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2014 New Saint Alexis Parish Building
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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

Tuesday, August 4th
No First Hour
Father out of office for the day
Wednesday, August 5th
7:00am 1st Hour
6:30 pm, Anticipated Divine Liturgy for Transfiguration
Blessing of grapes
Thursday, August 6th
TRANSFIGURATION OF THE LORD
7:00am 1st Hour
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The Latest News

St. Alexis News


Saturday, 18 Jul 2015

Diocesan Camp 2015 Begins!
18 Jul 2015 at 9:05pm


Saturday, 11 Jul 2015

Diocesan Youth Take Part In Appalachian Service Project
11 Jul 2015 at 10:31am

Bishop Philotheos of Meloa Is Elevated To Metropolitan
11 Jul 2015 at 10:43am


Monday, 6 Jul 2015

Diocesan Youth Offer Their Assistance At St John The Compassionate Mission.
6 Jul 2015 at 1:12pm


Thursday, 2 Jul 2015

An Invitation to the 2015 National ACRY Convention
2 Jul 2015 at 11:36am


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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