Welcome to St. Mary's Orthodox Church!

Welcome to St. Mary's Orthodox Church in Iron Mountain!

St. Mary's is 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. 

Visitors & inquirers are always welcome at St. Mary's! Please visit new our Inquirers Page and our Contact & Visitors Page

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Thank you for visiting and have a blessed day!

Upcoming Services

20

Aug

Saturday

5:30pm Great Vespers

21

Aug

Sunday

9:00am Orthros
10:00am Divine Liturgy

27

Aug

Saturday

5:30pm Great Vespers


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Saints We Commemorate Today
Afterfeast of the Dormition of the Mother of God
Afterfeast of the Dormition of the Mother of God

In some places, the Burial Service of the Theotokos is celebrated on August 17 using a special epitaphios with an icon depicting the Mother of God.

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Troparion & Kontakion
Martyr Myron the Presbyter of Cyzicus
Martyr Myron the Presbyter of Cyzicus

The Holy Martyr Myron was a presbyter in Achaia (Greece), and lived during the third century. He suffered in the year 250 under the emperor Decius (249-251). The presbyter was gentle and kind to people, but he was also courageous in the defense of his spiritual children. On the Feast of the…

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Venerable Alypius the Iconographer of the Kiev Near Caves
Venerable Alypius the Iconographer of the Kiev Near Caves

Saint Alypius, one of the first and finest of Russian iconographers, was a disciple of Saint Nikon (March 23), and from his youth he lived a life of asceticism at the Kiev Caves monastery. He studied the iconography of the Greek masters, and from the year 1083 beautified the Caves monastery church…

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Troparion & Kontakion
Martyrs Paul and Juliana of Syria

The Holy Martyr Paul and his sister Juliana were executed under the emperor Aurelian (270-275) in the Phoenician city of Ptolemais. The emperor happened to visit Ptolemais, and among those who met him was Paul, who made the Sign of the Cross. They arrested him and threw him in prison. On the…

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Martyrs Thyrsus, Leucius, Coronatus, and those with them at Caesarea, in Bithynia

The Martyrs Thyrsus, Leucius, Coronatus, and their Companions suffered in Bythnian Caesarea and Apollonia under the emperor Decius (249-251). [It is possible that Coronatus is the same person as Cornutus, whose commemoration is on September 12].

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Martyr Patroclus of Troyes

The Martyr Patroclus lived during the third century under the emperor Aurelian (270-275). He was a native of the city of Tricassinum (now the city of Troyes in France) and led a pious Christian life: he loved to pray, to read the Holy Scriptures, to fast and to be charitable to the poor. For this…

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Martyrs Straton, Philip, Eutychian, and Cyprian, of Nicomedia
Martyrs Straton, Philip, Eutychian, and Cyprian, of Nicomedia

The Martyrs Straton, Philip, Eutychian and Cyprian suffered at Nicomedia. Visiting the circus, they taught people to abandon their idol-worship, and they converted many pagans to Christ. The governor, observing that the people were leaving the circus, summoned to himself the martyrs, who firmly…

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Venerable Theodoritus, Enlightener of the Lapps, Solovki

Saint Theodoritus left home and went to the Solovki Monastery when he was only thirteen years old. The following year he was tonsured and placed under obedience to the wise Father Zosimas. For the next fifteen years he grew in wisdom and virtue, then was ordained a deacon by the Archbishop of…

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Icon of the Mother of God of the Kiev Caves
Icon of the Mother of God of the Kiev Caves

The Kiev Caves Icon of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos is one of the most ancient icons in the Russian Orthodox Church. The Mother of God entrusted it to four Byzantine architects, who in 1073 brought the icon to Saints Anthony and Theodosius of the Caves. The architects arrived at the…

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Saint Leucius of Volokolamsk

Saint Leucius of Volokolamsk was the founder of the Dormition monastery on the Ruza River (the monastery was located 32 versts from the city of Volokolamsk and 2 versts from the village of Seredo-Stratilatsk). Saint Leucius was a disciple of Saint Paphnutius of Borov (May 1) and an associate of…

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Saint Philip of Sukhona

Saint Philip of Sukhona was a hermit on Mt. Yankov, on the left bank of the Sukhona River, two versts from the city of Ustiug. The Ustiug inhabitants built a monastery at the place of his ascetic deeds, so as to learn monastic life under his guidance. In the year 1654, they built a church in honor…

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Icon of the Mother of God of Sven

The Sven Icon of the Mother of God of the Caves has two festal celebrations: May 3 (the day of the repose of Saint Theodosius of the Caves), and August 17 (the day of the repose of Saint Alypius), who painted the icon. The August 17 celebration was established in the year 1815 in thanksgiving for…

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Icon of the Mother of God of Armatia

The Armatia Icon of the Mother of God was in Constantinople at the Armatian monastery. The place where the monastery was located, was called “Armation” or “of the Armatians” and received its name from the military magister Armatias, nephew of the tyrant Basiliscus, and a…

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New Martyr Demetrius of Samarina in Epirus
New Martyr Demetrius of Samarina in Epirus

The holy monk Demetrios was born in the village of Samarina, in the Pindos region of Greece in the late XVIII century. He became a monk in the monastery of his homeland, where he exhausted his body and soul with fasting. After Ali Pasha's 1808 suppression of an insurrection inspired by Father…

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Saint Tbeli Abuseridze
Saint Tbeli Abuseridze

The holy Father Tbeli Abuseridze lived and labored in the 13th century. His father John, the archduke of Upper Atchara, perished in a battle with the Turks. After Tbeli’s mother was widowed, she was tonsured a nun and given the name Katherine. Tbeli’s brothers, Abuseri and Bardan, were…

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Daily Thoughts
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Verily, the Theotokos, who is ever watchful in intercessions, and whose prayers are never rejected,
neither tomb nor death could control. But since she is the Mother of Life, He Who dwelt in her
ever-virgin womb did translate her to life. 

KONTAKION OF THE DORMITION

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"One cannot possibly understand the teachings of the saints unless one has a pure mind and is trying to imitate their life." St. Athanasius the Great


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