St. Elias Orthodox Church
Antiochian Archdiocese
716 Copeland Ave, La Crosse, WI
/ St. Elias Festival 2019 / Mediterranean Festival Schedule
2019 Mediterranean Festival Schedule


Noon – 5:00 - Greek Wine & Olive Oil samplings / purchase (with owners of That Foreign Place gift shop)

1:45 / 2:15 / 2:45 - Arabic Tea Ceremony (ceremony lasts about 15 minutes)


Noon  Welcome

           Opening Prayer - Fr. Dionysios


12:15  Balloon sculpture demo with Hugs The Clown

12:40  Festival Singers

1:00    1st church tour with Fr. Dionysios

1:00    Maritza Dance Band with Winona Folk Dancers

2:30    Festival Singers


3:00    2nd church tour with Fr. Dionysios

           (and Connie Mahairas or an iconography student)

3:00    Maritza Dance Band with Winona Folk Dancers

3:30    Silent Auction closes

4:15    Open dance floor with Dick Markos on drum

4:45    Closing announcements

           Festival Singers


Noon – 5:00  Dinner (including Children’s meal)

                      Ethnic Bake Sale


Noon – 4:00  On-site production of Falafel,

                      Zalaybee (Syrian fried bread),

                      lamb and chicken skewers

Noon – 4:30  Children’s Activities / Face painting

12:30 – 3:00  Clowns

  1:00 – 4:00  Henna Artist

Noon – 3:30  Silent Auction

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.

  • Sun

    St. Anthony the Great
    8:45 Matins (Morning Prayers)
    10:00 Divine Liturgy
  • Sat

    5:00 Vespers

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