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.

A Quick note from Fr. Dimitri and the Parish Council

It is an Orthodox tenet that at certain times there is to be NO MOVEMENT in the church. These times are during the Six Psalms at Orthros and at Liturgy during the Gospel, the Small and Great Entrance, and during the Consecration of the Holy Gifts. Please abstain from movement at these times. Our Greeter will let you know when to move to your seat.

As a Christian community attending a very important sacrament, the Divine Liturgy should receive our greatest respect. Please refrain from apparel that is considered beach wear such as shorts (both men and women), skimpy tops, and/or mini skirts. Apparel that is modest and tasteful is what our Bishop recommends.

Please observe the proper preparation for receiving Holy Communion. As a rule, arriving after the Gospel is read means you have not prepared for the sacrament of Holy Communion according to Orthodox principles.

Your cooperation is appreciated.

Celebration Feast for Our Church!

On Sunday, August 16, we will celebrate of the Feast Day of our church! Spit-roasted whole pig, smoked turkey, spanakopita, baklava, and other delicious food will be served. There will be Greek music and dancing. Please come!

We are asking for a donation of $20 per person.

Thank you!

2015 Santa Fe Greek Festival

The 2015 Santa Fe Greek Festival

The 2015 Santa Fe Greek Festival was held on Friday and Saturday, June 19 and 20, at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 West Marcy Street, in downtown Santa Fe. Festival attendees enjoyed Greek food, music, and folk dancing. There was a silent auction with a wide variety of items and services that were won, two cash raffle contests, a Greek Agora market, and merchandise vendors.

Thank you to all for making the 2015 Santa Fe Greek Festival a success!

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

Download the 2015 Santa Fe Greek Festival flyer.

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.
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

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.

2015 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 2015 pledge card and return it to the church.

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.