat

    5:00 Vespers
  • Sun

    8:45 Matins (Morning Prayers)
    10:00 Divine Liturgy
  • Sat

    5:00 Vespers

What is the Orthodox Church?

“The Orthodox Christian Church is evangelical, but not Protestant. It is orthodox, but not Jewish. It is catholic, but not Roman.
It is not denominational, it is pre-denominational. It has believed, taught, preserved, defended, and died

for the Faith of the Apostles since the Day of Pentecost nearly 2,000 years ago.”

– Our Life in Christ

St. Elias Orthodox Church * 716 Copeland Ave * P.O. Box 3176 * La Crosse, WI 54602-3176