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First Time Visitors and Inquirers

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 about the services or Orthodoxy. Contact Form

 Please view our video series to answer many common questions. 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!


Welcome to St. Mary Orthodox Church

This series of videos was created to help first time visitors and inquirers to the Orthodox faith have a little more information on what to expect the first time they come to an Orthodox Church.  The videos were made in our church, by our then Subdeacon now Deacon Innocent, to help visitors get a little taste of what our church looks like on the inside and feel a little more comfortable on their first visit. 

We pray that you find these videos fruitful and that you soon come join our services in person.  God bless.

Welcome to St. Mary's


Preparing for Services

Sign of the Cross-Part 2

Music and Chanting
Entering the Church

Purpose of Praxis




The Narthex

Sign of the Cross


Concluding Thoughts

Thought for the Day

Service Calendar

Online Donations

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.

Daily Orthodox Scriptures
Daily Orthodox Scriptures
A Journey Together Reading Through the Bible in One Year - Fr. Alexis Kouri helps lead listeners through a reading of the entire Bible in one year.

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.