“Of all the afflictions that burden the human race, there is not one, whether spiritual or bodily, that cannot be healed by the Holy Scriptures.”
– St. John Chrysostom

Welcome! We are pleased you are here!

jesus22homeProphet Elias is a Greek Orthodox Church community welcoming people of diverse backgrounds located in Santa Cruz County. All services are conducted in English and Greek. Father Milutin Janjic (pronounced YAHN-Yitch), our priest, is available to answer questions about Orthodox Christianity or your personal faith journey.

Our mission is to be faithful to our Lord Jesus Christ, who commanded, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” – Matthew 28:19

We are a sacramental and liturgical church under the jurisdiction of the Holy Metropolis of San Francisco. Holy Communion is offered at every Divine Liturgy. If you are you new to the area? We invite you and your loved ones to attend and hope that you will find a home here. 

“Those who seek the ancient Christian faith will find peaceful and meaningful worship.” 

– Bishop Kallistos Ware of Diokleia

Services Schedule

Every Sunday morning worship is followed by a Fellowship Hour in our Community Hall.

Orthros – 9:00 AM

Divine Liturgy – 10:00 AM

Sunday School – 11:00 AM

Paraklesis – Wednesdays 7:30 PM

Great Vespers – Saturdays 7:00 PM

Weekday Morning Services – 7:00 AM when scheduled

Weekday Evening Services – 6:00 PM when scheduled

Consult the PARISH CALENDAR link below:


For information on Lenten and Holy Week services, please contact the Church office at (831) 429-6500 (10:00 AM – 12:00PM, M-Tu-Fri).

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Church News – about our community

Count Your Blessings!

St. Katherine’s Philoptochos hosted a Membership Luncheon on Sunday and added 8 new members. President Maria Thomas shared all the good works addressed by Philoptochos... Read More

Online Chapel

onlineChapHomeDaily readings about Saints and Feasts, Epistle, Gospel and Prayers for the day. Free downloads to smart phones or subscribe for emails.

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Orthodox Calendar

orthCalhomeThis calendar displays fasting guidelines and only the top two Saints or Feasts for the day. Click on the number of the day for more commemorations.

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Learn about our church

About Our Church

A view of the iconostatsis built by our founding priest, Father John Karastamatis.

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Our Ministries

See the current and active ministries. Every parish strives to establish ministries that will serve an important…

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News about our special activities, events, festivals and other activities in our community.

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So I say to you:  Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.  For everyone that asks receives, he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.

BYZANTINE ICONS – Original Iconography by Tatiana Romanova-Grant

As an esteemed contemporary liturgical artist, Tatiana uses ancient traditional techniques rooted in Byzantine, Middle Age, and Renaissance art. To truly experience the beauty,
power and brilliance of these works, we recommend making an appointment and view the works in person – art tours are available at the church. Learn More »








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