Christ First!

Welcome to the St. Innocent Orthodox Church Website

We are deeply committed to being obedient to Christ and putting Him first within a world that is dying to live!  

About us, briefly...

We are a small, new-calendar ("revised Julian") parish under the Moscow Patriarchate. Our parish is located in Redford Township at 23300 W. Chicago (Redford, MI  48239), just East of Telegraph. The parish was established in 1967 as an English-speaking parish, 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 numerous converts. The services are celebrated according to the Russian musical and liturgical traditions and are almost entirely in English. We joyfully celebrated our 50th anniversary in 2017!

Typical Weekly Schedule:

Friday Divine Liturgy - 10 AM (this varies, so please email Fr. Joshua if you are curious)

Saturday Great Vespers - 4 PM

Sunday Hours and Confessions - 9:30 AM

Sunday Divine Liturgy - 10 AM

A SPECIAL MESSAGE TO OUR  VISITORS: 

  • You are welcome here. Relax, and enjoy your visit. No one is judging you. 
  • We will not do anything to embarrass you, or that will make you uncomfortable. 
  • Our children worship with us. If you have young children, they are welcome here, too. If you need to step out for a minute for any reason, you are not disturbing us. We expect children to be raised in the Church and to accomplish that, they have to be IN THE CHURCH.
  • If you are an Orthodox Christian, and you have prepared yourself to receive Holy Communion according to your Spiritual Father’s direction, be sure to introduce yourself to a priest before the service. Once you have informed the priest of your status, you are welcome to approach the chalice.

We are part of the worldwide Orthodox Church – the oldest Christian Church in the world. We welcome you to pray with us and grow with us, by the power of God's infinite mercy and love. You are warmly invited to "come and see." 

Visit us on YouTube: St. Innocent Orthodox Church - MP 

or Facebook: @stinnocentredford

23300 W. Chicago

Redford, MI 48239

313-538-1142 - Parish Phone

630-936-6386 - Fr. Joshua's Cellphone

 

 

Life at St. Innocent

Photos of our life together as we seek to keep "Christ First!"

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  • 8th Sunday After Pentecost
    08/11/19
    Homily by Fr. Joshua, based upon Matthew 14:14-22.
  • 7th Sunday After Pentecost
    08/04/19
    Homily by Fr. Joshua, based upon Matthew 9:27-35. 
  • 6th Sunday After Pentecost
    08/04/19
    Homily by Fr. Joshua, based upon Matthew 9:1-8. 
  • 5th Sunday After Pentecost
    08/04/19
    Homily by Fr. Joshua, based upon Matthew 8:28-9:1. 
18 Aug 2019 at 8:30pm

15 Aug 2019 at 8:13pm

11 Aug 2019 at 7:38pm

5 Aug 2019 at 7:46pm

14 Jul 2019 at 6:55pm

8 Jul 2019 at 12:21am

Archived Homilies and Bible Studies
  • 4th Sunday After Pentecost - Sunday of the Fathers of the First Six Ecumenical Councils
    07/15/19
    Homily by Fr. Joshua, based upon St. Matthew 8:5-13. 
  • The Feast of All Saints of Britain and Ireland
    07/11/19
    A homily by Fr. Joshua, based upon Matthew 6:22-33. 
  • The Feast of All Saints of Russia (and North America)
    06/30/19
    A homily by Fr. Joshua, based upon Matthew 4:25-5:12.
  • The Feast of Pentecost
    06/27/19
    A homily by Fr. Joshua, based upon John 7:37-52, 8:12.
  • Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council
    06/09/19
    A homily by Fr. Joshua, based upon John 17:1-13. 
  • Thomas Sunday
    05/08/19
    A homily by Fr. Joshua, based upon John 20:19-31. 
  • Sunday of the Last Judgment
    03/23/19
    Homily by Fr. Joshua, based upon Matthew 25:31-46. 
  • Sunday of Orthodoxy
    03/23/19
    Homily by Fr. Joshua, based upon John 1:43-51.
  • Forgiveness Sunday
    03/23/19
    Homily by Fr. Joshua, based upon Matthew 6:14-21.
  • Sunday of the Prodigal Son
    02/28/19
    Homily by Fr. Joshua, based upon Luke 15:11-32. 
  • Sin, Death, & the Devil: Clearing the Way Back to Eden
    02/19/19
    Week #6, taught by Fr. Joshua. 
  • 36th Sunday After Pentecost
    02/19/19
    A homily by Fr. Joshua, based upon Matthew 15:21-28.
  • Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee - Beginning of Lenten Triodion
    02/19/19
    Homily by Fr. Joshua, based upon Luke 18:10-14. 
  • The Forefeast of the Nativity
    01/11/19
    A homily by Fr. Joshua, based upon St. Matthew 1:1-25. 
  • The Nativity of Christ (Christmas Eve)
    01/11/19
    A homily by Fr. Joshua for Christmas Eve. 
  • The Nativity of Christ (Christmas Day - Divine Liturgy)
    01/11/19
    A homily by Fr. Joshua, based upon St. Matthew 2:1-20.
  • 29th Sunday After Pentecost
    12/17/18
    A homily by Fr. Joshua, based upon Luke 14:16-24. 
  • Sin, Death, & the Devil: Clearing the Way Back to Eden
    12/10/18
    Week #5, taught by Fr. Joshua 
  • 28th Sunday After Pentecost
    12/10/18
    A homily by Fr. Joshua, based upon Luke 17:12-19.
  • 27th Sunday After Pentecost
    12/04/18
    A homily by Fr. Joshua, based upon Luke 18:18-26. 
  • 26th Sunday After Pentecost
    11/26/18
    A homily by Fr. Joshua, based upon Luke 13:10-17. 
  • 25th Sunday After Pentecost
    11/19/18
    A homily by Fr. Joshua, based upon Luke 12:16-21.
  • 24th Sunday After Pentecost
    11/11/18
    A homily by Fr. Joshua, based upon Luke 10:25-37.
  • 23rd Sunday After Pentecost
    11/04/18
    A homily by Fr. Joshua, based upon Luke 8:41-56. 
  • 22nd Sunday After Pentecost
    10/28/18
    A homily by Fr. Joshua, based upon Luke 8:26-39.
  • 21st Sunday After Pentecost
    10/21/18
    A homily by Fr. Joshua, based upon Luke 16:19-31. 
  • 20th Sunday After Pentecost
    10/14/18
    A homily by Fr. Joshua, based upon Luke 8:5-15. 
  • 19th Sunday After Pentecost & Visit of Iveron Icon
    10/08/18
    A homily by Fr. Joshua, based upon Luke 7:11-16.
  • Sin, Death, & the Devil: Clearing the Way Back to Eden
    10/04/18
    Week #2, taught by Fr. Joshua 
  • 18th Sunday After Pentecost
    09/30/18
    A homily by Fr. Joshua, based upon Luke 6:31-36. 
  • 14th Sunday After Pentecost
    09/26/18
    A Homily by Fr. Joshua, based upon Matthew 22:1-14. 
  • 15th Sunday After Pentecost
    09/25/18
    A Homily by Fr. Joshua, based upon Matthew 22:35-46.
  • 16th Sunday After Pentecost
    09/25/18
    A Homily by Fr. Joshua, based upon Matthew 25:14-30.

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Aug

Saturday

4:00 Great Vespers and Confessions

25

Aug

Sunday

9:30 Confessions
10:00 Divine Liturgy

31

Aug

Saturday

4:00 Great Vespers and Confessions

1

Sep

Sunday

The Church New Year
9:30 Confessions
10:00 Divine Liturgy

7

Sep

Saturday

4:00 Great Vespers and Confessions

8

Sep

Sunday

NATIVITY OF THE THEOTOKOS
9:30 Confessions
10:00 Divine Liturgy

14

Sep

Saturday

ELEVATION OF THE CROSS
10:00 Divine Liturgy
12:00 Parish Lunch and Clean-Up Day
4:00 Great Vespers and Confessions
Fast: wine & oil

15

Sep

Sunday

9:30 Confessions
10:00 Divine Liturgy
Following Liturgy - Annual Update with Fr. Joshua 

***Disclaimer: St. Innocent of Irkutsk Orthodox Church is in no way affiliated with St. Innocent of Alaska Monastery (located in Redford) or any persons belonging to the "Monastic Community".***