St. Innocent Orthodox Church

We welcome you to the web page of St. Innocent Orthodox Church in Redford, Michigan. We are a small, new-calendar parish under the Moscow Patriarchate. Our church is located in Redford Township, on the western edge of Metropolitan Detroit. It was established in 1967 and named in honor of St. Innocent, the first bishop of Irkutsk (a 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 mostly Americans and a few new immigrants from Russia, Ukraine and Eritrea. The services are celebrated almost entirely in English with an occasional little bit of Slavonic. In the year 2007 we joyfully celebrated our 40th anniversary.

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

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. (Contact Fr. Roman: 313-538-1142 or

Attached to the parish is St. Innocent of Alaska Religious/Monastic Community --- we are waiting for ecclesiastical blessing for it to become the St. Innocent Women’s Monastery, by God’s grace. The main ministry of St. Innocent Community is producing Orthodox educational materials, primarily videos that are available on both DVD and VHS. To read more about St. Innocent Community and its ministry click here.