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
With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, ruling bishop of the Diocese of New York and Eastern America, we will have our Annual Parish Meeting on Sunday, October 16 at 12:30pm in St John’s Parish Hall. Everyone is strongly encouraged to attend and participate. The Parish Council and Clergy have worked hard this year in support of the parish, so please honor their efforts by your attendance.
On Saturday, June 25, 2015 from 11:00am – 3:00pm, St Elizabeth the New Martyr Orthodox Church will be holding its annual fundraising BBQ.
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.
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