We were blessed to celebrate the Lord's Nativity this January 7th, followed immediately by Sunday after Nativity and our Very Rev. Fr. David's nameday. Many thanks to Nichole & Pavel L’vov who again opened their home for St Elizabeth’s Annual Christmas Party on Sunday after Nativity. It was a wonderful day of celebration and fellowship for all of us. May the Lord bless them!
Metropolitan Hilarion Visit - 02/28/2010
5 November 2006 - 11/05/2006
The Ordination of Fr. Deacon Kevin Kalish and
28 November 2004The first Episcopal visitation of Bishop Gabriel,Vicar Bishop of the Diocese of Eastern America and New York, to St Elizabeth's Church at which Nicolas Shidlovsky and Kevein Kalish were tonsured Church Readers.
September 2001-February 2004
From the Spring of 1998 through August of 2001, all the liturgical services, fellowship, and meetings of St Elizabeth's Mission were held in the home of our priest, Fr David Straut, on Eastern Avenue in Somerville. From September 2001 to February 2004, a faithful parishioner allowed the Mission to use a large room at the back of his house on North Bridge Street in Somerville as a dedicated Chapel and his basement for fellowship and meetings.
The Kursk Root Icon visits Somerville, New Jersey
St Elizabeth's Mission with blessed with four separate visits of the Kursk Root Icon of the Most-Holy Mother of God in the early years of our existence. This holy Icon, called the Directress of the Russian Diaspora, normally resides at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Sign in New York City, but frequently travels throughout the Diaspora to strengthen Orthodox Christians. The Kursk Root Icon visited our small chapel on Eastern Avenue in Somerville three times: in 1999, 2000, and 2001. It visited our chapel on North Bridge Street in early 2002. The photographs above were taken on the latest visit.