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. 

Upcoming Divine Liturgy at St. Simon Church 

Sunday, October 4th at 4:30pm


Special Announcement:  Basement Closed

The basement at St. Simon Church is currently undergoing major repairs. 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

For the health and safety of all please keep the following temporary health guidelines in mind when attending in-person 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. 
    • 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. 
  • 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

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
Conception of the Honorable Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John
Conception of the Honorable Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John

The Conception of the Venerable Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist of the Lord, John: The holy Prophet Malachi prophesied that before the Messiah’s birth His Forerunner would appear, and would indicate His coming. The Jews therefore in awaiting the Messiah also awaited the appearance of His…

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Troparion & Kontakion
Saints Polyxene and Xanthippe, disciples of the Apostles, who died in Spain
Saints Polyxene and Xanthippe, disciples of the Apostles, who died in Spain

The Monastic Women Xanthippe and Polyxene were sisters by birth and they lived in Spain in the time of the holy Apostles. They were among the first to hear the divine teaching of Christ the Savior from the holy Apostle Paul, when he preached in their land. Saint Xanthippe and her husband Probus…

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Virgin Martyr Irais (Rhais) of Alexandria
Virgin Martyr Irais (Rhais) of Alexandria

The Holy Martyr Iraida lived at Alexandria. Once, she went to a well to draw water and saw a ship at the shore. On board were a large number of men, women, clergy and monks, all fettered in chains for their confession of the Christian Faith. Casting aside her water pitcher, the saint voluntarily…

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Martyrs Andrew, John, and John’s children: Peter and Antonius, of Syracuse, martyred in Africa

The Holy Martyrs Andrew and John, and John’s children Peter and Antoninus, suffered in the ninth century in the time of the cruel African ruler Ibrahim. After the capture and destruction of the Sicilian city of Syracuse, Ibrahim captured and brought to Africa Saint John and his two children,…

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Icon of the Mother of God of Slovenka

The Slovenka Icon of the Mother of God manifested itself on September 23, 1635 at the village of Slovenka, Kostroma district. A certain hunter while hunting by chance discovered a small rickety church, overgrown with moss. He went inside and saw that all the church utensils had rotted with time,…

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Parish History
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







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