St. Elias Orthodox Church
Antiochian Archdiocese
716 Copeland Ave, La Crosse, WI
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Becoming Persons in Communion with God and One Another by the Holy Spirit: H...
10 hours ago

Acts 2:1-11; John 7:37-52; 8:12           On today’s great feast of Pentecost, we celebrate the healing of what lies at the very root of our alienation from one another.  At Pentecost, the Holy Spirit comes upon on the Apostles as they are gathere...

The Joy of the Resurrection Overcomes All Human Divisions: Homily for the Su...
13 May 2023 at 10:51pm

Acts 11:19-30; John 4:5-42 Christ is Risen! The good news of our Lord’s resurrection was entirely unexpected and challenges many of our deepest assumptions about life in this world.  If the God-Man has entered fully into death and conquered it, ma...

Obedience to the Risen Lord Overcomes the Paralysis of our Souls: Homily for...
6 May 2023 at 9:11pm

Acts 9:32-42; John 5:1-15 Christ is Risen! During the season of Pascha, the Church calls our attention to how particular people responded to our Lord, Who rose from the dead on the third day. Thomas did not believe until he saw and touched the wou...

Entering into the Joy of the Resurrection Through Selfless Service, not Self-...
29 Apr 2023 at 2:31pm

  Acts 6:1-7; Mark 15: 43-16:8            Christ is Risen! As we continue to celebrate our Lord’s glorious resurrection on the third day and victory over Hades and the tomb, it should be obvious that we too often live as though death still reigned...

Christ is Risen! Indeed, He is Risen!: Homily for Thomas Sunday in the Orth...
22 Apr 2023 at 9:13pm

Acts 5:12-20; John 20:19-31 Christ is Risen!  Indeed, He is Risen! Today we continue to celebrate the most fundamental and joyful proclamation of our faith:  Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs...


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!

  • Sun

    8:45 Matins (Morning Prayers)
    10:00 Divine Liturgy
    12:30 Kneeling Vespers
  • Sat

    5:00 Vespers
  • Sun

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

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