Notice: due to current construction on our building, we'll be meeting at the Hadley Chapel on the Hillcrest Family Services Campus. They are located at 2001 Asbury Rd., Dubuque, IA. We will be holding Divine Liturgy every Sunday at 9:30 am (Sunday School at 9). Everyone is welcome to come and worship with us.



(See rebuilding photos by clicking here)


St. Elias Church is dedicated to spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ in accordance with the Orthodox Christian tradition.

For almost 60 years, St. Elias Greek Orthodox Church has also provided the Dubuque, Iowa community with a unique cultural voice that only it can provide through its original artwork and cultural art exhibits, as well as its public outreach and educational opportunities.

However, St. Elias in Dubuque experienced major devastation when its roof collapsed, and its walls were found not to be structurally sound. 

But you can help the community of St. Elias rebuild! (You may send checks to 1075 Rockdale Rd, Dubuque, IA 52003)

By supporting this project you will help keep Orthodox Christianity alive in Dubuque, IA as well helping us continue to engage the Tri-State area (Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin) with art exhibits, chant events, ecumenical dialogues, and food festivals!


St. Elias Church’s active role in the Dubuque community has been interrupted. During the harsh winter of 2014, the weight of snow and ice accumulating on the church roof caused 3 of the 4 trusses to snap like tooth picks. The exterior walls also buckled outward by 8 to 10 inches.

Immediately After the Damage 
Immediately After the Damage

St. Elias Church was condemned as unsafe and could no longer be used for church services, community activities, or community cultural and religious experiences.

The interior of St. Elias today (facing the altar area) 
The interior of St. Elias today (facing the altar area)


A close up of one of the damaged trusses 
A close up of one of the damaged trusses

After a year of meeting with engineers, construction companies, design teams, and other professionals, we are now ready to begin rebuilding our unique and beloved church building. Engineers have drawn up plans to rebuild the roof's trusses, and to reinforce and realign the walls.


Our next step is to make sure the funds are there to complete this project. This is where you come in. 

Every donation you make will be matched, up to $250,000 by the John C. Kulis Charitable Foundation of Chicago.

Please help bring our community back home today (You may send checks to 1075 Rockdale Rd, Dubuque, IA 52003).

TOGETHER, we can put St. Elias back together. Together we can continue to spread the Good News about Jesus Christ in the Orthodox fashion. Together we can continue to engage the community with art exhibits, chant events, ecumenical dialogues, and food festivals! Together, we'll work to build the kingdom of God!

Thank you!


"Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God." - Romans 15:7

Through this web site, we are pleased to be able to introduce you to that same worship and fellowship as it is expressed in the life of our Parish. If you are a new member of our parish, or are considering membership, these web pages will acquaint you with what our parish offers to those who give it support and sustenance; to those who already belong to the church, we hope they will provide you with the assurance that your sacrificial offerings are received with profound respect, and are utilized to maximum effectiveness. They will, in any case, enable you to make the informed decisions that are necessary for a meaningful relationship with your church!


St. Elias Church is dedicated to spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ in accordance with the Orthodox Christian tradition.


We seek to fulfill our mission by:

  • SUPPORTING the Church’s ministries through stewardship of time, talent, and treasure.

  • HELPING one another and our community through service and charitable outreach.

  • AFFIRMING a new life in Christ by living Orthodox Christian morals and virtues.

  • PROVIDING a welcoming, caring, and loving environment for all.

  • EMBRACING the spiritual life of the Orthodox Church through regular prayer, worship, and frequent participation in the sacraments.

  • ESTABLISING a communion of friendship and fellowship for members and their families.

Services Schedule

Sundays ­-

            Sunday School, 9:00 am (2001 Asbury Rd, Dubuque)

            Divine Liturgy, 9:30 am (2001 Asbury Rd., Dubuque)

Bible Study  ­–

            1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 10:00 am (at parish house, 1075 Rockdale Rd., Dubuque)

For more information on our services please contact the Church office at (563) 583-5902 between the hours of 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM, Monday through Thursday.

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