Welcome to Saint Innocent Orthodox Church in Eureka (Humboldt County), California. This is where you will find the teachings of Jesus Christ proclaimed and the full assurance of the Church manifested “for the life of the world and its salvation.”
Saint Innocent’s is the only Orthodox Church serving Humboldt County, and we are part of the Diocese of the West of the Orthodox Church in America, in communion with the entire worldwide Orthodox Christian Communion. Our parish is named after Saint Innocent of Alaska, the great missionary and first bishop of the American Pacific-Northwest, who sailed just outside Eureka in the 1830s.
Surprisingly, many people still do not know the Orthodox Church well, even though it is the world’s oldest, second largest Christian body. There are those who think that “Greek Orthodox” is somehow different than “Serbian Orthodox” or “Russian Orthodox” and that one has to be from a particular country or national group to be Orthodox… Actually, there is a single Orthodox Church globally which is a federation of national bodies (such as the Archdiocese of Athens and All Greece, as well as the Patriarchate of Romania among 16 others), and the Church is open to everyone.
Comes, taste and see that the Lord is good, and that the Church built upon the Rock in 33 AD is still flourishing in faithfulness to its Apostolic roots and mandate.
Learn more about the Orthodox Church, the world’s oldest, second largest Christian body…
Discover the amazing and inspiring life of St Innocent of Alaska (1797-1879), our patron saint…
Once a month, join us for a home-based Bible study in Fortuna…
Holy Week Saturday, April 23 Lazarus Saturday, Divine Liturgy at 10am; Great Vespers at 6pm Sunday, April 24 Palm Sunday, Divine Liturgy at 10am Monday, April 25 Bridegroom Service 6:00pm Tuesday, April 26 Bridegroom Service 6:00pm Wednesday, April 27 Pre-Sanctified Liturgy with Holy Unction......LEARN MORE
UN World Interfaith Harmony Week event in Eureka – Press release St Innocent Orthodox Church will host a lecture and conversation on Muslim – Christian dialogue as part of a global UN and EUCLID sponsored week-long event dedicated to interfaith harmony. The Rev. Pr. Laurent......LEARN MORE
Eureka’s oldest church, built in 1883 at 939 F Street and historically known as “the first church” will be opening its doors to the community for a choral concert featuring the world-renowned Konevets Quartet. The Saint Petersburg-based vocalists are returning to Eureka after an acclaimed......LEARN MORE