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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

Wednesday, February 10th
7:00am 1st Hour
6:30 pm Bible Study--Hebrews
Thursday, February 11th
7:00am 1st Hour
Friday, February 12th
7:00am 1st Hour
Monthly Calendar >

The Latest News

St. Alexis News


Monday, 1 Feb 2016

Schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory For February 2016
1 Feb 2016 at 3:08pm


Wednesday, 6 Jan 2016

Orthodox Christian Fellowship’s College Conference 2015 Shares Christ’s Love ...
6 Jan 2016 at 4:03pm


Monday, 4 Jan 2016

Cathedral To Live Broadcast Nativity Services!
4 Jan 2016 at 9:59am


Saturday, 2 Jan 2016

Diocesan Students Take Part In 2015 OCF College Conference East.
2 Jan 2016 at 12:11am


Thursday, 24 Dec 2015

Archpastoral Letter for the Nativity 2015/2016
24 Dec 2015 at 7:57am


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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