From the Office of Fr. David Barr


Great Lent Readings:

You can read the Readings for each day of Great Lent by clicking on the days below:

Pure Monday, February 19
Tuesday, February 20
Wednesday, February 21
Thursday, February 22
Friday, February 23
Saturday and Sunday, February 24 & 25

Great Lent Schedule:

You can download our Great Lent Schedule by clicking here.


St. Elias Women's Retreat


February 23-24, 2018 at T-Bar-M in New Braunfels

This year’s retreat theme is "Finding the Spiritual in the Midst of the Material" and will begin Friday, February 23 with check-in at 4pm and concluding on Saturday at 4pm. Khouria Laila Ellias from St. Mary’s in Brooklyn, NY will guide us as we come together to learn and share how we might embrace peace and quiet in our world, so often filled with hurry and stress. We will learn some techniques to restore calm through discussion and sharing and have time to reflect, rest, and explore our beautiful surroundings. The cost is $120 to share a room and $155 for a single room and includes your lodging and 3 meals. Saturday only spots are available for $55 and includes 2 meals. RSVP to Kh. Luanne by Monday, January 22 to ensure your spot. Payment arrangements can be made and limited scholarships are available if cost is a barrier

You can download the Women's Retreat Flyer/Registration Form by clicking here.



Our adult catechism classes at 4:00 PM in the Church Library on every other Saturday afternoon (see schedule) and via the web for those who cannot make it in.  To download a 2017 Catechism Schedule, click here.  You may join the Catechism Classes at any time during the year.  You are always welcome.

To join in on the Catechism Class online at 4:00 PM on the scheduled dates, click on the following:

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

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Notes for Session 7:  Sacraments and Worship


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 on the names of the scholarship.


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