The Conception of the Venerable Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist of the Lord, John: The holy Prophet Malachi prophesied that before the Messiah’s birth His Forerunner would appear, and would indicate His coming. The Jews therefore in awaiting the Messiah also awaited the appearance of His…
Welcome to St. Mary's Orthodox Church in Iron Mountain, MI!
We are a parish of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, serving the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Northern Wisconsin.
We are located at 311 West D Street in Iron Mountain, MI: on the corner of West D Street and Stockbridge Ave.
Conception of St. John the Baptist
5:30pm Festal Divine Liturgy
5:30pm Great Vespers
10:00am Divine Liturgy
For the health and safety of all please keep the following temporary health guidelines in mind when attending in-person services.
- Please use the provided hand sanitizer every time you enter or exit the church.
- We ask those who can medically tolerate a face mask plan to wear one while inside the church.
- Masks available at church if you need one.
- To allow for proper physical distancing in the church pews attendance is capped at 20 people.
- Please plan to maintain the now familiar six-foot physical distancing guidelines while in the church.
- Please plan to sit together with those in your household unit to allow for more seating options for others.
- Choir loft and basement are available as seating options
- Please stay home for at least 14 days if you or anyone in your household has been exposed to COVID
- Please stay home for at least 14 days if you have traveled to an area with a high prevalence of COVID cases.
- Please stay home if you are feeling unwell.
- Known COVID symptoms include cough, fever, shortness of breath, congestion, fatigue, body aches, headache, runny nose, sore throat, nausea, diarrhea, pain/pressure in the chest, chills, and new loss of taste/smell.
- Services will continue to be live streamed on the church's Facebook page.
If you are not yet comfortable returning to in-person worship, we respect your choice to continue to worship with us from home. Please know that your church is waiting for you and will be there when you are ready to return. For those parish members who wish to schedule a time for confession, or those who are unable to attend but wish to commune please contact Fr. Mark to set up an appointment.
You can watch the livestream on our Facebook page. The page is set to public, so you do not need a Facebook account to view services.
Thank you for your understanding during this time!
A Prayer for the Sick
O Holy Father, heavenly Physician of our souls and bodies, who hast sent thine Only-Begotten Son our Lord Jesus Christ to heal all our ailments and deliver us from death: do thou visit and heal thy servant (names) granting him/her release from pain and restoration to health and vigor, that he/she may give thanks unto thee and bless thy Holy Name, of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit: now an ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.
We were blessed with a visit from His Grace Bishop Anthony to celebrate the Feast of the Nativity of Christ.
During this visit he celebrated Hierarchical Nativity Liturgy and ordained a new subdeacon for our parish.
The Monastic Women Xanthippe and Polyxene were sisters by birth and they lived in Spain in the time of the holy Apostles. They were among the first to hear the divine teaching of Christ the Savior from the holy Apostle Paul, when he preached in their land. Saint Xanthippe and her husband Probus…
The Holy Martyr Iraida lived at Alexandria. Once, she went to a well to draw water and saw a ship at the shore. On board were a large number of men, women, clergy and monks, all fettered in chains for their confession of the Christian Faith. Casting aside her water pitcher, the saint voluntarily…
The Holy Martyrs Andrew and John, and John’s children Peter and Antoninus, suffered in the ninth century in the time of the cruel African ruler Ibrahim. After the capture and destruction of the Sicilian city of Syracuse, Ibrahim captured and brought to Africa Saint John and his two children,…
The Slovenka Icon of the Mother of God manifested itself on September 23, 1635 at the village of Slovenka, Kostroma district. A certain hunter while hunting by chance discovered a small rickety church, overgrown with moss. He went inside and saw that all the church utensils had rotted with time,…
"Sometimes called the Eastern Orthodox Church, the Orthodox Church is the first Christian Church,the Church founded by the Lord Jesus Christ and described in the pages of the New Testament. Her history can be traced in unbroken continuity all the way back to Christ and His Twelve Apostles. For twenty centuries, she has continued in her undiminished and unaltered faith and practice. Today her apostolic doctrine, worship, and structure remain intact. The Orthodox Church maintains that the Church is the living Body of Jesus Christ." Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America
To learn more please visit the Antiochian Archdiocese website at: Introducing Orthodoxy