From the Office of Fr. David Barr


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.

The classes are held at 4:00 PM on Saturday afternoons in the Church Library.  They may also be followed live via the internet.  For information on logging on to the classes via the internet, please refer to the information below.

The class handouts may be downloaded below:

Week 1:  The Revelation of God

Week 2:  The Creed, Part 1:  I believe in one God...

Week 3:  The Creed, Part 2:  Who is Jesus Christ?

               Christological Heresies

Week 4:  The Creed, Part 3:  The Holy Spirit and the Holy Trinity

Week 5:  From Where did the Bible Come?


St. Elias Adult Catechism Online

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (571) 317-3122

Access Code: 701-080-413

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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

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Holy Land Trip

For information on a Trip to the Holy Land, Click 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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