St. Elias Orthodox Church
Antiochian Archdiocese
716 Copeland Ave, La Crosse, WI
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Transfigured by Offering and Obedience: Homily for the Eighth Sunday after P...
6 Aug 2022 at 8:04pm

1 Corinthians 1:10-17; Matthew 14:14-22             We gather today during a very rich period of the life of the Church. Even as we continue to celebrate our Lord’s Transfiguration on Mount Tabor, we continue in the Dormition Fast in preparation t...



Opening our Eyes and our Mouths to the Glory of God: Homily for the Seventh ...
30 Jul 2022 at 9:11pm

Romans 15:1-7; Matthew 9:27-35           We often overlook the simplest and most important things because we want to achieve our desired results quickly and on our own terms.  In any worthwhile endeavor, however, there is no alternative to taking ...



Embracing the Therapeutic Mercy of Christ Through Repentance and Humility: H...
23 Jul 2022 at 4:18pm

Romans 12: 6-14; Matthew 9: 1-8           Many people today probably think of Christianity as a collection of religious rules that tell us what to do and what not to do.  The problem with a religion of law is that, while it points us in the direct...



Becoming the Light of the World Through the God-Man: Homily for the Sunday o...
16 Jul 2022 at 4:23pm

Titus 3:8-15; Matthew 5:14-19             Not long ago, I got on a treadmill at the gym, set the pace and incline as usual, and was then amazed at how easily I began to walk on it.  For a moment, I thought that my physical fitness had reached a ne...



The Orthodox Church, Just-War Theory, and the Invasion of Ukraine
11 Jul 2022 at 9:31pm

The centrality of peace to the worship and spiritual vision of Eastern Orthodox Christianity magnifies the tragedy of the invasion of Ukraine.  Petitions for peace abound in Orthodox services, including for deliverance from “the sword, foreign inv...




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.



  • Tue
    9Aug

    6:00pm Paraklesis - CANCELLED
  • Wed
    10Aug

    6:00pm Paraklesis - CANCELLED
  • Thu
    11Aug

    6:00pm Paraklesis - CANCELLED


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