AL: Birmingham - 1

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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

“I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (John 14:6 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

"My son, do not despise the Lord's discipline or be weary of his reproof, for the Lord reproves him whom he loves, as a father the son in whom he delights." (Proverbs 3:11,12 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

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

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

It was said about John the Little that one day he said to his older brother: "I want to be free from care and not to work but to worship God without interruption." And he took his robe off, and went into the desert. After staying there one week, he returned to his brother. And when he knocked at the door, his brother asked without opening it: "Who is it?" He replied: "It's John, your brother." The brother said: "John has become an angel and is not among people anymore." Then he begged and said: "It's me!" But his brother did not open the door and left him there in distress until the next morning. And he finally opened the door and said: "If you are a human being, you have to work again in order to live." Then John repented, saying: "Forgive me, brother, for I was wrong."

Sayings of the Desert Fathers