St. Elizabeth the New Martyr Orthodox Church
545 W Indiana Ave, Chesterton, IN
Diocese of the Midwest, Orthodox Church in America
Uniting Earth to Heaven

We are glad you found our website and welcome you to browse and see what St Elizabeth is all about!  Our parish family is made up of faithful from a wide variety of backgrounds.  Some converts from other religious faiths, some from other countries and others who have been Orthodox since baptism. We all share a love of our savior, Jesus Christ, and enjoy showing the hospitality of our dear Patron, Saint Elizabeth to all who come through our doors.

 If you have any questions about our parish that are not answered here you may contact Fr William Bass at or by phone (219)926-4358.



Current Newsletter
  • St Elizabeth March Newsletter (Download)
Upcoming Services

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SATURDAY, March 24

4:30pm Confessions

5pm Vespers

SUNDAY, March 25


St Mary of Egypt

9:15am Hours

9:30am Divine Liturgy

**6pm Lenten Vespers, SS Peter & Paul, Burr Ridge



7pm Presanctified Liturgy

SATURDAY, March 31

Lazarus Saturday

9am Divine Liturgy

4:30pm Confessions

5pm Vespers

SUNDAY, April 1

Entrance into Jerusalem

(Palm Sunday, Western Easter)

9:15am Hours

9:30am Divine Liturgy

**6pm Bridegroom Matins, Holy Trinity, Chicago

  **service held at location other than St Elizabeth, see calendar for details  









Wonderworking Icon at Holy Trinity Cathedral for Bridegroom Matins on April 1

The Wonderworking Kursk Root Icon will be present at Holy Trinity Cathedral during Matins service on April 1 and will be available for veneration.  Join with other members of the Chicago Deanery for Bridgegroom Matins service: 6pm at Holy Trinity Cathedral, 1121 N Leavitt St, Chicago, IL.  His Grace, Bishop Paul will be serving with area clergy.  Lenten refreshments will be provided in the parish hall following service.

Annual Lazarus Saturday Event: Saturday, March 31

St Elizabeth will hold its Annual Oatmeal Brunch and parish beautification day on Saturday, March 31 following Divine Liturgy.


The Chicago Deanery invites you to take part in Lenten Vespers and fellowship with your sisters and brother throught the deanery. "Let us be at one in prayer and goodwill."  Services begin at 6pm.  There will be a short talk on an aspect of mission at the end of each service, followed by refreshments and fellowship.

Food Pantry Collection

Current items needed:

paper products (i.e. toilet paper, tissues, paper towels)
toiletries (shampoo, conditioner)
laundry items (detergent)
feminine care products
dry pantry items (soups, canned tuna, Mac n' Cheese, instant side dishes)

Memory Eternal Nick Katich - 03/12/18

Nick Katich, previous St Elizabeth member, passed away on March 12.

Bake Sales

St Elizabeth recently held Bake Sale booths at two events: the Holidaze Sell-A-Bration Arts & Crafts Show at the Vaparaiso Expo Center and the Chesterton Hometown Holiday Event.  These events were held the weekend before and after Thanksgiving.  Many specialty and ethnic treats were sold including our ever popular Nut Roll.    (Photos coming soon.)

Cookie Booth at Chesterton Art Fair

The St Elizabeth Cookie Booth at the 59th Annual Chesterton Art Fair was held on August 5th & 6th.  Members volunteered to bake and cover sales while the booth was open to everyone who visited the Art Fair. 

Pysanky Lessons

Pysanky artist, LInda Teets, is offering instruction to anyone who would like to learn this traditional form of art.  Sundays during coffee hour.

Current Calendar