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St. Simon Orthodox Church
Welcome to St. Simon 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.

Liturgy is generally served at St. Simon once a month, usually at 4:30pm on the first Sunday of the month.

Please check the calendar for upcoming services and us the "contact us" form below if you have any questions or wish to be added to the service email list. 

Upcoming Service at St. Simon Church

CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW & POOR ROAD CONDITIONS: DEC. 5TH SERVICES

*December 12th: Divine Liturgy*

*December 26th: Nativity Liturgy 4:30pm*

*January 9th: Theophany Liturgy 4:30pm *

 

St Simon Church is located at 226 E. Harding Ave.  Ironwood, MI 49938 

Phone: 906-774-3772-please leave a message

St. Simon Church has on-street parking along Harding Ave. 

Basement repairs are ongoing. 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. 


COVID-19 Guidance
December 4th Update

Due to the high level of local COVID cases & hospitalizations we are recommending masking while inside the church.  Masks and hand santizer are available at church. 

The livestream of services from St. Mary's in Iron Mountain can be found on the Links page or on the church Facebook page. 

Thank you for your understanding and please keep those suffering from COVID, their families and the healthcare workers in your prayers. 

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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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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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"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."      

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