Saint Elpis Greek Orthodox Church

107 Memorial Avenue, Hopewell, VA
Tel: (804) 458-4142

Welcome to Saint Elpis Greek Orthodox Church Website

"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! 

Worship Schedule

We meet for worship every Sunday morning at 10:00 AM followed by a fellowship coffee hour in our community center.

Sunday Services

Orthros/Matins: 9:00 AM

Divine Liturgy: 10:00 AM

Weekly Services

Orthros/Matins: 8:00 AM

Divine Liturgy: 9:00 AM

For further information about our schedule of services please contact our Church office Monday-Friday between 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

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Our Orthodox Christian Faith

Our Faith: Special Services

At the center of the life of the Church is the Holy Eucharist, which is the principal celebration of our faith and the means through which we participate in the very life of the Holy Trinity. The major Sacraments are closely related to the Eucharist and they bear witness to the continuing presence of Christ in the lives of His people. Learn more

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Our Patron Saint

Sophia & her three daughters: Faith, Hope, and Love

These Saints were from Italy and contested for the Faith about the year 126, during the reign of the Emperor Hadrian. Faith was twelve years old, Hope, ten, and Love, nine; each was tormented and then beheaded, from the eldest to the youngest. Their mother Sophia mourned at their grave for three days, where she also fell asleep in peace; because of her courageous endurance in the face of her daughters' sufferings, she is also counted a martyr. The name Sophia means "wisdom" in Greek; as for her daughters' names, Faith, Hope, and Love (Charity), they are Pistis, Elpis, and Agape in Greek, and Vera, Nadezhda, and Lyubov in Russian. Learn more

Apolytikion in the Fourth Tone

O Lord Jesus, unto Thee Thy lamb doth cry with a great voice: O my Bridegroom, Thee I love; and seeking Thee, I now contest, and with Thy baptism am crucified and buried. I suffer for Thy sake, that I may reign with Thee; for Thy sake I die, that I may live in Thee: accept me offered out of longing to Thee as a spotless sacrifice. Lord, save our souls through her intercessions, since Thou art great in mercy.

Kontakion in the First Tone

Since Faith and Hope and Love were in truth sacred branches of ven'rable Sophia, the namesake of wisdom by grace they have shown all men that Greek wisdom is foolishness, and in contest they proved to be prizewinning victors; wherefore, they received a crown that never shall perish from Christ God, the Lord of all.

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Contact Us

Saint Elpis Greek Orthodox Church

107 Memorial Avenue
Hopewell, VA 23860
(804) 458-4142

Parish Clergy

Our parish is currently served by various clergy of the Metropolis of New Jersey

Visit the website of the Ecumenical Patriarchate  Visit the website of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America  Visit the website of the Metropolis of New Jersey

Driving Directions

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