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The Great Homecoming: The Life Of The World To Come
4 Jul 2020 at 9:13pm
The Great Homecoming: The Life Of The World To Come

In the darkness of our contemporary world, God has provided us with abundant illumination cast from from the lives and works of many holy saints of the Orthodox Church. St Nicholai of Žica and Ohrid, who along with St Justin Popovich was one of th...



“Pray for Our Loved Ones who Are Beyond!”: Canon of Supplication to St Varus
21 Jun 2020 at 8:38pm
“Pray for Our Loved Ones who Are Beyond!”: Canon of Supplication to St Varus

The Orthodox Church considers prayers for the dead to be of the greatest importance. As stated by St Theophen the Recluse: “The lot of the departed is not considered decided until the general Last Judgment. Until then, we cannot consider anyone as...



Fr. Seraphim Rose and the Signs of the Times Part II
4 Jun 2020 at 10:21am
Fr. Seraphim Rose and the Signs of the Times Part II

In these times of global pestilence, it is easy to engage in speculations about whether the Last Days are upon us, seizing upon things uncommon or extraordinary as signs of Apocalypse. Anything from the arrival or locusts in East Africa to corona ...



Fr. Seraphim Rose and the Signs of the Times Part I
23 May 2020 at 6:18pm
Fr. Seraphim Rose and the Signs of the Times Part I

In these times of global pestilence, it is easy to engage in speculations about whether the Last Days are upon us, seizing upon things uncommon or extraordinary as signs of Apocalypse. Anything from the arrival or locusts in East Africa to corona...



Grandma’s Icons
10 May 2020 at 6:36pm
Grandma’s Icons

When Communist theorist Antonio Gramsci fled Rome for Russia, he was disappointed to discover that Bolshevism was not going to succeed. He concluded that it was the deeply ingrained Orthodox Christian culture of the Russian people that stood in th...



Fr Georges Massouh on the Myrrh-Bearing Women
2 May 2020 at 4:57am
Fr Georges Massouh on the Myrrh-Bearing Women

The true disciple of Jesus, whether a man or a woman, is not the one who carries a Christian identity on account of having been baptized, but the one who imitates the courageousness of Joseph of Aramathea, the Myrrh-Bearing Women, and the martyrs ...



The Stubborn Apostle
27 Apr 2020 at 10:21am
The Stubborn Apostle

The Apostle Thomas, writes Fr. Daniel Sisoyev, was by nature skeptical and stubborn. He demanded to see Christ in his body after the resurrection before he would believe the apostolic testimony that Christ rose from the dead. "Christ acquiesced to...



St. Porphyrios Elucidates the Meaning of Pascha
17 Apr 2020 at 10:51am
St. Porphyrios Elucidates the Meaning of Pascha

Unlike the English term Easter, which evokes the Teutonic spring-goddess Ostara or Eastra, the Greek word Pascha is a direct transliteration of the Aramaic pascha, which in turn renders the Hebrew pesach, meaning Passover. St Porphyrios explains h...



The Sign of the Prophet Jonah in Our Days
10 Apr 2020 at 10:17am
The Sign of the Prophet Jonah in Our Days

This Holy Week and Pascha, the Covid-19 pandemic has given the faithful a hard saying. They will be deprived of celebrating these high and holy days in their parishes. They will be deprived of receiving holy communion. Nevertheless, they need not,...



Prayers for a Time of Devastating Pestilence
31 Mar 2020 at 3:51pm
Prayers for a Time of Devastating Pestilence

“Are any among you suffering? Let them pray. Are any cheerful? Let them sing praises! Are any among you sick? Let them call for the presbyters of the Church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the Name of the Lord. The prayer of faith wi...




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St. Elias is a small church, and as a result, struggles with meeting our monthly budget.  We rely 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.


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