Saint Elias Orthodox Church is located a few blocks
from the Texas State Capitol and the downtown area, and not far from the University of Texas. The church is accessible from major roads and by
Capital Metro public transportation.
Times for services may be found at Service Schedule and in the weekly Bulletin. Fr. David's Pastor's Announcements frequently make note of special services and classes for parish education. You may also visit our new calendar page for a list of upcoming events.
We welcome visitors. Services are in English. For a description of our parish, go here. For the Pastor's brief Introduction to Orthodoxy, go here. See also links to online Orthodox materials.
St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Parish is a local parish of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America.
We typically start an adult catechism class each year in September which runs through February. To see the schedule of the 2016/2017 classes, click here: Catechism Class
The tradition at Saint Elias is that we
are the mother church and the engine of growth for Orthodox Christianity in Central Texas. We have struggled in recent years to see how we can honor
this tradition while also expanding our existing facilities to keep pace with the needs of our growing community. Through parish-wide meetings and
lively debate we arrived at a pioneering “Second Campus” solution.
Simply put, we plan to grow not by dividing our church, but by expanding its ministries and resources. Saint Elias will remain one community, worshipping and growing our faith from two or more locations. The historic downtown campus, a north campus, and a future south campus will stand together, each serving its own unique ministry with the expanded resources made possible by accelerating growth at each location.
This plan calls us to go forward in faith as one growing community. Saint Elias will look forward to a third campus, probably to the south, and perhaps a fourth and fifth campus to follow. This expansion will also allow us to satisfy directives from our Metropolitan and our Bishop. As one growing family we can bring to fruition the tradition of growing the faith that was planted by the founding families of Saint Elias. This missionary outreach will target the expanding Central Texas population that desperately needs the living waters of the Orthodox Faith.
Sundays after Liturgy in our church hall. There are classes for each age group and also for teens.
Sundays before 8:30am
Saturdays Before Vespers
Tuesday- Friday by Appointment
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04-Sep-2016 - Classes on the Fathers of the Church
How often, as Orthodox, do we hear mention of the Fathers? The names "Basil the Great, Gregory t..
02-Oct-2016 - Canned Food Drive
Sunday, Oct. 2 - Sunday, Nov. 13 Our annual Canned Food Drive for Caritas will begin Sun..
12-Oct-2016 - Orthodoxy and Sexuality - Fall Evening Classes at St. Elias
Fall Evening Classes at St. Elias Wednesday evenings: October 12,19,26 Session 1: Sex, ..
30-Nov-2016 - Game of Thrones: Preparation for the Coming of the Messiah
Fall Evening Classes at St. Elias Wednesday evenings, November 30, and December 7 & 1..