St. Sava Church

Plano / Allen, Texas

St. Sava Church

Founded 1988

Diocese: Diocese of the South

Deanery: Southcentral Deanery


1501 S. Jupiter Rd
Allen, Texas 75002-4139

Office: 972-612-3881

Parish Contacts

Rev. Photius Avant
Assistant Priest
Dn. Gregory Conley
1962 Gullwing Dr
Rockwall, TX 75087
Home: 972-772-8809
Dn. Peter Runyon
Home: 214-708-6340


From US Highway 75 (Central Expressway)
Exit Spring Creek Parkway.  Turn east on Spring Creek.  Go 2 lights to Jupiter Rd.  Turn left on Jupiter and right on Chaparell.  We are the building with the playground that is just back from the corner of Jupiter and Chaparrel.

Schedule of Services

English is used for all regular weekly services.  Russian translation is provided for homilies on Sunday morning and Wednesday evening services.

5:00 PM Great Vespers.
Saturday Evening

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.
Sunday Morning

6:00 AM Divine Liturgy
Monday Morning

6:30 PM Vespers.
Wednesday Evening

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy
Thursday Morning

Confessions are heard after Vespers on Saturday and Wednesday.

Parish Background

St Sava Orthodox Church was founded in 1988 by the Rev. Bogdan Djurdjulov who was succeeded in 1990 by the V. Rev. Martin LeBrecht as Priest-in-Charge.  Fr. Martin retired in 2004 and Fr. Seraphim Hipsh was reassigned from St. Seraphim of Sarov Cathedral in Dallas, TX to St. Sava Church.  In early 2005 St. Sava relocated to 3801 Avenue K, a former Baptist church that now serves as a nice Orthodox temple and fellowship hall.

In 2007, the church purchased the current property and in December 2009, the church moved to its current location in Allen, TX, where plans to build a temple are underway.

The mission offers daily services and at least one weekday Liturgy.  See for a current schedule.  A Russian translator translates homilies on Sundays and Wednesday evenings.  St. Sava is also working to develop American Sign Language translations for the Divine Liturgy as an outreach to the deaf community in the area.  Digital recordings of Liturgies and weekday homilies are posted to the St. Sava website for the benefit of absent and homebound members.

Sunday School is held every Sunday during the school year for children from preschool to age 8.  Each class is 45 minutes long and includes music lessons, crafts and Orthodox instructions.  Students are dismissed at the end of Liturgy prior to announcements.  Teen youths group meets on Fridays from 6:30-8 PM at 1501 S Jupiter Rd in Allen, TX.  Visitors are cordially invited to join us for a post-Liturgy fellowship meal across the hall from the worship area.

Visitors are cordially invited to join us for a post-Liturgy fellowship meal across the hall from the worship area.