St Elizabeth the New Martyr Orthodox Church is a mission parish of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (ROCOR) under the spiritual direction of His Eminence, Metropolitan HILARION of Eastern America and New York and First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia. The church is located in West Columbia, South Carolina, which is five minutes west of downtown Columbia.
We are a church for all who are searching for the anchor of a Christian community in our rootless society. Above all, we are a Eucharistic community worshipping the Holy Trinity in spirit and truth as we seek to know God, to be conformed to Christ’s example of true humanity, and to lead a life “filled with all the fullness of God.”
We warmly welcome all who are searching for a church that is in unchanging continuity with the Church of the Apostles and where they may find the purity of the Apostolic Faith. Come and worship with us in the fullness of Orthodoxy!
– Archpriest Mark T. Mancuso and the Parish Council of St. Elizabeth the New Martyr
Lazarus Saturday, April 23
On March 26 Deacon Mark and Elizabeth Barna will give an all-day workshop based on their book, "A Christian Ending, A Handbook for Burial in the Ancient Christian Tradition" at St Elizabeth the New Martyr Russian Orthodox Church in Columbia, SC. The workshop begins with a discussion of a Patristic understanding of Death and Life. Later discussions include Elder Care and Care of the Dying Patient, legal issues, estate planning, dealing with hospitals, healthcare facilities and hospice, the cremation fallacy, how to prepare a body for burial and preforming a complete in-home or church funeral without the aid of a professional funeral director. Time permitting, the afternoon session concludes with a discussion of a Patristic understanding of grief.
Over the weekend of Saturday, February 20 through Sunday, February 21, 2016
On Wednesday, January 6 and Thursday, January 7 Nativity services will be held at St Elizabeth the New Martyr Orthodox Church. All are welcome to join us for these festive days celebrating the birth of Our Lord.
The Sisterhood of St. Elizabeth's will be sponsoring a Yard Sale on Saturday, October 17th beginning at 8:00 AM in the parking lot of St. John's Hall.
Daily Readings and Saints of the Day