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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, August 23rd
7:00am 1st Hour
6:30 pm, akathist; anointing follows
Thursday, August 24th
7:00am 1st Hour
Friday, August 25th
7:00am 1st Hour
Monthly Calendar >

The Latest News

St. Alexis News


Thursday, 10 Aug 2017

Second Annual Stewardship Retreat
10 Aug 2017 at 9:51am


Tuesday, 8 Aug 2017

Eternal Memory: Matushka Catherine Jula (Updated 8/10/17)
8 Aug 2017 at 8:38am


Saturday, 8 Jul 2017

Orthodox Youth Mission Team Arrives In Alaska!
8 Jul 2017 at 9:25am

JR ACRY Visits St. John The Compassionate Mission.
8 Jul 2017 at 8:35am


Friday, 30 Jun 2017

Schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory For July and August 2017
30 Jun 2017 at 10:35pm


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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