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"Whoever eats My Flesh and drinks My Blood

has eternal life,

and I will raise him up at the last day."

"If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word;

and My father will love him,

and We will come to him

and make Our home with him."

(St.  John 6:54 and 14:23)

Welcome to Our Parish Website!

We welcome you to our website of ST. INNOCENT ORTHODOX CHURCH IN REDFORD, MICHIGAN. We are a small, new-calendar ("revised Julian") parish under the Moscow Patriarchate. Our church is located in Redford Township, on the western side of Metropolitan Detroit, at 23300 W. Chicago, Redford, MI  48239 (just east of Telegraph). The parish was established in 1967 as an English-speaking parish by the American-born descendants of those who came here from Eastern Europe in the beginning of the 20th century, and named in honor of St. Innocent, the first Bishop of Irkutsk (an eastern Siberian city). Today the parish is comprised of Americans of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds, including many converts, and a few immigrants. Although the services are celebrated following the Russian musical and liturgical traditions, they are entirely in English. We look forward to commemorating our 50th anniversary in 2017.

To read more about the parish history and its life today click here.

To view an article that depicts all of our numerous iconsclick here.

To see photos of our extensive and beautiful gardens, click here.

To view photos for Fr. Roman's 30th Anniversaries Celebration on 10/26/14, click here.

For monthly, printable calendars with all our services, click here.

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NEWEST ADDITIONS/UPDATES TO OUR WEBSITE:

9/3/15, Latest/current weekly bulletin: for September 6th  click here

8/20/15, September Calendar:  http://stinnocentchurch.com/calendar.html

8/20/15, October Calendar:  http://stinnocentchurch.com/calendar.html

8/19/15, New article in the "Saints' Lives" section under the Articles tab — "Life of St. Moses the Black": click here   (Feastday, Friday, August 28th)

8/31/15, New Article added under the Articles tab — "Jesus Was Fixin' to Walk on the Water," by Sdn. Dr. Joshua Genig (includes printable PDF file): click here

8/29/15, New Article added under the Articles tab — "The Gift of Knowing One's Sins: Meditation for the Feast of St. Moses the Black," by Sdn. Dr. Joshua Genig (includes printable PDF file): click here

7/1/15New Article added under the Articles tab — "Do Not Resent, Do Not React, Keep Inner Stillness," by Metropolitan Jonah (includes printable PDF file): click here

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NEWS/ANNOUNCEMENTS:

8/19/15, CONGRATULATIONS to Abigail & Sdn. Dr. Joshua Genig for the birth of their 4th child. Named Anna Sophia, she was born on Tuesday, August 18th, and weighs 8 lbs. 10 oz., and measures 21". Both mother and baby are healthy and doing well. Anna joins her older sisters, Emma (9), Claire (5) and Rose Marie (Rosie) (3). MANY YEARS to the Genig family!

8/19/15, All of the Detroit Orthodox Radio Hour (DOOR) programs are available to listen to on your computer, at http://listentodoor.org/ . This is great for those who missed previous programs or live out of the Detroit AM listening area. These weekly programs air every Sunday from 5:00 – 6:00 pm on AM station WNZK–690, and are sponsored by the Metro-Detroit Council of Orthodox Christian Churches (COCC). The inaugural program was on the Feast of Pentecost, May 31st, 2015. The radio programs are excellently planned, organized and assembled by a group of volunteers, with a variety of topics, voices and speakers. It is well worth your time to listen to these very interesting and well-done Orthodox radio programs, either live on your radio or on your computer.

8/20/15, The Detroit Orthodox Radio Hour (DOOR) programming has now gone live, with the launching of a new website, http://www.doorradio.org/.  You now have the option of listening to the weekly program on your computer at this website live, with the streaming radio, between 5 and 6:00 pm each Sunday, if you prefer that to listening on your radio at WNZK-690-AM. There is additional interesting information on the website about the history of Orthodox radio in Detroit, about the production of the programs and the volunteers who create and produce the programs.

7/31/15, For the latest issue (July-August) of GOOD WORKS, the COCC's marvelous bi-monthly publication, go to: http://coccdetroit.com/files/Good%20Works/COCCGoodWorks-2015JUL-AUG.pdf(Printed copies are also available on the front pew at church, or ask to have one mailed to you.)

(The second 1/2 of the excellent essay explaining "The Holy Trinity," written by our parish's Reader Bob Latsko, is in this July-August issue; the first 1/2 was in the May-June issue, http://coccdetroit.com/files/Good%20Works/COCCGoodWorks-2015MAY-JUN.pdf .)

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Prepared in 2007 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the founding of the parish, a fascinating 2-hour photo-history DVD that documents the 40-year life of the parish, including all of its numerous icons, is available. It contains about 1500 photos with a carefully-integrated narration and background music. (To obtain a copy, contact Fr. Roman: 313-538-1142 or frroman@firebirdvideos.com)

On July 27th, 2014, we started having our weekly bulletin available here on our church website. Each week has its own separate sub-page under our "Weekly Bulletin" tab. Pull down the tab to select each week's bulletins.

Associated with the parish is the St. Innocent of Alaska Monastic Community, that does many things to assist in the life and ministry of the parish and its priest. To read more about the St. Innocent Community and its ministry click here.

Our website contains numerous articles about different aspects of our Orthodox Faith under the Articles section, including about 35 (mostly short) articles, prayers and poems, plus the recent new articles written for the COCC's (Council of Orthodox Christian Churches) bi-monthly "Good Works" periodical. In addition, our web-host, Orthodox Web Solutions, provides a very excellent section of extensive, detailed instruction about the Orthodox faith (the separate pages appear to be chapters of a book) under the About Orthodoxy tab.

The  Photos & News tab contains numerous archived photos and events, listed by the year, including slide-shows of Elizabeth and Larry's wedding (2014), Fr. Roman and Matushka Rose Marie's 40th wedding anniversary (2007) and the parish's 40th anniversary (2007).

Pull down the About Our Parish tab for a number of other pages: Our Clergy, Our Gardens, Our Services, Directions, Parish Activities, and the Life of St. Innocent of Irkutsk. (See a second and very different Life of St. Innocent in the  Saints' Lives section of our Articles section.)

To contact the webmaster, send a message  to: webmaster@stinnocentchurch.com

A SPECIAL MESSAGE TO OUR  VISITORS: Are you already an Orthodox Christian and new to the Metro-Detroit area, and looking for a parish home? Or are you already a Metro-Detroit resident and looking for a different parish? Or are you perhaps still on your personal spiritual quest — your faith-journey? Are you looking for a small, intimate 4-generational church family that welcomes everyone regardless of ethnic, racial or social background? Are you searching for a church where you can sincerely worship God in Spirit and in Truth in the 2,000-year unbroken line of the Orthodox Church that goes back to Christ Himself and to His Apostles? If so, then we cordially invite you to visit us and worship with us, and consider making St. Innocent your church home. If you are not satisfied with your present spiritual life and yearn to know God on a deeper level, we invite you to explore the Orthodox Church and its 2,000-year Faith. If you are searching for "something more," and wish to encounter the fullness of historic Christianity and the riches of the Orthodox worship and spiritual life, we would be happy to explain things to you, answer your questions, and instruct you in the Orthodox Faith, to see if your personal quest to know and worship God more fully would be satisfied in the Orthodox Church with its lively Faith, worship and spiritual life. You are cordially invited to visit us and "come and see."

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