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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.  Most recently, construction was begun on a new temple, located just outside Battle Ground, Indiana, on State Route 25.  The parish is expected to take possession of the new building in December, 2014.

     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

Monday, November 24th
Great Martyr Catherine
6:30 am, Liturgy for Great Martyr Catherine
Tuesday, November 25th
7:00 am 1st Hour
Wednesday, November 26th
7:00 am 1st Hour
6:30 pm Akathist
Monthly Calendar >

The Latest News

St. Alexis News

Saturday, 15 Nov 2014

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese To Host Pastoral Challenges in Marriage Conference
15 Nov 2014 at 9:04am

Friday, 14 Nov 2014

IOCC Sunday To Be Observed On November 23, 2014
14 Nov 2014 at 8:15pm

Saturday, 15 Nov 2014

Cathedral To Host Advent Lecture Series
15 Nov 2014 at 8:37am

Friday, 14 Nov 2014

St Michael's In Binghamton to Celebrate 110th Anniversary
14 Nov 2014 at 7:19pm

Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014

Camp Alumni Reunion Well Attended
4 Nov 2014 at 8:39am

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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