On Holy Saturday before the Vesperal Divine Liturgy we recieved 6 people into the Orthodox faith in the sacrament of Baptism. May God grant them many faithful years of service to Christ and His Church!
On Saturday April 13th St. Innocent hosted it's first Lenten Pysanky Workshop led by Judge Ray Lanier. Both children and adults had a fun filled day learning the traditional art of Paschal egg decorating.
Monroe County Ministerial Association Food Drop - 06/13/12
On June 13th our parish was blessed to be able to participate in a local food drop in Forsyth, GA. The food drop is sponsored by Circle of Care and the Monroe County Ministerial Association and hosted at Christ United Methodist Church. Each month up to 10,000 lb's of food is distributed to the needy many of whom are elderly.
Taste of St. Innocent, Barbeque and Bible event 2011 - 10/22/11
On Saturday, October 22nd, St. Innocent Orthodox Church in Macon, GA held its first annual open house event called "A Taste of St. Innocent Orthodox Church." This event was not a fundraiser but rather an opportunity for the surrounding community to come and learn about Orthodoxy and experience our hospitality. Being that we are in the South, and it has been said that Macon is the "buckle" of the "Bible Belt", we decided to offer two irresistible treats to our surrounding community. We offered free, home made, real, southern style smoked barbeque and a talk given by Bp. Mark Maymon, on the History and formation of the Canon of Scripture. In short, "Barbecue and the Bible." We also gave educational church tours. We ended up serving over over 200 people. By God's grace, strength and direction we hope to build off of this first event so that we can begin to help people in our local community experience the beauty of our Orthodox faith and most importantly, the love and hospitality of our Lord.
You can read our May 2013 Newsletter and Calendar here
Lenten Retreat 2013 with Mother Barbara
This year on the 6th of April we had our annual Lenten Retreat with Mother Barbara from the Monastery of the Transfiguration in Ellwood City, PA. Her first talk was on "Choices of the Heart" Understanding and choosing spiritual health in the midst of the busyness of life. To listen or to download this talk click here. Her second talk was on "Hospitality of the Heart" Learning to make room in our hearts for others. To listen to or download this talk click here. For pictures of this event go here.
On February 23rd the Iconographer Mat. Anna Kalinina visited our parish for a meeting with our Iconography Committee where we discussed the posiblitly of iconographic frescos in our beautiful temple. Pictures