Welcome!

Our Parish of the Eastern Orthodox Church was founded in 1982 as a house church in Medford Oregon. In 1995 Fr. Seraphim was assigned the priest, and in 1998 the parish received the donation of a small barn in Rogue River Oregon which was converted to a place of worship. However, due to deterioration, this structure had to be demolished and construction began where St. Innocent church resides today. In 2020, Fr. Seraphim retired, and Fr. Joshua was assigned as priest. After a considerable amount of hard work and dedication, our parish was given approval by the county to occupy our church in December of 2022.

Because we are a small parish in numbers, we would not have been able to build this church on our own, but our faith was not shaken. Therefore, through abundant prayer, parish members and local craftsmen who donated their labor and time, and many donations from God loving people locally and from all over the world, the previous donated barn has been replaced by the magnificent church of St Innocent of Irkutsk.

St. Innocent church strives to maintain traditional Orthodox ethos and follow the ancient way of life and worship. Our desire is not only to preserve the traditions of the Holy Orthodox Church and their successors that have been passed down to us, but also to grow the values of faith, family, and community for future generations. Although St. Innocent is part of R.O.C.O.R, our members are mostly American converts, therefore, all services are in English.

We are now called to write the next chapter of the story of St. Innocent church. It now becomes our responsibility, as followers of Christ, to take up this sacred task. Whether we are life-long members of St. Innocent, or just joined the community recently, we are the spiritual inheritors of this legacy.

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Upcoming Calendar

I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD.

Psalm 122:1

  • 17

    Apr

    Wednesday
    4 April
    6:00pm Pre-Sanctified Gifts
    Fast
  • 18

    Apr

    Thursday
    5 April
    6:00pm Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete
    Fast
  • 19

    Apr

    Friday
    6 April
    6:00pm Akathist Hymn
    Fast
  • 20

    Apr

    Saturday
    7 April
    5:00pm-5:59pm Confession
    6:00pm-8:00pm Vigil
    Fast: wine & oil
  • 21

    Apr

    Sunday
    8 April
    10:00am Divine Liturgy
    Fast: wine & oil
  • 24

    Apr

    Wednesday
    11 April
    6:00pm Pre-Sanctified Gifts
    Fast
  • 26

    Apr

    Friday
    13 April
    6:00pm Akathist Hymn
    Fast
  • 27

    Apr

    Saturday
    14 April
    8:00am Divine Liturgy Lazarus Saturday
    5:00pm-5:59pm Confession
    6:00pm-8:00pm Vigil
    Fast: wine & oil
  • 28

    Apr

    Sunday
    15 April
    PALM SUNDAY
    10:00am Divine Liturgy
    6:00pm Bridegroom Matins
    Fast: fish, wine, & oil
  • 29

    Apr

    Monday
    16 April
    6:00pm Bridegroom Matins
    Fast

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What is the Orthodox Church?

“The Orthodox Christian Church is evangelical, but not Protestant.
It is orthodox, but not Jewish. It is catholic, but not Roman.
It is not denominational, it is pre-denominational.
It has believed, taught, preserved, defended, and died for the
Faith of the Apostles since the Day of Pentecost nearly 2,000 years ago.”
– Our Life in Christ

Saint Innocent Orthodox Church
4922 North River Rd; Gold Hill, OR 97525
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