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

Upcoming Divine Liturgy at St. Simon Church

  • Sunday, August 2nd at 4:30pm

For the health and safety of all please keep the following guidelines in mind as we beging to resume in-person church services. 

  • Please use the provided hand sanitizer every time you enter or exit the church.
  • We ask all those who can medically tolerate a face mask plan to wear one while inside the church. 
    • Please bring your own mask from home if you have one, masks are available at church for those who need one.
  • Please plan to maintain the now familiar six-foot physical distancing guidelines while within the church.
    • To allow for proper distancing within the church attendence is capped at 20 people.
      • We apologize but due to this attendence cap we cannot accomodate parish visitors at this time. 
  • Meals/coffee hour following services and other social gatherings will remain suspended until further notice.
  • Please stay home for 14 days if you have been exposed to a confirmed case of COVID
  • Please stay home for 14 days if you have traveled to an area with a high prevalence of COVID cases 
  • Please stay home if you are feeling unwell.
    • Known COVID symptoms include cough, fever, shortness of breath, fatigue, body aches, headache, runny nose, nausea, diarrhea, chills, new loss of taste/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
Forefeast of the Transfiguration of our Lord
Forefeast of the Transfiguration of our Lord

The Lord had begun warning his disciples about the dangers they would face, and also about His Passion and death. He also told them that they would be persecuted by pagans and enemies of the Gospel. He explained that these things pertain to the present life, but what is essential is eternal life.…

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Troparion & Kontakion
Martyr Eusignius of Antioch
Martyr Eusignius of Antioch

The Martyr Eusignius was born at Antioch in the mid-third century. For sixty years he served in the Roman armies of the emperors Diocletian, Maximian Hercules, Constantius Chlorus, Constantine the Great and his sons. Saint Eusignius was a companion of Saint Basiliscus (March 3 and May 22), and he…

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Troparion & Kontakion
Venerable Job of Ushchelsk

Saint Job the Gorge-Dweller was a monk of the Solovki monastery (his father was named Patrick Mazovsky). On November 10, 1608 he was ordained as a hieromonk by Metropolitan Isidore of Novgorod. In 1614 Saint Job was sent to the Mezen frontier, where at the confluence of the Rivers Ezeg and Vazhka…

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Hieromartyr Antherus (Antheros) Pope of Rome
Hieromartyr Antherus (Antheros) Pope of Rome

Saint Antherus was elected Bishop of Rome in place of Saint Pontian, and he too soon accepted suffering and death for Christ in the year 236.

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Hieromartyr Fabian, Pope of Rome, and Martyr Pontious
Hieromartyr Fabian, Pope of Rome, and Martyr Pontious

Saint Fabian, as a presbyter, fearlessly gave burial to the bodies of martyrs. After the death of Hieromartyr Antherus (Antheros) Pope of Rome, Saint Fabian succeeded him as Pope. Saint Fabian loved Saint Pontius as though he were his own son. Saint Pontius distributed with Saint Fabian all his…

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Martyrs Cantidius, Cantidian, and Sibelius (Sobel) of Egypt
Martyrs Cantidius, Cantidian, and Sibelius (Sobel) of Egypt

Saints Cantidius and Cantidian were brothers who lived in Egypt during the fourth century. They were put to death by stoning. Saint Sibelius (Soleb) was shot with arrows. All three suffered martyrdom because they were Christians who refused to deny Christ.

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Righteous Nonna, mother of Saint Gregory the Theologian
Righteous Nonna, mother of Saint Gregory the Theologian

Saint Nonna, the mother of Saint Gregory the Theologian (January 25, 389), was the daughter of Christians named Philotatos and Gorgonia, who raised her in Christian piety. Saint Nonna was also an aunt of Saint Amphilochius, Bishop of Iconium (November 23). Saint Nonna entered into marriage with…

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Saint Theoctistus, Bishop of Chernigov

Saint Theoctistus, Bishop of Chernigov, before assuming the episcopal office, pursued an ascetic life at the Kiev Caves monastery. He was one of the great Elders, healing Saint Nikita, the future Bishop of Novgorod (January 31), by his prayers. In the year 1103, Saint Theoctistus was made igumen of…

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Martyr Pontius

The Martyr Pontius lived during the third century, the son of the pagan Roman senator Marcus and his wife Julia. While with child, Julia had gone with her husband to the temple of Jupiter. The devil, inhabiting the temple, shouted through the lips of the pagan priest that the boy in Julia’s…

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Saint Oswald, king and martyr
Saint Oswald, king and martyr

Saint Oswald was born around 605, the second of the seven sons of the Anglo-Saxon king Aethelfrith, who was the first ruler to unite the provinces of Bernicia and Deira into the kingdom of Northumbria. King Edwin of Deira refused to accept the Bernician control of both provinces, so he attempted a…

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Saint John Jacob the Chozebite
Saint John Jacob the Chozebite

Saint John the Chozebite, the son of Maxim and Catherine Jacob, was born July 23, 1913 in the Horodistea district of Moldavia. He was named for the holy prophet Elias (July 20). In 1914, his father died in the war, and his mother succumbed to a disease, leaving Elias as an orphan. His grandmother…

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Martyr Christos of Preveza
Martyr Christos of Preveza

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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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