From the Office of Fr. David Barr

Streaming Services: 

You may stream live services and see some recorded ones on our YouTube site.  Click here to find it.

We will be live streaming Sunday Matins/Orthros and Liturgy starting at 8:30 AM to about 11:00 AM.  Liturgy should start around 9:30 AM.  The Friday Akathists will live stream at 7:00 PM on Fridays during Great Lent.


Other services, classes, and groups meeting online are announced in our newsletters and by email.  If you are not on our email list, go to the bottom of this page to sign up to receive all notices from St. Elias.


Dealing with COVID-19

Update: March 17, 2020
Dealing with COVID-19

COVID-19 (aka CoronaVirus) Update: We received a new directive from His Eminence Metropolitan JOSEPH concerning the COVID-19 pandemic. You can read his directive by clicking here.

Here's an overview of what's being done throughout the Archdiocese:
1. Beginning today, all parishes are instructed to cancel all non-liturgical, in-person activities including schools, business meetings, and social functions.
2. All liturgical services will be served with only clergy, servers, and chanters. No liturgical service can total more than ten persons.
3. Priests are instructed to limit services to only the Akathist/Medayeh and Sunday Orthros & Divine Liturgy as well as the liturgy for the Annunciation on March 25th as outlined by the Department of Liturgics.
4. All parishes are encouraged to take advantage of the technology at our disposal, to livestream the divine services, and offer education to the faithful.  We will have information on how to livestream services by Friday, March 20.

We will be streaming all the services starting Friday, March 20 with the Akathist. We are working to make it a better experience than this past Sunday. You can download readers services for this weekend by clicking here.

Wednesday evening's Presanctified Liturgy and Saturday Vespers are cancelled.

At this point, do not come to church for services unless you have specifically been invited by Fr. David. We will be limiting all services to clergy, servers and one or two chanters. This is by decree from the Archdiocese.

In an email sent out in the next couple of days, we will try to suggest how to best participate in streaming services. We know it is more difficult, but it is the best we can do under these circumstances.

We know you will have questions—we do too. Please feel free to ask. You can email Fr. David or Fr. Raphael . Both are happy to answer any questions you might have. Watch for more information in the next few days. We are doing what we can do minister to you and our parish and our city during this crisis.

Prayer in the Time of Pandemic:  Click here

Aid to our Community:

Dagar's Grocery:

Dagar's Catering of Austin has grocery packs available to purchase during the coronavirus shelter at home restrictions.  Check out their website here.


Parish Email:

At the bottom of this page you can subscribe to the Parish Email List for up-to-date information on the COVID-19 crisis and parish news.

Great Lent, 2020

Download our Great Lent Schedule and Lenten Daily Readings.


Annual Catechism Class at St. Elias

Starting each September, we host a series of adult catechism classes on Saturday afternoons at St. Elias.  For a class schedule for this year's classes, click here.

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Daily Lenten Readings

You can download the daily Scripture readings for Great Lent by clicking here.

Schedule for Great Lent

You can download the Schedule for Great Lent Services by clicking here .

Schedule for Holy Week

You can download the Schedule for Holy Week Services by clicking here .


You can download a guide to fasting in the Orthodox Church by clicking here

Guide to Confession

You can download a preparation for Confession in the Orthodox Church by clicking here

Fr. Thomas Hopko's 55 Maxims for Spiritual Living

You can download Father Thomas Hopko's 55 Maxims for Spiritual living by clicking here

Fr. Thomas Hopko's 10 Essential Conditions for Coming to Know God's Truth and Finding Life

You can download a worthwhile list of conditions an Orthodox Christian should have if he or she wants to come to know God by clicking here



You can download copies of the Arthur and Theodore Jabour and George and Rabab Sayegh Scholarships for college students by clicking here.


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