AL: Birmingham - 1

Metro Area: Birmingham (AL)
St Elias Maronite Church
836 8th St S
Phone: 205-251-5057
Other: 205-252-3867 (Hall)
Fax: 205-251-5028
Rite: Maronite
Church sui iuris: Maronite Catholic
Canonical Jurisdiction(s):
Eparchy: Our Lady of Lebanon in Los Angeles of the Maronites
Cemetery: None



Always call ahead to verify times




Sunday Service of the Holy Mysteries 8:00am
Service of the Holy Mysteries 10:30am
Monday - Friday
Service of the Holy Mysteries 8:00am
Saturday Service of the Holy Mysteries 5:00pm
Feast Days Service of the Holy Mysteries 8:00am
Service of the Holy Mysteries 7:00pm

Mystery of Reconciliation

Saturdays 4:00pm
Other Days & Times
By Request

The Weekly Bulletin is available online

The Monthly Calendar is also available online


Mailing Address: As Above

The interior photograph appears on the parish website and is used here with the kind permission of Chorbishop Richard (Saad), pastor of St Elias

The exterior photograph appears on the BhamWiki entry for St Elias


Status & Location Changes:
Formed in: 1910, meeting at 6th Ave S between 20th & 21st Sts
Parish erected in: 1914, under the patronage of St Elias the Prophet
Relocated in: 1950, to its present site
This Entry Last Updated: 12/28/2012
Latitude: 33.496127
Longitude: -86.8152091
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Teachings of Christ

“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.” (Matthew 22:37-40 ESV)

Entrance of the Mother of God into the Temple

Today is the prelude of the goodwill of God * and the heralding of the salvation of mankind; * the Virgin appears clearly in the temple of God * and foretells Christ to all. * Let us also with a mighty voice cry out to her: * “Rejoice, O Fulfillment of the Creator’s divine plan.” (Troparion - Tone 4)

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.

The most pure Temple of the Savior, * the most precious Bridal-Chamber and Virgin, the sacred Treasury of the glory of God, * is brought today into the house of the Lord, * bringing with her the grace that is in the Divine Spirit. * The angels of God praise her in song: * “She is the heavenly tabernacle.” (Kontakion - Tone 4)

(November 21st)

Random Proverb

"The woman Folly is loud; she is seductive and knows nothing." (Proverbs 9:13 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

Our distresses are notorious, even though we leave them untold, for now their sound has gone out into all the world. The doctrines of the Fathers are despised; apostolic traditions are set at nought; the devices of innovators are in vogue in the Churches; now men are rather contrivers of cunning systems than theologians; the wisdom of this world wins the highest prizes and has rejected the glory of the cross. Shepherds are banished, and in their places are introduced grievous wolves hurrying the flock of Christ. Houses of prayer have none to assemble in them; desert places are full of lamenting crowds. The elders lament when they compare the present with the past. The younger are yet more to be compassionated, for they do not know of what they have been deprived. All this is enough to stir the pity of men who have learnt the love of Christ; but, compared with the actual state of things, words fall very far short....

Saint Basil the Great
(Letter 90)