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 Visitors & Inquirers Page
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Thank you for visiting and have a blessed day!
We invite you to join us at St. Mary's Orthodox Church as we continue our journey towards the Nativity of Christ.
We prayerfully approach the Nativity season starting on Monday, Nov. 15th as the Nativity fast begins. The following article is a wonderful reflection on the meaning of the fast and suggestions on ways the church gives us to help prepare for this most joyful feast Unless The Lord Comes to Us, A Reflection on the Beginning of the Nativity Fast.
Nativity Service Schedule
12/4: Great Vespers 5:30pm
12/5: Orthros 9:00am & Divine Liturgy 10:00am
12/8 Vespers 5:30pm
12/10: Akathist for St. Herman of Alaska 5:30pm
12/11: Great Vespers 5:30pm
12/12: Orthros 9:00am & Divine Liturgy 10:00am
12/15: Vespers 5:30pm & Christian Education 6:10pm
12/17: Akathist for St. Panteleimon the Unmercenary Healer 5:30pm
12/18: Great Vespers 5:30pm
12/19: Orthros 9:00am & Divine Liturgy 10:00am
12/22: Vespers 5:30pm
12/24: Nativity Orthros 4:00pm & Nativity Liturgy 5:00pm
12/26: Orthros 9:00am & Divine Liturgy 10:00am
A topical adult Christian Education series will be held every other Wednesday following Vespers. The next class will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 15th. Anyone with topics they would like to see covered in this series should email us at the following link Contact Us
Confession times will be available on Friday's and Saturday's following services. Please contact Fr. Mark in advance to set up an appointment.
All service times are listed in Central time. Please check the website and facebook page for any schedule changes. Any weather related changes will be posted in both places.
December 4th Update
Due to the high level of local COVID infections and hospitalizations we are recommending masking while in the church. Masks and hand santizer are available at the church. We are also temporarily pausing the after Liturgy meal until the local case load decreases.
Livestream of services can be found on the Links tab or on our Facebook page.
Thank you for your understanding and please pray for those affected by COVID, their families and the healthcare workers.
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