Our New Church
In 2008, His Eminence Kyrill, Archbishop of San Francisco and Western America, blessed the construction of a new church to be built on the site of the former St. Innocent Russian Orthodox church in Rogue River, Oregon.
The new St. Innocent will be about 80 feet long and 35 feet wide, making it twice as big as the former church. It will be beautiful as well as traditional.
Construction of the new church began last year. We are still in need of funds and skilled carpenters. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Father Seraphim at 541.582.2128.
Thank you to all who have helped us so far! We pray for you at every service, and we truly appreciate every prayer, every volunteer, and every donation. We firmly believe that the construction of our new church is in God’s hands:
“Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain.” (Psalm 127)
Click the donate button to the right to contribute to our building fund.
TOUR OF THE NEW CHURCH
MOVING OF THE BELL TOWER AND CUPOLA – April 15, 2016
FR. SERAPHIM GIVES UPDATE ON THE NEW CHURCH
UNLESS THE LORD BUILDS THE HOUSE
ROGUE RIVER’S ORTHODOX CHURCH BUILT ON FAITH
Posted: NOVEMBER 2015
As he takes in the view of the concrete foundation and walls of the new St. Innocent Russian Orthodox Church, the Rev. Seraphim Cardoza remarks that the site (and sight) is a testimony of the faith and hard work of his tiny congregation. First and foremost, it’s an expression of faith, he said.
The new church, located on a 2.5-acre plot just south of the city of Rogue River, will overlook Interstate 5. Cardoza hopes it will be seen as “a place of worship where heaven and earth meet.”
In 2008, the original St. Innocent church — really a chapel — was dismantled to make way for a traditional Byzantine shrine… Read More