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.


Temporary Change to Services
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Dear Parishioners, due to the increase in the spread of COVID-19 in La Crosse, Vespers will not be served at St. Elias. Also, the Divine Liturgy and Matins will be closed to all except the chanters. We will be livestreaming the Divine Liturgy and Matins.

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Holy Communion

Holy Communion will be offered following the Divine Liturgy until 12:00 noon to anyone who has prepared. If you are planning on receiving Holy Communion, please notify the priest ahead of time. Please read the Prayers of Preparation for Holy Communion and/or the service of Typika before receiving. Don’t forget, you must maintain the fast. Since the doors will be locked, please call Fr. Dionysios' cell phone to notify him of your arrival.

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
    5Dec

    5:00 Vespers
  • Sun
    6Dec

    St. Nicholas
    8:45 Matins (Morning Prayers)
    10:00 Divine Liturgy

No in-person services until further notice.



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What is the Orthodox Church?

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It is not denominational, it is pre-denominational. It has believed, taught, preserved, defended, and died

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