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2014 New Saint Alexis Parish Building
2014 New Saint Alexis Parish Building
2014 New Saint Alexis Parish Building
1st Sunday in new building
1st Sunday in new building
1st Sunday in new building
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

Thursday, December 18th
7:00 am 1st Hour
Friday, December 19th
7:00 am 1st Hour
Saturday, December 20th
5:30 pm Vespers, confession follows
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The Latest News

St. Alexis News


Thursday, 11 Dec 2014

Bishop Gregory Takes Part In OCF Board Meeting
11 Dec 2014 at 1:35pm


Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014

Bishop Gregory Makes Year-End DDD Appeal
3 Dec 2014 at 7:23pm


Monday, 1 Dec 2014

Schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory For December 2014
1 Dec 2014 at 4:55pm


Sunday, 30 Nov 2014

Thronal Feast of Ecumenical Patriarchate Concludes
30 Nov 2014 at 4:37pm


Monday, 24 Nov 2014

Bishop Gregory Celebrates Second Anniversary of Consecration to the Episcopacy
24 Nov 2014 at 8:19pm


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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