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Antiochian Archdiocese
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28 Sep 2023 at 6:20pm

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The Patient Obedience of Letting Down our Nets: Homily for the First Sunday ...
23 Sep 2023 at 3:32pm

Luke 5:1-11            Many people today scroll quickly through the many options they have in choosing how to identify themselves and live their lives.  It easier than ever before to try out all kinds of choices and to disregard those that we do n...

Taking Up the Cross is Very Different from Trying to Use the Cross to Get Wha...
16 Sep 2023 at 5:25pm

Galatians 2:16-20; Mark 8:34-9:1             As we continue to celebrate the Elevation of the Holy Cross, we must remain on guard against the temptation of viewing our Lord’s Cross as merely a religious artifact that reminds us of what happened lo...

Good Tenants of the Lord’s Vineyard Do Not Hoard the Fruit for Themselves: H...
1 Sep 2023 at 4:21pm

Matthew 21:33-42 We sometimes fall prey to the temptation to read Christ’s criticism of the chief priests and Pharisees in a fashion that does not criticize us at all.  We can easily condemn those corrupt religious leaders as bad and praise oursel...

“With God All Things Are Possible” for Those Who Take Up the Struggle to Coop...
26 Aug 2023 at 2:39pm

1 Corinthians 15:1-11; Matthew 19:16-26              In our culture today, we admire people who seem to have all the money, power, and physical beauty to get whatever they want.   We easily accept the lie that the good life is one in which other p...


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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!

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    5:00 Vespers
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    Protection of the Theotokos
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    10:00 Divine Liturgy
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St. Elias Orthodox Church * 716 Copeland Ave * P.O. Box 3176 * La Crosse, WI 54602-3176