During the months of August and September, the parish community of St. Innocent of Irkutsk Church in Redford, MI has been quite festive with a number of celebrations much to the joy of its parishioners. Like any parish community, it is of the utmost joy when individuals accept the Orthodox faith. On the feast of the Transfiguration, parish rector Archpriest Roman Star christmated two new members into the Holy Orthodox faith from the Roman Catholic Church. A complete slide-show can be accessed here.
This year is especially momentous for the parish of St. Innocent. A number of events have been planned throughout the year to celebrate the momentous occasions. On Sunday, September 3, the parish celebrated the fiftieth wedding anniversary of their beloved rector, Archpriest Roman Star and his matushka, Rose-Marie. That day, Fr. Roman led the Divine Liturgy co-served by parish clerics, Priests Daneil Shirak and Joshua Genig. A choir comprised of many singers adorned the services. At its conclusion, a congratulatory message was read aloud from His Grace Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk, Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA. Afterwards, the parish held a luncheon for Fr. Roman and Matushka where additional expressions of love and appreciation were exchanged.
Additionally, the parish family invites all to their golden anniversary, 50 years since the establishment of St. Innocent Church. Divine Liturgy on Saturday, October 28 will begin at 9:30am. Additional information can be found here.
Bishop John Sends Condolonces to the Family of Archpriest Carlos Chacon - 08/25/17
In connection with the recent repose of Archpriest Carlos Chacon, His Grace Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk, Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA expressed his condolences to the departed's family.
Paschal Epistle of His Grace Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk - 04/29/16
Paschal Epistle of His Grace John, Bishop of Naro-Fominsk, Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA to all the clergy and faithful children of the Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA.
Nativity Epistle of His Grace Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk - 01/06/16
“God is with us, understand, all ye nations!” These words of the liturgical hymn, hearkening back to the biblical prophecy of Isaiah about Emmanuel (cf. Is. 7, 14), have become for us a verbal icon of the Nativity Feast..