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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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December 8th

"From God comes grace, but from us comes labor. Therefore, let no one even think that the holy apostles relied solely on the God-given grace, or that it was easy for them, or that performed their great work in the world without effort. Gathering his last strength the Holy Apostle James raised himeslf to his knees, stretched forth his hands towards heaven and fervently prayed to God saying: 'Lord, forgive them this sin, for they know not what they are doing.' While he was praying thus, wicked men struck him with stones from all sides...killing the saint of God." St. Nicholas of Zica 

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December 7th

"Every holy church is a piece of Heaven on earth. And when you are in church, look - you are already in Heaven. When the earth torments you with its hell, hurry to church, go inside, and behold - you have entered into Paradise. And if it happens that you are attacked by the entire legions of demons, then run to church - stand among the holy angels, and the angels of God will protect you from every demon of this world.  And nothing will be able to hurt you. Do not forget, brothers: We, Christians, are strong by God. Who then can be stronger then us? No one, no one! St. Justin Popovic


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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. 


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