St. Mary's Orthodox Church
311 West D Street
Iron Mountain, MI 49801
/ St. Simon Church
St. Simon Orthodox Church

Welcome to St. Simon Orthodox Church in Ironwood, MI!

St. Simon is a parish of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America.  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. 

 

Special Announcement:  Basement Closed

The basement at St. Simon Church is currently undergoing major repairs and due to the COVID situation these repairs are taking longer then initially anticipated.

Until further notice the basement will be closed to all use.

Thank you for your patience!

 

If this is your first visit to an Orthodox Church please visit our About Orthodoxy page and our Orthodoxy 101 page for more information on the church, the services and much more.

 

Temporary Changes During the COVID-19 Situation

St. Simon Church resume Divine Liturgy on Sunday, June 7th at 4:30pm celebrating the Feast of Pentecost.

As we begin to resume in-person worship services please keep the following guidelines in mind:

  • Attendance is limited to no more than 15 people per service to maintain physical distancing within the church.
  • Please use the provided hand sanitizer every time you enter or exit the church.
  • We recommend that all who can tolerate a face mask wear one while inside the church. 
    • Please bring your own mask from home if you have one, masks will be available at church for those who need one.
  • Please plan to maintain the now familiar six-foot physical distancing guidelines while within the church.
  • Meals/coffee hour following services and other social gatherings will remain suspended until further notice.
  • Veneration of icons should be done with a bow.
  • We urge those parish members who fall within high risk categories to follow the advice of their healthcare professionals.
  • Please stay home if you are feeling unwell.
    • Known COVID symptoms include cough, fever, shortness of breath, pain/pressure in the chest, chills, new loss of taste or smell, or sore throat.

If you are not yet comfortable returning to in person worship, we respect your choice to continue to worship with us from home.  Please know that your church is waiting for you and will be there when you are ready to return. St. Mary's in Iron Mountain will continue live steaming all their services on their Facebook page. The page is set to public, so you don't need a Facebook account to view the services. Please follow this link to the the St. Mary's Facebook page www.facebook.com/stmarysironmountain

Thank you for your understanding during this time!

Prayer for the Sick 

O Holy Father, heavenly physician for thy souls and bodies, who has sent thine Only Begotten Son our Lord Jesus Christ to heal all our ailments and deliver us from death: do thou visit and heal thy servant (names) granting him/her release from pain and restoration to health and vigor, that he/she may give thanks to thee and bless thy Holy Name, of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit: now and ever and unto the ages of ages. Amen

Today's Saints
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Saint Metrophanes, first Patriarch of Constantinople

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Righteous Martha and Mary, the sisters of Lazarus
Righteous Martha and Mary, the sisters of Lazarus

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Venerable Methodius, Abbot of Peshnosha, Disciple of Venerable Sergius of Radonezh

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Martyrs Frontasius, Severinus, Severian, and Silanus, of Gaul

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Martyr Concordius of Spoleto

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Hieromartyr Astius, Bishop of Dyrrachium in Macedonia

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Venerable Father Zosima, Bishop of Babylon
Venerable Father Zosima, Bishop of Babylon

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Venerable Sophia of Ainos
Venerable Sophia of Ainos

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Hieromartyr Joannicius of Serbia
Hieromartyr Joannicius of Serbia

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Hieromartyr George of Serbia

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Martyrs of Niculitsel
Martyrs of Niculitsel

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New Martyr Archbishop Andronicus of Perm
New Martyr Archbishop Andronicus of Perm

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Hieromartyr Joanicus, Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Coast

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Parish History
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Historical Articles - 06/30/15

St. Simon Orthodox Church celebrated its 100th anniversary in Sept. of 2015.   The church has a rich history and this is just a small glimpse of that history. Click on the link to see a PDF of the three part series about the history of the church, originally published in 1997.

St. Simon/St. Simeon Church is mentioned in the June 2015 edition of The Word magazine in the historical article on page 14.  Please click on the link to download the PDF version of the magazine from the Archdiocese website. June 2015 Edition of The Word

There are also multiple mentions of Ironwood in the following article.  Fr. Nicola Yanney: The First Antiochan Priest in Mid-America

Article by the Ironwood Daily Globe Newspaper regarding the Anniversary Celebration weekend.  St. Simon Church Celebrates 100th Anniversary

This photograph is from the church records.  It is of the wedding of Elias Yanney & Mary Abraham in 1916 at St. Simon Church. Clergy pictured are Metropolitan Germanos, Fr. Nicola Yanney & Fr. John Saba.

 


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St. Simon Orthodox Church

226 East Harding Avenue

Ironwood, MI 49938

906-774-3772

 

 

 

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