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. As a member of the Antiochian Archdiocese we follow the liturgical practice and canonical discipline of our Archdiocese and Patriarchate. All our services are in English.

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 our Inquirers Page and our Contact & Visitors Page

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Thank you for visiting and have a blessed day!



Classes

Youth Sunday School

The children of the parish are dismissed following Communion for Sunday school lessons.  As our parish pulls from a large geographic area, and not everyone is able to travel to Liturgy every Sunday, the lessons are designed so children can attend when they are present.  If your child has a paint shirt please bring it along, some of our activities are hands-on crafts.

Upcoming Services (all services are listed in Central Time)
  • Sat
    2Mar

    5:30pm Great Vespers
  • Sun
    3Mar

    Sunday of the Prodigal Son
    9:00am Orthros
    10:00am Divine Liturgy
    4:30pm Ironwood Liturgy 
  • Sat
    9Mar

    1:00pm Pre-Lenten Parish Retreat
    5:30pm Great Vespers
  • Sun
    10Mar

    Sunday of the Last Judgment
    9:00am Orthros
    10:00am Divine Liturgy
    MeatFare
  • Sat
    16Mar

    5:30pm Great Vespers
  • Sun
    17Mar

    Forgiveness Sunday
    9:00am Orthros
    10:00am Divine Liturgy
    5:30pm Forgiveness Vespers
  • Mon
    18Mar

    Great Lent Begins
    5:30pm Great Compline with the Canon of St. Andrew
  • Tue
    19Mar

    5:30pm Great Compline with the Canon of St. Andrew

Today's Scripture Readings from the Antiochian Archdiocese
ST. JOHN'S FIRST UNIVERSAL LETTER 2:7-17
Brethren, I am writing you no new commandment, but an old commandment which you had from the beginning; the old commandment is the word which you have heard. Yet I am writing you a new commandment, which is true in him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true light is already shining. He who says he is in the light and hates his brother is in the darkness still. He who loves his brother abides in the light, and in it there is no cause for stumbling. But he who hates his brother is in the darkness and walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes. I am writing to you, little children, because your sins are forgiven for his sake. I am writing to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I am writing to you, young men, because you have overcome the evil one. I write to you, children, because you know the Father. I write to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the evil one. Do not love the world or the things in the world. If any one loves the world, love for the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the pride of life, is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world passes away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides for ever.
MARK 14:3-9
At that time, while Jesus was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at table, a woman came with an alabaster flask of ointment of pure nard, very costly, and she broke the flask and poured it over his head. But there were some who said to themselves indignantly, "Why was the ointment thus wasted? For this ointment might have been sold for more than three hundred denarii, and given to the poor." And they reproached her. But Jesus said, "Let her alone; why do you trouble her? She has done a beautiful thing to me. For you always have the poor with you, and whenever you will, you can do good to them; but you will not always have me. She has done what she could; she has anointed my body beforehand for burying. And truly, I say to you, wherever the gospel is preached in the whole world, what she has done will be told in memory of her."
Today's Commemorations in the Antiochian Archdiocese
The Holy Righteous Martyr Eudocia the Samaritan, Andonina the New Martyr, David the Archbishop

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Thought for the Day

If a man fasts either through vanity or thinking that he is achieving something specifically virtuous, he fasts foolishly and later begins to criticize his brother, considering himself something great. - Abba Dorotheus


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Daily Orthodox Scriptures for Kids
Daily Orthodox Scriptures for Kids
New Testament readings with a short commentary at the end just for kids Usually around five minutes long, it is a fantastic way to get our children into the Bible.


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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.