The Placing of the Venerable Robe of the Most Holy Theotokos at Blachernae: During the reign of the Byzantine Emperor Leo the Great (457-474), the brothers Galbius and Candidus, associates of the emperor, set out from Constantinople to Palestine to venerate the holy places. In a small settlement…
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.
For the health and safety of all please keep the following guidelines in mind as we begin to resume in-person church 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.
- If you have your own mask please bring it from home, there are 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 let us know in advance if you plan to attend by using the 'contact form' or letting Michelle know.
- We apologize but due to the attendance cap we are not able to accommodate parish visitors at this time.
- 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.
- 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.
St. Andrew of Crete
5:30pm Great Vespers
10:00am Divine Liturgy
4:30pm Ironwood Liturgy
Saint Photius, Metropolitan of Kiev and All Russia, was by birth a Greek from the Peloponnesian city of Monembasia (Malbasia). While still in his adolescence he entered a monastery and was tonsured under the Elder Acacius, a great ascetic (afterwards the Metropolitan of Monembasia). In 1408, when…
Saint Juvenal, Patriarch of Jerusalem, occupied the throne of the Holy City during the years 420-458. During this period great luminaries of the Church enlightened the world: Saints Euthymius the Great (January 20), Simeon the Stylite (September 1), Gerasimus of Jordan (March 4), and many others.…
The Akhtyr Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos appeared on July 2, 1739 in the village of Akhtyr in the area of Kharkov, east of Kiev. Father Basil Danilov, a righteous man of strong faith, was the priest of the Dormition church in Akhtyr. He wanted to try out a new scythe, and so he went out to a…
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This icon is from Theodotiev (Feodotevo) in the Ryazan Province.
Saint Stephen succeeded his father, Prince Bogdan II, as Prince of Moldavia on April 12, 1457 soon after the latter was murdered. He defended his country against the Turks, and he also built many churches and monasteries. Saint Stephen the Great was a spiritual son of Saint Daniel the Hesychast…
Our Father among the Saints John (Maximovitch), Archbishop of Shanghai and San Francisco (1896-1966), was a diocesan bishop of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (ROCOR) who served widely from China to France to the United States. Saint John departed this life on June 19 (O.S.) / July 2…
"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