ST ELIZABETH ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN CHURCH, a vibrant spiritual home to a growing community, is located in Murfreesboro, the geographic center of Tennessee. Throughout its two-thousand year history, Orthodox Christianity has provided theological stability, spiritual vibrancy, liturgical beauty, and historical continuity.
For more about us, click on any of the pages above.
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- To view our WELCOME BROCHURE, click here: Welcome
- To view our WELCOME BOOKLET, click here: Welcome Booklet
- To view our DIVINE LITURGY booklet, click here: Divine Liturgy Booklet
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“Orthodox,” an ancient term, means “right belief” or “right praise.” It describes that Church that understands itself to be the living continuity of the faith and life established by Jesus Christ, given to His apostles, described in the Bible, practiced by the early Church, defended with the blood of martyrs, preserved and passed on by those Christians associated with the ancient centers and earliest centuries of Christian history.
Orthodox Christians pursue the deepest expressions of Christian life, nourished through worship in the Divine Services, supported by close community, strengthened through a prayerful and charitable life, sustained by the intercessions of the saints, and lived every day of the week.
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“The perfect person does not only try to avoid evil. Nor does he do good for fear of punishment, still less in order to qualify for the hope of a promised reward.
The perfect person does good through love.
His actions are not motivated by desire for personal benefit, so he does not have personal advantage as his aim. But as soon as he has realized the beauty of doing good, he does it with all his energies and in all that he does.
He is not interested in fame, or a good reputation, or a human or divine reward.
The rule of life for a perfect person is to be in the image and likeness of God.”
—St. Clement of Alexandria
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At St Elizabeth’s, all are welcome, anytime.
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St Elizabeth Orthodox Christian Church
7004 Burnt Knob Road
Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37129
A Parish of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America