Holy Prophet Elijah Mission

Durango, Colorado

Founded 2013

Diocese: Diocese of the West

Deanery: Missionary District


691 County Road 233
Unit B-5
Durango, Colorado 81301-6581


Parish Contacts

Rev. Benjamin Huggins
Phone: 719-237-6122


From Durango take 160 East towards Bayfield. Turn left on Three Springs towards Mercy Hospital. Take an immediate right on CR 233. Our chapel is located inside the Elk Park Center about .5 mile down CR 233 on your left. We are in unit B-5 on the second floor.

Schedule of Services

5:30 PM Great Vespers
Saturday Evening

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy
Sunday Morning

5:30 PM Vespers
Wednesday Evening

Parish Background

For several years Orthodox Christians of the Four Corners region gathered once a month for worship and participation in the Church’s sacramental life. Initially we gathered in Farmington, NM and were sacrificially serviced by priests from Albuquerque and Sante Fe. As more and more persons from Colorado showed interest, we deemed it more effective to re-focus our efforts and ground our Orthodox Christian mission to the region in Durango. We are persons from Greek, Russian, Syrian, Moldovan, Ethiopian, and other traditionally Orthodox countries. We are “convert” as well, as the Orthodox Church has become “home” to literally tens of thousands of Americans who have discovered the great richness and stability of Orthodox Christian worship, doctrine, spirituality, and life.