Welcome to Our Parish
The parish family is Pan-Orthodox and includes Lebanese, Greek, Slavic, European, Russian, Eritrean, Ethiopian, Polish, Palestinian, and Romanian families, as well as many families with roots in North America who have converted to Orthodoxy. We are made up of a rich and diverse mix, and particularly enjoy the range of customs observed at feast days such as Pascha (Easter), weddings, baptisms, and memorials. The breadth of background encourages our children, who see and experience the universality of our faith.
Many languages are spoken in the parish hall, but services are celebrated in English. At our services you will hear a capella chanting of Psalms, and the singing o f ancestral hymns based on Holy Scripture, the writings of the Fathers, and the lives of the Saints. The church is adorned in the Byzantine style with many icons of Christ, the Virgin Mary, and the Communion of Saints.
We welcome you to St. Elias' revised web site and hope you will come join us at Divine Liturgy, Matins, or Vespers. Service times may be found at Service Schedule and Bulletin. A map is here.
Those who serve the parish of St. Elias include
The history of our parish can be found by clicking here.
Our parish is part of the Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America, led byThe Right Rev. Basil, Bishop, within the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, a member of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in America. As a part of the Orthodox Church, which is the oldest and second-largest Christian communion in the world, our jurisdiction traces its roots back over more than nineteen centuries to Antioch, the city where the Lord's disciples were first called Christians.