Great and Holy Lent - 2019

Friends - Join us this Great Lent as we seek to grow in union with God and love together as a parish family. You'll see that we offer the full range of liturgical services, including Pre-Sanctified Divine Liturgies each Wednesday and the Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete during Clean Week. New this year will be the Passion Services (ЧННЬ ПАССЙИ) at 1 pm on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Sundays of Great Lent.

All are welcome! 

Welcome to the St. Innocent Orthodox Church Website

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

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 facebook: @stinnocentredford

23300 W. Chicago

Redford, MI 48239

313-538-1142

630-936-6386 (Fr. Joshua's Cell)

 

  • 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 Last Judgment
    03/23/19
    Homily by Fr. Joshua, based upon Matthew 25:31-46. 
  • Sunday of the Prodigal Son
    02/28/19
    Homily by Fr. Joshua, based upon Luke 15:11-32. 
Archived Homilies and Bible Studies
  • 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.

23

Apr

Tuesday

Bridegroom Matins - 6 PM
Fast

24

Apr

Wednesday

Holy Unction for Healing - 6 PM
Fast

25

Apr

Thursday

Vesperal Divine Liturgy - 10 AM
Matins with the Reading of 12 Passion Gospels - 6 PM
Fast

26

Apr

Friday

Vespers with the Burial of Christ - 3 PM
Matins, Lamentations, and Procession with the Shroud - 6 PM
Fast

27

Apr

Saturday

Vesperal Divine Liturgy with Old Testament Prophecies - 10 AM
Nocturns, Procession, and Paschal Matins - 11:30 PM
Fast: wine & oil

28

Apr

Sunday

PASCHA
Divine Liturgy of Pascha - Midnight 
Agape Vespers - 11 AM
Fast free

3

May

Friday

9:30 Confessions
10:00 Divine Liturgy
Fast free

4

May

Saturday

4:00 Great Vespers and Confessions
Fast free

5

May

Sunday

9:30 Confessions
10:00 Divine Liturgy

10

May

Friday

9:30 Confessions
10:00 Divine Liturgy
Fast

***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".***