We are taking steps to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Currently, Sunday Divine Liturgy is served outdoors at 9:30 a.m. and is open to the public. We are following guidelines set down by Archbishop Benjamin and the civil authorities. Everyone age 10 and over is asked to wear a face covering (cloth mask, bandana, etc.) and to maintain 6 feet physical distance. Everyone who attends Liturgy is also asked to sign in so that in the event a parishoner falls ill with COVID-19, people who may have been exposed can be notified and take appropriate steps.
Most other services are open to the public. Everyone who attends is asked to wear a face covering and maintain 6 feet of physical distance.
Live streams are archived on Facebook and also uploaded to the parish YouTube channel.
Announcements will be made on Facebook about what services will be open. If you want to be added to the parish email list, please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a difficult time for all of us. If you are able, please make a donation to the parish using Tithe.ly
Once life gets back to normal, we will resume our regular schedule, as follows:
Sunday Liturgy is at 9:30 a.m., followed by Sunday School, from September to June
Saturday Great Vespers is at 5:30 p.m., Confession follows
Wednesday Akathist is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult education
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That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon and touched with our hands, concerning the word of life -- the life was made manifest, and we saw it, and testify to it, and proclaim to you the eternal life which was with the Father and was made manifest to us -- that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you may have fellowship with us; and our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ.
I John 1: 1 - 3
St. Innocent Orthodox Church is a parish of the Diocese of The West, The Orthodox Church in America (OCA), located in Tarzana CA, a city area/ neighborhood of Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley. Our parish has existed since 1955 and gathers a diverse community from many backgrounds united in the Orthodox Confession of the Faith in Jesus Christ our Lord.
We have recieved the following Mission Statment form the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America, adopted in 1990. As a parish, our mission is to implement this charge on the local level of our community in the Valley.
The Mission of the Orthodox Church in America, the local autocephalous Orthodox Church, is to be faithful in fulfilling the commandment of Christ to “Go into all the world and make disciples of all Nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all [things that He has] commanded” so that all people may be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth:
To preach, in accordance with God’s will, the fullness of the gospel of the Kingdom to the peoples of North America and to invite them to become members of the Orthodox Church.
To utilize for her mission the various languages of the peoples of this continent.
To be the body of Christ in North America and to be faithful to the tradition of the Holy Orthodox Church.
To witness to the truth, and by God’s grace and in the power of the Holy Spirit, to reveal Christ’s way of sanctification and eternal salvation to all.