Serving Northwest Indiana for more than 100 Years

Based today in Merrillville, Indiana, the fourth location since the inception of our Church-School Congregation in 1914.

Liturgy, Choir, Sunday School, Folklore Groups, Athletics, Festivals, and More: It’s simple, join us.

We are grateful for our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ for the strength with which He has empowered His servants to realize the splendor of God’s love in our Saint Sava Church. There is much to discover, opportunities to worship, and relationships to build through the many connections that exist at Saint Sava. We welcome you and invite you to learn more.

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Strengthening Spiritual, Cultural, Family, & Social Relationships for Generations

The congregation of Saint Sava maintain deep traditions that grew from just a few people sharing common spirits and faith at the formation of the Church in 1914 when it was located in Gary, Indiana. Over the years, the faithful experienced both gains and losses as developments carried the Church from locations in Gary and Hobart to the beautiful facilities presently located at 9191 Mississippi Street in Merrillville, Indiana.

The Patron of our Church, Saint Sava, once said: “For me, prayer, is the greatest blessing on earth.” With that, his family, the Nemanjich Dynasty, built churches and monasteries around the world. Experience the greatest blessing on earth as you build your own spiritual faith, family, and cultural connections as part of the Saint Sava Serbian Orthodox Church family.

Incredible Opportunity to Connect and Serve

Saint Sava Church maintains numerous organizations, groups, and opportunities for you to connect and serve spiritually, socially, and culturally.

Kolo Sisters

A women’s organization focused on tireless fundraising and service to the church to help preserve cultural and culinary traditions.

Folklore Groups

A high calibre folk dance ensemble introducing rich programming which includes some of the most beautiful Serbian folk dance choreographies.

Sunday School

Teaching our children, through young adult, the values of the Orthodox Christian Faith with programming throughout the school year.

Karageorge Choir

Providing liturgical responses in Church Slavonic and English by church members making a commitment to participate, with a desire to sing.


Providing athletic competition and fellowship for the youth of St. Sava Church and within the diocese in a variety of sports.

Historical Society

Preserving and sharing the cultural and spiritual Serbian heritage of the members and congregation of St. Sava Church.

Those Are Just A Few Of The Opportunities Where You May Connect And Serve. Looking For More? Just Ask us.

  • Call us at 219-736-9191

  • Visit the Church Office

  • Send us an E-mail

The Church Office is open weekdays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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St. Sava’s newly constructed hall is one of the finest event venues in Northwest Indiana and now available for rental

Completed in the fall of 2014, the new Pavilion Hall at St. Sava is able to accommodate some of the largest weddings, business conferences, festivals, and other events in the region. State-of-the-art multimedia, contemporary furnishings, exclusive catering serving the finest ethnic and American cuisine will all help to make your next event memorable.

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We look forward to welcoming you for the first-time or, if you haven’t been around in awhile, welcoming you back again.

Saint Sava Serbian Orthodox Church is a spiritual home and also a home with a strong sense of community and culture. We invite everyone to visit us, even if you are newly discovering Orthodoxy. While Saint Sava Church is strongly connected with Serbian culture, we invite people from all cultures who wish to experience the Orthodox Faith. We hope you will choose to join us at least once, or on a regular basis if you desire, for spiritual growth and fellowship.

Sunday morning services begin at 10:00 a.m.

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