205.251.5057 info@stelias.org

Welcome to St. Elias!
Maronite Catholic Church in Birmingham, AL

Welcome to St. Elias!

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LearnSt. Elias Maronite Church is located in Birmingham, Alabama. The church belongs to the Maronite Rite, which evolved from the Antiochene Tradition of Catholicism. The patron saint of our church is St. Elias (or Elijah, the Old-Testament prophet). Click above to learn more about our church and the history of the Maronite Rite!

Welcome to St. Elias Maronite Catholic Church

Birmingham, Alabama

The Maronite Church is an Eastern Catholic church in full communion with the pope and the worldwide Catholic Church, with self-governance under the Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches.

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The Qurbono, as the Maronite Mass is properly called, is the primary official form of prayer of the church, and a fundamental source of Maronite identity.

Welcome to St. Elias Maronite Church

St. Elias Maronite Church is located in Birmingham, Alabama. The church belongs to the Maronite Rite, which evolved from the Antiochene Tradition of Catholicism. The patron saint of our church is St. Elias (or Elijah, the Old-Testament prophet). St. Elias is depicted in the stained glass window behind our altar.We are one of twenty two churches which form the universal Catholic Church in union with the Holy Father Pope Francis, Pope of Rome.The “MARONITE RITE” takes its name from a holy hermit called MARON, who lived in the 4th and 5th centuries near Antioch, in Northern Syria. He was a staunch defender of the Catholic faith. His disciples followed in his footsteps. It has been said that their history “is the story of a people who were continually willing to shed their blood and sacrifice their lives and possessions for religious convictions and human liberties.” The Maronite Church became a formal entity with the institution of the Maronite Patriarchate of Antioch and the Whole East, in the 7th century. The first Patriarch was St. John Maron, chosen in 685 A. D. The residence of the Maronite Patriarch is now in Lebanon.

MASS SCHEDULE

Monday thru Friday: 8:00 am
Saturday: 5:00 pm
Sunday: 8:00 am and 10:30 am
Holy Days: 7:00 pm (eve) and 8:00 am
Confessions: Saturday: 4:00 pm
or anytime upon request

CONTACT

Rectory/Office: 205-251-5057

General: info@stelias.org
Abouna Peter: abounapeter@stelias.org
Father Richard: fatherrichard@stelias.org
Rosa Marie Sacco (secretary): rosamarie@stelias.org

 

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