From the Office of Fr. David Barr

Church Services during COVID-19

The Church is open for services at reduced attendance.  At the present, we are limited to the servers and chanters and 25 people at the Downtown Campus and 65 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.  Please remember, assignments to services are made on Friday mornings for the Saturday and Sunday Liturgies.  If you sign up on Friday or Saturday, we often do not have room left.

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

One Weekday each week:   9:30 AM – Liturgy at North Campus for elderly and those at risk.  Face masks required.  Reservations not required

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.

To see This Week's schedule at St. Elias with a link to sign up for Church Services, CLICK HERE

2021 Annual General Meeting on January 17

Our annual General Meeting will take place online at 1:00 PM on Sunday, January 17.  Watch here for the various reports which should be going online by January 12.

Meeting Documents:

Announcement for 2021 Meeting 


Parish Council Report

Bookstore Report

Choir Report

Teen SOYO Report

2020 Financial Reports:

    2020 Financial Report

    2020 North Campus

    2020 Accrual Account

    2020 Balance Sheet

2021 Budget

Fall Catechism Class:

We will start our annual Catechism Class on Wednesday evening, September 9.  This year, we will have the series of classes on Wednesday evenings, encouraging the whole parish to join in for what we are calling Catechism/Re-catechism.  You can download a Catechism Class Schedule HERE.

Here is the login information:

St. Elias Adult Catechism 

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 

Class Notes:

Week 1 — Revelation of God & Canon of Scripture

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

Week 3 — The Creed, Part 2: Who is Jesus Christ?  &  Christological Heresy Chart

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

Week 5 — From Where did the Bible Come?

Week 6 — An Orthodox Approach to Reading the Bible

Week 7 — The Seven Ecumenical Councils: Dogmatic Statements and Canonical Guidelines

Week 8 — Saints and Sanctity in the Orthodox Church

Week 9 — Mariology: The Place of Mary in the Church

Week 10 — Sacraments and Worship

Week 11 — Theology in Iconography

Week 12 — Spirituality: Salvation as a Rule of Life

Week 13 — Prayer:  Establishing a Rule

Week 14 — Confession and Entering the Church

Beginning Chanting Workshop — Thursdays at 7:00 PM, starting November 5

Starting on Thursday evenings on Thursday, November 5, Father David will conduct an online Beginning Chanter's Course.  Anyone interested in learning more about chanting, please join in with the class.

Beginning Byzantine Chant:  Thursday at 7:00 PM, starting November 5
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 
You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (312) 757-3121 
Access Code: 825-046-837
Download the handouts by clicking here.

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

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.


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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