Founded in 2019, we are an English-language parish of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia under the Omophorion of His Eminence +PETER, Archbishop of Chicago and Mid-America
Currently, we meet in the old children's chapel inside:
St. Paul's on the Plains Episcopal Church
1510 Avenue X
Lubbock TX 79401 USA
When you arrive at St. Paul's on the Plains, enter through the back door on the West side of the building (the side with the parking lot).
A photo of the door can be located here.***
***A code is needed to open the door. Please email ahead to receive the door code.
Hieromonk Alexander (Cordos)
Fr. Alexander was born in the city of Baia Mare, Romania. He spent three years of his childhood in Germany, and at the age of 15, he moved to the Island of Mallorca, Spain. He studied Theology in Mallorca and Barcelona, under the guidance of Archimandrite Makary Rossello, the General Vicar for Spain and Portugal of Moscow Patriarchate. He also had as private tutor for orthodox studies, Archimandrite Juan Nadal.
In 2011, he received the ordination as deacon by His Eminence Polycarp, Metropolitan of Spain and Portugal, Ecumenical Patriarchate. In 2012, he was ordained into the priesthood by the same metropolitan. He opened the parishes of Saint Alexandros, Patriarch of Constantinople in Mallorca, and Saint Nicholas in Menorca Island. In 2015, with the blessing of Metropolitan Polycarp, he was tonsured into monastic by Most Reverend Archimandrite Makary, receiving the name of Alexander.
In 2019, he moved to the US and resided in Michigan. In 2020, Fr Alexander was accepted by His Eminence Peter, Archbishop of Chicago, and Mid America into his diocese, after receiving the canonical release from the Ecumenical Patriarchate. His Eminence Peter sent Fr. Alexander to Lubbock, to attend this small parish of Saint Catherine, as assistant priest of the Deanery of Texas. In 2021, he was assigned rector of the same parish with the blessing of His Eminence Peter.
Fr Alexander welcomes everyone who desires to know more about Orthodox Church and Faith, sharing his own experiences and thoughts, for trying to be a good Christian in this secular world.
God bless us all and Holy Theotokos protect us!