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
July 10th: Divine Liturgy 4:30pm *tentative*
St Simon Church is located at 226 E. Harding Ave. Ironwood, MI 49938
St Mary's/St. Simon Voicemail: 906*774*3772-please leave a message
St. Simon Church has on-street parking along Harding Ave.
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.
"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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Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America.