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Saint Alexis Parish Building
Saint Alexis Parish Building
Saint Alexis Parish 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.

     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, July 31st
Note: Father returns from vacation
Friday, August 1st
Procession of the Cross
No First Hour
Dormition Fast begins
Monthly Calendar >

The Latest News

St. Alexis News


Monday, 21 Jul 2014

ACRY Convention Deadlines Quickly Approaching
21 Jul 2014 at 10:25am


Saturday, 19 Jul 2014

Diocesan Stewardship Commission Institutes Weekly Blog
19 Jul 2014 at 2:53pm


Thursday, 17 Jul 2014

Double Ordination To Take Place at Camp Nazareth
17 Jul 2014 at 9:57pm


Saturday, 28 Jun 2014

Registration Now Open For ACRY Convention/Get-Away Weekend
28 Jun 2014 at 9:10pm

Follow Diocesan Retreats On-Line
28 Jun 2014 at 4:40pm


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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