St. Elias Church is the only Orthodox Christian Church in the Tri-State Area. We are in the Metropolis of Chicago of the Greek Archdiocese of America, which is an Eparchy of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.
The Orthodox Church is the original Christian Church founded by Jesus Christ on Pentecost (Acts 2) and continued by his Apostles. It is the One, Holy, Catholic (universal), and Apostolic Church described in the Nicene Creed. It is the same Church described in the Bible as the Body of Christ and the Bride of Christ (1 Corinthians 12: 27; Ephesians 5: 23–25). Throughout its 2000-year history, Orthodox Christianity has remained faithful to the teachings and practices passed on from the Apostles and early Church Fathers (2 Thessalonians 2: 15). In accordance with Scripture, it has maintained its unity and oneness since the beginning (John 17:11, 21-23; Romans 12:5; I Corinthians 1:13, 12:12; Galatians 3:28; Ephesians 4:3-6; Colossians 3:15).
The Orthodox Church today is an invaluable treasury of the rich liturgical tradition from the earliest centuries of Christianity. The sense of the sacred, the beauty and grandeur of the Orthodox Divine Liturgy make the presence of heaven on earth live and intensive. Orthodox Church art and music have a very functional role in liturgical life and help even the bodily senses to feel the spiritual grandeur of the Lord's mysteries.
We welcome you to worship with us. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!
Divine Liturgy, 10:30 am (2005 Asbury Rd., Dubuque)
Sunday School -
1st and 3rd Sunday of every month, following communion.
Bible Study –
1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 10:00 am (at parish house, 1075 Rockdale Rd., Dubuque)