Welcome to St. Innocent of Moscow

An icon of St. Innocent of Moscow

From the first century A.D. up to today, the Orthodox faith is given inviolate and lived according to the ancient canons of the early Church. Our parish, whose patron is St. Innocent of Moscow, is part of this historic continuity. The primary mission of St. Innocent's is to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and services of the Russian Orthodox Church, to the people of America in the English language. We welcome you to our church community.

The St. Alexander Nevsky Brotherhood
St. Innocent of Moscow Russian Orthodox Church
Invites you to join us at
Great Lent Devotions

The Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete
Section I - Clean Monday, February 27, 2017
Section II - Clean Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Section III - Clean Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Section IV - Clean Thursday, March 2, 2017

The Akathist Hymn of the Theotokos
With Small Compline
Saturday of the Akathist, April 1, 2017

All services begin at 6:00 p.m. and end by 7:00 p.m.

St. Innocent of Moscow Russian Orthodox Church
1 No. 75 Woods Avenue
Winfield, Illinois 60190
(Corner of Geneva Road and Woods Avenue, just east of County Farm Road)
For further information, please call (708) 345-7077

Dear parishioners and friends of St. Innocent of Moscow Orthodox Church,

-February 3, 2017
There are several important projects in our parish that require immediate action. One of these is the repayment of our mortgage. As we are unable to repay the balance in a lump-sum, we need to at least reduce the total amount of interest that we are being charged.

Therefore, we are appealing to our parishioners and others to lend us the funds necessary to repay the bank and finance the balance ourselves. We are looking for individual amounts of at least $3000 to pay off the remaining balance of $56,000. Loans will be repaid on a monthly basis at a 2% interest rate for a period of 5 years. For example, a loan of $3000 will be repaid at $52.58 per month for 60 months. This process will result in an overall savings to our parish of about $4900 in interest fees.

With your help, our goal is to have our bank mortgage paid and our repayment plan to individuals begun by mid-March of this year. However, we cannot start the process unless the entire balance due is covered.

If you are willing to help St. Innocent of Moscow parish with a loan or donation to this cause, please contact George Pawlukowsky our treasurer by email at pawlukowsky@sbcglobal.net as soon as possible to discuss further details.

Also, we're starting a new year and in order to plan any projects for our parish, it is necessary to have a good idea of anticipated income.

In the past, we've asked that all adults fill out pledge forms and submit them to our Starosta. This procedure was less than successful, so I am now appealing to all of you who wish to be considered parishioners to do the following:

Please send George Pawlukowsky a short email with name(s), number of persons, and pledge amount for 2017.

In order to protect your privacy, do NOT use the parish email address. Please send your info as soon as possible to my email address;

This information is kept confidential. Please help your parish in moving forward with some important and necessary projects!
Thank you.

Parish Council
St. Innocent of Moscow Orthodox Church


-January 7, 2017
On January 7th, 2017 the children got a visit from Grandpa Frost! See more photo's of our children's Nativity celebration at the following link.

Some Things We Should Know While In Church (LINK)


-November 20, 2016
On Sunday, November 20th, John Michet became on Deacon. On Thursday, November 24th he became a priest! Saint Innocent is proud to add Father John Michet to its family of spiritual Fathers. Our parish is lucky to have three wonderful priests!
Father John


-November 5, 2016
On this day, we blessed and raised a cross in the spot where our cupola once sat. Please follow the link to see more pictures.


Photos from Annual Church Picnic September 14, 2014
Photos from church school
Photos taken June 10th 2013 of church children baking prosphora
Photos taken from May 5th Paschal Midnight Liturgy in 2013
Photos taken from May 4th Paschal Matins in 2013
Photos taken from May 4th Vesperal Liturgy in 2013
Photos taken from Good Friday at Saint Innocent in 2013


March 10, 2014 - Childhood and Adult Christian Spirituality by Father Jerimiah
March 1, 2014 - Leaving the Garden by Fr. Jeremiah
December 29, 2013 - The Gifts of the Magi
December 29, 2013 - ORTHODOXY IN GUATEMALA
September 28, 2013 - Exhaultation of the Cross
May 5, 2013 - Preperation for Pascha
April 13, 2013 - Feast Day Photos
March 28, 2013-The Institute of Lent

The front of the parish building for St. Innocent of Moscow (ROCOR)