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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!

We welcome you to our newly created (launched, 6/25/14) 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 (23300 W. Chicago, Redford, MI  48239). The parish was established in 1967 and named in honor of St. Innocent, the first Bishop of Irkutsk (an eastern Siberian city) 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. Today the parish is comprised of Americans and a few immigrants from other countries. 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.

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)

For monthly, printable calendars with all our services, click here. We have the calendars prepared for several months in advance, so you can easily check out (and print out) our coming monthly schedules.

Associated with the parish is the St. Innocent of Alaska Religious/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.

Are you already an Orthodox Christian and new to the Metro-Detroit area? Or are you 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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