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.

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. 

Congratulations to Subdeacon Innocent. 

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New Iconography-November 2019
Altar Icons

New Iconography

"Icons in churches and houses are necessary because they remind us of the immortality of the saints; that in God they see, hear, and help us." St. John Kronstadt

We hope you enjoy these pictures of the ongoing iconography project at our parish. 

Thank you to all those who have, and continue to, support this church beautification project!

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Upcoming Services
Saturday, January 25th
5:30pm Great Vespers
Sunday, January 26th
9:00am Orthros
10:00am Divine Liturgy
Today's Saints
Venerable Maximus the Confessor
Venerable Maximus the Confessor

Saint Maximus the Confessor was born in Constantinople around 580 and raised in a pious Christian family. He received an excellent education, studying philosophy, grammar, and rhetoric. He was well-read in the authors of antiquity and he also mastered philosophy and theology. When Saint Maximus…

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Martyr Neophytus of Nicea
Martyr Neophytus of Nicea

The Holy Martyr Neophytus, a native of the city of Nicea in Bithynia, was raised by his parents in strict Christian piety. For his virtue, temperance and unceasing prayer, it pleased God to glorify Saint Neophytus with the gift of wonderworking, while the saint was still just a child! Like Moses,…

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Martyrs Eugene, Candidus, Valerian, and Aquila, at Trebizond
Martyrs Eugene, Candidus, Valerian, and Aquila, at Trebizond

The Holy Martyrs Eugene, Candidus, Valerian and Aquila suffered for their faith in Christ during the reign of Diocletian (284-305) and Maximian (305-311), under the regimental commander Lycius. Valerian, Candidus and Aquila had hidden themselves in the hills near Trebizond, preferring life among…

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Virginmartyr Agnes of Rome
Virginmartyr Agnes of Rome

The holy Virgin Martyr Agnes was born at Rome during the third century. Her parents were Christians and they raised her in the Christian Faith. From her youth she devoted herself to God, and dedicated herself to a life of virginity, refusing all other suitors. When she refused to enter into…

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Martyr Anastasius, disciple of Venerable Maximus the Confessor

The Holy Martyr Anastasius was a disciple of Saint Maximus the Confessor, and with him suffered persecution under the Monothelites. Saint Maximus and two of his disciples were subjected to the cruelest torments. Each one’s tongue was cut out, and his right hand was cut off. Then they were…

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Venerable Neophytus of Vatopedi, Mount Athos

This saint was the Prosmonarios (the keeper of a church, one who waits for and receives those who come to worship) at Vatopaidi Monastery on the Holy Mountain during the fourteenth century, and he was sent to the Monastery’s metochion (representation church) at Euboia. There he became very…

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Venerable Maximus the Greek
Venerable Maximus the Greek

Saint Maximus the Greek was the son of a rich Greek dignitary in the city of Arta (Epiros), and he received a splendid education. In his youth he travelled widely and he studied languages and sciences (i.e. intellectual disciplines) in Europe, spending time in Paris, Florence, and Venice. Upon…

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Icon of the Mother of God “Comfort” or “Consolation”
Icon of the Mother of God “Comfort” or “Consolation”

The Vatopedi “Comfort” or “Consolation” Icon of the Mother of God is in the old Vatopedi monastery on Athos, in the church of the Annunciation. It was called “Vatopedi” because near this monastery Arcadius, the son of Empreor Theodosius the Great, fell off a ship…

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Icon of the Mother of God “Stabbed”

The “Stabbed” Icon of the Mother of God, (Greek: “Esphagmeni.” Slavonic: “Zaklannaya”) dates from the fourteenth century, and is in the Vatopedi monastery on Mt. Athos, in a chapel dedicated to Saint Demetrius of Thessalonica. The icon was painted on canvas, and…

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Icon of the Mother of God “Xenophon Hodigitria”

The “Xenophon Hodigitria” Icon of the Mother of God according to tradition, this wonderworking icon was for many years at the Vatopedi monastery on Mt. Athos, in the katholikon in front of a column on the left cliros. In 1730, it mysteriously disappeared not only from the church, but…

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Martyr Fructuosis, Bishop of Tarragona, Spain, and his deacons Augurius and Eulogius

Saint Fructuosis lived during the persecution of Valerian and Gallienus in the third century, during the consulship of Amelianus and Bassus. On Sunday, January 21, 259 Bishop Fructuosis of Tarragona, Spain was arrested with his deacons Augurius and Eulogius. He had already retired to his chamber…

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Saint George (John) of Georgia
Saint George (John) of Georgia

Archimandrite John (Basil Maisuradze in the world) was born in the town of Tskhinvali in Samachablo around 1882. He was raised in a peasant family and taught to perform all kinds of handiwork. Basil was barely in his teens when he helped Fr. Spiridon (Ketiladze), the main priest at Betania…

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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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