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

“Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” (John 4:13-14 ESV)

Exaltation of the Cross

Save Your people, O Lord, and bless Your inheritance; * grant victory to Your Church over her enemies * and protect Your commonwealth by Your Cross. (Troparion - Tone 1)

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

Willingly lifted up on the Cross, O Christ God, * bestow Your compassions upon the new commonwealth that bears Your name. * By your power grant joy to Your Church, * granting her victory over her enemies. * May she have your Cross as the weapon of peace * and the invincible ensign of victory. (Kontakion - Tone 4)

The Church celebrates the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross on September 14th.

Random Proverb

"One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want." (Proverbs 11:24 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

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

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

Blessed is he who always has before his eyes that "the earth is the Lord's and the fulness thereof" (Ps. 23:1), and keeps in mind that God is powerful to arrange for His servants as is pleasing to Him. 

St. Barsanuphius