About Our Parish

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Welcome to Holy Cross Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, located in the heart of Huntsville, Alabama, and serving the North Alabama Orthodox Christian Community.

Founded in 1964, the church was formed by a few Greek immigrant families and began services with part-times priests in various locations around the city. A permanent location was found and, in 1972, we built the cornerstone for our current church. The community now consists of Orthodox Christians across many ethnic backgrounds, including Albanians, Ethiopians, Belarussians, Bulgarians, Egyptians, Georgians, Greeks, Lebanese, Palestinians, Romanians, Russians, Syrians, Thai, and others across the Orthodox world as well as American converts to the Orthodox faith. We strive to continue to be a witness to Orthodox Christianity, the third-largest Christian body in the world with an unbroken history of 2000 years.

When you walk through our doors, you will find a warm, welcoming, and diverse community of Orthodox Christians who live and worship together as a family in order to deepen our relationship with the Triune God, thus becoming “partakers of the divine nature” (2 Peter. 1:4) with “the mind of Christ” (1 Corinthians 2:16), and “filled with the Holy Spirit” (Ephesians 5:18), as the Apostles Peter and Paul teach us in the Holy Scriptures.

Persons of all backgrounds are welcome to worship with us.

On behalf of our community, I welcome you to “Come and see!” Please feel free to contact us by phone or email, or to ask to speak to us in person at the Church. May God be with you all.

Yours in Christ’s love,
FR. Elias Stevens
Holy Cross / Ss. Constantine & Helen Orthodox Church
3021 University Drive, NW
Huntsville, Alabama 35816
20240326 121536 (1)


Fr. Elias Stevens was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. His parents, Patricia and Eli Stevens, were lifelong members of Holy Trinity Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Birmingham. Fr Elias and his 3 siblings were all baptized and continue to attend the Birmingham Church. He graduated from Auburn University and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science (1987) and MA Theology at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology (2008). After graduation from Auburn University, Father Elias worked in his family’s business for 20 years. Father Elias was ordained to the Deaconate in December 2007 and served at the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in Lowell, Massachusetts. Father Elias was ordained to the Priesthood in May of 2008 and upon graduation that year, he was assigned as Ephemerios to Holy Trinity Holy Cross Cathedral in Birmingham, Alabama. In July 2009, he was assigned to the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Mobile, Alabama until 2019 as the Proistaminos. Fr. Elias has been on several mission trips to Guatemala as well as Co-Director of the Winter Youth Rally in Atlanta.

Fr. Elias and Presbytera Kasandra met while attending Auburn University and were married in 1988. They have four children: Eli (Kellie), Olivia, Anna and Oleksandra. Fr. Elias enjoys the outdoors, reading and exercising.

Email: freliasstevens@me.com
Cell Phone: 251-281-7691


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