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:
- Participation in the sacramental life and liturgical cycles of the church.
- Education and study of Orthodoxy, available to children and adults within our parish and inquirers.
- Outreach to the larger community, through events, charitable works and witness of our faith.
- Fellowship, hospitality and volunteer opportunities that allow all to give freely of their time, talent and treasure, for the glory of God.
- 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.
With the new CDC requirements and the notification from the Archdiocese there is no longer a restriction as to how many people can attend a service. If you are uncomfortable with a crowded church, we will be 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. The people in the basement must wear a mask and social distance. There is no longer a requirement to wear a mask in the church, but if you have not been vaccinated the CDC still requires wearing a mask or face covering. We will not be checking to find out if you have been vaccinated, it will be on the honor system. Although wearing a mask or face covering is no longer required if you have been fully vaccinated, we strongly encourage you to wear one anyway. This is for the protection of those who cannot wear a mask for whatever reason. Also, several parishioners have not been vaccinated, we need to help protect them.