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Welcome to Saint Alexis Orthodox Church

     Saint Alexis Orthodox Church began as a student organization at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, a quarter century ago. Priests came from nearby areas to serve Divine Liturgy. In the 1980's, some faithful Orthodox in Lafayette and West Lafayette began the search for a full-time priest and a permanent location to establish a parish. Between 1976 and 1990, the faithful had been worshiping at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Chapel on the Purdue University Campus. Attendance averaged 25.

     Then in 1993, Fr. Charles Sunderland, who had been retired for some time, volunteered to begin the mission parish on the foundation established by the Purdue Student Fellowship. He was appointed Mission Parish Administrator by Metropolitan Nicholas (of blessed memory) of the American Carpatho-Russian Greek Catholic Archdiocese in October, 1993. Services moved to St. Elizabeth Hospital Chapel that year and both attendance and membership rose steadily. In March, 1998, St. Alexis Orthodox Church moved to our first permanent home on South 24th Street in Lafayette. In October, 2000 our parish was blessed by the ordination to the Holy Priesthood of Father Gregory Allard.   In July of 2001, our beloved Fr. Charles and Matyushka Ann Sunderland retired to Colorado.  On Sunday, December 7, 2014, we moved to our new temple, located just outside Battle Ground, Indiana, at the intersection of State Roads 43 and 225 (2115 SR 225 E Battle Ground 47920, mailing address P.O. Box 161, Battle Ground, Indiana 47920-0161). More than 104 souls attended, up 30% from a "good" Sunday attendance at the old location.

     Within the jurisdiction of the American Carpatho-Russian Greek Catholic Archdiocese, the St. Alexis Parish serves a growing number of both university students and families from north-western Indiana. "Cradle" Orthodox from the Greek, Syrian, Russian, Romanian, Ukranian and Carpatho-Russian traditions worship at St. Alexis along with converts from a number of Protestant denominations and Roman Catholicism in our uniquely "American" melting-pot parish. Our Diocese is under the omiphor of the  Ecumenical Patriarch, the Archbishop of Constantinople.

Schedule of Services

Friday, November 27th
No 1st Hour
Saturday, November 28th
5:30pm Vespers followed by confession
Sunday, November 29th
8:15am Matins
9:30am Divine Liturgy
Thanksgiving break:  NO LCS
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The Latest News

St. Alexis News

Tuesday, 24 Nov 2015

Bishop Gregory Celebrates Third Anniversary of Consecration As Bishop
24 Nov 2015 at 10:32pm

Thanksgiving Greetings
24 Nov 2015 at 11:31pm

Monday, 23 Nov 2015

Camp Nazareth Cabin Expansion Project
23 Nov 2015 at 7:44pm

Thursday, 12 Nov 2015

Archpastoral Letter For The Nativity Fast 2015
12 Nov 2015 at 12:11pm

Monday, 2 Nov 2015

National Sr. ACRY Announces Annual Advent Mission Project
2 Nov 2015 at 8:43pm

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Orthodoxy at Purdue
Orthodoxy at Purdue

Saturday, 26 Apr 2014

Construction site blessing
26 Apr 2014 at 7:41pm

Saturday, 5 Apr 2014

Matins cancelled; 3rd and 6th Hours to be served
5 Apr 2014 at 9:08pm

Sunday, 30 Mar 2014

Monday Liturgy Cancelled
30 Mar 2014 at 7:52pm

Saturday, 29 Mar 2014

Construction progress, last week of March
29 Mar 2014 at 9:35pm

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