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St. Mary Magdalene
Myrrhbearer and

The feast day of our Sisterhood’s Heavenly Patron is commemorated:
Sunday of the Holy Myrrhbearing Women and July 23

 Having followed in the footsteps of Christ when He appeared and served Him in a most ready way, thou, honoured myrrh-bearing woman, hast not forsaken Him slain, but having promised myrrh, thou hast offered it to Him with tears, O saint worthy of all praise. Therefore we solemnly celebrate thy most holy memorial.                    

--Aposticha, feast St. Mary Magdalene

Sisterhood Gathers for Monthly Meeting
bullet MISSION

The St. Mary’s Sisterhood at St. Elias Orthodox Church is an organization open to all women of the parish. It is a major fund-raising arm of the parish and is responsible for:

bullet Financial support of special Church needs,
bullet The Church School and its activities, and
bullet Outreach to the local and national communities.

We meet monthly for fellowship and for planning and working on various projects. Some of our regular activities include an annual Cabbage Roll Dinner (this is a wonderful occasion for the many younger women in the parish to learn how to bake delicious, traditional foods), sale of hand-made crafts, and sale of home-made baked goods.  

bullet Archival Images
bullet An Oral History of the Sisterhood
bullet St. Mary Sisterhood's Officers:
bullet Judy Yost, Sisterhood President
bullet Stephanie Rambow, Vice-President
bullet Helen Repair, Treasurer
bullet Nora Keathley, Secretary
bullet Peggy Hanchar, Publicity Chairperson

The Sisterhood assists The Haven, a faith-based, non-profit human service organization serving the needs of homeless men, women and children in Battle Creek and the surrounding communities. The Haven's mission is to proclaim the Good News of our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ so that all may experience His love; to clothe, feed and shelter the homeless in His Name; and disciple individuals to become spiritually, physically and emotionally functional and able to live optimally within God's Kingdom and the community.