St. Mary's Orthodox Church
311 West D Street
Iron Mountain, MI 49801
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.

We are located at 311 West D Street in Iron Mountain, MI: on the corner of West D Street and Stockbridge Ave.

 

Temporary Changes During the COVID-19 Situation

October 2nd Update

Due to the recent, significant increase in COVID cases in our local area we are immediately moving all services to online only.

This move to online only services is temporary and done out of an abudance of caution for the parish and community. 

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

Upcoming Services
Saturday, October 31st
5:30pm Readers Vespers
live-stream only 
Sunday, November 1st
9:00am Orthros
10:00am Divine Liturgy
live-stream only
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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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Today's Saints
Martyr Nestor of Thessalonica
Martyr Nestor of Thessalonica

The holy Martyr Nestor was very young in age, handsome in appearance, and he was known to the holy Great Martyr Demetrios (October 26), for he had instructed Nestor in the faith. The Emperor was visiting Thessaloniki, and he built a high platform in the midst of the city so that a gigantic…

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Venerable Nestor the Chronicler of the Kiev Caves
Venerable Nestor the Chronicler of the Kiev Caves

Saint Nestor the Chronicler, of the Kiev Caves, Near Caves was born at Kiev in 1050. He came to Saint Theodosius (May 3) as a young man, and became a novice. Saint Nestor took monastic tonsure under the successor to Saint Theodosius, the igumen Stephen, and under him was ordained a hierodeacon.…

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Uncovering of the relics of Saint Andrew, Prince of Smolensk
Uncovering of the relics of Saint Andrew, Prince of Smolensk

The Uncovering of the relics of Saint Andrew, Prince of Smolensk at Pereslavl occurred in the year 1539 through the involvement of Saint Daniel of Pereslavl (April 7). The holy Prince Andrew was the son of the Smolensk prince Theodore Fominsky. While still in his youth, he was grieved by the…

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Martyrs Capitolina and Eroteis of Cappadocia

Saints Capitolina (Καπιτωλίνη) and Eroteis (Ερωτηίς) lived during the reign of Emperor Diocletian, when Zilikinthios (Ζιλικίνθιος) was the magistrate of…

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Saint Claudia Procula
Saint Claudia Procula

Saint Matthew is the only Evangelist to mention Pilate’s wife, who told him “Have nothing to do with that just man, because I have suffered many things in a dream today because of him” (Matthew 27:19). She is not identified by name, but the author of the apocryphal Acts of Paul…

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Martyrs Mark, Soterikhos, and Valentine

Saints Mark, Soterikhos, and Valentine were from Asia. They were arrested by the idolaters in the year 304 because they were Christians. After enduring many tortures, they were dragged over sharp stones until they were dead. Later, their holy relics were brought to the island of Thasos, which lies…

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“The Sign” Icon of the Mother of God
“The Sign” Icon of the Mother of God

The main commemoration of the Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos “of the Sign” is November 27.

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Saint Demetrius of Basarabov
Saint Demetrius of Basarabov

Saint Demetrius of Basarabov in Bulgaria lived in the wilderness as an ascetic near the city of Ruschuk, Bulgaria. He died in 1685. On July 8, 1779 his relics were transferred to Bucharest.

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Saint Nestor (not the Chronicler) of the Far Kiev Caves

Saint Nestor (not the Chronicler) of the Kiev Caves, is to be distinguished from Saint Nestor the Chronicler, who lived as an ascetic in the Far Caves. His memory is celebrated October 27 it seems, because he was named for the Saint Nestor of Thessalonica. The name of Saint Nestor (not the…

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Hierarch Alexander, Bishop of Guria and Samegrelo

The holy hierarch Alexander (Alexi Okropiridze in the world) was born in 1824, in the village of Disevi in the Gori district, to the family of the village priest. Growing up around the church, he received his primary education at Gori Theological School and later continued his education at Tbilisi…

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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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