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Welcome To St. Mary's Church

Welcome to St. Mary's Orthodox Church of Iron Mountain, MI! 

Vistors and inquirers are always welcome at our church. Please contact us to let us know you are coming and we would be happy to answer any questions you may have after service. Contact Form

We find that many people have the same questions and created this video series to answer some of those questions and to help our visitors have a better idea of what to expect their first time in an Orthodox Church. 

You can also view our Orthodoxy 101 Page and our About Orthodoxy Page 

Thank you for your  interest and we look forward to meeting you at an upcoming service!

 


Video 1: Introduction

Video 2: Entering the Church

Video 3: Theosis

Video 4: Praxis

Video 5: Purpose of Praxis

Video 6: The Narthex

Video 7: Preparing for Services

Video 8: Candles

Video 9: The Sign of the Cross

Video 10: The Sign of the Cross Continued

Video 11: Incense

Video 12: Iconography

Video 13: Music & Chanting

Video 14: Prayer

Video 15: Concluding Thoughts
Daily Thoughts
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"Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18


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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. 


Ancient Faith Radio Podcasts
Saint of the Day
Saint of the Day


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.


What is the Orthodox Church?

Welcome to the Orthodox Church