Saint Euthymius the Great came from the city of Melitene in Armenia, near the River Euphrates. His parents, Paul and Dionysia, were pious Christians of noble birth. After many years of marriage they remained childless, and in their sorrow they entreated God to give them offspring. Finally, they had…
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.
Upcoming Services at St. Simon Church:
2/7: Divine Liturgy 4:30pm
Special Announcement: The basement at St. Simon church is currently undergoing repairs and is closed to all use. Thank you for your patience!
For the health and safety of all in the parish we ask all those who choose to attend in-person services to abide by the following guidelines:
- Please use the provided hand sanitizer when you enter or exit the church.
- Masks are required, except when receiving communion.
- Please maintain physical distancing while in the church.
- Coffee hour following services and other social gatherings will remain suspended until further notice.
While all precautions are being taken COVID is still present in our community and no gathering is risk free. If you are feeling unwell please worship with us from home.
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
The Schemamonk Euthymius of the Kiev Caves imposed upon himself a vow of silence, opening his mouth only for church services and for prayer. The silent schemamonk ate only herbs. He was buried in the Far Caves of Saint Theodosius at the Kiev Caves monastery. His memory is also celebrated on August…
Disdaining the vain glory of this world, Saint Laurence lived in a cave and conquered the passions through prayer and fasting. His incorrupt relics lie in the Far Caves of the Kiev Caves Lavra.
Saint Euthymius of Syanzhemsk and Vologda was born in Vologda, and received monastic tonsure at the Savior-Stone monastery at Lake Kuben. For some time he lived in a solitary cell on the River Kuben, and then gave up the place to Saint Alexander of Kushta (June 9) and moved to Syanzhem, where he…
The Holy Martyrs Inna, Pinna and Rimma were Slavs from northern Scythia (modern Bulgaria), and they were disciples of the holy Apostle Andrew the First-Called. They preached the Gospel of Christ and they baptized many barbarians who converted to the true Faith. They were seized by the local…
The holy Martyrs Bassos, Eusebios, Eutychios and Basileides lived during the reign of Emperor Diocletian (284-305), and suffered martyrdom in 303. They were wealthy and members of the Senate. They came to believe in Christ and were baptized after witnessing the martyrdom of Bishop Theopemptos of…
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The Holy New Martyr Zachariah was from the Peloponnesos in Greece. He renounced Christ to become a Moslem, then went to ancient Patras and worked there as a furrier. He had a book, The Salvation of Sinners, which he often read. The book moved him to repentance, and he wept bitterly for the great…
Abbot Euthymius Kereselidze was born in 1865 in the village of Sadmeli (Racha region) to the pious Solomon and Marta Kereselidze. At birth he was given the name Evstate. After completing his studies at the local parish school, fifteen-year-old Evstate traveled first to Kutaisi, then Tbilisi, in…
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.
St. Simon Orthodox Church
226 East Harding Avenue
Ironwood, MI 49938