St. Mary's Orthodox Church
311 West D Street
Iron Mountain, MI 49801
Temporary Changes During the COVID-19 Situation

We will resume in-person services, with limited attendance, starting with Great Vespers on June 6th.

Please keep the following guidelines in mind:

  • Attendance is limited to 15 people at this time to maintain proper social distancing within our church. 
    • Please contact Michelle to reserve a spot at upcoming services.
    • If you have reserved a spot and find yourself unable to attend please let us know so we can open that seat up to others who may want to attend. 
  • Please use the provided hand sanitizer every time you enter or exit the church. 
  • We recommend those who can tolerate a face mask wear one while inside the church. 
    • If you have your own mask please bring it from home, there will be masks available at church if you need one.
  • Please plan to maintain the now familiar six-foot social distancing guidelines while in the church.
  • Coffee hour following Liturgy and other social gatherings will remain suspended until further notice. 
  • Veneration of icons should be with a bow.
  • We urge those parish members who are in high risk categories to follow the advice of their healthcare professionals.
  • Please stay home for at least 14 days if you or anyone in your household has been exposed to COVID or traveled to an area with a high prevelance of COVID cases.
  • Please stay home if you are feeling unwell.
    • Known COVID symptoms include cough, fever, shortness of breath, pain/pressure in the chest, chills, new loss of taste or smell or sore throat.
  • 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. 

https://www.facebook.com/StMarysIronMountain/

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

Welcome to Our Parish!

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.

Visitors and Inquirers are Always Welcome to our Services!  All our services are in English.

Many first time visitors have questions about what to expect when attending services at a new church.

We have compiled serveral resources that help answer the most commonly asked questions about the church, services and much more. If you have questions please feel free to email us. 

Please click on our About Orthodoxy and our Orthodoxy 101 pages for more information. 

Nativity Visit from His Grace Bishop Anthony-Dec. 2019

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. 

 

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Upcoming Services
Saturday, June 6th
5:30pm Great Vespers
Sunday, June 7th
PENTECOST
9:00am Orthros
10:00am Divine Liturgy
4:30pm Ironwood Liturgy
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What is Orthodoxy?

"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

 

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