Saint Elias Antiochian Orthodox Church, Austin Texas

Welcome to Saint Elias Orthodox Church

One Parish – Two Campuses

Saint Elias Orthodox Church Downtown Campus 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.  Our Saint Elias Orthodox Church North Campus is located north of the Domain in the center of Austin's major growth.  The 7.5 acre campus will provide for future growth of our community.  The Phase 1 building of the North Campus was completed in June, 2020.

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.  This year, the will be on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 PM in the Fall.  To see the schedule of the 2020 classes, click here: Catechism Class

COVID-19 Pandemic:

Both Campuses are open for services with limited numbers—25 at the Downtown Campus and 50 at the North Campus. Check the St. Elias E-News and other parish emails for more information—or contact Fr. David. For further updates on what is happening during the COVID-19 Pandemic, please check our Announcements Page.

One Parish, Two Campuses:

Clearing St. Elais 2nd CampusThe 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.  The North Campus opened in June, 2020.

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.

The North Campus houses our parish offices and is located at 15519 FM 1325 just north of Shoreline.  It is between Mopac and I-35, just south of the 45 toll road.

2020 Commitment Form

Please click here to download the 2020 Stewardship Commitment Form. It's never too late to participate in the annual Stewardship Campaign!  

We need everyone's commitment to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world.  You can download and fill out the stewardship card or simply go the Donation page on our website and set up giving with your credit or debit card.
Please turn your commitment in today!  Thanks!


Weekly Services

4:45 pm 9th HOUR

8:30 am Matins/Orthros

Other Activities

Sundays after Liturgy in our church hall. There are classes for each age group and also for teens. 

Sundays before 9:30am
Saturdays Before Vespers
Tuesday- Friday by Appointment

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