St Elizabeth Mission - Atlanta, Georgia

About St Elizabeth's Mission

  St. Elizabeth Orthodox Mission of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the U.S.A. was founded in 1998 with the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas, to serve North Georgia.  The Mission was incorporated in the State of Georgia in 2006 and has grown to 32 active members.  We have raised nearly $165,000 in our building fund and are making the initial steps toward building the permanent St. Elizabeth Orthodox Church. In the interim, we have been meeting for Sunday Divine Liturgy at various locations, including a restaurant, a bank, the chapel at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Marietta, and, most recently, in the chapel of the Woodstock Funeral Home, Woodstock, GA. The last is a location much closer to our building site which is located about four miles northeast of Woodstock. Weekday Liturgies are served in a small chapel located in the home of our priest.  St. Elizabeth's Outreach Program is working extensively with local media to advertise our presence in Cherokee County, GA, as well as work in two local academic institutions: Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA,; and Berry College, Rome, GA. Our goal is to help establish OCF groups in each place.  Other outreach projects are planned.

Mission Needs

   Our previous priests Fr. John Zboyovsky, Fr. Robert Prepelka, and Fr. Paul Stoll have seen to it that we are well-supplied with liturgical items.  However, our current need is to replace our (old) red diocesan liturgy books (most of which are falling apart in our hands!) with the blue liturgy books currently in use.  We are appreciative of all support, especially the prayers and intercessions on our behalf by all of our ACROD brothers and sisters and for the number of inscribed bricks that have been purchased in support of our building fund by the members of the diocese.  Remember: you can always purchase more!  See our newsletter and website for order forms!

Contact Information

Much more information can be found at our website

The contact for our mission is the current priest/administrator, Fr. Matthew Dutko