Welcome to St. Elizabeth on the West Side!
About St. Elizabeth
Below: View of St. Paul from the historic West Side neighborhood, as depicted in the Theotokos Riverview icon.
St. Elizabeth is a parish of the Orthodox Church in America, under the protection of His Grace, the Right Reverend Paul, Bishop of Chicago and the Midwest.
One of the three branches of Christianity, the Orthodox Church is a fellowship of administratively independent local churches, united in faith, sacraments, and canonical discipline. Standing in direct continuity with the earliest Christian communities founded by the apostles of Jesus, the faith of the Orthodox Church is expressed in her ancient worship, which immerses participants in the reality of the biblical story.
The life of St. Elizabeth is one focused on the love of neighbor and merciful service to the poor, the downtrodden and the outcast of society. For St. Elizabeth, acts of mercy and the proclamation of the Gospel were inseparable.
The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. We hope that you will consider a visit to our parish.
Directions and News
Due to COVID-19, effective immediately all services at St. Elizabeth are closed to the public.
Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer
Have a child in school between 5 & 18? Does your kid get free or reduced lunch? Then, you can get up to $325 per child to buy groceries through P-EBT!
Pick up FREE fresh fruit, vegetables, and bread for your family by driving up in your car or walking up to our three Saint Paul locations.