Welcome to Saint Elias the Prophet Greek Orthodox Church

 

Saint Elias Greek Orthodox Church Santa Fe New Mexico

Saint Elias the Prophet Greek Orthodox Church is located in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Some visitors say that its traditional Byzantine church architecture combined with its location provides a feeling of being in the Christian Greece of old.  Our Byzantine Iconography, hand carved traditional seating, and ancient Byzantine Chant all add to a spiritual Christian worship that dates back to the 1st Christian communities.  We invite you to come and see.

St. Elias Holiday Bake Sale

This year, the bake sale will sell only Baklava in gift boxes of 12, half-pans of 24, and whole pans of 40 pieces.  Enjoy delicious homemade Greek Baklava with your friends, family and colleagues during this holiday season!

To reach our fund-raising goal, we need cash donations and donations of materials: walnuts, honey, sugar, and unsalted butter. Please contribute to make this year’s bake sale a success!

Click here to download the order form.

Please print and fill in the order form and send it with your check to the address shown below.

Saint Elias the Prophet Greek Orthodox Church
Attn: Bake Sale
46 Calle Electra
Santa Fe, NM 87508

Deadline for Christmas orders is December 8.

Greek Pastries for Santa Fe Festival

Santa Fe Greek Festival Pastries -1Enjoy fresh-baked Greek Festival Pastries like Baklava, Koulourakia, Kourambiedes, Melomakarona, and Paximadia at the Santa Fe Greek Festival.

For more information about the Greek Festival in Santa Fe, please visit our information page here.

 

One recipe for Kourambiedes…

Makes about 100 cookies, depending on the size you make them.
Ingredients:
2 Pounds Unsalted Sweet Cream Butter
4 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar
4 Egg Yolks
2 Cups Sliced Almonds
1/2 Cup Brandy
7 Cups Unbleached All Purpose Flour
2 Bags Worth Powdered Sugar

Directions:
Preheat Oven to 325 Degrees F
Toast Sliced Almonds until light golden brown.
Cream Butter until it is light and fluffy “The longer you beat the butter the fluffier the cookies will be”. When butter is white and fluffy add in the sugar and continue to beat. After abou 1 minute of beating with the sugar start to add the egg yolks, one at a time. Once the yolks have been combined well start to add the brandy very slowly, once all combined add in the crushed toasted almonds and mix well. Then start to add the flour a little at a time, if the dough becomes to thick for the mixer finish adding the flour by hand.

Once you can form a ball you can form the rest of the dough. Try to make each cookie the same size for even baking. Make them into small round disks and then place them on a cookies sheet with parchment paper. Bake the cookies for about 30 minutes or until the bottom of the cookies are golden brown. Watch these cookies carefully, they are easy to over bake.
Foil your table and line it with wax paper. Then generously sift powdered sugar over it. Remove cookies straight from the oven and place them onto the powdered sugar, then generously sift powdered sugar over them while they are still hot. Overly cover them because the hot cookie will soak in the sugar. Then let them cool and enjoy!!

Kourambiedes-Greek Butter Almond Cookies

The iconographers are coming: July 19–August 25!

The iconographers Maria Sigala and Niko Spanopoulos will complete the beautiful iconography begun years ago. If you would like to be part of this historic endeavor please call Fr. Dimitrios or send your donations to the church. Thank you to all of those who have already donated.

Donations needed for Silent Auction!

The silent auction at the 2014 Santa Fe Greek Festival was a great success!
Thank you to all those who donated items and all those who bid on items. We appreciate your support!

We are now collecting items for the silent auction at our 2015 Santa Fe Greek Festival. Any item is appreciated—gift certificates, art, pottery, home accessories, vacations, appliances, wine tastings, etc. Please think not only of items you might have, but items friends might donate. Ask restaurants and shops you frequent for items or gift certificates. The church is a 501(c)(3) organization, so donations are tax deductible. Contact Tonya Boone for more information: tboone@ekkoranch.com.

Download, fill in, and return this Silent Auction Donor Form.

2014 Stewardship

We thank all of our members who have made a stewardship pledge to our parish of St. Elias the Prophet. Through your continued and loving support, the Parish Council and Fr. Dimitrios Pappas are able to serve as caretakers and deal with the needs and priorities that face our church. If you have not already done so, please complete your 2014 pledge card and return it to the church.

2014 Santa Fe Greek Festival

Thank you for making the 2014 Santa Fe Greek Festival a success!

The 2014 Santa Fe Greek Festival was held on Saturday and Sunday, July 12 and 13, 2014, at the Eldorado Hotel and Spa in downtown Santa Fe. Festival attendees enjoyed Greek food, Greek music, and Greek folk dancing. There was a silent auction, two raffle contests, a Greek Agora market, and merchandise vendors.

See our web pages under the Santa Fe Greek Festival tab for more information.

Albertson’s Community Partners Cards

Wallet- and keyring-size Albertson’s Community Partners cards are available on the table in the back of the church. When you shop at Albertson’s, give the checker your card to scan, and the church will get money back for every dollar you spend.

Recycling for St. Elias

The church can recycle your used toner cartridges and inkjet cartridges and receive a donation for their value. When it’s time to get a new cartridge, please bring the used one to church, in its packing if possible, and we will recycle it. Every bit that we recycle means more funds for our parish. Please help with this free and painless way to raise money and protect the environment.