From the Office of Fr. David Barr

Reopening the church during COVID-19

We are in the process of reopening the Church for services.  At the present, we are limited to the servers and chanters and 30 people at the Downtown Campus and 50 people at the North Campus.  To attend a service, click the link in the Parish e-News to sign up.  If you are not on the parish email list, sign up below.  You may also email Fr. David to ask to be signed up for one of the services.

We have increased our services to meet the needs of our community.  Here is what we are currently offering:

Fridays:  9:30 AM – Liturgy at North Campus for elderly and those at risk.  Face masks required.  Email Fr. David to sign up.  Limit 25 people.

Saturdays:  9:30 AM — Liturgy alternating each week between Downtown and the North Campus.  Check e-newsletters for dates.

Saturdays: 5:00 PM — Great Vespers alternating each week between Downtown and the North Campus.  Check e-newsletters for dates.

Sundays:  8:30 AM — Matins/Orthros and 9:30 AM Divine Liturgy (9:30 AM Divine Liturgy from the North Campus will be streamed live)

Streaming Services: 

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

We will be live streaming Sunday Liturgy starting at 9:30 AM to about 11:00 AM.

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.


Parish Emergency Fund:

The Parish has an Emergency Fund for those who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Download the application for financial aid HERE and return it to the Church Office or Father David.


 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.

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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GUIDE TO FASTING

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

Guide to Confession

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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

 

Scholarships

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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