St Elizabeth’s Annual Parish Meeting – Sunday, Oct 29, 2017

This post is part of our official announcement (added to the announcements already made in church) that on Sunday, Oct 29 at 12:30pm (after Liturgy), we will be having our Annual Parish Meeting in St John’s Parish Hall. Please come to participate and honor the efforts of the Parish Council as they report on the past year and discuss the upcoming year’s goals. The meeting will coincide with a potluck meal and childcare will be provided during the meeting.

Annual Meeting Agenda 2017 – St Elizabeth – Columbia SC

Tuesday, March 28, Visit of the Holy Icon of the Mother of God the Softener of Evil Hearts

On Tuesday, March 28, the Holy Icon of the Mother of God the Softener of Evil Hearts will be in the parish of
 
St Elizabeth the New Martyr Russian Orthodox Church
Reception of the Icon
6:30 PM
Akathist to the Icon
7:00 PM
 
On Tuesday, March 28, the myrrh-streaming and miracle-working icon of the Mother of God, Softener of Evil Hearts (Умягчение злых сердец), will be in the parish of St Elizabeth the New Martyr in West Columbia, SC.
 
This paper mounted icon, produced by the Sofrino icon factory in Moscow, began to stream myrrh during the glorification of the blessed Matrona of Moscow on May 2, 1999, after it had been placed on her holy relics. Since then, this icon has traveled all over the world. Many people have been healed of both physical and spiritual suffering, and given compunction to their hearts. The icon has been known to flow myrrh more abundantly prior to terrible world tragedies, such as the sinking of the Kursk submarine, the bombing of the Beslan school, and the attacks on 9/11.
 
All who desire to kiss the holy icon will be anointed with the myrrh which can often be seen trickling inside the glass and flowing from the face of the Mother of God.

Archpastoral Visit of Metropolitan Jonah July 16 – 18, 2016

Saturday, July 16

5:30pm: Vigil

Sunday, July 17 – Royal Martyrs of Russia

9:30am: Greeting of the Metropolitan & Hierarchical Liturgy
12:30pm: Festal Potluck Meal
1:30pm: Lecture: “Symbolism & Meaning of the Hierarchical Liturgy”
5:30pm: Vigil

Monday, July 18 – St Elizabeth the New Martyr

9:30am: Greeting of the Metropolitan & Hierarchical Liturgy
12:30pm: Festal Potluck Meal
1:30pm: Lecture: “An Introduction to the Philokalia”

Met Jonah Visit – July 2016

Fundraising BBQ to be held on June 25th

On Saturday, June 25, 2015 from 11:00am – 3:00pm, St Elizabeth the New Martyr Orthodox Church will be holding its annual fundraising BBQ.
All are welcome to enjoy BBQ pork, 2 sides, and a drink for the low price of $8.00.
All proceeds go toward the replacing the church’s roof.
St Elizabeth the New Martyr Orthodox Church
1615 Shull Street
West Columbia, SC 29169
803-600-0001

Nativity/Orthodox Christmas: January 6 & 7, 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.

Eve of Nativity – Wednesday, January 6:
9:00am: Royal Hours & TypikaIMG_1870
10:30am: Vesperal Liturgy
5:00pm: Vigil

NATIVITY – Thursday, January 7:
9:40am: Hours & Liturgy
12:00pm: Festal Meal & Yolka

Printable Flyer available here.

Metropolitan Jonah will make his first archpastoral visit to St Elizabeth the New Martyr Orthodox Church – July 17th – 19th

Metropolitan Jonah will make his first archpastoral visit to St Elizabeth the New Martyr Orthodox Church in West Columbia, SC July 17 – 19. Metropolitan Jonah will be presiding over the divine services for the feast of St Elizabeth the New Martyr and through the weekend. The schedule is as follows:

Friday, July 17
5:30pm: Vigil

Saturday, July 18
St Elizabeth the New Martyr
9:30am: Greeting of the Metropolitan; Hours; Hierarchical Liturgy
12:30pm: Festal Meal in St John’s Parish Hall
5:30pm: Vigil

Sunday, July 19
7th Sunday after Pentecost
9:30am: Greeting of the Metropolitan; Hours; Hierarchical Liturgy
12:30pm: Trapeza in St John’s Parish Hall
1:30pm: Metropolitan Jonah Lecture – “Temple Worship and the Liturgy”

Please join us for these joyful days!

220px-Metropolitan_Jonah_(Paffhausen)

Fundraising BBQ: Saturday, June 6, 2015

On Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 11:00am – 3:00pm, St Elizabeth the New Martyr Orthodox Church will be holding it’s annual fundraising BBQ.

All are welcome to enjoy BBQ pork, 2 sides, and a drink for the low price of $8.00.

All proceeds go toward the Building Fund.
St Elizabeth the New Martyr Orthodox Church
1703 Shull Street
West Columbia, SC 29169
803-600-0001