Woodstock gains place of worship
by Cherokee Tribune staff
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The new St. Elizabeth Orthodox Church is located at 2263 E. Cherokee Drive in Woodstock. Formerly a warehouse and office building, the church has recently opened with services at 10 a.m. Sundays.<br>Cherokee Tribune/Special
The new St. Elizabeth Orthodox Church is located at 2263 E. Cherokee Drive in Woodstock. Formerly a warehouse and office building, the church has recently opened with services at 10 a.m. Sundays.
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WOODSTOCK — St. Elizabeth Orthodox Church, a Mission of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese for the past 14 years in Woodstock, recently opened its new church at 2263 E. Cherokee Drive.

In September, the feast day of the Patroness of the Parish, St. Elizabeth, Mother of the St. John the Baptist, the faithful joined Fr. Fredeick Watson, priest administrator at St. Elizabeth, to serve Divine Liturgy in the church’s new location.

In 2010, the Mission purchased the nine-acre property which included a home, which has become the priest’s residence, and a 9,000-square-foot building that included a 2,400-square-foot garage/warehouse. The garage/warehouse has been redesigned into the church proper. The remainder of the building will be an educational and social center, with the second floor the future priest residence.

In its 14-year existence, St. Elizabeth has met in varied locations, such as the priest’s home, a bank lobby, a local tavern, the Chapel of Peace at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in Marietta, and, most recently in the chapel of the Woodstock Funeral Home on Main Street. The Mission has been served in the past by Fr. John Zboyovski, Priest-Monk Fr. Orestes, Fr. Robert Prepelka, and Fr. Paul Stoll.

The current priest, Watson, a convert priest who has recently celebrated his 37th year of ordination, has been at St. Elizabeth’s for three years.

For more information, call the church at (770) 485-0504 or visit www.stelizabethga.org.

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