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, at 23300 W. Chicago, Redford, MI 48239. 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 icons, click here.
To see photos of our extensive and beautiful gardens, click here.
For monthly, printable calendars with all our services, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
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. About 35 (mostly short) articles, prayers and poems are under the Monastic Community tab, and some others are under the Articles tab, which include 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 under the Monastic Community tab.)
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."